5 tips to survive WhatsApp groups

Getting out of the WhatsApp group would be the best strategy to survive notifications, but it's not always possible to do so. Here are the alternatives

They are useful, they are beautiful, they are easy to use, but they are annoying. We're talking about WhatsApp groups, one of the most used and hated features of the instant messaging app. Very often we find ourselves inside groups composed of a multitude of people, without anyone having asked us.

But the most annoying thing about WhatsApp groups are the notifications: hundreds of vibrations every hour to warn that someone has sent yet another "good morning" of the day. What to do to survive WhatsApp groups we don't want to be part of? Going out, unfortunately, is not always the most recommended choice. Often and often are group chats in which there are their work colleagues, cousins and relatives all. The exit from the group would create problems difficult to solve with a simple "excuse". What to do then? Live continuously with your smartphone vibrating? Of course not. Here are some simple tricks to survive WhatsApp groups.

Silence the group

This is the simplest and most immediate trick to survive the thousands of notifications that arrive in an hour from the dozen WhatsApp groups to which we are subscribed: silence it. In this way, we will not appear unsympathetic in the eyes of our friends or co-workers and we will continue to pretend to be part of the discussion. Silencing a WhatsApp group is very simple: just enter the chat, press the icon with three vertical dots in the upper right corner and tap on the option Silence notifications. From time to time we can also enter the group, send some friendly message and seem to be interested in the discussion.

Supply the second number

This trick only works if you have two different phone cards. When some person we hardly know asks for our phone number, we send him the one we use the least. That way, if he puts us in some large WhatsApp group, the notifications won't end up ruining our day.

The WhatsApp groups dedicated to the family: how to survive

In addition to work chats and those of friends, there are also family groups. The nightmare of every kid. You find yourself inside groups formed by your parents, brothers, sisters, uncles, cousins and smart grandparents. In this type of WhatsApp groups it is virtually impossible to leave and you can not even mute them, otherwise your relatives would notice. What to do to survive? Adopt a smart strategy: join the group twice a day, early in the morning and early in the afternoon. This way we will always look active and be updated on the latest family news.

Don't post content that is not in line with the WhatsApp group

To make sure you don't make a fool of yourself, it is advisable not to post daring content within WhatsApp groups. It's easy to make a mistake in the group and send a picture a little bit pushy in the group of kindergarten moms. In that case a real revolt would be triggered and the exit from the group would be the only possible option.

Exit WhatsApp group

From the beginning we repeat that you should not leave WhatsApp groups (it is rude), but in some cases the limit of tolerance is exceeded by the umpteenth image with the words "Good morning, coffee?". But how to do not leave a WhatsApp group without others noticing? There are two different strategies that can work: the first abandon the group during the morning, when people are busy at work and do not have time to look at the smartphone. The second strategy involves leaving the WhatsApp group while the members are having a heated discussion. In this way, no one will notice our exit. Probability of success: 10%.