How to Silence Notifications for Specific Message Threads in iOS 8
As hilarious and fun as group messages can be on your iPad or iPhone, they can also be equally annoying. You may not necessarily want to leave a group message thread, but you don't want to be bothered by notification after notification as participants in the conversation continue to send out rapid-fire texts. Thankfully, one of iOS 8's new features now makes it extremely easy to mute notifications from specified conversation threads, single or group.
While in a conversation (group or individual), select Details, then simply toggle on Do Not Disturb to mute notifications from the conversation. Also, the muted individuals will have no clue what you've done.
Once the conversation is muted, the thread will have a crescent moon symbol stamped on it to distinguish it as silenced.
It's a handy feature that can prevent you from being harassed by notifications, especially if you're at work or in school. And remember, toggle it back on when you're ready to receive notifications again.
To see what else you can do in Apple's latest mobile operating system, check out the Coolest Hidden Features of iOS 8, as well as the Best Hidden Safari Features, Top Hidden Features in Messages, and our other iOS 8 tips.