WhatsApp: Here’s How to Mute a Chat

Turn off notifications

Did you know that WhatsApp allows you to mute chats so that you’ll stop receiving notifications about them? Our guide will show you how this works.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the WhatsApp application on iOS. Also note, the process is slightly different on iOS and Android, but our guide will point out the differences.

Step 1: On iOS, tap “Chats” at the bottom of the screen. On Android, tap the “Chats” tab at the top of the screen.

Step 2: On iOS, swipe from right to left on the chat you wish to mute. On Android, tap and hold on the chat you wish to mute.

Step 3: On iOS, tap “More.” Note: On Android, this step isn’t necessary.

Step 4: On iOS, tap “Mute.” On Android, tap the “Mute” icon.

Step 5: Tap the length of time you’d like to mute notifications. On iOS, you can choose from eight hours, one week and one year.