WhatsApp is an ad-free mobile messaging app that allows users to exchange data and text messages through their Internet data plan or through Wi-Fi. It is very popular as it not chargeable. WhatsApp and Whatsapp Web are easily used by a wide variety of Android, Blackberry, Nokia Symbian and Window phones. Now let’s learn how to customize WhatsApp settings.

1. How to Change WhatsApp Phone Number

The Change Number feature on Whatsapp permits changing the phone number associated with your Whatsapp account on your same phone. You must use this feature before before new number verification.

whatsapp number

Use of this feature enables:

  • Migration of account payment status, groups, and profile to the new number.
  • Preservation and continuation of chat history using the new phone number till the same phone is being used.
  • Deletion of the associated account with the earlier number, so contacts will no longer see the old number in their Whatsapp contacts lists.
  • Step 1. Go to "Settings > Account > Change Number".
  • Step 2. Put in your current Whatsapp phone number in the 1st box.
  • Step 3. Put in your new phone number in the 2nd box. Tap "Done" to continue.
  • Step 4. Follow the verification steps for your new number and receive your code via SMS or phone call.

2. How to Set up WhatsApp Notification

Notification is an automatic display on your device initiated when a new message is received. View the steps below to learn how for both iPhone and Android. Ensure that the notification settings are switched on in both Whatsapp and your phone settings:

whatsapp notification
  • Step 1. Select "WhatsApp > Settings > Notifications" and confirm that "Show Notifications" are enabled for Messages and Groups.
  • Step 2. Go to phone "Settings > Notifications > WhatsApp". Set your preferences for Alert style (Banners, Pop-up alert, or none), Badges, and Sounds. If you want notifications to appear when your phone's display is off, enable "Show on Lock Screen".
  • Step 3. The alert sound volume is controlled by your phone's ringer volume, which can be set in phone "Settings > Sounds". Here, you can also set your vibrate preferences.
  • Step 4. Please verify that your notification settings are turned on in both your WhatsApp and phone settings.

3. How to Turn off WhatsApp Last Seen

Whatsapp is an easy and convenient messaging program. However, its default privacy settings could appear a bit interfering. By default, anybody can view a timestamp of the previous time you were online. First decide what you want to set the option to, and then use the following steps to change the setting, depending upon your platform.

whatsapp last seen

For Android:

  • Step 1. Start "WhatsApp" and select "Menu > Setting" in it.
  • Step 2. Locate "Privacy" option. Under the Privacy, users can view the "Last Seen" option under "Who Can See My Personal Info". Just tap on it and select whom do you desire to show the information
    Everyone (info will be visible to all)
    My contacts (Will not be visible to people other than Whatsapp contacts)
    Nobody (No one can see the info and neither can you see their Last Seen info)

For iPhone:

  • Step 1. Start WhatsApp and then tap on "Settings" in it.
  • Step 2. Under Settings locate "Account" option. Then select "Privacy" in it.
  • Step 3. Now finally select Last seen to modify it from Everyone (info will be visible to all) to My contacts (Will not be visible to people other than Whatsapp contacts) or Nobody (No one can see the info and neither can you see their Last Seen info).

4. How to Change WhatsApp Ringtone

An option is available to set varying message alert sounds for various groups by following enlisted steps:

whatsapp ringtone

For Android:

  • Step 1. To change the ringtone for android go to "Settings" and then "Notifications". Choose your notification tone from your media.
  • Step 2. You can also choose custom tone for individual people by accessing the details in their own chat.

For iPhone:

  • Step 1. Start WhatsApp and tap on the group conversation of group for which you want to change the ringtone.
  • Step 2. In conversation screen, tap on the Group Name on top of the screen. This will open up Group Information.
  • Step 3. In the Group Info you will find Custom Notifications. Tap on it. Toggle Notifications to on so that you can state a new message alert sound for that group.
  • Step 4. Tap on New Message and choose the new ringtone you want for that group and Tap on Save at top right corner of the screen.

Similarly, to set custom ringtone for individual contacts select the contact or individual chat instead of group for which you want to set different ringtone. The rest of the procedure is the same.

5. How to Change WhatsApp Background

whatsapp background
  • Step 1. Start WhatsApp on your smartphone. Select "Settings" in the navigation bar; then select "Chat Settings."
  • Step 2. Select "Chat Wallpaper". Select between searching through the default Whatsapp Wallpaper Library or your Camera Roll for a new wallpaper.
  • Step 3. Go back to the default. To reset your wallpaper back to the default, tap the "Reset Wallpaper" button under "Chat Wallpaper".

6. How to Make Yourself Invisible on WhatsApp

whatsapp invisible

Upon joining Whatsapp, your earlier contacts won't get notification. However, if a particular contact refreshes the Contact List, he/she will be informed about your WhatsApp membership. You can make yourself invisible with help of two techniques.

Solution 1: Just Block the Contact. (Neither contact will be able to contact you nor will you be able to text to contact)

Solution 2: Delete the Contact from your Contact List and further
> Open "WhatsApp > Settings > Account > Privacy" > All the things Like Profile Pic/Status/Last Seen to > My contacts/Nobody

7. How to Change WhatsApp Theme

whatsapp theme

To change the wallpaper of the Whatsapp chat screen, follow the below procedure:

  • Step 1. Open WhatsApp Messenger and tap on the "Menu" key.
  • Step 2. Go to "Settings > Chat Settings" Tap on "Wallpaper".
  • Step 3. Tap on "Android System > Gallery".

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