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WhatsApp: Beta Build 2.20.201 Allows to Permanently Shut Down Chats

WhatsApp represents the perfect place for finding your friends, family, and co-workers and chat along with them. There’s no wonder why the app occupies the first place in the world for the most popular instant-messaging platform: the video calls and messages are free of charge, and the quality is beyond decent.

Yet again, the owners from Facebook never cease to amaze us when it comes to updating WhatsApp with great characteristics. Therefore, the ‘always mute’ feature is reportedly on its way for WhatsApp users, and its name says it all.

Block chats by silencing them permanently

This is what the upcoming feature does, and getting to test it is practically mandatory. WhatsApp has just released a new beta update for Android users, and we can see from the latest beta build that the developers had switched out the maximum amount of time for muting a chat. Although in the present, the maximum allowed amount of time you can mute a chat for is one year, this changes with the beta build 2.20.201. The newly-added ‘always mute’ option allows the user to permanently shut a chat down.

Some guys working at WABetaInfo, who discovered the upcoming feature, declared:

In this update WhatsApp is enabling for several users a feature called Always Mute, a new option that replaces ‘1 year’ when muting a chat. You can easily understand what’s this feature: you can finally mute a chat forever!

The feature is appearing today for beta testers. If it does not appear, please be patient and you will receive this option within a few days.

WhatsApp also remains a highly-trusted app when it comes to video calls and instant messaging. The app has exceeded the incredible number of two billion users, and there’s no sign that the number won’t keep growing even more.


About Cristian Antonescu

Cristian is passionate about technology in all its areas, especially web development and gaming.

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