WhatsApp is working on a mute shortcut for group chats


After announcing that WhatsApp is working on an official WhatsApp chat where you can get tips, see announcements, and hear about the newest features, we discovered that the company is now developing a mute shortcut for group chats for a future update of WhatsApp Desktop beta.


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Mute shortcut
Status? Under development
Availability? WhatsApp is working on bringing the mute shortcut for group chats to a future update of the app.
I’ve installed this update but I don’t see the mute shortcut. Why? The mute shortcut is under development so it is not ready to be released to the public, but you can discover a preview in this article.
Thanks: Swakshan for testing and reporting.
Previous news? WhatsApp is releasing the ability to share contact cards!

Group chats are becoming ever more important: just think that WhatsApp increased the number of people that can join a group up to 1024 participants and sub-groups for WhatsApp Communities.
For this reason, WhatsApp is now working on a mute shortcut for group chats, available in a future update of WhatsApp Desktop beta:

As you can see in this screenshot, a mute shortcut will show up within the header of group chats: thanks to this shortcut, it will be easier to disable notifications of messages received in the group. Note that WhatsApp has released the ability to automatically disable notifications for large groups on WhatsApp beta for Android two weeks ago so you can understand that they care about reducing the number of notifications you receive from group chats every day.

The mute shortcut for group chats is under development and it will be released in a future update of WhatsApp Desktop beta. As always, we will inform you about news for this feature by publishing a new article on this website.

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