WhatsApp, which has over 2 billion users worldwide, has become one of the most popular instant messaging apps. WhatsApp has a plethora of interesting features that you can use in your daily life to stay in touch with your loved ones. The app has already surpassed SMS as our primary mode of communication. End-to-end encryption and other privacy settings are also available through the app.

As you begin to use the app, you will most likely begin to receive a large number of notifications. WhatsApp notifications are fine as they are, but you can disable those distracting notifications on your Windows 10 PC.

Keep reading to find out how to turn off notifications so you can concentrate. Those messages and notifications can always be responded to during your next break.

How to Manage WhatsApp Notifications

Follow these steps to manage your WhatsApp notifications on the web and desktop.

Step 1: To begin, launch WhatsApp web or desktop.
Step 2: Then, on the home page, select Menu (three dots).

How to Turn Off Desktop Notification WhatsApp on Windows 10

Step 3: Now, from the list of options, select Settings.

How to Turn Off Desktop Notification WhatsApp on Windows 10

Step 4: Select Notifications from the new screen.

How to Turn Off Desktop Notification WhatsApp on Windows 10

Step 5: You will be presented with three options to which you can make changes:

  • Sounds
  • Desktop Alerts
  • Show Previews
How to Turn Off Desktop Notification WhatsApp on Windows 10

You can even disable all chat alerts and sounds for a set period of time, such as 8 hours, a week, or a year. You can also reactivate notifications at any time. To reactivate notifications, go to Alerts and sounds. To restore, click the bell icon.

How to Turn Off Desktop Notification WhatsApp on Windows 10
How to Mute Individual or Group Chat

Step 1: To begin, launch WhatsApp web or desktop.
Step 2: Then, on the home page, select Menu (dropdown arrow) from individual or group chat.

How to Turn Off Desktop Notification WhatsApp on Windows 10

Step 3: Now, from the list of options, select Mute Notifications.

How to Turn Off Desktop Notification WhatsApp on Windows 10

Step 4: You will be presented with three options to which you can make changes:

  • 8 Hours
  • 1 Week
  • 1 Year

Step 5: Select Mute Notifications.

How to Turn Off Desktop Notification WhatsApp on Windows 10

You can unmute notifications at any time; to re-enable notifications, locate the muted chat, and click Menu (three dots). Now, select Unmute notifications from the list of options.

Remember that muting an individual or group chat on your phone will also mute it on WhatsApp Web and Desktop. Aside from that, all other notification settings are independent of your phone and computer and have no effect on each other. Good luck.