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So you can silence the WhatsApp statuses of a contact to remove them from recent

Last updated on 06/30/2019 at 16:02

WhatsApp has started the summer of 2019 rising as the most downloaded app on the planet, closely followed by others such as Messenger and TikTok.

We could say that Much of this success is due to the numerous functions that the platform is progressively adding and that allow users to have more and more options in the app.

One of the most prominent features is WhatsApp Statuses, which arrived in early 2017 to stay.

With this tool you can upload your own images, which will be deleted after 24 hours, or see the content that your contacts have published.

If this not last thing you do not particularly fancy, also you can mute other people’s statuses so you don’t have to see them in recent.

How to mute the WhatsApp statuses of a contact

WhatsApp works constantly in the States to find improvements that improve its operation, such as the arrival of an algorithm that orders them according to their relevance and not their chronology.

But nevertheless, there is a function that remains instantaneous: mute states.

As we have talked about previously, There are contacts that do not interest you, so you prefer not to see their publications at the top from the recent section.

On these occasions, the best option is to silence them and thus make them relegated to “Silenced” at the bottom of the screen.

To carry out this procedure, you just have to press and hold the state you want to silence for a few seconds.

By doing so, WhatsApp will ask you directly if you want to mute that person’s statuses. Click on the option “Mute” and the process will be over.

As you can see in the last screenshot, from that moment on the contact statuses will appear in the “Silenced” section, below all recent statuses.

If that person updates content again, you won’t see the dot notification that usually appears on the Statuses tab.

In the event that you have made a mistake when silencing the statuses of a contact or you are already tired of its null appearance in recent, you have the possibility to deactivate the silence.

For it, remains pressed in the contact muted state and selects “Deactivate silence”.

In this way, each update will reappear at the top of the status list and you will receive the notification again.

That’s it, you don’t have to do anything else to make the statuses of other contacts disappear from recent. It is not the only prominent feature of WhatsApp Status, that keep more secrets behind a series of tricks that you can already discover to fully enjoy this section of the platform.