Block a group on WhatsApp on Android: 8 steps (with pictures)

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Block a group on WhatsApp on Android: 8 steps (with pictures)
Block a group on WhatsApp on Android: 8 steps (with pictures)
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This wikiHow teaches you how to mute a WhatsApp group chat and prevent group notifications from appearing on your home screen on Android.

Steps

Block a Group on WhatsApp on Android Step 1

Step 1. Open WhatsApp Messenger

The WhatsApp icon looks like a green speech bubble with a white phone inside.

Block a Group on WhatsApp on Android Step 2

Step #2. Tap on CALLS tab

If WhatsApp opens on another page, go back and open your CALL tab. It shows a list of all your personal and group chat conversations.

Block a Group on WhatsApp on Android Step 3

Step #3. Tap on a group chat

This opens the conversation in full screen.

Block a Group on WhatsApp on Android Step 4

Step #4. Tap on the three vertical dots icon

This is your chat menu button in the top right corner of your screen. It opens a drop-down menu with options to manage the group chat.

Block a Group on WhatsApp on Android Step 5

Step 5. Select Mute from the menu

A pop-up window will open to set your mute options. Muting disables the sound and vibration when someone sends a message to the group.

Block a Group on WhatsApp on Android Step 6

Step 6. Select the duration you want to mute the group for

You can choose between 8 o'clock, 1 week, and 1 year.

Block a Group on WhatsApp on Android Step 7

Step 7. Uncheck the Show notifications box

This option is at the bottom of the pop-up window under the option 1 year. This will prevent notifications from popping up on your device's home screen or in your notification area when someone in the group posts.

Block a Group on WhatsApp on Android Step 8

Step 8. Tap OK

This will confirm your settings and mute the group for the duration you selected.

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