The feature has already been rolledout for Android and iOS

Coming as a relief for people escaping unwanted conversations and group chats, instant messaging app Whatsapp has announced the rollout of a new feature that will allow users to mute chats ‘forever’.

Earlier, Whatsapp’s mute function has three options: the least period for muting was 8 hours, then 1 week and the maximum was for 1 year. After 1 year, are automatically unmuted.

Now, the 1-year option has been replaced with ‘Always’.

Making an official announcement, Whatsapp tweeted, “You can now mute a chat forever.”

Once you mute a chat, you will receive messages sent to the group, but your phone will not make a noise or vibrate when they are received. The new feature is already available on Android and iOS version of Whatsapp, and will soon be rolled out for the web version as well.

Though not a big update, social media users are hailing this new feature as a life saver. They are thanking Whatsapp for saving them from unwanted notifications.

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