A sigh of relief! WhatsApp to roll out 'mute forever' option for groups soon

At present, WhatsApp allows users to mute groups for a year.

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If we do want to receive messages from any of these groups, we always have the choice to unmute the group.
WhatsApp groups, especially the ones which are active round the clock, can really hamper the experience of users on the messaging app. More often than not, we often get added to WhatsApp groups we don't want to be a part of and our instinctive reaction to this is to mute these groups.

At present, WhatsApp allows users to mute groups for a year. However, the messaging app is testing out a beta feature which will allow users to mute the app forever. The update has been spotted by WABetaInfo as an upcoming beta feature on the latest update to WhatsApp for Android beta app. According to the shared screenshot, while the option to mute a group for eight hours or one week would likely remain, the one year option seems set to be replaced by an option to mute a group forever.

If we do want to receive messages from any of these groups, we always have the choice to unmute the group. The same would apply for the ‘mute always’ setting, too.


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