WhatsApp for Windows Phone is unplesant for many reasons.!

Here is another reason for this. I tried changing the system's default tone to a custom tone. It does work for other notifications. But for WhatsApp whenever I get a notification, the default tone is heard.

Is there a way to change this?

  • Changing the notification tone and making the notification silent, are two different aspects, i guess. :) Apr 19, 2014 at 20:42
  • I get to manage WhatsApp in there. I can even silent it and I can even change its default tone to something I want. :) Apr 19, 2014 at 20:57
  • The worst things is I cant see any third party application under 'notification+action'. So I cant see WhatsApp as well. I resolution to it?
    – user16851
    Sep 24, 2015 at 12:30

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settings > ringtones+sounds > manage app sounds at the bottom. I think you should see appropriate app sound to change. Note this only works in Windows Phone 8.1,


There is another path to the same set of configs:

With the Windows Phone O.S. 8.1 follow this steps:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. notifications+actions
  3. Find the app you want to change the way notifications work
  4. Just change the "Notification sound" to the appropriate sound you want.
  • Your answer brings the same thing as the already accepted one. Apr 20, 2014 at 12:21
  • Thanks @Potek. I didn't know we could arrive in the same settings. I admit I overlooked the answer and thought it was about remove the notifications entirely (not just the one OP wanted). Apr 20, 2014 at 13:26
  • I edited the question to make it clear that this is a way to do the same thing. Thanks for the heads up. Apr 20, 2014 at 13:27

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