How To Enable Do Not Disturb On Snapchat And Turn Off Notifications

Snapchat notifications from a particular person or group can be annoying at times. On top of that, Snapchat sends a push notification for typing indicator as well so you have to deal with 2 notifications for a snap. This can cause a lot of distraction as a lot of our friends send useless snaps just to try to increase their snap score. Or as a matter of fact, you might not be interested in their messages at all. If that’s the case, then in this guide we’ll let you know how you can enable Do Not Disturb for specific friends or groups on Snapchat. In the latest update, this feature has been relocated somewhere else by the name ‘Message Notifications.’ However, the purpose of this feature is still the same, so you don’t have to worry.

And along with that, we are also going to tell how you can mute story of a friend on Snapchat because sometimes, even the stories of some people are irritating. So let’s get started.

Note: There’s no time limit for Mute Story or Do Not Disturb feature on Snapchat like with WhatsApp. So you’ll have to undo these settings manually.

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What Happens When You Put Someone On Do Not Disturb On Snapchat And Why Use It?

If you’re troubled by someone’s notifications, then you can also block or remove someone on Snapchat. However, that’s not the ideal solution if you’re only trying to get rid of the notifications and not the messages. And that is where ‘Do not Disturb’ features comes in. When you enable do not disturb feature or put message notifications from someone on silent, then it means you don’t want to get notifications for the messages from that person. However, you would still be getting the messages from that person in your inbox, it’s just that you’ll not get irritated because of the constant notifications.

So, if this makes sense to you then continue reading.

Enable Do Not Disturb On Snapchat

For putting someone’s message notifications on silent, follow the steps given below. And the steps can be followed on both Android and iOS platforms.

1. Launch Snapchat and open the Friends screen by tapping on the chat icon or just by swiping right on the camera screen.

open friends list

2. Now, long tap/press on the name of the friend or group for whom you want to silence the notifications.

put someone on Do Not Disturb on Snapchat

3. After that, a pop-up will appear with a list of options, tap on More.

expand the options

4. Now, you’ll see a lot of other options. Just tap on Message Notifications.

Message Notifications on Snapchat

5. Finally, set the message notifications to Silent.

enable do not disturb on snapchat

That’s it. This will activate Do Not Disturb and you won’t receive notifications from that person or group.

If you wish to enable notifications for those friends/groups again, then you have to perform similar steps and set the Message Notifications to All Messages.

What Happens When You Mute Story On Snapchat?

When you mute someone’s story of Snapchat, you make sure that you don’t watch that person’s story accidentally while watching stories of others. But that doesn’t mean the story of that person won’t appear on the Discover tab, it’s just that you have to manually tap on the story if you want to watch it. Also, that person would still be able to view your stories. So if you don’t want that, then you have no other choice then to block that person.

Mute Story On Snapchat

If you want to avoid stories of a particular friend at all cost, then again you have to follow the steps which we’ve already discussed above. You have to navigate to the Friends tab and then press and hold on any friend’s name. After that, tap on More to expand the options, and then you just have to tap on Mute Story.

mute story on snapchat

By doing this, you’ll no longer see their stories unless you manually decide to tap on them. If after a while, you wish to unmute their stories, then you can undo this by following the same steps again and selecting Unmute story.

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Wrapping Up

So if you’re here reading this, then you very well know how you can enable do not disturb on Snapchat. Along with that, you also learned how to mute stories of those irritating friends. These two features can be really important if you don’t want to be frustrated with the app because of a few irritating friends. And as the Do Not Disturb feature has been renamed and relocated somewhere else, it’s pretty common for someone to not be able to find the option. But we really hope that this article was successful in clearing up that confusion.

Hemant Mendiratta
Hemant Mendiratta is a passionate blogger and keeps a keen eye on useful apps and gadgets. Absolutely loves running and is currently training for his first Marathon. You can connect with him on:

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