WhatsApp has updated its App on Android with a new Mute button in the notifications panel. Currently, the feature is available only for beta testers and the public rollout is expected soon.
The notification shortcut panel for WhatsApp will get a new ‘Mute’ button next to the ‘Reply’ button. This will allow the users to directly chat or mute the conversation from the notification panel. WhatsApp is also testing a ‘Mark as Read’ feature which will let users mark a message as read directly from the notifications centre, without even opening the chat or the app.