With WhatsApp being used as a means of communication by over a billion users, it happens more often than not that we end up getting messages and notifications from multiple friends in the same time interval. It’s perfectly fine to receive the notifications when you’re not using the app. But it can be quite irritating to get the notification bar appearing at the top while you’re busy chatting with someone else. To avoid that from happening WhatsApp does provide a setting(In-App Notifications). In this tutorial, we share the steps to find the option which lets you turn off WhatsApp in-app notifications.
There’s a way to disable WhatsApp notifications completely to stop WhatsApp messages from popping up in the notifications bar if desired. But doing this will make you miss out on a lot of messages. So, turn them off only at your own risk.
The notifications appearing when you’re inside WhatsApp texting with a particular person can take the focus off the current one. In order to chat peacefully with a contact, you can turn off WhatsApp notifications only when using it while keeping them enabled when you are inactive on WhatsApp. Here’s how.
Turn Off WhatsApp In-App Notifications
Currently, the option is only available for the iOS app. So, Android users need to be content with disabling notifications entirely or keeping them as it is for now.
iPhone users can follow the method below.
- Open WhatsApp and select the Settings tab at the bottom right.
- Now, tap on on Notifications.
- Under Notifications, tap on In-App Notifications.
- Here, you will have options to disable Sounds, vibrations and notification bar/banner/alert. Select None in Alert Style and toggle Sounds and Vibrate switch to OFF.
This will disable the WhatsApp messages notifications from other contacts/chats while you’re using it and you will still receive notifications when you close or come out of WhatsApp.
If you only want to get rid of the notification bar at the top then only select None in Alert Style and keep Sounds and Vibrate options to ON. In this case, the sound and vibration will be there without banner when a new message is received.
You can always enable WhatsApp in-app notifications later from the same location whenever desired.
We hope that you were able to disable WhatsApp notifications when using it. Unfortunately, this handy little setting is not available for Android as of now. But we wish that it will there soon. In the meantime, don’t forget to share this article on social media to let others know about it.