How to Unmute Chats, Status, Calls on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a popular messaging app used by millions of people worldwide. Whether it’s for staying in touch with friends and family or for work purposes, WhatsApp has become an essential part of our lives. However, there may be times when you accidentally mute someone and stop receiving messages from them. Luckily, unmuting contacts on WhatsApp is a simple process. Let’s explore how to unmute chats, status, calls, and notifications on WhatsApp for both Android and iPhone.

How to Unmute WhatsApp Chats or Groups

WhatsApp offers a native way to mute chats on both Android and iPhone. If you see a speaker icon with a bar next to a chat, it means that the chat is muted. Here’s how you can unmute personal and group chats on WhatsApp:

Unmute from WhatsApp Chats on Android

There are three ways to unmute a regular or group chat on Android:

Method 1

  1. Launch the WhatsApp app and long-press on the chat thread that you want to unmute.
  2. Tap on the loudspeaker icon at the top to unmute the chat.

Method 2

  1. Launch WhatsApp and open the chat or group that you want to unmute.
  2. Tap on the three-dot icon at the top and select “Unmute notifications.”

Method 3

  1. Open WhatsApp chat and tap on the contact or group name at the top of the chat thread.
  2. Turn off the toggle next to “Mute notifications.”

Unmute WhatsApp Chats on iPhone

You can unmute WhatsApp messages on iPhone in two ways:

Method 1

  1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.
  2. Long press on the chat thread and select “Unmute” from the menu.

Method 2

  1. Launch WhatsApp and open the chat or group that you want to unmute.
  2. Tap on the contact name at the top. Press the “Muted” option on the next screen and select “Unmute.”

How to Unmute Archived Chats

Previously, if you received a new message in an archived chat, it would be unarchived, and you would be notified. However, WhatsApp now has a setting that allows archived chats to stay muted even if you receive new notifications. Follow these steps to unmute archived chats:

  1. Open WhatsApp on your phone and go to its settings.
  2. Tap on “Chats” and turn off the toggle next to “Keep chats archived.”

If you are still not receiving notifications from unarchived chats, you may have manually muted the archived chat. To unmute unarchived chats, follow any of the methods mentioned in the “How to unmute chats” section.

How to Unmute WhatsApp Status

If you accidentally muted someone’s WhatsApp status, follow these steps to unmute their status update:

  1. Open WhatsApp and go to the “Status” tab.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and expand the “Muted updates” section.
  3. Long press on the contact that you want to unmute and tap on “Unmute” in the pop-up.

How to Unmute WhatsApp Calls

To unmute yourself on a WhatsApp voice or video call, tap on the microphone button with a bar at the bottom. Please note that you cannot unmute someone else on WhatsApp. They will have to unmute themselves.

How to Unmute Notifications from WhatsApp Settings

If you are not receiving notifications from any WhatsApp chat, you might have turned off WhatsApp notifications. Instead of manually unmuting each chat, you can simply turn on WhatsApp notifications from the settings:

  1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone or Android and go to its settings.
  2. Tap on “Notifications.”
  3. On iPhone, enable the toggle next to “Show notifications” for both message and group notifications. Also, select an alert tone other than None.
  4. On Android, make sure None or Silent is not selected under notification tone for both Messages and Groups.

How to Unmute WhatsApp Notifications from Phone Settings

In addition to the above settings, you can also unmute WhatsApp from your phone settings:

Turn on WhatsApp Notifications on Android

  1. Open Settings on your Android phone.
  2. Go to Apps > WhatsApp.
  3. Tap on Notifications and make sure the toggle next to “Allow notifications” is turned on.
  4. Check each notification category and ensure they are allowed to send notifications. Also, check the tone under Sound.

Turn on WhatsApp Notifications on iPhone

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Go to Notifications > WhatsApp.
  3. Enable the toggle next to “Allow Notifications.” Scroll down and enable the toggle for Sound.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What happens to messages when you mute someone on WhatsApp?

    • You will continue to receive messages from the muted contact, but you will not be notified about them. You have to open the chat manually to check those messages.
  2. What happens when you unmute someone on WhatsApp?

    • You will be notified about new messages when you unmute a chat on WhatsApp. Nothing will happen to old messages.
  3. How do you know if someone muted you on WhatsApp?

    • There is no direct way of knowing if someone has muted you on WhatsApp.

Customize WhatsApp Notifications

Now that you know how to unmute chats, status, calls, and notifications on WhatsApp, you can customize notifications for individual contacts. You can also learn how to receive WhatsApp notifications on the lock and home screen.

Remember, WhatsApp is constantly evolving, so make sure to keep your app updated to access the latest features and improvements.

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