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Whatsapp: Show only private messaging notification (turn off or not showing any whatsapp group notification)

Posted on: August 16, 2015

Hi there,

if you were like me,  have plenty of chat groups in whatsapp and can’t stop looking at your phone simply because there’s red light beeping,  or the phone vibrating and showing you have hundred of notifications, or any other form of notification that makes you have the urge to open your phone or open the whatsapp application, then yes –  you a bit similar to me – distracted to whatsapp but don’t want to leave the  groups because  want to follow what’s going on or want to participate the chat later.

yes,  I do have plenty of group chats (18 groups)  in whatsapp. not every group I’d like to follow the topic at the time,  sometimes I just want to read it later,  when I am chilling or not busy.

the notification I’m talking about not just the vibration or the blinking notification led.  I’m also talking about notification icon on notification bar.  you should now what I’m talking about.

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yes,  that icon, that icon!
if I see whatsapp icon,  I automatically “have to” open the app and read the message.  that sucks.  yeah that was my habit — and maybe one of you guys have the same habit.

so,  basically set this option in whatsapp, you can set the sound and vibration and light of either personal message and group message notification. yeah,  we can set the sound to none,  vibration to none,  light to none, pop-up to none, and it solves 75% of the problem.

but unfortunately the notification is still displayed.
and even I still have the urge to open the whatsapp app to check the messages. nothing wrong with that right? except there’s no personal message for you,  only notification for the group chats.

so I find a way to get rid the notification on the notification bar.
how?
go to:
Settings –  Application –  Downloaded –  Whatsapp

uncheck “Show notification”. close the setting.

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voila, whatsapp notification dissappear from your notification bar. problem solved!

no more group notification bugging you. good!

wait…
why there’s no notification at all from whatsapp?
what about the personal message delivered to me? when I open the whatsapp there’s the messages,  all was delivered to me, but why no notification at all?

the answer of to that question would be because “show notification” has been unchecked. because it is unchecked,  all the notification from whatsapp is not showing,  even if you put the vibration or sound on from the whatsapp application.

so,  what should we do about it?
simple,  back to

Settings –  Application –  Downloaded –  Whatsapp

check “Show notification”. close the setting.

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so how we should to :
– notification appear when get personal message
– don’t get any notification on notification bar if it is group chat

simple,  you just have to do this.
1. open whatsapp
2. open group chat you want to disable notification
3. select three dot icon (option)
4. select “mute”
5. select “1 year”
6. repeat this step to another group chat you want the notification not appear.

now your group chat notification would never appear on notification bar.

and this way works also for Android wear or pebble.
*how to turn off  whatsapp group chat notification on Android wear or pebble : read the whole post again :)  *

is it work for you?
you have question?

please do comment🙂

1 Response to "Whatsapp: Show only private messaging notification (turn off or not showing any whatsapp group notification)"

but we still get them in status bar. How should I get rid of those notifications from status bar also.

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