Tuesday, 7th July 2020

WhatsApp group that suddenly goes quiet means they've started a new one without you

IF a WhatsApp group suddenly goes quiet it could mean you are annoying and no one likes you, experts have warned.

WhatsApp is vital for sending too much information to everyone you know, but research suggests it is possible to be too irritating and needy even for trivia-obsessed online groups. 

Professor Henry Brubaker of the Institute for Studies said: “WhatsApp groups are essentially digital cliques you can be excluded from. But you must be pretty awful for that to happen. 

“Groups can restart without you for many reasons – perhaps you’ve bored everyone senseless with drivel about packed lunches on a parents’ group. Or maybe you are just really uncool, like at school.

“If the WhatsApp group that’s abandoned you is your real mates, not strangers, or worse still your family, you must be a pretty serious loser.” 

WhatsApp user Carolyn Ryan said: “The local mums’ group has gone suspiciously quiet. They can’t hate my hilarious daily observations about things like washing socks… can they?”