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 22.214.171.124 of the app.
WhatsApp Introduces Permanent Mute Chat Feature
The new WhatsApp permanent chat mute option is also showing up in an earlier version — 126.96.36.199 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 188.8.131.52, nor it is present on 184.108.40.206. 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.