WhatsApp finally lets you silence annoying conversation partners

Are you engaged in a group conversation via WhatsApp and a conversation partner is eating? Then soon you won’t be bothered by that anymore.

There are, of course, several ways to have a group conversation. If you have an iPhone, you will often use FaceTime. If you or your conversation partners do not have such a device you will often end up with WhatsApp. That feature works well, of course, but it can now be even better.

A new feature in WhatsApp

WhatsApp is constantly working to improve its service. So it continuously comes up with new features that just give you a better experience. This time it’s the turn of group conversations. The new feature was launched today that can save you a lot of irritation.

Group conversations on WhatsApp can be really nice, but sometimes also incredibly irritating. Especially if someone leaves the microphone on and then goes to eat. The whole group can enjoy the bag of chips and that’s something you don’t want. Or what to think of someone who has music playing in the background. Fortunately, from now on you can do something about that. Each person in the conversation can now keep the other quiet, which is of course a very nice addition.

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Some new features for group calls on @WhatsApp: You can now mute or message specific people on a call (great if someone forgets to mute themselves!), and we’ve added a helpful indicator so you can more easily see when more people join large calls. pic.twitter.com/fxAUCAzrsy

– Will Cathcart (@wcathcart) June 16, 2022

If a person is kept quiet, an icon will appear next to their name. That way everyone, including the person themselves, sees that their microphone is turned off.

More new features

By the way, this is not the only novelty added to group conversations. From now on it will also be possible to send someone in the conversation a message directly. Previously you had to open the call list and search for the exact name. So you save a lot of time and hassle.

As mentioned, the changes can be used on WhatsApp from now on. You will need to download the latest version of the app. You can find it in Google Play or the App Store. If you do not do this, it will be automatically installed on your phone in the coming days/weeks.

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