How to customize notifications on WhatsApp

WhatsApp offers the ability to customize notifications for every contact on the instant messaging app. Here's how to do it

If you're a WhatsApp user, you're most likely aware of the dozens and dozens of hidden features that allow you to get the most out of the instant messaging app. Sure you know how to write in bold or italics and you know very well how to make a video call. But most likely you are not able to customize WhatsApp notifications depending on the contact.

Changing the ringtone to some contacts on WhatsApp can be a real help. Think about the messages you get from serial nuisances: changing the sound of the notification will immediately recognize who sent it to you and you won't have to unlock your smartphone to read it. The same applies in case you want to customize the notification of messages that your mother or partner sends you. To change the notifications on WhatsApp you don't need to install additional applications, but you will only need to change some settings of the application

How to customize notifications on WhatsApp

To customize notifications on WhatsApp, the first thing to do is launch the application and open the conversation to which we would like to change the sound of the ringtone or the light of the notification led. Once in the chat, you'll have to press on the icon with three vertical dots at the top right and select the "Show contact" item. At this point you'll open the contact's tab and tap on Custom Notifications. In the new window you'll have to check the item Use customized notifications so you can unlock all the features offered by WhatsApp. You'll have the possibility to change the light of the notification LED, the call ringtone and the message ringtone. In this way you'll be able to recognize who sent you the message or who is calling you directly from the sound of the notification.

How to create a shortcut on the screen

Most likely there are few people who are aware of the possibility of adding a conversation directly on the smartphone screen. Without having to launch the application, all you have to do is press on the icon to be able to converse with your partner or group of friends. To create a shortcut on the screen of a WhatsApp conversation, you'll have to enter the application, open the chat and press on the icon formed by three vertical dots present at the top right. From the popup menu you'll have to select More and then Add Shortcut. On your smartphone's home screen you'll see an icon with your profile photo or the image of your WhatsApp group and you can interact by pressing directly on the icon.