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PSA: It’s now possible to mute a WhatsApp chat forever

By Ng Chong Seng - on 31 Oct 2020, 10:20am

PSA: It’s now possible to mute a WhatsApp chat forever

Note: This article was first published on 26 Oct 2020.

(Image: @WhatsApp on Twitter.)

It took many years and roughly a month of beta testing — but it’s finally here: you can now mute a chat forever in WhatsApp (via Android Central).

Confirmed by WhatsApp over on Twitter, the ‘Always’ option (available on both the iOS and Android apps) will now pop up when you long-press on a chat, along with the existing ‘8 Hours’ and ‘1 Week’ options. You can do this for individual chats as well as group chats.

According to an app teardown by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is also working on a face unlock feature for its Android app. This will be useful for handsets that support face recognition but lack a fingerprint sensor (e.g., Pixel 4).

Source: WhatsApp (via Android Central).