With this new update, Android users can now mute a group conversation for 8 hours to 100 years. This version 2.11.230 upgrade also brings along updated icons for various features of this application.

It also provides users with an option to completely deactivate group notifications. It can easily be done by un-checking the ‘show notification’ of a group. With this, the users will still be able to check all the messages but won’t be notified for those.

Facebook had bought WhatsApp for USD 19 billion. Facebook is betting huge on mobile with the eye-popping cash-and-stock deal for WhatsApp, which was only started five years ago but has quickly grown as a free alternative to text messages.