How to avoid this ‘big irritating’ WhatsApp issue – Times of India

WhatsApp with over two billion users globally is surely one of the most popular messaging platforms. Over the years, the instant messaging app has introduced multiple features to improve the overall experience for its users. One such feature is the ability to mute notifications from chats.
Annoyed by how your WhatsApp is flooded with random messages from relatives/friends who just don’t take the hint to stop messaging even if you don’t reply back? Then fret not. It is here that the Mute chat feature on WhatsApp will come in handy. WhatsApp allows its users to mute notifications for both individual and group chats. Once you mute a particular chat/group, you will still receive messages sent by these contacts. But your phone won’t make a sound or vibrate when the messages are received. The chats, however, will appear on top of the chat list.
Chats on WhatsApp can be muted forever or for a limited period of time, as per one choice. The Facebook-owned app offers three time periods to its users- 8 Hours, 1 Week and Always.
Here’s how you can mute individual and group chats on WhatsApp on iPhone

  • Go to WhatsApp and open the chat list
  • Press and hold the individual/group chat you want to mute
  • Tap on Mute and select the time duration you want to mute the chat for 8 Hours, 1 Week and Always.

Alternatively, open the individual or group chat. Press Options and go to View contact or Group info. You can then tap on Mute notifications.
How to mute individual and group chats on WhatsApp on Android

  • Open WhatsApp and open the chat list
  • Tap and hold the chat you want to mute
  • This will open a panel at the top of the screen with options to Pin, Delete, Mute, Archive and more
  • Tap on the mute icon and choose from three time durations — 8 Hours, 1 Week and Always.

Alternatively, you can go to View contact or Group info and tap on Mute notifications.

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