Eight tips for getting rid of a ‘boring friend’ in WhatsApp
Excessive incoming messages in WhatsApp, among other features in the app, may annoy you. He is the most popular online messenger among people and earns more users every day. But there is a way to escape some annoyances: the application offers several options for this. Check it out.
Change your status in the app
WhatsApp offers the option to change the status. If the user can not change messages, he should change the status to ‘Busy,’ ‘At school,’ ‘At the cinema,’ ‘At work,’ and others. Also, if you can not answer calls in the application, you can change to ‘I can not answer calls, only WhatsApp.’ To do this, go to the settings shortcut, click ‘Status’ and select the option you prefer.
Mute group notifications
WhatsApp groups are useful and fun. But they can exhaust their patience by a large number of messages received. Not to be distracted from work or even bothered, it is possible to silence notifications for 8 hours, a week and up to a year. Also, choose not to show notifications. Just click on the group settings shortcut, click on Silence and select the period. If you wish, you can use the “Do not receive notifications” feature.
Block an inconvenient contact
Who does not have an annoying person on their contact list who throws the first stone? Not to be bothered anymore, just block that contact. Open the contact’s conversation window, click the three vertical points, and click Block.
Turn off pop-up notifications
Another tool that often bothers you is pop-up notification. To deactivate, go to the notifications settings and select within ‘Pop-up notifications’ the option that serves you the most: ‘No pop-up,’ ‘Only when the screen is activated’ and ‘Only with the screen off.’
Mute notifications for all contacts
Are you at work, at an important meeting or do you want to be bothered at break time? Muting app notifications is a good choice. You can re-enable them when they are available, and the incoming messages will all be there so you can read and respond calmly. Just go to the notification settings and select the ‘Silent’ option under ‘Notification sound.’
Mute the app’s phone calls
Are you out of time or unwilling to talk? Mute WhatsApp voice calls. The app will log all missed calls, and you can return them or send a message to the person when you can. To mute the calls, do the same process to mute the notifications, and then select the ‘Silent’ option under ‘Ring.’
Turn off the WhatsApp notifications light
In addition to audible alert, vibration, the application still emits a light signal to warn that there are new messages. This flashing light can bother and even distract. Therefore, you can disable this type of notification. Go to notification settings, click ‘Light’ and select the ‘None’ option.
Hide your profile photo for anyone who is not on your contact list
Want to avoid being added by strangers or inconveniences? A good way to get away from them is by hiding your profile photo for someone who is not on your contact list. To do this, go to the app settings, click ‘Account,’ then select the ‘Privacy’ option, click ‘Profile photo’ and select ‘My contacts’ to complete.