In times of hyper-connectivity getting rid of technology seems impossible, especially as digital advances absorb more and more everyday aspects of people’s lives. Whether due to work, academic or social need, platforms such as the social networks directly modified human behaviors.
A clear example of that is WhatsApp. The instant messaging platform owned by Facebook is one of the most important applications in the world, as revealed by the same company through a message published on its account Twitter early this 2021
“More than two billion users turn to WhatsApp every month to send 100 billion messages and connect more than a billion calls every day ”, said the message with which they celebrated 12 years of life.
These numbers only show one thing: WhatsApp directly or indirectly affects almost all people’s activities. And while it can be beneficial in many cases, sometimes the way users use it can become a source of stress or discomfort.
That is why the company itself, influenced by the claims of the users, decided to include among its functions an option that allows you to “disconnect from the outside world” or at least of those contacts that may be causing some discomfort.
With the “disconnection mode”, better known as ” WhatsApp-What-is-the-holiday-mode-20201118-0025.html “target =” _ blank “>holiday mode”, WhatsApp allows its users send messages from some chats to the archives area by default, in order to clear your mind during your stay in the app.
“It’s like group chat is ‘sleeping’ on the archive, so it will never be unarchived “, WaBetaInfo, one of the portals specialized in the application, graphed.
“This is a function that allows you to organize your private messages and prioritize important communications. Your archived chats will be muted until you decide to return to conversations! ”, explained WhatsApp in a video released to introduce the tool.
In this way, users can take time out of some contacts or what is the same, a social network “vacation”.
How to activate the WhatsApp vacation mode?
- Open WhatsApp on your cell phone Apple O Android.
- Now you must locate the Settings menu that in Android is in the upper right corner of the screen and that is identified with three vertical dots, while in iOS it is found with a gear in the lower right corner.
- After tapping on the Settings section, you will have to go to Notifications to finally activate the “holiday mode”.
- Finally, it only remains to return to the main WhatsApp screen and start archiving those chats, individual or group, that you want to silence for a while and in this way enjoy your period of disconnection from the app.
This new feature not yet enabled for everyone, as it is part of the most recent WhatsApp update. If it still doesn’t appear on your cell phone, don’t worry, surely in the next few weeks the app will be updated on your device and you can start using the tool.