How to Customize Messages App Notifications in macOS Sierra

There is an option to let you customize notifications for Messages app in macOS Sierra on your Mac. Head over the jump to get it done.

iMessaging had never been so fun-loving. Whether I’m daily driving my time on iPhone, iPad or busy doing my work on Mac, iMessaging is one of the few things that remain unstoppable. With tons of emojis and GIFs on offer, the conversation just doesn’t seem to be ending. And, why should it be?

Do you know that you can customize the notifications for the Messages app for macOS Sierra as per your liking? As for instance, you have the option to change the alert style, select when you want to see the message preview, etc. Let’s fine tune notifications!

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How to Customize Messages App Notifications in macOS Sierra

How to Customize Notifications for the Messages app in macOS Sierra

Step #1. First up, you have to click on the Apple icon at the top-left corner of the screen.

Step #2. Now, you need to select System Preferences from the drop-down menu.

Click on System Preferences in macOS Sierra

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Step #3. Click on Notifications.

Click on Notifications in macOS Sierra Preferences

Step #4. Scroll down and select Messages.

Step #5. Next, you have to click on the Messages alert style you want.

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Change Message Notifications Alert Style in macOS Sierra

Step #6. Click on the drop-down menu next to “Show Message Preview” to select when you wish to see a message preview.

Show Message Preview Settings in macOS Sierra

Step #7. Click on the checkbox next to each notification setting you want to enable or disable.

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Customize Messages App Notifications in macOS Sierra

That’s it!

macOS Sierra is lashed with a plethora of highly appreciable features like Siri, PiP, Apple Pay on the Web, etc.

Among all the new features that have arrived with Sierra, Universal Clipboard, and Auto Unlock has charmed me the most.

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Whether it’s quality features or neat functionality, the latest macOS stands up to the expectation of users with aplomb.

If there is anything that I am eagerly waiting for to complement Sierra, then it has to be the new MacBook that is expected to be unveiled by the end of this month.

What do you think of macOS Sierra? Let us know your views in the comments below, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. Also, make sure to give it a try to our iOS app on your iPhone and iPad.

Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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