The new update to the Android variant of WhatsApp takes the messaging app to version 2.11.230 with the highly requested group muting settings.

One of the new features that comes with the update, Group Mute, includes a tongue-in-cheek setting. Whatsapp groups are sometimes annoying for the users and there is no option of permanently muting them. This feature allows you to silence an entire group for as long as a century. Of course, no one knows what the future of tech will be in 5 years, let alone 100, so selecting this option is another way of permanently silencing the group.

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The update also allows you to disable notifications from the group by un-checking the “Show notifications” box. And a new camera icon located next to the text input field in chats allows you to take a quick photo to send to one of your contacts, similar to Snapchat.
The new update to the Android variant of WhatsApp is not yet available from the Google Play Store. You  will have to manually download and install the update by heading to the Whatsapp website.

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