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How to silence notifications: Between incoming calls and messages and, above all, notifications from various applications, your phone rings continuously. In addition to turning off the ringer when you don’t want to be disturbed, you have also tried to silence all unnecessary applications, to minimize the switching on of your smartphone screen. Unfortunately, however, all your attempts did not give the desired result and, now, you no longer know where to turn your head to succeed in your intent and stay a little in peace.

That’s the way it is, right? Then let me tell you that today is your lucky day! With this guide, in fact, I will explain how to silence the notifications of the most famous messaging applications and the main social networks. For each app I’m going to mention, I’ll give you the walkthrough to both turn off notifications completely and silence only certain alerts. Furthermore, it will be my job to provide you with instructions to block notifications even from a computer.

If you agree, let’s not waste any more time chatting and get to the action immediately. Courage: make yourself comfortable, set aside five minutes of free time to devote to reading the next paragraphs and carefully follow the instructions I am about to give you. I’m sure that, by trying to put my “tips” into practice for the application of your interest, you will be able to disable all the notifications you want. Enjoy the reading!

How to silence WhatsApp notifications

Silencing WhatsApp notifications is a quick and easy procedure that you can implement directly from the settings of the famous messaging application. Alternatively, you can choose to silence notifications from a contact or a specific group only.

If you have an Android device , start WhatsApp , tap on the three dots icon , at the top right, select the Settings option from the menu that opens and, in the new screen displayed, choose the Notifications item . At this point, move the lever next to the Conversation tones option from ON to OFF , to deactivate the sound notifications regarding the receipt of new messages.

Furthermore, in the Messages and  Groups sections , by acting on the Pop-up notifications and Use high-priority notifications options , you can manage and disable notifications relating to the receipt of messages, both in individual chats and in WhatsApp groups.

If you prefer to disable the notifications of a particular contact or group, access the Chat section , press on the conversation of your interest, tap on the name of the contact or group visible at the top and move the lever next to the option Disable notifications from OFF to ON . Finally, put the check mark next to the option of your interest between 8 hours , 1 week and Always , to indicate how long you intend to silence the contact / group in question, and tap the OK button, to save the changes. For the detailed procedure, I leave you to my guide on how to silence a contact on WhatsApp.

If you are using an iPhone and intend to completely disable notifications, start WhatsApp , tap on the Settings item , at the bottom right, and choose the Notifications option . Now, find the sections notifications messages and notifications groups and move the lever next to the item Display notifications from ON to OFF .

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If you prefer to silence the notifications of a single contact, instead, access the Chat section , press on the conversation of your interest, tap on the name of the contact in question, choose the Silent item and select one of the options available between 8 hours , 1 week and Always , to indicate how long you want to silence notifications from that contact.

How do you say? Would you like to know  how to silence notifications from a WhatsApp group ? In this case, the procedure is almost identical to what I just indicated to silence a contact. All you have to do is access the chat of the group of your interest, press on its name , choose the Silent option and specify how long to disable notifications ( 8 hours , 1 week or Always ). To find out more, you can read my guide on how to mute a WhatsApp group.

Finally, I would like to point out that it is possible to silence WhatsApp notifications even from a computer . To do this, start the WhatsApp client or log in to WhatsApp Web , click on the icon of the arrow pointing down (or the icon of the three dots if you are using WhatsApp from a browser), at the top left, and choose the Settings option from the menu that opens.

Then press the Notifications item and remove the check mark next to the Sounds and Desktop Alerts items , to disable WhatsApp notifications indefinitely. If, on the other hand, you want to disable them for a certain period of time, press on the item Disable alerts and sounds for and choose the option of your interest between 1 hour , 1 day and 1 week .

To silence a single contact or group, access the conversation of your interest, press on the name of the contact or group to silence, put the check mark next to the item Disable notifications , choose the option you prefer between 8 hours , 1 week and Always , click on the Disable notifications button and that’s it.

How to silence Facebook notifications

How to silence Facebook notifications

To silence Facebook notifications , start the official social network app for Android or iPhone / iPad devices and, if you haven’t already done so, log in to your account. Then press the ☰ button, select the Settings and privacy and Settings options and locate the Notifications section .

Now, tap on the Notification settings item and move the lever next to the option Disable push notifications from OFF to ON , to completely silence Facebook notifications. If, on the other hand, you prefer to disable specific notifications, all you have to do is access the section of your interest ( Comments , Tags , Reminders , Friend requests , Birthdays , People you may know , Friend updates , Videos , Events etc.) and choose the type of notifications you want to disable.

For example, if you do not want to receive notifications related to the birthdays of your contacts, press on the item Birthdays and move the lever next to the Push , Email and SMS options from ON to OFF , to completely deactivate the notifications related to birthdays. Would you like to know how to silence a group’s notifications ? In this case, press the Groups item and move the lever next to the Email and SMS options from ON to OFF , to not receive notifications relating to groups via email and SMS.

It will be useful to know that you can also manage and disable notifications for each individual group you are subscribed to. To do this, locate the group of your interest in the Your groups section , tap on its name and act in the App notifications , Push notifications and Notifications relating to subscription requests sections , to disable the notifications of your interest.

Mute Facebook group notifications

If you prefer to disable Facebook notifications from your computer, connected to the main page of the social network , click on the arrow icon pointing down , at the top right, and choose the Settings item from the menu that opens.

Now, select the Notifications option visible in the left sidebar and click on the options of your interest among Comments , Tags , Reminders , Friend requests , People you may know , Groups , Videos , Birthdays , Events etc. In the new screen that appears, slide the toggle next to the Push , Email and SMS options from Yes to No to completely disable notifications for the selected option.

By scrolling down the Notification Settings page , you can find the How to receive notifications section which also allows you to disable browser notifications. Awards, then, the voice browser and move the lever next to the notifications push the [browser] from Yes to No .

How to silence Messenger notifications

How to silence Messenger notifications

If your intention is to silence Messenger notifications , start the app in question for Android or iOS / iPadOS , tap on your photo , at the top left, and press the Notifications and sounds item .

In the new screen that appears, if you have an Android device , move the toggle next to the Yes option from ON to OFF and choose how long to silence all notifications, placing the check mark next to one of the options available between For 15 minutes , For 1 hour , for 8 hours and for 24 hours .

In addition, in the Notifications and sounds section , you can also disable notifications related to previews of received messages, by moving the lever next to the Notification preview item from ON to OFF .

If, on the other hand, you are using an iPhone / iPad , move the lever for the Do Not Disturb item from OFF to ON and select one of the available options among For 15 minutes , For 1 hour , For 8 hours , For 24 hours and Until 8.00 , to completely silence Messenger notifications for the selected time period. By moving, on the other hand, the lever relating to the Show previews item from ON to OFF , you can disable notifications relating to message previews when you are not using Messenger.

On both Android and iOS / iPadOS, you can also turn off notifications for a single chat. To do this, access the conversation of your interest, press on the name of the person in question and tap on the item Disable sounds . Finally, choose one of the available options among For 15 minutes , For 1 hour , For 8 hours , For 24 hours and Until I reactivate them , to indicate how long to silence the messages of the contact in question, and that’s it.

Mute notifications from a Messenger contact

Do you want to manage Messenger notifications from your computer ? In this case, if you are using the Messenger application for Windows 10 , start it, press on your photo , at the top left, select the Preferences option and choose the Notifications item . Once this is done, move the lever next to Do Not Disturb from OFF to ON , to completely silence notifications indefinitely.

To silence a contact, instead, access the conversation of your interest, press the three dots icon , at the top right, select the item Disable notifications , put the check mark next to one of the options available between For 15 minutes , For 1 hour , For 8 hours , For 24 hours and Until I reactivate them and click on the Confirm button , to disable notifications for the indicated time.

To silence notifications using the Messenger application for macOS , start the latter, press the Messenger item in the menu bar and choose the Preferences option from the menu that opens. Now, select the Notifications tab and move the toggle next to the Do Not Disturb option from OFF to ON , to completely disable all notifications. To silence a single contact, on the other hand, all you have to do is access the conversation of your interest, click on the three dots icon , at the top right, and choose the item Disable notifications .

Disable Mac Messenger notifications

Finally, I would like to point out that using the Web version of Messenger , you can silence notifications exclusively for individual contacts. In this case, access the conversation you are interested in, click on the Privacy and assistance item, click on the Notifications option and remove the check mark next to the Messages notifications and Reactions items .

How to silence Telegram notifications

How to silence Telegram notifications

To silence Telegram notifications on an Android device , start the app in question, tap the ☰ button, at the top left, and press the Settings item . Now, select the Notifications and sounds option , and move the lever next to the options you want to silence ( Private Chats , Groups and Channels ) from ON to OFF , to disable their notifications indefinitely.

It will be useful to know that you can also silence the notifications of a single contact, a group or a Telegram channel. To do this, access the private chat, group or channel of your interest, press on the name displayed at the top, move the lever relating to the Notifications item from ON to OFF and you’re done.

If you have an iPhone / iPad , start Telegram , press on the Settings item and select the Notifications and sounds option . In the new screen that appears, find the sections Notifications messages , notifications groups and Notifications channels and move the lever next to the item Display notifications from ON to OFF for the options that interest you.

If you want to silence the notifications of a single contact, a channel or a Telegram group, access the chat of your interest, click on the name of the person / group / channel in question and tap on the Silence option . Then choose one of the available options between Silence for 1 hour , Silence for 1 day , Silence for 2 days and Silence forever and that’s it.

Mute single chat Telegram notifications

If you prefer to proceed from a computer, start the Telegram application for Windows 10 or connect to Telegram Web , press the ☰ button, click on the Settings item and select the Notifications option , to silence the notifications of your interest. In Telegram for Mac , instead, start Telegram, press the gear wheel icon , to access your account settings, and select the item Notifications and sounds .

How to silence Instagram notifications

How to silence Instagram notifications

All you have to do to silence Instagram notifications is to access your account settings and choose which alerts to disable.

To proceed, take your Android smartphone or your iPhone , start Instagram , tap on the little man icon , at the bottom right, press the ☰ button and select the Settings option . Then choose the Notifications item , move the lever next to the Pause all option from OFF to ON and indicate how long to completely disable notifications, choosing one of the available options among 15 minutes , 1 hour , 2 hours , 4 hours and 8 hours .

Alternatively, you can disable the notifications of the individual Instagram features by accessing the relevant section ( Posts, stories and comments , Direct messages , Accounts you already follow and followers , Live and IGTV etc.). For example, to disable notifications relating to “Likes” received, access the Notifications section of your Instagram account, tap on the Post, stories and comments item and place the check mark next to the No item relating to the Like option .

If, on the other hand, you are wondering how to silence the notifications of an Instagram account you follow, access the profile in question, tap the Follow button , choose the Notifications option and make sure that the notifications relating to the Post , Stories and IGTV options are deactivated. Also, press on the Live video item and put the check mark next to the option Disable notifications , to avoid receiving an alert when the user in question proposes live content. To find out more, I leave you to my guide on how to disable Instagram notifications.

As you may well be, Instagram is also accessible from a computer. In this case, to silence the notifications, connected to the main page of the social network , click on your photo , at the top right, press the gear wheel icon and select the item Notifications .

In the new page opened, choose the Push notifications option and put the check mark next to the No item relating to all the options of your interest ( Comments , Likes , Like comments , Friends on Instagram , Reminders etc.). The procedure is the same even if you use the Instagram application for Windows 10 .

How to silence other notifications

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If you want to disable notifications for other applications , all you have to do is access the general settings of the operating system installed on your device and proceed to do so.

  • Android – go to Settings> Apps> [app name]> Notifications.
  • iOS / iPadOS – go to the Settings> Notifications> [app name] menu.
  • Windows 10 – Go to the Start menu> Windows Settings (the gear icon)> System> Notifications and actions.
  • macOS – go to System Preferences> Notifications.