You don’t have to block anyone or leave any groups to silence messages that keep coming and don’t let you rest.
mute messages on WhatsApp and Messenger is simple, fast and particularly useful if you are a user who accumulates conversations with almost all the contacts you have on your mobile phone and is part of numerous chat groups.
Managing such a large amount of chats can drive anyone crazy, especially if there are contacts on the other side who never stop sending messages, day or night.
A constantly ringing and vibrating phone annoys anyone, but turning off the phone’s sound, turning off chat app notifications, or blocking a more active person or group doesn’t have to be your only options.
Also because some of the notifications you receive on WhatsApp or Messenger, coming from less irritating contacts, can be important to receive in real time. Our suggestion is that you choose to mute messages from contacts that bother you the most.
Mute messages on WhatsApp
Muting someone on WhatsApp does not mean that you will block that person or leave the muted chatgroup. It just means you won’t hear any alerts or notifications about new messages arriving from that conversation.
There are two alternative ways to do this: pressing for a while on the conversation you want to silence or opening that conversation and clicking on the three dots that appear in the upper right corner of the application screen.
In the first option, holding your finger for a while on the conversation or the group that you want to mute will make several icons appear at the top of the screen.
In the rightmost icons, look for the symbol with a crossed-out megaphone. This is the icon you should tap to mute the conversation. In the second option, you will have to open the chosen conversation and tap the three dots in the upper right corner to choose the Disable Notifications option, the option that will allow you to silence the conversation.
Either the first or the second option will show you a popup box where you can choose how long you want to mute that conversation. The options may vary between different versions of the app, but are usually as follows: mute for 8 hours, mute for a week, or mute for a year/forever.
In this popup box, you also have the option to select Show Notifications. If you enable this option, WhatsApp will mute the sound and vibration of new notifications, but visually it will show you whenever a new message arrives.
If you’re one of those people who leaves your phone on your bedside table and don’t want to be bothered by the screen light whenever notifications arrive, don’t activate this option.
Almost the same on Messenger
The process for muting messages on Messenger is very similar to the process described for WhatsApp. Just open the app, search for the conversation you want to mute and long press on that conversation and the mute options will appear.
You can choose to mute message notifications, mute call notifications, or mute messages and call notifications at the same time.
In the end, just like in WhatsApp, you have to give your OK so that your choices are active and so that you can finally enjoy the rest.
When you want to hear these contacts again, in both applications, just repeat the process, but this time activating the notifications so that everything goes back to the way it was.