WhatsApp, the world’s biggest and most popular messaging app with two billion active users, could soon fix the most annoying thing about group chats. The app’s developers are currently working on a new feature that will let you leave a group chat without everyone in the room hearing about it.
This could be a huge step in fixing one of the most irritating things about group chats, which can be difficult to escape from if you’re a heavy user. It means you can leave a chat without telling everyone and will have a much smaller chance of being noticed.
The update, which will be available in December 2022, also comes with a couple of other improvements. For example, you can now hold down a message to select and add a reply to it. This will make it much easier to respond to questions or comments made in a group chat and will help ensure that members are able to follow conversations more easily.
You can also now mute notifications in the group chat, which will give you some peace of mind and stop those pesky alerts interrupting your sleep. It’s important to remember that you can’t turn off notifications entirely, as WhatsApp uses your phone’s data to send them, but this can go a long way in helping.
If you’re on a limited data plan, there are also ways to limit how much WhatsApp eats up your data. This includes turning off video calling and restricting the amount of data used when sending messages.
Another thing you can do to control how WhatsApp uses your phone’s data is to change the WhatsApp settings so that it only uses cellular data when you’re not in range of Wi-Fi or a mobile data connection. This will make it less likely that you’ll be subject to a high phone bill as a result of using too much data.
It’s also a good idea to turn on the ‘Show last seen info’ setting when you are using your phone for WhatsApp so that you can see how long ago someone was online. This will give you a more accurate idea of how much time you spend on the app and allow you to prioritize your calls and texts accordingly.
Lastly, it’s worth bearing in mind that you should never add someone to a group unless they are already an active member. This is not only rude, but it can also put others in a very uncomfortable position.
This can make them feel trapped and is not a good option if you’re trying to get closer to people. If you’re going to be adding a new person to a group, it’s better to ask them first and introduce yourself.
It’s not the easiest thing to do, but it’s something that should be done more often in the future. It’s easy to forget when you’re in a rush or you’ve been on the move all day, but it’s crucial for your mental health and a better quality of life.