WhatsApp & # 39; s latest iOS update stops displaying an unread notification badge on the app icon for messages you've muted. It is a small but welcome change that has arrived with version 2.19.110 of the iOS app. The change applies to both individual and group chats.
The mute function of the messaging app is invaluable if you want to reduce distraction, especially if you participate in large group chats. Before the update, chat mute would only stop vibrating and play a notification sound when a new message was received, while doing nothing about the frightening red notification badge on the app icon on the home screen.
The new update only affects iOS users. On Android, WhatsApp now has a separate switch & # 39; Show notifications & # 39; that you can check or uncheck when you mute a chat.