WhatsApp new feature: Allows you to mute chat forever

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WhatsApp has introduced a new feature that will allow its users to mute chats forever. This new feature was being tested since the past few months on the iOS and Android beta app.

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Prior to the latest update, you could mute an individual or a group chat for eight hours, a week, or an year. It has now replaced the ‘1-year’ option with ‘Always’.


Once you mute a chat, you will receive messages sent to the group, but your phone will not vibrate or make noise when they’re received.

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How to mute WhatsApp chats?

  • Open the WhatsApp chat that you wish to mute, then tap the group subject.
  • You can also swipe the group to the left in the Chats tab. Then tap More > Mute.
  • You will get three options – 8 Hours, 1 Week and Always.
  • Select the length of time you would like to mute notifications for.
  • Your WhatsApp chat will be muted.-PTC News