How to Unmute or Mute Someone on WhatsApp
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How to Unmute or Mute Someone on WhatsApp

In this post, you’ll see steps to mute and unmute status in WhatsApp.

You’ll also see the steps to mute or unmute a WhatsApp chat (group or contact). Let’s begin.

Mute WhatsApp Status (Android or iPhone)

When you mute the contact’s status, WhatsApp will move it to the “Muted Updates” section, and the contact’s new ones will appear there until you unmute it.

The status will appear in the “Recent Updates” or “Viewed Updates” section when you unmute the contact.

Let’s see the steps to mute status on WhatsApp. You can’t do this task on the WhatsApp Web and Desktop app.

  1. Open WhatsApp and navigate to the “Status” tab.
  2. Long-press the contact’s status you want to mute.
  3. Select “Mute” in the popup. If you’re using an iPhone, hit “Mute.”
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Note:

Here’s another way to do this task:

Open the status. If you’re using Android, hit the three vertical dots on the top right. Tap the three horizontal dots at the top right if you’re using iPhone.

Select “Mute,” and in the popup, hit “Mute.”

Here’s an alternate method (apply for the iPhone only):

Swipe the status to the left side and hit the “Mute” option. Select “Mute” in the popup.

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Unmute Status on WhatsApp (Android or iPhone)

Note that you can’t do this task on the WhatsApp Web and Desktop app.

Here are the steps to unmute:

Expand the “Muted updates” section in the “Status” tab of WhatsApp.

Find the one you want to unmute. Long press the status and tap “Unmute.” Select “Unmute” in the popup if you’re on iPhone.

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Note:

Here’s another method to do this task:

Tap the status you want to unmute.

Tap the three vertical dots (if you’re using Android) or three horizontal dots (if you’re using an iPhone) at the top right.

Select “Unmute” and hit “Unmute” in the popup.

Here’s an alternate method (apply for the iPhone only):

Swipe the status to the left side and tap the “Unmute” option. Tap “Unmute” in the popup.

Mute or Unmute WhatsApp Chat

Here are some important things to note:

  • No one knows when you mute someone or a group.
  • Chat will remain muted even if you close and reopen WhatsApp.
  • On Android and iPhone, muting chat means you won’t receive notifications, vibrations, or sounds for new messages.
  • Muting a chat applies to messages and not to calls.
  • A “mute” symbol will appear on the muted conversation in the “Chats” tab.

iPhone

Launch WhatsApp and open the conversation you want to silence.

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

Mute option in WhatsApp for iPhone
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You can now see durations – 8 Hours, 1 Week, and Always. The latter will permanently silence the chat. Choose the one you prefer.

That’s it.

Here’s an alternative method: Long press the conversation and select “Mute.” Choose the duration you want.

Here’s another alternative method: Swipe the chat to the left and select “More.” Tap “Mute” and select the duration.

Note: When the mute time expires, the chat gets unmuted automatically. If you’ve chosen the “Always” option, this doesn’t apply.

Here are the steps to unmuting the chat manually:

Open the conversation and tap the name on the top. Select “Muted” above “Wallpaper & Sound.” Tap Unmute, and that’s all.

Unmute option in WhatsApp 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 “More” and tap “Unmute.”

Android

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

Open the WhatsApp app and hit the chat you want to mute.

Tap the name on the top and select “Mute notifications” above “Custom notifications.”

Choose a duration (8 hours, 1 week, and “Always”) in the popup. “Always” is for muting the chat permanently.

To receive notifications, enable “Show notifications.” Otherwise, let it be unchecked.

Tap “OK,” and that’s all.

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Here’s an alternative method:

Open the chat and tap the three vertical dots in the upper right corner. Tap “Mute notifications.”

Select the “Show notifications” option to receive notifications. Choose the duration and tap “OK.”

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

Select the conversations and tap the “Mute” icon at the top. If you want notifications, select “Show notifications.” Pick the duration and tap “OK.”

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

Here are the steps to unmute a chat on WhatsApp:

In WhatsApp, hit the conversation you want to unmute. Tap the name on the top and disable the toggle switch beside “Mute notifications.”

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That’s all.

Here’s an alternate method:

Open chat—tap three vertical dots on the top right. Between “Search” and “Disappearing messages,” you can find “Unmute notifications.” Tap on it.

The following method will allow you to unmute many chats at once: Select the conversations you want to unmute. Tap the “Volume” icon at the top.

Desktop

Here’s how you can mute chat:

Open the WhatsApp Desktop app and right-click on the conversation. Hover your mouse over “Mute.” Click on the duration you like, and that’s all.

Here’s how you can unmute chat: Right-click on the conversation. Hover your mouse over “Muted” and click on “Unmute.”

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

Click on the chat you prefer and hit the name at the top. Open the “Mute notifications” drop-down list and select the duration you like.

Here’s how you can unmute: Open the above-mentioned drop-down list and select “Unmute.”

Web

To mute, open WhatsApp Web. Please open the chat and click the three vertical dots at the top. Select “Mute notifications.”

These durations are available options – 8 Hours, 1 Week, and Always. “Always” mutes the chat permanently.

Select the one you want and click “Mute Notifications.”

That’s it.

To unmute, follow the steps above. You’ll see the “Unmute notifications” option. Click on that.

Here’s an alternative way:

Hover your mouse over the conversation in the left sidebar and click the “Down arrow.” Or right-click on the chat.

Click on “Mute notifications.” Choose the duration and click “Mute Notifications.”

That’s it. To unmute, follow the steps above and click “Unmute notifications.”