How to Mute (Disable) WhatsApp Group Notifications

How to Mute WhatsApp Group Notifications

This tutorial will show you step by step how to mute (disable) WhatsApp group notifications on Android, iPhone, Windows Phone and on a computer.

When you mute (silence) a group chat in WhatsApp you will still receive messages sent to the group, but your phone will not make a sound or vibrate when messages are received.

Quick Navigation

Mute WhatsApp group notifications on:

WhatsApp Group Chats

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.

Mute WhatsApp Group Notifications

If you're busy or just not in the mood and the other members of the group decide to have a long conversation, then your phone will constantly make a sound, vibrate and flash.

Fortunately, there's a option to mute (silence) group chat notifications.

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.

How to Mute WhatsApp Group Notifications on Android

This tutorial should work for all smartphones running Android, such as Samsung Galaxy, Lenovo, Motorola, Google Pixel, OnePlus, Nexus, HTC, LG, and all other brands.

Method 1

1. Open WhatsApp.

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

3. Tap on the mute icon.

mute whatsapp group notifications 1

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

5. Uncheck "Show notifications".

6. Tap on "OK".

mute whatsapp group notifications 2

Method 2

1. Open WhatsApp.

2. Open the chat window of the group you want to mute.

3. Tap on the 3-dots menu icon located at the top right.

4. Tap on "Mute".

mute whatsapp group notifications method 2

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

6. Uncheck "Show notifications".

7. Tap on "OK".

mute whatsapp group notifications 2

Method 3

1. Open WhatsApp.

2. Open the chat window of the group you want to mute.

3. Tap on the group's name to get to the Group Info screen.

4. Enable "Mute" (switch the toggle button on).

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

6. Uncheck "Show notifications".

7. Tap on "OK".

mute whatsapp group notifications 2

How to Mute WhatsApp Group Notifications on iPhone

1. Open WhatsApp.

2. Tap on "Chats".

3. On the chats screen, swipe the name of the group (you want to mute) to the left.

4. Tap on "More".

5. Tap on "Mute".

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

How to Mute WhatsApp Group Notifications on Windows Phone

This tutorial should work for all Nokia and Microsoft Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile.

1. Open WhatsApp.

2. Long-press on the name of the group you want to mute.

3. Tap on "group info".

4. Tap on "mute".

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

How to Mute WhatsApp Group Notifications on a Computer (Windows, Linux & Mac)

Note: If you mute a group chat in WhatsApp on your computer, it will also automatically mute the group chat on your phone.

There are two ways for using WhatsApp on your computer:

Method 1

1. Hover your mouse cursor (pointer) on the name of the group you want to mute.

2. Click on the whatsapp for desktop group options menu (arrow down) icon and choose "Mute".

mute whatsapp group notifications on computer 1

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

4. Click on "MUTE".

mute whatsapp group notifications on computer 2

Method 2

1. Open the chat window of the group you want to mute.

2. Click on the 3-dots menu icon located at the top right.

3. Click on "Mute".

mute whatsapp group notifications on computer method 2

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

5. Click on "MUTE".

mute whatsapp group notifications on computer 2

Maybe you're also interested in:

Reference(s):