Are you fed up of receiving notifications from someone in particular on WhatsApp? Do you want to mute this person and don't know how to do it? Before you could only do this with group conversations, but after the latest Whatsapp update now you can also do it with each specific person. So don't wait and discover how to mute someone on Whatsapp for Android step by step with oneHOWTO.
To mute someone on WhatsApp, you'll need to have the latest version 2.12.197 for Android. Nowadays, it's still not available on Google Play, so we'll need to manually update it from the app's website:
After, you'll have to click on the green button that reads 'Download Now', accept the conditions that the apps asks for and wait for WhatsApp to download and refresh on our smartphone.
Once this is done, we should open Whatsapp, go in the conversation with the person in question whom we want to silence and click on the person's name, as if we wanted to view this contact's information or access multimedia content.
Once we're inside the personal contact information, we'll find an option that will allow us to mute his or her notifications. To do this, you'll only need to swipe the tab to the right.
At this moment, a message will appear on the screen - the same that comes out when we want to silence a group- that will give you the option of choosing for how long you want to mute the contact from Whatsapp.
You'll be able to choose between 8 hours, 1 week or a year. You'll also be able to activate or deactivate if you want Whatsapp to show notices. If you don't want to receive notifications, you'll have to leave the check un-marked. Then, click on OK.
And you're done! You have muted someone on Whatsapp and you'll be able to confirm it on your list of chats, where a crossed speaker will appear on the right part of the conversation or through the contact's information. This second way of confirming you have muted the person will allow you to see the tab slipped to the right and colored in green as well as the time in which you have decided that you don't want to receive notifications from this person. You'll always be able to undo this action by swiping the tab to the left once more.
Want to know what this mute does to your phone? Then don't miss the article: What does mute on Whatsapp do.
If you want more privacy on Whatsapp you can also learn how to mark Whatsapp messages as unread.
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