The step by step to use this new tool that reached some users
October 2, 2020 Share on FacebookShare Share on TwitterTweet Share on WhatsAppShare
The option is available to beta Android users. (EFE / Marcelo Sayão / File)
As anticipated, WhatsApp added an option that allows chats to be silenced forever . At the moment it is only available for beta Android users. At the beginning the new functions land first in those teams of users affiliated with this program that allows access to the preliminary versions. After a while, they get to the rest.
Version 22.214.171.124 released on Google Play for beta testers introduced new features, including the option to silence a group forever. Of course, in this version the possibility to silence for a year disappears. In the update you see three options: 8 hours, 1 week and Always.
Now you can silence notifications forever on WhatsApp
How to mute notifications step by step
You have to enter the group chat, then click on the three points that appear in the upper margin and then choose the option Mute notifications. Once there, a menu will be displayed with the three options mentioned above: 8 hours, a week or Always. The latter in the case of those who have the latest beta version installed. The rest will see 1 year as the third option.
With this version, more storage management tools are added that allow you to see more clearly how much space the content sent and received through the platform occupies, evaluating the size of the chats and files.
How to access the latest version of WhatsApp for beta users
Until a while ago this was very simple, it was enough to register by clicking here . But now they are not enrolling any more users for this program. In fact, by clicking on the link you can read the following legend
“Thank you for your interest in being part of the testers for the WhatsApp Messenger application. However, for now, the testing program for the WhatsApp Messenger application can no longer accept any more testers ”.
So if you are not part of the program and you cannot join this way, the other option is to try to access the function by downloading the APK through a repository such as APK Mirror. But it should be noted that it can be more insecure because by not going through the Google Play Store it does not have a cybersecurity analysis.
Now, in case you are already a beta tester, then you will only have to go to Google Play, search for WhatsApp and press the “Update” button to the latest version and thus you will access all the news that comes with this edition.
Other useful tools in WhatsApp
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This tool allows you to block access to chats with your fingerprint so that to enter those particular windows, you will have to place your finger on the sensor of your cell phone. In this way it is possible to prevent other people from reading your conversations.
To do this, it is necessary to enter the three points that appear in the upper margin, then go to Settings, Account, Privacy and choose the option Lock with fingerprint. You activate it and place your finger on the sensor so that the reader recognizes you.
This adds an extra layer of security to your account.
This option allows you to add an extra layer of security to your account so that, when verifying it on a device, you will be asked for that code, which consists of a six-number PIN that you must create when you enable this tool.