There are times when you want to disconnect from your mobile, in others, just avoid some messaging chat. There are times when you need to be aware of a very specific call even when you want to ignore it. We want to turn it off, but we can’t. There is also a possibility of blocking a contact to avoid their inappropriate or repeated messages, but that explanation may hurt unnecessary sensibilities.
To prevent these people, or those groups, from being aware that sometimes you intentionally ignore them, there are several tricks to stop bothering you on WhatsApp, without the need to explain.
Activate Do Not Disturb Mode on Mobile
All mobiles, whatever system they use, have Do Not Disturb mode. To activate it, just open the notification screen-menu and look for the Do Not Disturb icon among the icons for direct access to functions (it can be a picture similar to a crescent moon or a prohibited direction sign). By activating this mode you can select certain numbers which will be specifically notified.
The WhatsApp app has also been silenced due to general restrictions. But respecting this personal decision of the user, they are working on an official tool from Meta that will notify users, once Do Not Disturb is deactivated, if there is a missed call or message during this period . Thus, your chat log with the caller will include the missed call note. It is not yet known when this feature will be available.
mute a contact
It seems that the developers of WhatsApp saw the existence of groups for parents or for cousins at school. For this reason, they included a function that allows you to mute a specific chat or contact. And it also allows you to choose between different time periods: 8 hours, a week or forever. Selecting one of them will not notify you of the activity, although you will still be able to see the messages if you open the application. In short, messages arrive without notification and are only viewed when the chat is opened. To activate it, simply press on the chat you want to mute for a few seconds to open a bar with different icons at the top of the screen. Click on the loudspeaker symbol which is cut off from the bar. A menu will be displayed with the silent time. Select one and you’re done.
Archived chats and conversations
It’s the next level of cool. Archiving a chat not only notifies the messages, but also stops them from appearing in the list of chats. It is as if it is kept in a drawer. That way, notifications for new messages will appear only when you enter the Archive area. They will not appear in notifications or ring the phone. To archive a chat or group, i.e. silence them, you need to click on the selected chat for a few seconds and click on the folder icon with the down arrow in the bar that appears at the top of the screen. Once this drawer is in use, a tab named Archived will appear in the list of conversations when the application is opened. Clicking on it opens the list of hidden chats. To recover one of them, click on the chat, and when the icons appear, select one of the folders with the upward-pointing arrow.
Disable connection time and blue tick
It is not about knowing whether you are connected to the Green messaging service or not or when was the last one. It’s also about preventing it from knowing whether the message has been read or not. In this case, contacts will notice your absence, although unless they call directly on the phone, they won’t know if you’re there. To access this option, open WhatsApp and Settings or from Settings. Last Time and Online, Profile Picture, Info, Status and Read Receipts functions will appear. Choose what interests you. Furthermore, you can select the specific contacts that this remedy affects.