How to Mute or Unmute Chat on Telegram
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How to Mute or Unmute Chat on Telegram

This post shows you how to mute or unmute a Telegram chat (group or contact). I use the app (Android phone and iPhone), Web, and Desktop. Let’s begin.

Unmute Telegram Chat on iPhone

Note: When the mute time expires, the chat gets unmuted automatically. This doesn’t apply if you’ve selected the “Mute Forever” option.

Here are the steps to unmuting the chat manually on Telegram:

Open the conversation and tap the name on the top. 

Tap Unmute, and that’s all.

Unmute option on Telegram for iPhone
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Here’s the alternate method: Long-press the muted chat and select Unmute.

Here’s another alternate method: Swipe chat to the left. Select Unmute.

Mute Telegram Chat (iPhone)

Launch Telegram and open the conversation you want to silence.

Tap the name on the top and select the Mute option.

Mute option on Telegram for iPhone
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The Mute Forever will permanently silence the chat.

Mute options on Telegram for iPhone
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For predefined or custom durations, select “Mute for,” and you can see these durations – Mute for 1 hour, Mute for 8 hours, Mute for 1 day, Mute for 7 days, and Mute until.

The latter will let you set a custom date and time.

Choose any of the above as per your preference.

That’s it.

Remember that you can see the Mute icon in muted conversation.

Here’s an alternative method:

Long press the conversation and select “Mute.”

Here’s another alternative: Swipe the chat to the left and select Mute.

Unmute Chats on Telegram (Android)

Note: When the mute time expires, the chat gets unmuted automatically. This doesn’t apply if you’ve selected the “Mute Forever” option.

Here are the steps to unmute a chat on Telegram:

Open the Telegram app.

Open chat—tap three vertical dots on the top right. You can find Unmute. Tap on it.

Unmute option on Telegram app
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That’s it.

The following method will allow you to unmute many chats at once:

Select the conversation(s) you want to unmute. Tap the Volume icon at the top.

Mute a Chat on Telegram (Android)

Here are the steps to mute someone or a group on Telegram:

Open the Telegram app.

Open the chat and tap the three vertical dots in the upper right corner. You can find “Mute.” Tap on it.

Mute option
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The Mute Forever will permanently silence the chat.

Mute options
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For predefined durations, select “Mute for,” and you can see these durations – 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, 8 hours, 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, 5 days, 6 days, 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 4 months, 5 months, 6 months, and 1 year.

Choose any of the above as per your preference.

That’s it.

Using this alternative method, you can mute multiple chats at once:

Select the conversations. Tap the Mute icon at the top.

Here’s how you can also mute a Telegram chat:

Select the conversation. Tap the Mute icon at the top, and you can see a popup with durations.

The durations are Mute for 1 hour, Mute for 8 hours, Mute for 2 days, and Disable (this one will mute the conversation forever). Pick the one you like.

Unmute or Mute Contact or Group Chat on Telegram Desktop

Here’s how you can mute chat:

Open the Telegram Desktop app.

Right-click on the conversation you prefer. Hover your mouse over Mute notifications.

The Mute Forever will permanently silence the chat.

For predefined durations, select “Mute for,” and you can see these durations – 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours, 12 hours, 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, and 3 months.

Select the one as per your preference and hit Mute.

You need to click on three vertical dots in the popup for the custom duration and select “Custom.” Set the days, hours, and minutes as per your preference. Hit Mute.

Here’s how you can unmute chat:

Right-click on the conversation you prefer.

Click on Unmute, and that’s all.

Here’s an alternate method to mute and unmute. Let’s begin with the former.

Click on your preferred chat and hit the three vertical dots right below.

Hover the mouse over the Mute notifications.

You can see the “Mute for” and “Mute forever” above.

Choose the one as per your preference.

That’s it.

Here are the steps to unmute conversation: Click on your preferred chat and hit the three vertical dots at the top right. Select Unmute.

Mute or Unmute a Chat on Telegram Web

Open the Telegram Web.

Please open the chat and click the three vertical dots at the top. Select Mute.

These durations are available options – For 1 hour, For 4 hours, For 8 hours, For 1 day, For 3 days, and Forever. “Forever” mutes the chat permanently.

Select the one you want and click Mute.

That’s it.

To Unmute:

Please open the chat and click the three vertical dots at the top. Select Unmute.

Here’s an alternative method:

Right-click on the conversation in the left sidebar.

Click on Mute. Choose the duration and click Mute. Remember that Forever is for silencing the chat forever.

That’s it.

To Unmute:

Right-click on the conversation in the left sidebar. You’ll see Unmute. Click on it.

Notes

  • No one knows when you mute someone or a Telegram group chat.
  • Chat will remain muted even if you close and reopen Telegram.
  • When you mute the chat, a “mute” symbol will appear on that conversation in the Chats tab.

That’s it.

Thanks for reading.

See: How to Sign Out of Telegram