How to Mute a Group Text on Android

This wikiHow teaches you how to mute all notifications from a group chat conversation on Android Messages, WhatsApp, or Textra, using Android.

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EditMuting a Group on Android Messages

  1. Open the Messages app on your Android. The Messages icon looks like a white speech balloon in a blue circle on your Apps list. Messages will open up to your inbox.
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    • If Messages opens up to a conversation, tap the back button to go back to your inbox.
  2. Tap the group conversation you want to mute. This will open the chat in full-screen.
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    • You can search a chat by tapping the magnifying glass icon in the upper-right corner of your inbox.
  3. Tap the three vertical dots icon. This button is in the upper-right corner of the group conversation. It will open a drop-down menu.
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  4. Tap .
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  5. Slide the Notifications switch to Off position. The switch will turn gray. It will mute this group chat. You will not receive notifications from this conversation anymore.
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    • You can unmute this conversation any time by sliding the Notifications switch to On position.

EditMuting a Group on WhatsApp

  1. Open WhatsApp Messenger on your Android. The WhatsApp icon looks like a white telephone icon in a green speech bubble on your Apps list.
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  2. Tap the tab. It’s located next to the camera icon in the upper-left corner of your screen. This tab lists all your personal and group chat conversations.
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    • If WhatsApp opens up to the wrong conversation, tap the back button to go back to your CHATS list.
  3. Tap the group chat you want to mute. This will open the conversation in full-screen.
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    • You can search a chat by tapping the magnifying glass icon in the upper-right corner of your CHATS list.
  4. Tap the three vertical dots icon. This button is in the upper-right corner of the group conversation. It will open a drop-down menu.
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  5. Tap on the drop-down menu. This will open a new pop-up window.
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  6. Select how long you want to mute this group. You can select 8 Hours, 1 Week, or 1 Year under the “Mute for…” heading.
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  7. Tap and uncheck the box next to . This option is located at the bottom of the “Mute for…” window.
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  8. Tap . It’s in the lower-right corner of the pop-up window. It will save your preferences and mute this group chat. You will not receive notifications from this chat for the amount of time you have specified.
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    • If you want to unmute this conversation, tap the three vertical dots icon, and then select Unmute on the drop-down menu.

EditMuting a Group on Textra

  1. Open the Textra app on your Android. The Textra icon looks like two white, horizontal lines in a blue speech bubble on your Apps list. Textra will open up to your inbox.
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    • If Textra opens up to a conversation, tap the back button to go back to your inbox.
  2. Tap the group message you want to mute. This will open the conversation in full-screen.
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    • You can search a chat by tapping the magnifying glass icon in the upper-right corner of your inbox.
  3. Tap the icon. This button is located in the upper-right corner of the conversation. It will open the conversation settings, and reveal toolbar icons at the top.
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  4. Tap the bell icon. This button is located next to the pin and trash icons at the top of your screen. Tapping will mute the group chat, and take you back to the text conversation. You will see a green notification box confirming the chat is “Muted” at the bottom of your screen.
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    • You can unmute the chat any time by tapping the bell icon again.
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