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WhatsApp brings new feature that helps get rid of annoying contacts

Zee Business logo Zee Business 06-10-2020 zeebizindia@gmail.com (Zee Business)
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If you have been receiving frequent messages on a group or personal chat, a new WhatsApp feature can help avoid them. The instant messaging platform has come out with a new feature that allows users to mute groups or a personal chat forever. Till now, you were able to mute someone for 8 hours, one day or one year. But the platform has now added a new option called the Mute Always.  

The feature is currently available to beta users of the messaging app. However, if the testing is successful, you can expect it to roll out for all users in future.  

According to WAbetainfo, the feature is available through beta version 2.20.201.10 on Android. The already existing Mute option on WhatsApp allows users to block notifications from a particular contact or group. This ensures that users are not alerted about messages from the muted contact or group. The mute always option will help you put these restrictions for a longer period. The feature will be available through the same settings. 

To use the feature, you need to go to any chat or group, click on the three dots at the top right and open ‘Mute Notifications’ option. You will be asked the duration of the mute to be enabled. Select from 8 hours, 1 day or always.  

Meanwhile, WhatsApp recently issued a statement following concerns around app’s privacy. 

“WhatsApp protects your messages with end-to-end encryption so that only you and the person you’re communicating with can read what is sent, and nobody in between can access it, not even WhatsApp,” said the app. 

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