In this article, I intend to show you the way to mute individual chats on WhatsApp using only a few simple steps.
Hello and welcome to my blog! I am Frankie and I will be your guide through this article. I’m willing to bet you’ve experienced a scenario like I am about to divulge.
In your contacts, you have a very talkative friend who cannot ever put down his phone, so he has nothing better to do but constantly send you messages on WhatsApp all day long.
Having a friend like this is not exactly the annoying part, its more than your friend has boundless leisure time and you are trying to work and get things done. Now he’s blowing up your phone with funny videos, memes, messages, and more.
There is no mistaking the annoyance of someone constantly messaging while you are trying to get something done.
Maybe among your contacts, you have a “special friend” and you do not want this fling’s messages to get announced on your phone when you are with your partner. I am certain that in this case it might have crossed your mind about how you can stop receiving alerts from new messages in this thread from WhatsApp.
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If you read through this, you can learn how to mute a specific WhatsApp contact on either iPhone or Android devices. This is a very simple and quick operation.
Without further ado, let’s get that phone out and teach you the ways of muting WhatsApp.
Muting WhatsApp Conversations on iPhone
If you are using an iPhone and wish to mute a specific contact, here is what you do:
- Open WhatsApp and open the chat to mute.
- Tap on the name of the contact that you see underneath the profile picture.
- Once you have done this, you enter a View Contact page where you can choose to Mute them.
- You can then choose the length of time that you wish to silence notifications from this contact beginning with 8 hours, 1 week, or even 1 year.
I should remind you that by just muting the chat, you are only stopping notifications about the conversation. The current conversation is still visible by opening up the application. You might need more security than you have to keep the hot chats you are keeping secret from prying eyes. I suggest that you check out my article about How to Hide a Conversation on WhatsApp.
Muting WhatsApp Conversations on Android
Muting a conversation on WhatsApp with an Android device is just as simple and very much like the plan for those using an iPhone that was just explained.
Now that you have your smartphone out and ready, you can follow these steps:
- Open WhatsApp and click on the chat you would like to mute
- Click on the name of the contact in this conversation
- Flag the Mute Notifications option
- Make your selection of how long you would like to mute this particular contact: 8 Hours, 1 Week, or 1 Year and then verify your selection with OK
Depending on the Android phone that you use and its brand, the literal information regarding tabs to select and the labeling of options might change slightly. For an example, instead of ‘Turn off notifications’ you might find ‘Mute.’ To complete this tutorial, I was using an updated Samsung Galaxy S10 with Android 9 Pie.
After you have read through this guide, you can see how easy it is to mute a chat easily and immediately.
No matter what kind of device you are using and how many individual chats that you want to mute (and for whatever reason), the process is good for iPhone and Android.
What Happens if You Mute Someone on WhatsApp?
You do not need to really spend a lot of time mulling over this decision. You are the only person that knows that a contact has been muted on your device. You just need to not spill the beans and let anyone know they have been muted – otherwise you might have some explaining to do. I will know, but I can keep a secret.
Muting a contact increases the privacy level that you experience on your phone with applications like WhatsApp. In certain situations, however, it might not be enough. Most should take additional precautions to better secure their devices and private information in messaging applications.
That’s all the information I have to provide on the subject right now. If you have any more questions or concerns, you can leave a message in the comment section below and I will assuredly get back to you.
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