How to manage your notifications

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You can change your notification settings for all calls and messages in WhatsApp Settings. Learn how to mute individual or group chat notifications in this article.
Note: If you disable or silence WhatsApp notifications from your 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.
Open WhatsApp Desktop > click Menu
more
> Settings >
notifications
Notifications.
Here you can make changes to:
  • Sounds
  • Desktop Alerts
Mute individual or group chats
  1. Open an individual or group chat.
  2. Click the individual or group chat name.
  3. Click Mute under Mute notifications.
  4. Select a duration:
    • 8 Hours
    • 1 Week
    • Always
Unmute individual or group chats
  1. Open an individual or group chat.
  2. Click the individual or group chat name.
  3. Click Muted under Mute notifications.
  4. Click Unmute.
Note: If you mute an individual or group chat on your phone, it'll also be muted on WhatsApp Web and Desktop. All other notification settings are independent of your phone and computer and don't affect one another.
Turn off all notifications
To turn off all notifications, including incoming calls on WhatsApp Desktop:
  1. Click Menu
    more
    > Settings >
    notifications
    Notifications.
  2. You can select your preferences for notifications:
    • “When new messages are received”
    • “When WhatsApp is closed”
  3. Select off to turn off notifications.
Alternatively, you can enable Do Not Disturb on Mac or Focus Assist on Windows. For more instructions on how to turn off notifications, please visit the Apple Support website or the Microsoft Support website.
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