A new feature is being introduced on WhatsApp that would help users mute specific chats forever. The tech giant has taken to Twitter to announce that it is adding a new option known as ‘Always‘ in chat settings. This feature has been rolled out under beta testing for a while now but the company has it is finally rolling out to the stable version.
Before this update, the Mute Settings features three options allowing you to mute a chat for 8 Hours, 1 Week, or 1 year. The third option is now changing to ‘Always’, which will let you mute a chat forever. However, WhatsApp will still allow you to choose whether you want to show notifications for that chat or not. The feature is now being pushed to iOS and Android devices, as well as on WhatsApp web.
For clarity, here are the steps to mute a chat forever on WhatsApp. Open the chat > tap on the menu option on the top right and select Mute notifications. It will lead to three options where you have to select the third, ‘Always’ button > Press Ok. As stated, you can select Show notifications if you want to just see notifications without an alert. However, once muted, you will see the Unmute notifications option in the chat settings instead of the Mute notifications option.
WhatsApp is doing considerable much to ensure that the app continues to meet the dynamic needs of users. One of the several features the company is working on is multi-device support which will see users use the same account on different devices, something that is not possible at the moment. Also, the company is said to be working on the ability to make voice and video calls using the web client.
The messaging app could soon allow you to use the same account on different devices. It could allow users to work with the same account on four different devices at the same time.
Moreover, it could be adding video call and voice call support for the web client. When you get a call on WhatsApp while using the web client, a pop-up window will appear with options for receiving and rejecting the call. Plus, there will be an ‘Ignore’ option at the bottom. If you happen to make a call, a small pop-up will appear with options for starting the video, mute, decline, and more settings.