Social Media WhatsApp How to Use WhatsApp Mute Stop Annoying Group Notifications by Kat Aoki Freelance Contributor Kat Aoki has nearly 10 years worth of professional IT and troubleshooting experience. She currently writes digital content for technology companies in the U.S. and Australia. our editorial process LinkedIn Kat Aoki Updated on February 04, 2020 WhatsApp Facebook Flipboard Pinterest Twitter Snapchat Instagram YouTube Online Dating Tweet Share Email 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. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and tap Chats. Tap the chat you wish to mute, slide your finger to the left, then tap More > Mute. 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. 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. Open WhatsApp, then tap Chats. Tap and hold on the chat you want to mute until a green circle appears, then tap the speaker icon in the top right. Choose the length of time you want to mute the conversation for, then tap OK. 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.