WhatsApp Web and Desktop are super useful but are even better when notifications work properly.
There are many reasons WhatsApp notifications don’t appear in Windows 10. If you’re experiencing this issue, changing a few options here and there can likely fix your problem.
In this guide, you’ll learn what options to change when WhatsApp is not showing notifications on Windows 10.
To receive WhatsApp notifications, you must have these notifications enabled in WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp desktop app on your Windows PC.
The steps to enable notifications in WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp desktop app are the same. Follow these steps to enable your notifications:
If you use WhatsApp Web, it’s likely your web browser is blocking WhatsApp notifications. In this case, you can unblock these notifications from your browser’s settings, and that should fix your issue.
This doesn’t apply to the WhatsApp desktop app.
Google Chrome allows users to block and unblock notifications on a per-site basis. Here’s how to enable notifications for the WhatsApp Web site in Chrome:
Firefox follows a Chrome-like approach to handle notifications. You can whitelist the WhatsApp Web site, and that should fix the WhatsApp notifications issue on your Windows 10 PC.
Here’s how to do that:
Windows 10 has an option to block or unblock notifications universally. You must make sure notifications are allowed in this option, or you won’t get alerts for your WhatsApp message.
To access this option in Windows 10:
If you still can’t get WhatsApp to display notifications on your Windows 10 PC, it’s a good idea to switch to an alternate way of accessing WhatsApp.
For instance, if you’re currently using WhatsApp Web, switch to the WhatsApp desktop app and see if you get notifications.
Similarly, if you’re currently using the WhatsApp app, move to WhatsApp Web and see if your issue gets resolved.
Switching between these alternatives is easy as all you need to do is scan WhatsApp’s QR code and you’re all set.
With nearly everyone using WhatsApp these days, it’s important to keep up to date with your WhatsApp messages. Failing to receive notifications for messages can sometimes be costly.
Hopefully, the methods above should fix the WhatsApp notifications issue on your Windows 10 computer.
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