Windows 10: How to Fix WhatsApp Notification Errors

When WhatsApp was made available for Windows 10, users couldn’t be happier. However, some errors in notifications have made the tool experience a little more difficult.

There are several reasons why these failures can happen. If you are experiencing this problem, a few simple actions may be enough to resolve the situation. Check it out below:

Enable desktop notifications

To receive notifications, you need to first enable them in WhatsApp Web in your browser or in the app available in the Windows store. The steps for these two forms are the same, check it out:

1. Open WhatsApp Web in browser or PC application.

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2. In the upper left corner, click on the three dots and when the menu opens, select settings.

3. On the next screen, click Notifications and wait for the options to open.

4. Select blocks sounds, desktop notifications and show preview.

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5. Make sure the option disable all desktop notifications is disabled.

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Allow WhatsApp notifications in your browser

If you use WhatsApp Web, your browser may be blocking notifications. In this case, you can unlock them in the browser’s own settings. It is noteworthy that this walkthrough is not valid for the application.

Enable WhatsApp Notifications in Google Chrome

1. Open Chrome and click on the three dots in the upper right corner. So select settings.

2. Click on privacy and security in the left sidebar and then select the site settings on the right.

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3. Scroll down in the right pane and click Notifications.

4. In the top search bar type web.whatsapp.com.

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5. When the address appears in the list, click on the three dots and choose to allow.

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Enable WhatsApp notifications in Mozila Firefox

Firefox’s process follows an approach similar to Chrome’s. Know how to do it:

1. Open Firefox, click on the menu (three lines) in the upper right corner and click on options.

2. From the left bar, select privacy and security and scroll down until you find the section permissions.

3. There, click on settings beside where it is written Notifications.

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4. On the next screen, type web.whatsapp.com in the search bar at the top.

5. Click on the menu beside the address and select to allow.

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Enable Windows 10 notifications

Windows 10 has an option to block and unblock all notifications. To receive WhatsApp alerts, you need to make sure they are enabled in the operating system.

To access this option, this is the step by step:

1. Open the operating system settings by pressing the keys Windows + I.

2. On the opened page, select system.

3. On the left side, click on the section notifications and actions and activate the Get notifications from apps and other senders.

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4. Scrolling down in the area receive notifications from these senders, make sure WhatsApp is activated.

Use an alternative way to access Whatsapp

If even with all the above tips, you still don’t receive WhatsApp notifications on your Windows 10, a solution may be to change the access method.

For example, if you are using Whatsapp Web in your browser, switch to the app and vice versa.

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