This short guide will teach you how to mute an individual or group chat in WhatsApp Messenger. In doing so, you'll temporarily disable message notifications for the selected conversation.
Silence WhatsApp Message Notifications
Open WhatsApp, go to the Chats tab and browse for the conversation you'd like to mute. Hold your finger down on the selected conversation until a small menu appears. Next, tap on View Contact to open the profile page of the selected contact or group. Here, you will find various options to edit the notification settings for the selected contact. Go to Notifications and toggle the Mute switch On:
You can choose to mute the conversation for a period of 8 hours, 1 Week, or 1 Year:
Furthermore, if you would like to hide the notification count for the selected conversation, you simply have to clear the Show notifications checkbox.
Once everything is set up correctly, tap on OK to save your settings.