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How to activate the do not disturb mode in WhatsApp

Hello friends! Many times we want to turn off notifications from certain messaging apps for a while. Either because we want to take a break from certain areas of our life or because we are busy with something. One of the top messaging apps around the world is WhatsApp. The only problem is that WhatsApp does not have a do not disturb mode or at least not currently. However, there are some settings we can make to achieve this. In this post, we will show you how to activate the do not disturb mode in WhatsApp. Although this application does not have this mode. We will show you how to set up WhatsApp for those moments when you need some quiet. The best part is that only you can notice it. And it’s completely reversible if you want to leave it as it was initially.

Turn off notifications

For starters, we’ll recommend a more general option that applies to the entire app. But later we will touch on more specific options. Disable WhatsApp notifications, it will grant you that silence you are looking for. Since your phone will not ring or vibrate when you receive any WhatsApp message. It’s a bit of a drastic method but one that you should try.

To turn off WhatsApp notifications on Android follow the steps below:

First step

Open the “Settings” on your Android phone.

Settings

Second step

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Then look for the “Notifications” section and enter it.

Notifications
Notifications

Third step

After that, in this section, you will be able to see all the apps that are allowed to send you notifications. Next, disable WhatsApp notifications.

disable WhatsApp notifications
disable WhatsApp notifications

Also, if you press on the WhatsApp icon you will be shown more ways to customize the notifications that come to your phone. For example, you can mute notifications from all WhatsApp groups. You can also mute notifications from individual chats, you can remove the vibration from notifications, and leave the sound, or vice versa.

Mute a specific contact

If there is a specific contact or group that you do not want to receive notifications from. There is an option for this purpose. Muting WhatsApp chats is simple and will only affect the selected chats so that the application can send you notifications from any other chat.

To mute a contact follow the steps below:

First step

Open the “WhatsApp” app on your phone.

How to activate the do not disturb mode in WhatsApp
How to activate the do not disturb mode in WhatsApp

Second step

Then find the chat you want to mute and press and hold on to it.

Select the chat
Select the chat

Third step

After that, in the options that will appear at the top of your screen. Press the mute icon.

This will show you the length of time you want the conversation to remain muted. You can choose between 8 hours, one week, or forever.

Try the option to archive WhatsApp chats

The downside of disabling WhatsApp notifications is that they are still visible and it can be annoying to see the same conversation with accumulated notifications. So the solution is to archive WhatsApp chats. However, out of sight and out of memory, this will create a folder of archived chats that you can always access.

First step

Open the “WhatsApp” app on your phone.

How to activate the do not disturb mode in WhatsApp
How to activate the do not disturb mode in WhatsApp

Second step

Then press and hold the chat you want to archive.

Select the chat
Select the chat

Third step

After that, go to the options that will appear at the top of the screen and select the archive icon.

select the archive icon activate the do not disturb mode
select the archive icon

And that’s it, if you want to see those chats again, just click on the archived folder in the Chats section.

archived folder activate the do not disturb mode
archived folder

Conclusion

Do not disturb mode in WhatsApp is a feature that allows you to mute messages and call notifications from the app. This feature is useful to avoid distractions or interruptions when you need to concentrate or rest. By activating it, you will stop receiving any WhatsApp notifications until you deactivate the do not disturb mode. Anyway, it can be of vital importance if you need to take a break from this app for a while. Thanks for reading us. Bye!

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