Seperate notification for text messages?

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That was the thread.

Cliff's notes - after people complained, Samsung released an updated version of the messaging app. The update added the ability to add a notification tone to a conversation thread once it has been started. All new messages in that thread will come in with that tone..
can you give me the cliff notes version? or point me to the thread that explains it?
 

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can you give me the cliff notes version? or point me to the thread that explains it?

If you've ever used Google Messages,or Android Messages as it's called now, it works the same way. It's irritating, but you need to have a message thread active with the contact and assign the custom tone to the thread in messages, not in the contact editing page.

Open the thread, click on the 3 dots on the upper right and select notification.

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If you've ever used Google Messages,or Android Messages as it's called now, it works the same way. It's irritating, but you need to have a message thread active with the contact and assign the custom tone to the thread in messages, not in the contact editing page.

Open the thread, click on the 3 dots on the upper right and select notification.

Cheers

well yes but... all I can find is lame preloaded notification sounds. How can I find custom alarms and notifications? I see my custom ringtones in the contacts section but nothing in notifications. Does anyone know what folder those are hidden away in now? Used to be called alarms and notifications but clearly that was way too usable 🙄
 

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well yes but... all I can find is lame preloaded notification sounds. How can I find custom alarms and notifications? I see my custom ringtones in the contacts section but nothing in notifications. Does anyone know what folder those are hidden away in now? Used to be called alarms and notifications but clearly that was way too usable ??????

Ahh ok I got ya. I had to move my custom SMS tones into the notifications folder that resides in the root directory.
 

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Not to hijack the thread. But I’m still setting up all the little personalizations on my phone. I’m just trying to assign a new ringtone. I click on it and it brings me to a sound picker. And mentions hang out calls and some other things that I don’t use. It keeps reverting back to the T-Mobile jingle. On my note 5 I was able to assign different ringtones for the phone in general and different contacts. Is this doable on the note 9 thanks
 

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For Notifications you can download or record anything you want but this must be placed in the Notifications folder in Internal storage to enable you to choose it.

Ringtones can be set by editing a contact then choose ringtone then press 'add' on top right, then choose folders and find your required ringtone.
 

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Ok Android messages works, i was able to add a custom notification sound for a conversation... but asthetically its not yhat great.

Is there another texting app that allows custom text sounds and looks like they took more than five minutes on asthetics?
 

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In message settings.
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For Notifications you can download or record anything you want but this must be placed in the Notifications folder in Internal storage to enable you to choose it.

Ringtones can be set by editing a contact then choose ringtone then press 'add' on top right, then choose folders and find your required ringtone.

Yes that’s generally how I would do it by editing the contact. But even then when I pick the new ringtone and click “add” it brings me to a screen with “complete action using” and has sound picker (as well as one drive, drive, and office suite) and those go to hang out folders or music. If I click on Music it goes to hang out folders lol... LOL. If I go to folders there is music and ringtones but when I click on those they go to over the horizon of the default Samsung music if I click on ringtones they go to hang out.
 

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Yes that’s generally how I would do it by editing the contact. But even then when I pick the new ringtone and click “add” it brings me to a screen with “complete action using” and has sound picker (as well as one drive, drive, and office suite) and those go to hang out folders or music. If I click on Music it goes to hang out folders lol... LOL. If I go to folders there is music and ringtones but when I click on those they go to over the horizon of the default Samsung music if I click on ringtones they go to hang out.

Edit to add. I think the trick is is just clicking on the one you want and not click on the add above. The add above is for adding soundtracks to the ringtone from a file folder. I had to Google to find that out LOL. Because every time I hit add it was going elsewhere
 

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Edit to add. I think the trick is is just clicking on the one you want and not click on the add above. The add above is for adding soundtracks to the ringtone from a file folder. I had to Google to find that out LOL. Because every time I hit add it was going elsewhere

It's another app to download but I have used Ringo Pro for about 12 years now. Assign customer call and text tones, vibration patterns, and more.
 

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Here's my setting from the stock messages app. But everyone I get a text the notification sound is from my general notification sound which is whisper
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Tap on the “in app notifications settings” option at the bottom of that screen and check the notification sound setting there.
 

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