If we look at the latest beta update of WhatsApp , we will find a quite remarkable novelty: silence the groups forever . The prayers of many users of the application have finally been heard, and although we do not have a date for the update, we already know that it is coming.

We currently have  three options available to not be aware of notifications from the group of parents, friends or even work. But there is still one missing that will surely be very well received by some users, to silence them permanently. In this way, it keeps the first two of 8 hours and a week, to add – and modify – the last of them.

This news could arrive at some point without determining, since it is currently an available option of the latest WhatsApp beta , specifically 2.20.201.10 , according to WaBetaInfo . This does not mean that it will arrive in just a few days, it could be weeks or even months before we see this news on our devices.

Permanently mute WhatsApp groups

Before you jump for joy, you should know that this new option carries collateral damage . If we finally have the possibility to perform this action, WhatsApp will eliminate the option to silence a group for a year. Although it is surely not a problem for you if you use this option. If, on the other hand, you want to silence it for 365 days, perhaps you should consider other options for managing your groups of friends.

WhatsApp is the instant messaging platform par excellence, it is practically integrated into any mobile device on the planet. That is why many communications are made through groups (most unnecessary) in our close circle. If silencing our phone completely is not an option that seduces us –especially because you can forget the existence of less active groups–, silencing a single specific group is a more than accurate solution.

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Silencing the groups allows us to be in contact with the group members but without the need to be permanently attentive to any news that is published in it. So if 8 hours, a week or even a year is too short for you to silence a WhatsApp group , the indeterminate week option will be very useful.