How to Customize WhatsApp Notification Sound and Ringtone (Android)

In this post, we’ll see:

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How to Disable Vibration on WhatsApp

By default, your device vibrates when you receive a WhatsApp message or call.

If you wish, you can disable vibration for a single chat and all chats.

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

Disable Vibration for Single Chat

Note: The following steps are the same for a single group, too.

Open WhatsApp.

Hit the chat of a contact for which you want to turn off vibration.

Tap name at the top.

You will see “Custom notifications.” It is between “Mute notifications” and “Media visibility.” Hit it.

Hit “Use custom notifications.”

In the “Message notifications” section, you will see “Vibrate.” Hit it. Select “Off.”

If you want to turn off the vibration for WhatsApp calls, hit “Vibrate” in the “Call notifications” section. Select “Off.”

Note: If you want to revert, hit “Use custom notifications.”

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Disable Vibration for All Contacts and Groups

​Open WhatsApp.

​Hit the three vertical dots > Settings > Notifications.

If you want to disable vibration for all contacts, then tap “Vibrate” in the “Messages” section.

In the pop-up, select “Off.”

If you want to turn off the vibration for all group chats, then tap the “Vibrate” in the “Groups” section. In the pop-up, select “Off.”

If you want to turn off the vibration for WhatsApp calls, then hit the “Vibrate” option in the “Calls” section. In the “Vibrate” pop-up, select “Off.”

Note: If you want to revert, follow the above steps. But instead of selecting “Off,” select “Default.”

By default, popup notification in WhatsApp is disabled.

If you wish, you can enable it for single and all chats. Let’s see how to do these tasks on an Android Phone.

Enable Popup Notification for Single Chat

Note: The following steps are the same for the group chat as well.

Open WhatsApp.

Hit the chat of a contact for which you want to turn on the popup notification.

Tap the name at the top.

Between “Mute notifications” and “Media visibility,” you will see “Custom notifications.” Hit it.

Hit “Use custom notifications.”

In the “Message notifications” section, you will see “Popup notification.” Tap on it.

In the pop-up, select the one you prefer (except “No popup”).

If you’re not aware of the pop-up options, please refer to the next section.

Note: If you want to revert, then turn off “Use custom notifications.”

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Turn on Popup Notification for All Contacts and Groups

Open WhatsApp.

Hit the three vertical dots at the top > Settings > Notifications.

If you want to enable popup notification for the chat of all contacts, then follow the steps below:

In the “Messages” section, you will see “Popup notification.” Tap on it.

You will see a pop-up with the following four options:

  • No popup – disable the popup notification.
  • Only when screen “on” – popup notification will appear only when the screen is on.
  • Only when screen “off” – popup notification will appear only if the screen is off.
  • Always show popup – popup notification will appear regardless of the status of your screen.

Pick the one (except “No popup”) you prefer.

If you want to enable popup notification for all group chats, then follow the steps below:

In the “Groups” section, you will see “Popup notification.” Hit it.

You’ll see a pop-up with the four options we’ve seen earlier. Pick the one you prefer (except the “No popup”).

Note: If you want to revert, follow the steps above and select “No popup.”

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How to Customize WhatsApp Notification Sound and Ringtone

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

However, if you wish, you can customize the WhatsApp notification sound and ringtone for a single contact, a single group, and all contacts and groups.

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

​Single Contact

​Open WhatsApp.

Tap the “New chat” icon. Find and tap the contact you want.

Tap contact name at the top.

Hit “Custom notifications.” Select “Use custom notifications.”

Tap “Notification tone” in the “Message notifications” section.

If you see a pop-up, choose “Media storage” on it.

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

Tap “Ringtone” in the “Call notifications” section.

If you see a pop-up, choose “Media storage” on it.

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

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

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Single Group

Launch the WhatsApp app.

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

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

Tap “Use custom notifications.”

Tap “Notification tone.”

If you see a pop-up, choose “Media storage” on it.

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

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

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All Contacts and Groups

​Tap the three vertical dots at the top of WhatsApp.

Hit Settings > Notifications.

Tap the “Notification tone” in the “Messages” section to set a notification tone for all contacts.

If you see a pop-up, choose “Media storage” on it.

Select the notification tone and then hit “OK.”

Tap “Notification tone” in the “Groups” section to set a notification tone for all groups.

If you see a pop-up, choose “Media storage” on it.

Select the notification tone you wish for and then hit “OK.”

Tap “Ringtone” in the “Calls” section to set a ringtone for all contacts.

If you see a pop-up, choose “Media storage” on it. Choose the ringtone and then tap “OK.”

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

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