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WhatsApp notification channel on android Oreo: How to use

Recently updated WhatsApp app added new notification channel feature in android 8.1 and 8.0 Oreo. Here’s complete guide to use WhatsApp notification channel on android Oreo devices such as Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, nexus 6P/5X and more. Now it’s easy to disable WhatsApp notification from home screen or change group notification importance level for messages in your android device.

In this WhatsApp notification channel on Oreo includes Group notifications, message notifications, chat history backup, critical app alerts, failure notifications, silent notification and more category. Using this you’ll silent group notification on WhatsApp and set WhatsApp notification sound & importance level in android Oreo. Follow below given step by step guide to use WhatsApp notification channel on android Oreo 8.0 & 8.1 devices.

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How to use WhatsApp notification channel on android Oreo 8.1 & 8.0

WhatsApp Beta gets notification channel support on android Oreo 8.1 and 8.0 devices. You can see WhatsApp notification category in your android Oreo using below given settings.

Step 1: Open app drawer & tap on settings


Step 2: Tap on Apps & notifications

WhatsApp under Recently opened apps in Oreo

Step 3: Tap on WhatsApp under Recently opened apps

If you can’t see WhatsApp app in recently opened apps, tap on See All apps (Show above screenshot). And find WhatsApp app and open in your device.

WhatsApp app notification settings in android 8.1Oreo

Step 4: Tap on App notifications

Here you’ll see chats and other sections.

WhatsApp notification channel on android Oreo

By default enable all WhatsApp notification categories in your android Oreo devices.

WhatsApp Chats notification settings:

In WhatsApp chat section, you can disable WhatsApp Group notifications and pop up on screen. Also change WhatsApp message notifications settings. To see WhatsApp group notifications category, tap on it.

WhatsApp Group notification category in Oreo

In WhatsApp Group notification category, you can set importance level, notification sound and vibrate settings. Also advanced settings for show/hide lock screen notification content on WhatsApp, Notification dots and override Do not Disturb. It’s easy to use WhatsApp notification channel on android Oreo.

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WhatsApp Beta gets notification channel support on android Oreo

This section includes WhatsApp chat history backup, critical app alert, WhatsApp media playback, silent notification WhatsApp and more. Just tap on option, you want to see notification category in your devices.

And that’s it. Did you find above tutorial helpful to use WhatsApp notification channel on android Oreo? If you have any query, tell us in below comment box. Stay connected with us for latest android Oreo updates.

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