- It looks like WhatsApp is tweaking the mute option for notifications.
- The app could soon let you permanently mute groups and contacts.
- This looks set to replace the option to mute chats for a year.
One of the biggest issues with WhatsApp is that it doesnâ€™t let you permanently mute a contact or group. Instead, the app only lets you mute them for eight hours, a week, or a year.
Now, serial leaker WABetaInfo has uncovered evidence that the WhatsApp team is working on the ability to permanently mute contacts and groups. The screenshot suggests that the â€œalwaysâ€� option will replace the â€œone yearâ€� option when muting notifications.Â Check out the screenshot below.
This would be a welcome addition for WhatsApp users, at least in our book. I mute notifications from every group due to the sheer number of messages stemming from them, but the â€œone yearâ€� option felt like a band-aid rather than a permanent solution. After all, I have to mute those groups all over again in 365 days. The only other option right now is to simply leave those groups â€” not ideal for the likes of family chats and work groups.
Thereâ€™s no word on an exact timeline for this tweak to roll out to WhatsApp users at large, and the latest beta doesnâ€™t seem to offer it yet. But weâ€™ll update the article as soon as the change is pushed out to devices.
This reported tweak also comes a few days after more evidence surfaced for multiple device support in the chat app. So hereâ€™s hoping we see both features coming soon.