Facebook Messenger: Here’s How to Mute a Single Conversation

This can be done temporarily or indefinitely

In addition to allowing users to temporarily turn off notifications for all of their conversations at once, did you know that Facebook Messenger also allows users to mute individual conversations temporarily, or even indefinitely? When a user mutes a conversation, they won’t be notified when they receive new messages. Our guide will show you how this feature works.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Messenger application on iOS.

Step 1: Tap the conversation you wish to mute.

Step 2: Tap the user’s name at the top of the screen.

Step 3: Tap “Notifications.”

Step 4: Tap “Mute Conversation.”

Step 5: Tap one of the time options to temporarily turn off notifications for the conversation for that amount of time. Alternatively, tap “Until I turn it back on” to mute the conversation indefinitely.

If you want to unmute the conversation before the timer has naturally elapsed (or at any time after tapping “Until I turn it back on”), follow Steps 1-3 above, and then tap “Unmute Conversation.”