Tech Tips: Learn how to avoid someone's messages on WhatsApp without blocking them!


WhatsApp allows users to archive chats. Earlier the messaging platform was used to alert on messages or calls from any archived chat. but not anymore. After the latest update, WhatsApp now hides all notifications from archived chats.


So, how do you archive a contact on WhatsApp?

Step 1: Update the WhatsApp app from App Store or Play Store.

Step 2: Open the app and search for the contact you want to archive.

Step 3: Long press on the contact.

Step 4: Click on the archive.

Step 5: Now, the contact will only be seen in the archive section until you click on it. Don't unarchieve.

You can view notifications from archived chats at any time by going to the archive section. If you feel that the archive is not something that works for you, WhatsApp also lets you block contacts. So let's know how to block a contact.


Step 1: Open the WhatsApp app.

Step 2: Select the contact you want to block.

Step 3: Open WhatsApp chat.

Step 4: Click on the name of the person at the top.

Step 5: Scroll down and select the "Block" option.

There is another way by which WhatsApp friends can be avoided without blocking. Just mute the person. And let's know how you have to do this.

Step 1: Open the WhatsApp app

Step 2: After opening the app, long press on the contact

Step 3: Click on the mute option

Step 4: Under mute, WhatsApp users can choose to mute the chat for 8 hours, 1 week, or forever allows.

Step 5: To mute someone forever, click on the Always option. You can change the setting at any time.