Changing notification sounds takes a few steps, and in this guide, we will cover how to change the notification sound in Google Messages on stock Android and Samsung devices.
Change the notification sound of a chat
If you want to change the notification sound of just one contact or group, follow the steps.
Open Google Messages and tap on the conversation you want to modify. Tap on the three dots on the top right. Next, tap on the Details option.
This will bring up the details menu, including the notifications.
Tap on Notifications.
Please note that this screen is slightly different for RCS chats, but you will find the notification option in both.
You will find the notification options here. Tap the Advanced option at the bottom. To change the tone, click on Sound.
Choose one of the tones and adjust the volume on the top. You can also choose Silent to mute this conversation.
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Change the global notification sound
If you like to change the sound for all the conversations, follow the steps below.
Global notifications on Android
Open Google Messages and tap on your profile icon or three dots on the top.
Tap on Message settings or Settings.
Tap on Notifications. Then tap on Incoming messages.
Click the Advanced button. Scroll down and tap on Sound. Choose one of the options or scroll down to add your message tone. Click OK to save changes.
Global notifications on Samsung
Changing settings on Samsung involves a couple of additional steps.
Open Google Messages and click on your profile or three dots on the top.
Click Message settings. On the next screen, click Notifications.
Tap on the Behavior, sound, and more button.
Scroll down and tap on Notification categories. Then find and click Incoming messages.
Tap on Sound and choose one of the tones. Press the back button to save changes. Samsung phones categorize sounds to find them quickly.
If you want to change the notification sound for all the apps, go to phone settings and tap on Sound and Vibration. Then choose Notifications.
This will change for the apps that use default notification sound, including Google and Samsung Messages.
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Depending on your phone, you will need to take steps to change the notification sound.
Although going to settings works, you can also go to Google Messages settings and change the sound for a single chat or group or the whole app.