This post is less about how to activate this Apple iOS feature and more about bringing awareness that it exists!

If you’ve ever been on an SMS or text chain with a half dozen of your friends it can get out of control quickly. Before you know it, a dozen back-to-back texts in the span of a minute has your vibrating and ringing phone making you feel more like you’re at a club instead of the office cubicle you’re sitting in. If you have an Apple Watch too, you really feel the pain!

Sure we all know how to turn off all text / SMS notifications, but did you know you can turn off notifications for an individual text chain?

Step 1. Open Up The Group Text

First, open the Apple Messages app from your iPhone and select the group you want to mute.

(A quick reminder, this guide is for iOS users – iPhones, iPads, iPods and the like – as of iOS 8.)

Step 2. Tap “Details”

Step 1

Step 3. Turn “Do Not Disturb” On to Mute

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And that’s it.

Don’t worry, you’ll still get the red number badges above the iOS Messages app so you’ll know when a new message is in, but without the distracting notifications!

Easy fix to a frustrating, but very real problem, as Gizmodo and GroupXiT agree. Thank you Apple for stopping the insanity!