How to Turn “Use high priority notifications” On or Off in WhatsApp

WhatsApp turn on or off use high priority notifications

This summary addresses the ability to modify the ‘Use High Priority Notifications’ setting in the mobile version of the WhatsApp application. This feature, when enabled, delivers important message notifications even when the phone is in silent mode. The article guides users through the process of turning this feature on or off, a step considered helpful in managing distractions versus addressing critical communication needs.

This article explains how to turn “Use high priority notifications” on or off in WhatsApp on mobile devices.

WhatsApp is a popular cross-platform messaging app that allows users to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, share files, and more.

One can configure many settings with the WhatsApp app in Windows, including starting the WhatsApp app at loginturning read receipts on or offturning notifications on or offturning automatic downloads on or offclearing and deleting chats, and more.

On mobile devices, you can turn the fingerprint lock feature on or offturn disappearing messages on or offturn last seen and online status on or offsilence unknown callersadd or remove people from blocked contactschange who can add you to groupsturn conversation tones on or offturn Send is enter on or off, turn ringtone on or off, and more, which are unavailable on the desktop.

When you use the mobile version, you can also turn “Use high priority notifications” on or off.

Use high priority notifications” is a feature available in WhatsApp on mobile devices that allows you to receive notifications for important messages even when your phone is in silent mode. Turning this feature on can be useful if you don’t want to miss important messages from certain contacts or groups.

However, it may also result in frequent notifications, which can be distracting. Therefore, you may want to turn this feature off if you find it too intrusive.

Turn “Use high priority notifications” on or off in WhatsApp

As mentioned above, users can turn “Use high priority notifications” on or off in WhatsApp to never miss important messages or avoid distractions.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open and launch the WhatsApp app on your mobile device.

Turn Last seen and online status on or off in WhatsApp

When the app opens, click the Settings and More button (vertical dots) at the top right corner.

Then click Settings on the context menu.

WhatsApp settings and more button

On the Settings screen, select Notifications to expand it.

WhatsApp notifications tile

Next, select the “Use high priority notifications” tiles for both Messages and Groups on the Notifications settings page.

Then, toggle the switch button for each to the On position to show previews of notifications at the top of the screen.

To disable it, toggle the switch button for each to the Off position.

WhatsApp turn use high priority notifications on or off

That should do it!


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