Initially released in 2009, WhatsApp has become the most widely used instant-messaging service having almost 800 million active users. The reason for becoming so popular in such short time span is its user-friendly interface and cool features that are hard to find in any other messaging app.

There are many other apps developed similar to that of WhatsApp to beat its popularity among the users. However, none of those apps got succeed in beating this app. It is because there is no other lightweight app that offers such brilliant features on almost every operating system be it Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Nokia, and Windows.

Moreover, developers have launched web version of WhatsApp which a user can use to send and receive messages and other media files on his computer. To enable the web version, user has to scan the QR code given on the WhatsApp website through his mobile using the same app. Once the mobile will read the QR code, it will integrate the mobile service to the desktop.


Custom Notifications WhatsApp

Previously, the app was free to download and use life-long. However, after being purchased by Facebook Inc. for 16 billion USD, there is now a pricing plan according to which iOS users have to pay one-time fee of $0.99 and the same amount has to be paid by Android users every year –after using the first trial year for free.

It uses internet for sending and receiving text messages, images, audio and video files. However, it was missing the live calling feature till last year which is introduced by the in the first quarter of 2015. Due to the addition of this feature, it has taken control on many apps.

While live calling feature has made it easier for users to make calls easily, the same ringtone for all users has made it hard to identify who is calling. To make the caller identification easier, you can easily setup specific ringtones for particular contacts. Moreover, while customizing notifications, you can select to turn off notifications for some contacts as well.

In order to set custom notifications on your WhatsApp messenger, you will need to carry out the given steps carefully.

Step # 1:

First of all, you will need to open WhatsApp on your smartphone. By default, it will take you to the ‘Chat’ section where you can see your recent conversation.

Step # 2:

In order to set custom notifications for specific WhatsApp contact, you will need to select a contact for which you want to set the specific ringtone.

Step # 3:

Go to ‘Media’ and tap on ‘Notifications’ feature of your WhatsApp messenger.

Step # 4:

Under this option, you will find option to set specific tone for that contact. Besides setting up a specific tone for a particular contact, you can also choose pop-up notification, vibration and light. Moreover, there are many other options such as muting chat for 8 hours, 1 week or 1 year.

Step # 5:

For different contacts, you will need to repeat the given above steps over and over.


There is no doubt that WhatsApp has become the most amazing instant-messaging app that has been alternatively used for sending and receiving media rich files including images, videos and audio files. Due to large number of users and other apps, it has become important to set custom notifications on your WhatsApp.

Setting custom notifications for your WhatsApp contact makes it easier to identify the user and reduces the chance of getting confused between notification of other apps and WhatsApp. So, if you do not want to get confused, you can simply carry out the given above steps and enjoy chatting with your friends.