Basically I still want to receive the messages from a contact but on lesser priority. I don't want a notification to appear when this contact messages me.

It is possible to mute a group chat, but not for single contact. Or I haven't found it.

How to mute a single contact on WhatsApp?

  • Mischealle suggests (lacking the rep to comment): Can't you just go to the person's profile and tern the mute mode on?
    – Izzy
    Commented Dec 1, 2015 at 10:25

3 Answers 3


In the conversation click the three dots in the top right > View Contact > scroll down and select Mute.

Or go to contacts, tap the profile picture on the left, click the "i" icon, to view the contact and scroll down and select mute.

Using WhatsApp 2.12.250 on Android 5.1.1 (Nexus 5).


If you want to mute a group conversation, Whatsapp -> Click conversation you want to mute -> top right theres the options menu (three dots) -> Mute.

In that menu, you can deselect the notification setting or mute the conversation for a period of time.

I don't think there is a mute for a single contact though.

  • You can block someone though
    – Huey
    Commented Jun 29, 2015 at 14:57
  • Just like I thought , there is no mute for a single contact. Commented Jun 29, 2015 at 14:59
  • @huey I know "block" but you cannot receive messages from them anymore Commented Jun 29, 2015 at 15:00
  • @raychenon currently whatsapp doesn't have this functionality
    – h8alp
    Commented Jun 29, 2015 at 23:23

There is an option in the Settings -> Notifications. When you go to section "Group notifications", there is an option to set the notification tone, vibrate or popup notification.

In my case, I've turned off the vibration and set tone to "no sound" and it's fine for me.

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