WhatsApp is about to stop a major annoyance in your iPhone and Android chat app
published 02.08.2020 08:51
Let's be honest, we're all members of at least one WhatsApp group we're unable to leave that pings with new messages far too frequently for our liking.
Whether it's a Stag Do chat filled with (presumably) hilarious in-jokes between two people you've yet to meet, a conversation with old University friends that you're unable to leave without causing great offence, or a group with extended family cooing over endless shots of a baby from ever-so-slightly different angles... there are plenty of reasons you might want to silence a WhatsApp chat without leaving the group behind for good.
Until now, the Facebook-owned chat app has only offered users the ability to "mute" notifications from an individual or group chat for eight-hours, one-week, or one-year.
To do that, launch the WhatsApp group chat you'd rather not audibly hear from for the foreseeable, then tap the group subject.
Optionally, WhatsApp also lets you uncheck the "Show notifications" option to stop notifications popping up in your notifications screen on your iPhone or Android.