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WhatsApp is the freeware, cross-platform centralized instant messaging (IM) and voice-over-IP (VoIP) service acquired by (largely evil) Facebook for $16 billion in 2014! Wow.

It was a great investment, because of the traction for people trying to avoid mobile phone SMS charges. It became the world's most popular messaging application by 2015, and reached over 2 billion users worldwide by the start of 2020. It has become the primary means of internet communication in multiple locations, including Latin America, the Indian subcontinent, and large parts of Europe and Africa.

I also quite like the user interface, and the ability to do group chats. On this page I'll keep any tips for using WhatsApp effectively.

WhatsApp Tasks

Muting a Chat

Like most messaging app, the constant pings can get very annoying! I personally mute ALL WhatsApp messages, but what if you just want to mute the most noisy thread / chat.. nice and easy using WhatsApp mute.

The three steps:

  1. Open WhatsApp, then tap Chats.
  2. Tap and hold on the chat(s) you want to mute until a green circle appears, then tap the speaker icon in the top right.
  3. Choose the length of time you want to mute the conversation for, then tap OK.

Muting a chat on Android... but should be the same on iPhone, and similar on the desktop version. You'll figure it out... I believe in you.