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WhatsApp: What to do to prevent messages from being seen on your mobile phone?

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By parm maan

WhatsApp notifications can be hidden from the app or from the mobile phone settings. (illustrated image Infobae)

Notifications can be annoying for some users who prefer not to see the content on the screen when receiving a message and to have even more privacy in chats. This option is available on WhatsApp and can be activated on both iOS and Android mobile phones.

By enabling this feature, the mobile phone will continue to send the notification, but it will no longer show who sent the message and what content they sent. Instead, the number of received messages and unread chats appears. Hide information whether the screen is locked or on.

There are several ways to manage WhatsApp notifications on Android devices. The process can be done from the phone settings or directly from the app.

If you want to do it from the device configuration. We need to open the “Settings” option, then look for the box called “Applications” and once inside, go to “Notifications”.

Blocked chats have been on for several months. (WhatsApp)

Look for WhatsApp in this list. Once there, we will see different options for customizing notifications, with the ability to set sound, vibration and pop-up messages. But to deactivate the alerts, we have to select the “Do not show any notifications” option.

If you prefer notifications to appear only on the lock screen or prevent the content of messages from being displayed, These preferences can be adjusted from the device's lock screen settings.

On the other hand, to do the process directly from WhatsApp, we have to go to Settings and then Notifications. In this window, we will see that the configuration is divided into two: private chats and groups. In both cases, it is possible to disable the option: High priority notifications.

By turning it off, alerts will no longer appear at the top of the screen when we receive a message, but only the mobile will vibrate or play the configured tone.

By hiding notifications, the mobile phone will not beep, but it will not display any content. (Infobae)

The process of turning off WhatsApp notifications on iOS devices is also simple and can be done directly from the app's settings.

After opening the Messages app, You need to go to the Settings tab by tapping on the three dots icon at the top right corner of the screen.

After entering the settings, select the Notifications option. Here, several options will appear to customize WhatsApp notifications, including notification sound, vibration, and pop-up messages. But to turn off notifications completely, you need to tap the button next to the Allow Notifications option and turn them off.

If you prefer to set notifications so that they only appear on the lock screen or prevent the content of messages from being displayed, this can be done from your iPhone's notification settings.

WhatsApp notifications can be hidden from the app or from the mobile phone settings. (EFE)

From this panel, it is possible to configure alerts so that they never appear, even if the screen is turned off. Besides, You can also enable Do Not Disturb mode from your device's sound settings To temporarily silence WhatsApp notifications.

Many users think that it is necessary to have a person in the phone's contact directory to talk to them on WhatsApp, but this is not the case. It is possible to communicate with a user without saving their number, although this will limit us from being able to see their statuses.

There are two ways to do this. One is that the other person texts us and starts chatting and we never keep in touch. Another is to start a chat using a web link. These are the steps.

  • Go to an internet browser.
  • In the navigation bar, type wa.me/XXXXXX, where “XXXXXX” is the country prefix plus this person's phone number. For example, it would be wa.me/57XXXX in Colombia, wa.me/54XXXX in Argentina, wa.me/52XXX in Mexico and wa.me/34XXXX in Spain.
  • Click Go chat.

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