Block a Group on WhatsApp on iPhone or iPad

This article teaches you how to stop receiving notifications and messages from a WhatsApp group on your iPhone or iPad.

Steps

Deleting a Group

  1. Open WhatsApp. Its icon is green, with a white chat bubble with a phone receiver inside. It’s typically located on the home screen.
    • Use this method if you want to permanently leave the group chat. To remain a group member while muting notifications, see Muting a Group.
  2. Slide the group name to the left. Two new icons will appear to the right of the group’s name.
  3. Tap More. It’s the first of the two icons. A pop-up menu will appear.
  4. Tap Exit Group. This will remove you from the group.
  5. Slide the group name to the left again.
  6. Tap Delete. It’s the red icon to the right of the group’s name.
  7. Tap Delete to confirm. You will no longer see the group in WhatsApp.

Muting a Group

  1. Open WhatsApp. Its icon is green, with a white chat bubble with a phone receiver inside. It’s typically located on the home screen.
    • Use this method if you want to remain a member of a group chat without receiving notifications of new activity. To leave and delete a group, see Deleting a Group.
  2. Slide the group name to the left. Two new icons will appear to the right of the group’s name.
  3. Tap More. It’s the first of the two icons. A pop-up menu will appear.
  4. Tap Mute.
  5. Select a duration. The option you select is the amount of time you will not receive notifications from this group. The options are 8 hours, 1 week, or 1 year.
  6. Remove the check mark from “Show notifications.”
  7. Tap OK. You will not receive notifications of new messages sent to this group chat until the duration ends.
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