How to manage your notifications

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Notification preferences can easily be managed in your WhatsApp settings.

Change WhatsApp notification settings
Open WhatsApp > tap More options
> Settings > Notifications.
You can change notifications for messages, groups, and calls by choosing:
  • Whether to turn conversation tones for incoming and outgoing messages on or off.
  • Notification tone or ringtone.
  • Vibration duration.
  • Whether to show popup notifications on Android 9 and older. This allows notifications to show in the middle of your screen.
  • Notification light color for supported phones.
  • Whether to use high priority notifications on Android 5 and newer. This shows previews of notifications at the top of your screen and can be used to disable peeking notifications.
Note: Turning off high priority notifications will result in WhatsApp notifications being being placed lower on your screen.
To reset your notifications settings, tap Settings > Notifications > tap More options
> Reset notification settings > RESET.
Customize notifications
You can customize notifications by choosing different options for tone, vibration, popup, and light:
  1. Open an individual or group chat.
  2. Tap the name of the individual or group chat.
  3. Tap Custom notifications > check Use custom notifications.
Note: Group calls use a default ringtone. This ringtone can’t be customized.
Mute notifications
  1. Open an individual or group chat.
  2. Tap the name of the individual or group chat.
  3. Tap Mute notification.
  4. Select the length of time you’d like to mute notifications and tap OK.
Alternatively, uncheck Show notifications to stop notifications from appearing.
Related resources:
How to mute or unmute notifications: iPhone | Web and Desktop | KaiOS
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