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WhatsApp Adds Notification Channel on Android Oreo 8.0

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips

Recently updated WhatsApp app added a new notification channel feature in android 8.1 and 8.0 Oreo. Here’s a complete guide to using the WhatsApp notification channel on Android 8 Oreo devices. Now it’s easy to disable WhatsApp notification from the home screen or change group notification importance level for messages in your android device. This feature 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 8.

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

WhatsApp Group notification category in Oreo

In the 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.


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 the option, you want to see the notification category in your devices.

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

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