WhatsApp: how to turn off your conversation tones

turn off conversation tonesWhatsApp has quickly become one of the most-used applications to send instant messages. One of its favourite options is the one that allows you to create group chats, so you can stay in touch with your friends, your family or your colleagues. But when a group is too big and you constantly get messages it could be annoying, especially when you are at work. But there is a solution. You can solve the problem simply turning off the notifications of a group of WhatsApp. Let’s see how.

To mute the conversation tones of one group chat without silencing your mobile, the first thing you have to do is to open your WhatsApp group chat. Then click on the Menu button if you are an Android user, the Info button if you use an iPhone. From here tap on Mute. Now you can choose the time period for which the notifications from this group chat should be muted (it can be 8 hours, 1 day, 1 week or 1 year). At the end of this period, notification tones will be back to normal.

And if you want to mute just a single contact on WhatsApp? I bet you too have a friend who bombards you of WhatsApp messages at any time of the day. If you want to “shut him up” for a while, and do not receive notifications even by the group chats where he participates, there is a simple and fast method. If you use an Android smartphone, you just have to launch the application and select the last conversation you had with the user you wish to block. If there are no recent discussions involving this person, press the button for creating a new message (the one with the + symbol in the upper right corner) and select the name from the contact list.

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Now tap Menu and select first Other and then the option Block. From here you can confirm you want to “mute” this contact by clicking on OK. From the moment a contact is “muted”, he can not check the status of the person who locked him (or her!) – so this contact has no possibility to know whether you are online or when you were connected the last time – and all his  messages will not be delivered to the recipient (those messages will have one single gray check mark). So, even if he won’t receive a notice that you “muted” him, he can easily understand what happened.

If you change idea, you simply have to click on the button to create a new message (the one with the + symbol), hold your finger pressed on the contact anc click Unmute.
If you use an iPhone, there is a similar procedure. Go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Blocked. From here you just have to press the button Add new and select the contact you wish to block. To unblock this contact, you simply have to open the same menu and, when you are on the name of the interested contact, swipe from right to left and tap Unblock.

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