What Does Mute on Whatsapp Do

What Does Mute on Whatsapp Do

Whatsapp is the most popular instant message application in the world. It has more than 900 million users around the world, and almost everyone with a smartphone has downloaded it on their devices. But with so many contacts on our Whatsapp list, the notifications increase. During the day you might hear your phone countless times, notifying someone is talking to you. Now it's possible to mute both groups and single contacts on whatsapp for Android and iOS, making it easier to go through the day without the constant sound of your phone. But what does mute on whatsapp do? How do you get the notifications on your phone then? If you would like to know more about mute on whatsapp, keep on reading this OneHowTo article.

Steps to follow:

When you mute a group on Whatsapp, you're deactivating the sound beep and the vibrations on your phone. This means that when someone speaks on the group, your phone will not make any sound or vibration at all. However, notifications will still pop up on the notification area of your telephone screen.


The same happens when you mute a specific person on Whatsapp. This option wasn't available until some months ago, but now it is with the newest version of the instant messaging app. There might be someone on your contact list that you don't want to block because you might have to speak with him or her later on, but you don't want your phone to beep every single time you get a message from them. Personal mute on Whatsapp is perfect for this.

Just as group mute, what you're doing is deactivating the sound beep and the vibrations. The notifications of that person's messages will still pop up on your screen.


When you mute someone on Whatsapp there is no way this person will know you've muted them. You can safely mute anyone you know on Whatsapp and they will have no idea of it.


The same applies to groups. When you mute a group no one in that conversation will know about it.


If you would like to not only mute your Whatsapp but also hide your notifications, there is a way to do it. For Android users:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to Application Manager
  3. Select Whatsapp from the list of apps installed on your device
  4. Once you're inside you'll see the information page. Look for the "Show notifications" checkbox
  5. Untick the checkbox
  6. You won't see anymore notifications and you'll have to enter the app to see the messages you've received.

There's also a way to hide your notifications on iPhone:

  • Open the Whatsapp app
  • Tap on Settings
  • Tap on Notifications
  • Swipe the show preview tab to the left

This way the previews won't appear on your screen and you'll only see the sender's name whenever there is a notification.


If you'd like to know more things about Whatsapp, check out other oneHOWTO articles:

  • How to use Whatsapp on your PC
  • How to delete a message on Whatsapp before read
  • How to hide Whatsapp last seen on iPhone
  • How to set custom notifications on Whatsapp for Android

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