Among all the features that are available on iOS 8 the stand-outs must be the advancements it has made in its messaging system. This application includes an upgrade in functionality that enhances the better aspects of its older version. For example, iMessage’s control over how texts are display and respond. Though iMessage app has the best feature system for group messaging, the app sometimes is difficult to use when the user deals with large groups or is forced to browse across multiple notifications. As more and more complaints aroused from iOS users on regarding these issues, Apple has framed a way to facilitate people to mute a conversation or leave it once and for all.
Group messaging system was introduced for the first time by Apple on iOS 7, which helped users to chat with their contacts as a group, contrary to individual, one-to-one messages. This new feature was pretty interesting, but had problems with implementation since there was no existing way to mute or turn off a group conversation. This issue has been fixed in its 8.0 version. Users are now free to leave a group message system or simply mute a conversation as they like. While using group text message, on the upper right corner of the screen, there is a details option below the menu bar. Clicking this option would open up a new menu with numerous options relating to the conversation.
In the details screen, users would be offered the option to converse with individual people as well as add new contacts and also remove undesired ones from the group. It is also possible to share location with other people in a group and by toggling on ‘do not disturb icon’, the phone wont beep every time someone sends a message. If a person finds they do not want to stay in the conversation anymore, they could toggle the ‘leave the conversation’ icon and they won’t too able to respond or see any message within the group.
How to Mute a Group Message on iPhone – iOS 8.1.3:
- Open the specific thread of the Message Group that you wish to mute
- Tap on the details from the right end
- Scroll down to see ‘do not disturb’ icon; this helps to mute conversation from the group message.
- You would stop receiving any notification from the group message. You would not receive lock screen notifications, no banner notifications as well.
This ‘Do not disturb’ icon behaves more like a mute switch that the users would find in other messaging applications such as WhatsApp, however the difference is that there are no limits on duration. Once the button is activated, it stays on as long as the user wishes to have it so. They still have the choice to turn it on to continue receiving notifications on group messages.
How to Leave Group Message on iPhone – iOS 8.1.3:
In order to quit a group message,
- Open the messages application
- Click on the group conversation thread
- Click on details and scroll down
- Click on leave this conversation menu which confirms that the user is out of group conversation.
This is how you can Mute or Leave Group Message on iPhone running on all the updates of iOS 8 including iOS 8.1.3. In all places mentioned as iOS 8.1.3 please understand that it applies to all versions of iOS 8 and later.