Similar apps including Tango and Line are still available in the country.
Muting busy group conversations allows you to dodge the constant barrage of notifications, but those chats will still jump right back to the top of your conversation list when any of the members sends a message.
Pinned chats lets you sweep them out of the way, and keeps them there.
The feature has started rolling out to Android users, who should be able to download the update within the next few days.
It isn’t available on i OS yet, but is likely to come to Apple’s mobile platform at some point in the near future.
That also makes it easier to ignore notifications from the conversations that you aren’t especially interested in, no matter how active they get.
Whats App's existing mute feature is handy, but only fixes part of the problem.
When you’re sick of talking to a random, you simply hit the like button, which functions as the chat equivalent of hanging up a phone.
Its like ICQ and Chatroulette hooked up and had an IM baby.
These messages are easily blocked by firewalls configured to block packets to the Net BIOS ports 135-139 and 445 as well as unsolicited UDP packets to ports above 1024.