In what has become a much-awaited feature for many users, WhatsApp has now rolled out the feature where the user can mute a group or a chat forever while the muting option was given maximum for a year previously. As the 'forever muting option' was under expectation, WhatsApp has finally introduced the option in the mute menu for users across the world.
WhatsApp took to Twitter and announced the introduction of this new feature for both Android and iOS users. The global messaging platform has said that this new feature will also be available on WhatsApp for the web version. Bringing the feature for both the mobile and web version, the social media giant said that the users may have to update their WhatsApp app to avail of the new feature, which will be rolled out through the OTA update.
In order to access the option, WhatsApp users can tap the name of the group and select settings and should click the 'Mute notifications' option. So far, the users would get three options - mute for eight hours, one week, and one year. As per the new feature, the users would be getting the three options - mute for eight hours, one week, and always. The option of 'always' has been expected by many users to mute a particular chat or a group.
The reports say that WhatsApp would soon be introducing another feature called Media Guidelines that would easily allow aligning stickers and text while editing the images, videos, and GIF files, and the messaging platform has been working to add voice and video calling feature to the WhatsApp web version in a bid to compete with other video calling platforms like Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft teams, and more.
Before rolling out the feature of the 'always' mute option, the global messaging platform had introduced an update for some countries where the users had got a simple way to double-check forwarded messages by tapping a magnifying glass button in the chat. The Facebook-owned platform said that providing a simple way to search messages that have been forwarded many times may help people find news results or other sources of information about the content they have received.