I'd like to only receive notifications (in the notification-bar) from single contacts but I don't know how to disable them without disabling all notifications from Whatsapp (via Settings->Apps).

Does anyone have a clue how to accomplish this?

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The only way to mute group messages is to mute them for a time period, and the maximum duration is 1 week. To do this, open the group conversation you'd like to mute, press menu and select Mute and then select the desired duration (8 hours, 1 day, 1 week).

Unfortunately this means you have to do this weekly and separately for all groups.

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    Looks like they have added a n option to mute for 1 year.
    – pauloya
    Nov 16, 2014 at 23:16
  • moreover, it is possible to disable notifications. very useful.
    – logoff
    Jul 31, 2015 at 7:29

You could load a silent .mp3 sample as well.

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    This does not prevent the notification from showing up in the notification bar as Hedge is looking for.
    – znewman
    Apr 17, 2013 at 22:44

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