How to Mute a Group Chat or Friends Chat on WhatsApp

How to Mute a Group Chat or Friends Chat on WhatsApp

Whatsapp supports two main chat types: one-on-one and group. The main difference between the two types is that groups may have more than two chat participants. Whatsapp Group Chat allows you to chat with up to 256 people at once.

It’s a great way to stay in touch with family, friends or colleagues.Unfortunately, if you’re busy and the other members decide to have a long, detailed conversation  your phone is going to beep and flash constantly.

WhatsApp Mute Function

The ‘Mute’ option allows you to mute group notifications. You will still receive messages sent to the group, but your phone will not make a sound or vibrate when messages are received.


Open WhatsApp on your phone.
Go to the offending Group Chat. It does not matter if it is a group chat or one-on-one conversation.

Tap on the menu icon in the top right corner of the screen and select “Mute notifications” from the menu that opens.

Then, select how long you want to turn off notifications from the group for: 8 Hours, 1 Week, or 1 Year.

whatsapp Mute notifications -

Tap on the ok to block notifications for the selected period.

If you want to leave the Group Chat for good, scroll down to the bottom of the Group Info page and tap Exit Group instead.

whatsapp Group Info


1. Open WhatsApp.

2. Long-press on the name of the group you want to mute – until it’s selected and a few options will appear at the top.

3. Tap on the mute icon. (mute whatsapp group notifications )

4. Select a time period (e.g. 8 hours, 1 week or 1 year).

whatsapp time period -

5. Uncheck “Show notifications”.

6. Tap on OK.

That’s it. Hope you find this helpful!

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