How to mute or unmute individual or group chat notifications

Web and Desktop
You can mute individual or group chat calls and messages for a specified period of time. You'll still receive messages, but your device won't vibrate or make noise to notify you.

Mute notifications for individual or group chats

Mute notifications for individual chats

  1. Open an individual chat.
  2. Tap the name of the chat.
  3. Tap Mute notifications.
  4. Select the length of time you’d like to mute notifications for, then tap OK.

Mute notifications for group chats

  1. Open a group chat.
  2. Tap the name of the group.
  3. Tap Notifications.
  4. Tap Mute notifications under Messages or Calls to mute notifications for messages or calls from the group.
  5. Select the length of time you'd like to mute notifications for, then tap OK.
Tap Mute notifications again to unmute notifications for a chat.
Note: When you mute message notifications for a chat, your device won’t alert you of incoming notifications. However, it’s important to remember:
  • Contacts aren't notified that you’ve muted the chat.
  • If you’ve enabled read receipts, contacts will still receive read receipts when you read their messages.
  • You’ll still have the unread message count next to the chat.

Mute WhatsApp notifications on your device

You can mute all WhatsApp notifications in your device settings. Follow the instructions for your device app notifications settings.
Note: If you disable or silence WhatsApp notifications from device settings, updates made to notification settings in WhatsApp won’t override them. However, if you enable custom notifications for a chat in WhatsApp, a new notification category will be added in your device settings, with notifications enabled for that custom setting.

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