Information on Windows Phone 8.1 keep coming out. We can really thank the leak of the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK for most of the new stuff.

Today we’re highlighting a singular feature that might not really be groundbreaking, but it’s beyond useful. In Windows Phone 8.1 you’ll be able to mute conversations in the messaging app. Is your mom texting you too much or did you get looped into a group SMS that just won’t end? Mute them all.

The muting feature can reportedly be used on a conversation with an individual or a group. This isn’t the same as blocking someone, instead when you mute a contact, you’ll still receive their messages. The only difference is that muted conversations won’t notify you or show up in the Live Tile count. Conversations can just as easily be un-muted. That’s a handy feature for that one relative or friend who just messages too much. Windows Phone Central has also independently confirmed this as an inbound feature for the OS.

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Another feature we haven’t really covered is the ability to set an app as default for voice navigation. A great feature if you’re using a third-party app for navigation and prefer it.

Anyone else looking forward to muting conversations in Windows Phone 8.1? Don’t forget to check out our comprehensive feature list for Windows Phone 8.1.

Source: @tighoor 1, 2, 3; Also, special thanks to Jeremy Sinclair (@sinclairinator) for the images

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