New Delhi: At some point or the other, we all have been bombarded with hundreds of notifications from our WhatsApp group chats–a constant source of irritation. The maximum duration allowed for silencing these chats was only one year, but that is set to change now! Also Read - WhatsApp Web Will Soon Get Voice And Video Call Support -Report

In a relief for users, WhatsApp has finally introduced a forever option in the mute menu for users across the world and netizens are thrilled with the news.

Previously, users could only choose to mute an individual or a group chat for eight hours, a week or one year. The mute chat settings now show ‘8 hours’, ‘1 week’, and ‘Always’ option, replacing the ‘1-year’ option that was originally part of the settings.

The messaging platform has also confirmed that this new feature will also be available on WhatsApp for the Web version. To get the new feature, users can update to the latest version of the messaging platform.

How to use it:

To avail the new feature, you need to go to any chat or group, click on the three dots at the top right and open ‘Mute Notifications’ option. You will be asked the duration of the mute to be enabled. Select from 8 hours, 1 day or always.

Once muted, you can see the Unmute notifications option in the chat settings instead of the Mute notifications option.

People are relieved!

Needless to say, Twitterati declared this as the best news of 2020 and were extremely excited to get the new feature while taking a dig at pesky relatives.