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How to Create a Custom Notification for A Whatsapp Chat

Published:Friday | April 14, 2017 | 2:40 PM

Tech Times

Coordinated by Kareem LaTouche

Danielle Mullings

Gleaner Writer

How to:

How to Create a Custom Notification for A Whatsapp Chat

Why you Need To Know how to do it:

* Scenario 1: You are the group leader for a project and receive many individual messages from each person in the group. However, you want to know who is messaging you by just hearing a specific sound.

Solution: Enable custom notifications and change the notification tone for the desired chat.

* Scenario 2: You are waiting for an important message from a family member but you feel you may miss the message. You therefore wish to have a different notification for this chat without changing the notifications for your other chats.

Solution 1: Enable custom notifications and change the Popup Notification setting for the chat.

Solution 2: Enable custom notifications and change the Light setting. This allows for the LED to flash the colour of your choosing when you receive messages from the chat.

NB: Solution 2 is not applicable if your phone does not have the LED notifications capability.

Difficulty Level: Low

How To:


1. Go into the chat you wish to change the notifications for.

2. Click the bar at the top of the screen with the chat name.

3. Select Custom Notifications which is located under Mute.

4. Check the box beside Use custom notifications and the options below it will become accessible.

5. The options now available to be modified are Notification Tone, Vibrate, Popup Notification and Light. Select the one you wish to change.

i. If you wish to change the Notification Tone, select the tone you want in the pop menu then select OK.

ii. If you wish to change Vibrate, select whether you want it to be Off, Default, Short or Long in the popup menu.

iii. If you wish to change Popup notification, select whether you want it to popup only when the screen is on or only when the screen is off or to always show popup.

iv. If you wish to change the colour of the notification Light, select the colour you desire it to be in the popup menu.

General Challenges

* Sometimes users accidentally press Cancel in step 5. Changes are immediate so there is no OK button to press after updating the custom notifications, simply navigate back to the chats screen.

* Depending on the version of Android on your phone, all these options may not be available


A - Step 1 & 2

B - Step 3

C - Step 4

D - Step 5i

E - Step 5ii

F - Step 5iii

G - Step 5iv

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Drew Hendricks


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