Ever been stuck in a group message where the notifications just never seem to stop? We've all been there and wished that there was a way we could quiet them without having to silence everything else. Now thanks to iOS 8 you can mute message threads, group or individual, without bringing your other notifications to a grinding halt!
How to mute individual message threads on iPhone and iPad
Launch the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 8 or higher.
Tap on the message thread you'd like to mute — it can be a group message or a conversation with only one other person.
Tap on the Details button in the upper right hand corner.
Turn the Do Not Disturb toggle to the On position.
You should now see a half moon icon next to threads that you've silenced.
That's all there is to it. You should not receive any further notifications for that specific message thread. Unlike the leaving groups feature, the Do Not Disturb feature appears to work regardless of whether or not they are sending regular text messages or iMessages. So give it a try and let me know how it works for you! Does it bring any sanity back to the world of message notifications?