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WhatsApp Tips and Tricks: What happens when you mute someone?

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We are sure a number of you folks must be a part of various WhatsApp groups. Every day non-stop messages are shared on each group.

Sometimes, we also have individuals sending around random memes and videos which are pretty irritating.

Now, it may not be possible for you to block around people you know in person. So, the best option here is to mute them.


Let us know more about WhatsApp mute feature, how it works, and how to mute someone on WhatsApp or WhatsApp group.

What happens when you mute someone?

Muting is entirely different from blocking. When you block someone both of you entirely get disconnected.

The blocked person won’t know about your status, stories, and cannot contact you altogether.

However, when you have muted someone, they can still see the updates you share via stories or your status updates.

As we mentioned earlier, they can even message you.  The only thing is you won’t get one single notification about their messages.

You can see their messages though, only if you open the chat thread. They will be notified when you see their message.

Steps to mute someone or an entire group on WhatsApp.

  • Open WhatsApp
  • Now open the conversation
  • On the top-right corner, you will see a 3-dot icon
  • Tap on that to open a menu
  • From the menu tap on the option Mute Notifications
  • You can even choose if you wish to mute that person or the messages in that group for 8 weeks, 1 month, or one complete year.

We suggest that, if you barely interact with a person or not at all active in a WhatsApp group, then mute them for 1 year.

The reason for not blocking them for short while is they will anyways keep spamming you with endless messages. So, muting them for a year will be an ideal solution.

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