I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos. I want to stop displaying my WhatsApp message notifications in the status bar and the notification menu.

I found the answer for Galaxy S4 that suggests:

  • Go to Settings
  • Choose the More tab
  • Choose Application Manager
  • Choose WhatsApp
  • Turn off Show notifications

But in my device I am not able to find a More tab in the settings menu. Is there any other solution for this?


You can disable WhatsApp notifications in status bar and notification menu by doing the followings.

  • Open Whatsapp.
  • Goto Settings => Notifications
  • Under Notifications, choose
    • Notification Tone: Silent
    • Vibrate: Off
    • Popup Notification: No Popup
    • Light: None

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    Tried with this too.with all 4 options but not working. Even i didn't find any other option. Is it not possible to disable the notifications in status bar and also in the list of notification? – Roshni Aug 3 '13 at 17:44
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    Same problem here, I keep getting notifications in the status bar! – Mirko Oct 1 '13 at 11:26
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    pretty sure this doesn't work anymore... Probably needs updating. – 1990clb Oct 15 '14 at 14:59

You need to go into the actual Android settings, and then Application Manager:

Android Settings > Application Manager > WhatsApp

Then untick "Show Notifications".

You can then choose to enable pop-up alerts for messages or groups. (In my case I only wanted an alert if a single person sent something to me - not inane group chatter!)


I disabled the notifications for whatsapp by going to the application manager for the phone.

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