I'm in a whatsapp group which requires some sort of quick reaction. I'd like to set a special (custom or at least non-standard) notification tone or sound specifically for that group (and only it).

Some clarifications:

  • I know how to disable and mute a group, that's a different case
  • I know how to set a notification for whatsapp, but it wouldn't me differentiate among many groups I'm subscribed to
  • I know how to set specific sounds/tones for specific contacts in whatsapp, but this is a group, not a person

If anyone is aware of a [hidden] setting or a hack, I'll be glad to hear. Thanks.

  • not sure if this is possible! The closest that you can go is SET a specific ringtone for a Group(if you have more that 1 then not possible to differentiate between them ) and different ring tone for other WhatsApp contact. Read more here: whatsapp.com/faq/en/android/23776567 Dec 14, 2015 at 8:59

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The best way to do this is to do the following:

  1. Open WhatsApp
  2. Long press on the chat that you need to set the custom notification for
  3. Press Group info
  4. Press Custom Notifications
  5. Tick the checkbox at the top right
  6. Change the notification tone, vibration pattern, LED light colour as required.

For what it's worth, I am using WhatsApp version 2.12.367, on an Android 6.0 device, but I doubt that it is dependent on Android version.

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