How to Use WhatsApp Mute

Stop Annoying Group Notifications

Let's face it––the constant pinging of WhatsApp notifications can be annoying, but instead of blocking someone, you can mute your WhatsApp notifications instead. Here's how to use WhatsApp Mute to stop the distractions for as long as you like.

Why Mute Your WhatsApp Notifications?

We live in a world where constant pinging and distraction is the norm. Fortunately, you can mute notifications in WhatsApp. Doing so will stop your phone from making noise or vibrating when someone messages you. This can provide a better option to blocking someone or exiting a group because there's too many distractions. Here's how to mute/unmute your chats on iPhone and Android.

Muting conversations only applies to sound. Any new notifications from a muted contact will still appear in your Chat window. To remove these Chats from view, you can either delete or archive them.

How to Mute/Unmute WhatsApp Notifications on iPhone

It's a simple matter to mute and unmute WhatsApp notifications on iPhone, both for individual and group notifications. Here's how to do it.

  1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and tap Chats.

  2. Tap the chat you wish to mute, slide your finger to the left, then tap More > Mute.

  3. Choose the length of time you want to mute the conversation for. Once muted, a speaker with a line through it appears to the right of the chat.

    How to mute chats in WhatsApp.

To unmute a chat you've muted, slide your finger to the left, then tap More > Unmute.

How to Mute/Unmute WhatsApp Notifications on Android

Muting either individual and group conversations on your Android is a snap. Here's how to do it.

  1. Open WhatsApp, then tap Chats.

  2. Tap and hold on the chat you want to mute until a green circle appears, then tap the speaker icon in the top right.

  3. Choose the length of time you want to mute the conversation for, then tap OK.

    How to mute chats on WhatsApp for Android.

To unmute a chat, tap and hold the chat you want to unmute until the green circle appears, then tap the speaker icon in the top right corner of the screen to unmute the chat.