How to Customize WhatsApp Notification Sound and Ringtone

By default, notification sound and ringtone of your Android device are set as the WhatsApp notification sound and ringtone for all contacts and groups.

However, if you wish, you can customize WhatsApp notification sound and ringtone for an individual contact, individual group, and all contacts and groups.

Let’s see how to do these tasks on an Android phone.

​Individual Contact

​Open WhatsApp. Tap “New chat” icon.

Find and tap the contact you want.

Tap contact name at the top.

Now, tap “Custom notifications” which you can find between “Mute notifications” and “Media visibility.” Select “Use custom notifications.”

Tap “Notification tone” under “Message notifications.”

Select the notification tone you prefer and then tap “OK.”

Changed notification tone of a contact

Tap “Ringtone” under “Call notifications.”

Choose the ringtone you prefer and then tap “OK.”

Changed ringtone of a contact

That’s it. All done.

If you prefer, you can disable custom notification sound and ringtone by unchecking “Use custom notifications.”

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Individual Group

Launch WhatsApp app. Open the group you want. Tap on its name at the top.

You can see “Custom notifications.” Tap on it.

Tap “Use custom notifications.”

Tap “Notification tone.” Select the notification tone you prefer and then tap “OK.”

Changed notification tone of a group

That’s all. All done.

To disable custom notification sound of the group, uncheck “Use custom notifications.”

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All Contacts and Groups

​Tap Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) at the top of WhatsApp. Hit “Settings.”

Tap “Notifications.”

Now, tap “Notification tone” under “Messages” to set a notification tone for all contacts. Select the notification tone and then hit “OK.”

Tap “Notification tone” under “Groups” to set a notification tone for all groups. Select the notification tone you wish and then hit “OK.”

Changed notification tone

Tap “Ringtone” under “Calls” to set a ringtone for all contacts. Choose the ringtone and then tap “OK.”

Changed ringtone

That’s it. All done.

To revert, follow the above steps and select the “Default notification sound” for contact and group notification sound (For ringtone – select “Default ringtone”).

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Also see:

​How to Pin WhatsApp Chat

How to Hide WhatsApp Chat

​How to Change WhatsApp Chat Wallpaper


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