Possible new WhatsApp feature would make life a lot more peaceful 2 years ago

Possible new WhatsApp feature would make life a lot more peaceful

Even thinking about this brings us a sense of zen.

Reports suggest that WhatsApp is working on introducing something called Vacation Mode for its users, which would mute all group chat notifications.

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Now that might sound decent, but that's not all. Currently, users are free to mute group chats manually, but the chats will still show up at the very top of their list of conversations when new messages are sent. Which is useless, because it means you can't enjoy the conversations you want to have without being bothered by the goings on of the group chat.

Similarly, while you might not get push notifications, you still have the annoying red dot in the corner of the app's icon. Taunting you. Daring you to read all those messages you'd much rather ignore.

Instead, with Vacation Mode, all messages sent to the muted group chats will be automatically archived, so you can check them at some point in the future when you're less stressed. Or, you know, never. Never is good too.

The feature was first noticed by WABetaInfo, and is drawing ever closer to completion, though there is no launch date set yet.