Different notifications for different types of chats.

WhatsApp lets you manage your notification settings according by message-type. For instance, you can set up a Lady Gaga ringtone for WhatsApp calls while your chat notification is set to Chopsticks.

How to set notification tones in WhatsApp for Android

  1. Launch WhatsApp from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's a green speech bubble with a white outline and a white telephone receiver inside.
  2. Tap on the more options button. It's the three vertical dots in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.
  3. Tap on Settings. It is the last choice in the pop-up menu.

    Launch whatsapp , then tap more options button, then tap settings

  4. Tap on Notifications. It's the second option from the bottom of the list on the settings screen.

  5. Make sure the Conversation tones option is checked. It's the first choice on the Notifications screen.

    Tap notifications, make sure conversation tones is checked

  6. Tap Notification tone. A list of available tones will open.

  7. Tap the tone of your choice:
  8. Tap OK

    Tap notification tone, tap tone of choice, then tap ok

How to change the vibration settings in WhatsApp for Android

  1. Launch WhatsApp from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's a green speech bubble with a white outline and a white telephone receiver inside.
  2. Tap on the more options button. It's the three vertical dots in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.
  3. Tap on Settings. It is the last choice in the pop-up menu.

    Launch whatsapp , then tap more options button, then tap settings

  4. Tap on Notifications. It's the second option from the bottom of the list on the settings screen.

  5. Make sure the Conversation tones option is checked. It's the first choice on the Notifications screen.

    Tap notifications, make sure conversation tones is checked

  6. Tap Vibrate.

  7. Tap the option of your choice:

    • Off: This setting turns the vibrate function off.
    • Default: The default setting for the app.
    • Short: This setting makes the phone vibrate for a short time.
    • Long: This setting makes the phone vibrate for a longer time.


    WhatsApp will automatically save your selection.

    Tap vibrate then tap option of choice

  8. Tap on the back button to exit the menu.

How to set pop-up notifications in WhatsApp for Android

  1. Launch WhatsApp from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's a green speech bubble with a white outline and a white telephone receiver inside.
  2. Tap on the more options button. It's the three vertical dots in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.
  3. Tap on Settings. It is the last choice in the pop-up menu.

    Launch whatsapp , then tap more options button, then tap settings

  4. Tap on Notifications. It's the second option from the bottom of the list on the settings screen.

  5. Make sure the Conversation tones option is checked. It's the first choice on the Notifications screen.

    Tap notifications, make sure conversation tones is checked

  6. Tap Popup notification.

  7. Tap the option of your choice:

    • No popup: You will never see popup notifications.
    • Only when screen is "on": You will see popup notifications when your phone's screen is on.
    • Only when screen is "off": You will see popup notifications only when your phone's screen is off.
    • Always show popup: You will see popup notifications all the time.


    WhatApp will automatically save your selection.

    Tap popup notification then tap option of choice

  8. Tap on the back button to exit the menu.

How to change the color of the LED light for notifications in WhatsApp for Android

  1. Launch WhatsApp from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's a green speech bubble with a white outline and a white telephone receiver inside.
  2. Tap on the more options button. It's the three vertical dots in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.
  3. Tap on Settings. It is the last choice in the pop-up menu.

    Launch whatsapp , then tap more options button, then tap settings

  4. Tap on Notifications. It's the second option from the bottom of the list on the settings screen.

  5. Make sure the Conversation tones option is checked. It's the first choice on the Notifications screen.

    Tap notifications, make sure conversation tones is checked

  6. Tap Light.

  7. Tap the color of your choice. WhatApp will automatically save your selection.

    Tap light, then tap option of choice

  8. Tap on the back button to exit the menu.