How Change Notification Sound in Google Messages

Chat Details in Google Messages


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

Step 01

If you want to change the notification sound of just one contact or group, follow the steps.

Chat Details in Google Messages
Chat Details in Google Messages

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.

Step 02

Message Notification Settings on Android
Message Notification Settings on Android

Tap on Notifications.

Please note that this screen is slightly different for RCS chats, but you will find the notification option in both.

Step 03

Advanced Message Notification Options on Android
Advanced Message Notification Options on Android

You will find the notification options here. Tap the Advanced option at the bottom. To change the tone, click on Sound.

Step 04

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

Step 01

Google Messages Settings Option
Google Messages Settings Option

Open Google Messages and tap on your profile icon or three dots on the top.

Step 02

Going to Message Settings in Google Messages
Going to Message Settings in Google Messages

Tap on Message settings or Settings.

Step 03

Incoming Messages Sound in Google Messages
Incoming Messages Sound in Google Messages

Tap on Notifications. Then tap on Incoming messages.

Step 04

How to Change Notification Sound in Google Messages
How to Change Notification Sound in Google 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.

Step 01

Message Settings on Samsung
Message Settings on Samsung

Open Google Messages and click on your profile or three dots on the top.

Step 02

Messages Notifications on Samsung
Messages Notifications on Samsung

Click Message settings. On the next screen, click Notifications.

Step 03

Google Messages Behaviour and Sound Settings
Google Messages Behaviour and Sound Settings

Tap on the Behavior, sound, and more button.

Step 04

Message Notification Categories on Samsung
Message Notification Categories on Samsung

Scroll down and tap on Notification categories. Then find and click Incoming messages.

Step 05

Changing Message Notification on Samsung
Changing Message Notification Sound on Samsung

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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Summary

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.





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