Learn how to mute conversations in Windows Phone 8.1, to stop notifications about unwanted promotional or spam messages.

We’re all very well familiar with DND (Do Not Disturb) registry to avoid unwanted calls and messages on our mobiles. In every country, the telecom authority has provided this facility, so that users can avoid themselves from getting into pranks or scams circulated in their region. Well, I always have DND activated on my mobile number, but still there are some messages which I couldn’t resist from reaching my cell. These messages are mostly the promotional messages which you get still if you have DND activated on your number.

In Windows Phone 8.1, we have a new feature to suppress the notifications raised by these unwanted promotional messages. This is the “mute conversation” feature, that means, if you mute a thread, you’ll be no longer notified when new messages arrives in that thread. Thus when you’re free, you can later check new messages from the muted thread. If you’re beginner with Windows Phone 8.1, here is how to mute a thread:

How To Mute Conversations In Windows Phone 8.1

1. Go to Start Screen, open the Messaging app.

2. Moving on, open the conversation you wish to mute, and tap Windows Phone 8 Dotand then tap mute thread option.

3. Finally, tap the mute option at following prompt:

4. Thus in this way you can mute your desired threads and hence can stop the notifications from them:

Hope you find the tip useful. Go here to learn how to block SMS & view them in Windows Phone 8.1.


  • Hello Mr Kapil I am from Delhi.Though it is a simple issue but I am little confused about how to use my Nokia lumia 535 handset while I am on international roaming. How to configure my handset when I reach abroad after paying for an international roaming pack from my service provider( Airtel) ? What all do I need to do to be able to use my roaming pack which includes data, free calls, SMS etc? Will be grateful if you kindly enlighten me.
    Regards and thanks

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Since this is the issue related to your service provider plan, you must contact them in regards of this.

  • No actually I wanted to know Do I need to configure my handset ? Do I need to go to network setting and select some particular mode?

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