Facebook-owned messaging platform; WhatsApp now allows its users to mute individual or group chats forever with the new ‘Always’ feature option. WhatsApp is now widely rolling out to the stable version after months of testing it in the Beta version. The feature replaces the ‘1 Year’ option and sits alongside the 8 hours and 1 week options now.
The new feature is present on both iOS and Android devices, as well as on WhatsApp web.
To mute a chat forever, open the chat, tap on the menu option on the top right and select Mute notifications. You will see the three options there with the last one being ‘Always’. Select it and press Ok. You can also select Show notifications if you want to just see notifications without an alert. Once muted, you can will see the Unmute notifications option in the chat settings instead of the Mute notifications option.
Earlier this month, the new ‘Always’ mute feature was spotted in WhatsApp beta version 220.127.116.11 along with a few other features. It also brought a new Storage Usage UI for beta users, along with Media Guidelines feature that allows users to align stickers and text when editing images, videos and GIFs.