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October 19, 2020
WhatsApp Introduces Permanent Mute Chat Feature

WhatsApp Finally Introduces One of the Most Requested User Options

WhatsApp now gives its users the ability to do something they’ve wanted for quite some time, mute chats permanently…

Though WhatsApp is packed full of useful tools, there are certain things people just can’t do. One of the common annoyances is the inability to mute a contact or group permanently. Instead, it’s only had the options to mute chats for periods of eight hours, a week’s time, or an entire year. Now, that’s apparently changing, according to a recent report by¬†WABetaInfo, which spotted a permanent mute feature in version 2.20.201.10 of the app.

WhatsApp Introduces Permanent Mute Chat Feature

The new WhatsApp permanent chat mute option is also showing up in an earlier version — 2.20.201.9 of WhatsApp — which suggests that users don’t need the latest release to use the new tool. (It also strongly indicates it’s part of a server-side push, rather than a routine update through the app stores. Nevertheless, it will likely take at least a few days before it rolls out widely to all users.

Another change is a redesign of the storage management page. It’s not showing up on version 2.20.201.9, nor it is present on 2.20.201.10. However, some users with the most recent beta build could be seeing the new storage management section, which offers a more granular look at the files taking up space on devices.

Ashley Lipman

Ashley Lipman is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking.

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