WhatsApp for Android Gets Mute Button in Notifications

WhatsApp for Android Gets Mute Button in NotificationsWhatsApp was developing a “mute chat” feature, and the feature is now available for all users using WhatsApp beta version 2.18.216. It helps mute WhatsApp notifications directly from the notification panel. 

In my last week article, I have mentioned about the “Mark as Read” feature where I mentioned the upcoming “Mute chat” feature. So today I shared about the new “Mute chat” feature with a brief image description in WhatsApp for Android Gets Mute Button in Notifications.

WhatsApp for Android Gets Mute Button in Notifications

WhatsApp for Android Gets Mute Button in Notifications, WhatsApp last week reportedly started testing “Mark as Read and Mute” buttons to make it easier for users to take actions on new WhatsApp messages directly from their notifications in Android.

Now, WhatsApp beta 2.18.216, submitted on the Google Play Beta Programbrings a new mute shortcut feature on Android.

As per the report of WABetaInfo, the Mute button is a part of WhatsApp beta version 2.18.216. However, the company confirmed that the button exists on newer beta versions as well since they spotted its presence on the WhatsApp beta version 2.18.218.

While the Mute button is now live for everyone using the latest WhatsApp beta version on their Android devices, the Mark as Read button that was spotted alongside the Mute button last week hasn’t been released even for beta testers.

How will be the new Whatsapp “mute chat” feature work?

WhatsApp for Android Gets Mute Button in Notifications

# The Mute button allows users to easily mute messages from a contact that has sent you a large number of messages – more than 51 messages to be precise – without accessing WhatsApp. It sits against the existing ‘Reply To’ button in the notification panel.

# The latest beta version is presently available for download through the Google Play beta programme or in an APK file form via APK Mirror.

# The feature is now available for all users using WhatsApp beta version 2.18.216.

# It won’t appear if the user receives less than 51 messages in a single chat. In this situation, the user will instead have another shortcut in the future, which is named Mark as Read.

The Mark as Read shortcut feature in the notifications drawer is already used by Android Messages, and users can it enable it via a third-party app for Gmail notifications. However, it’s not available for WhatsApp users yet. 

# If the Mute feature is not enabled for users, they can back up their chat history and reinstall WhatsApp.

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Comments

  1. Rakhi Jayashankar says:

    That would be really helpful. Thanks for letting us know. Will definitely check the feature after the next chekout

    1. Anindita Ghosh says:

      Dear Rakhi,
      Pleasure 🙂

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