Push Presets

Create push notification content, save and reuse it as presets.


Push Preset is a template that you create and save once to send a push immediately or edit and reuse in the future.

In Push Preset, you define content and platform-related settings of your push. To send it to your users, you will use Pushwoosh Journey.

Create Presets

Go to Content > Presets and click Add new preset.

Content elements

All Presets consist of content (the Message tab) and additional push settings (the Action tab).

Message tab

Push Title


Push message



AI composer


iOS Notification Settings

Android Notification Settings

Action tab

Custom Action

Rich Media

Deep links

Send custom data

Save to Inbox

Push Title

Titles are optional. Add it if you want your title to appear instead of your app name.


Subtitle works only for iOS apps. If you add it to Android or any other platform, it won’t be visible to your users.

Push message

This is the message your users will receive in your push notification. Here, you can enter text and emoji, create a message with our AI composer, add personalization (Hi {first name}) and localized versions of your message in different languages.


Pushwoosh knows the languages that are set on your users’ devices. The language that most subscribers have on their phones is the default one. If you want to send a push in different languages, click Edit languages to view all available languages as well as the number of devices next to them.

By default, all languages are selected. Tick off the boxes if you don’t want to translate your push into them. Then click Apply.

To add a translation to your push notification, choose a language and copy-paste your message in the selected language.

More about multi-language.


Personalization works in push titles, subtitles, messages, headers, icons, and root params. You can customize the Name tag (first name, email ID, city, etc.) and a format modifier ("alexander" or "Alexander").

Read more about personalization.

AI composer

Click on the AI Composer button to quickly generate content for your push message. You only need to enter keywords, and AI will craft a message around them. Click Copy Content to insert it into your message and edit if needed.


In Targeted platforms, you define where your push will be sent:

Mobile: iOS, Android, Huawei

Web: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Windows

Configure your platforms by following our guide.

By default, all platforms are selected. To disable sending pushes to a specific platform, click on the name of the platform.

The number next to the platform icon indicates how many devices are configured on this platform. In our example, 2 next to iOS means that the app has 2 iOS users added as subscribers in Pushwoosh.

iOS settings

Badges. Set the iOS badge number to be sent alongside your push. Use +n / -n to increase or decrease the current badge value. Sending 0 clears the badge from your app's icon.

Sound. Specify the custom sound from your application's main bundle. Make sure to place the audio file at the root of your iOS project.

iOS Thread ID. Add an Identifier to group related notifications in threads. Messages with the same thread ID will be grouped on the lock screen and in the Notification Center. To create a thread ID, press Edit:

Enter the name and ID in the window opened, then press Save:

Select the thread ID from the drop-down list:

Take a look at how grouped push notifications with two different thread IDs look on a device:

iOS Root Params. Add root-level parameters to the APS dictionary.

iOS10+ Media attachment. Add a URL to any video, audio, picture or GIF for iOS rich notification. Read this guide for more details on iOS 10 Rich Notifications.

Send a silent notification. Silent Push Notifications are delivered to users' devices with no alert, sound, or icon badge. Use them to update the app in the background or get new data from your server without having users informed. Here’s the guide to setting it up.

Critical Push. Stands for iOS critical alerts playing a sound even if Do Not Disturb is on or iPhone is muted. Critical alerts are allowed only for apps entitled by Apple. To enable critical alerts for your app, submit the entitlement request at Apple Developer Portal.

Expiration time. Sets the period after which the push won't be delivered if the device was offline.

iOS 15 notification interruption levels

Starting with iOS 15, Focus modes manage notification interruption levels on users’ devices. Using Focus modes, iPhone users can customize their notification preferences in various ways, including setting their own Work, Sleep, and Personal notification modes. These modes can allow notifications from the apps of user choice and block others from sending pushes while the mode is enabled. For example, a user might set the Work mode to allow notifications from work-related apps only.

Certain pushes may still break through even while a Focus mode is enabled. It depends on the interruption level associated with the push. There are four interruption level options introduced in iOS 15:

Active Pushes (default)

Active pushes behave like regular notifications did before iOS 15: the notification is displayed immediately when it’s received, the screen lights up upon receiving the push, and sounds and vibrations can be played. If a Focus mode blocks the app’s notifications, Active Pushes won’t break through.

Passive Pushes

The system adds Passive Pushes to the notification list without lighting up the screen or playing a sound. This type of push is used for notifications that do not require immediate user’s attention, for example, personal recommendations, offers, or updates. These notifications won’t break through Focus modes.

Time Sensitive Pushes

Time-Sensitive interruption level allows for displaying pushes upon delivery even when a Focus mode blocks the app’s notifications. These notifications are displayed with a yellow Time-Sensitive banner. However, a user can turn off time-sensitive notification interruptions. Time-Sensitive interruption level should be used for notifications that require immediate user’s attention, such as account security or package delivery alerts.

Critical Pushes

Critical interruption level pushes are displayed immediately, even when the Do Not Disturb mode is active. These pushes light up the screen and bypass the mute switch to play a sound. Critical pushes should be used for critical cases such as severe weather or safety alerts and require an approved entitlement.

Android Notification Settings

Badges. Specify the badge value; use +n to increment.

Sound. Specify the custom sound filename in the “res/raw” folder of your application. Omit the file extension.

LED. Choose an LED color, and devices will do its best approximation.

Image Background Color. Icon background color on Android Lollipop.

Force Vibration. Vibrate on arrival; use for urgent messages only.

Icon. Path to the notification icon. Insert the Dynamic Content placeholders to personalize the icon.

Banner. Enter image URL here. Image must be ≤ 450px wide, ~2:1 aspect, and it will be center-cropped. Insert the Dynamic Content placeholders to personalize the banner.

Android root params. Root level parameters for the Android payload, custom key-value object.

Delivery priority. Enables notification’s delivery when the device is in the power saving mode. Notifications with high delivery priority will be delivered nevertheless, while normal delivery priority means that the notification will be delivered after the power saving mode is turned off.

Importance level. Sets the “importance” parameter for devices with Android 8.0 and higher, as well as the “priority” parameter for devices with Android 7.1 and lower. This parameter with valid values from -2 to 2 establishes the interruption level of a notification channel or a particular notification.

  • Urgent importance level (1-2) - the notification makes a sound and appears as a heads-up notification

  • High importance level (0) - the notification makes a sound and appears in the status bar

  • Medium importance level (-1) - the notification makes no sound but still appears in the status bar

  • Low importance level (-2) - the notification makes no sound and does not appear in the status bar

Expiration time. Set the period after which the push won't be delivered if the device was offline.

Notifications Channels. Starting from Android 8.0, you can create Notification Channels. To create a channel, there are two steps you need to do:

  1. Set up the channel’s configuration. Specify all required parameters, such as sound, vibration, LED, and priority;

  2. Specify channel's name by adding the following key-value pair to Android root params: {“pw_channel”:“NAME OF CHANNEL”}.

To send a notification to an existing channel, you need to specify the very same key-value pair in Android root params.

It is not possible to change the channel’s parameters after it’s created on the device.

By default, tap on a push message opens the app. But there are several options to customize actions performed after a user taps a push:

  • Open a URL in the user's browser,

  • Take users directly to specific in-app pages,

  • Or catch their attention with rich content.

Custom Action


Here, you can add a link that will open in a browser after a user taps a push notification. Choose the URL option and insert a URL in the corresponding field. Please note that push notification payload size is limited, so consider using a URL shortener to stay within the limit.

For URL, dynamic linking is available. You can add Dynamic Content to the web address you specify in the URL field so that the web page opens when a user taps on a push, taking into account the user’s Tag values. For example, you can show a special offer based on the last product a user bought or take them to a feed of news similar to what they’ve read recently.

To add a dynamic URL to your push message, place the Dynamic Content at the end of the URL (the part after the / sign): https://example.com/{TagName|lowercase|default}

Make sure to use the same syntax as for Dynamic Content in push text, title, etc.: {Tag|format_modifier|default_value}.

Refer to the Dynamic Content guide for details.

Rich Media

Rich Media is the content displayed while users are in the app. It can contain images, videos, fillable forms, and other elements. If users click on it, it opens to attach images, videos, CTAs, or other interactive forms. To learn more about creating and editing Rich Media, please refer to this guide.

To open one of the Rich Media pages created in your account, select the Show Rich Media option and choose a Rich Media to be shown. To open a remote rich content page, select the Remote Page source and insert the rich page URL.

For Android devices, you can toggle the Show on lockscreen option to display Rich Media right on the lock screen of the user's device.

With Deep Links, you can take users directly to new in-app content, promo pages, special offers, etc. In Presets, you can only add deep links you configured in settings.

Please follow the guide to set up Deep Links.

Custom Data

Custom Data is a JSON {"key":" value"} object describing actions to be performed. You can add Custom Data to your push message to specify additional push parameters.

Toggle Send custom Data on. Insert JSON data into the JSON Code field or switch to the Simple mode and fill in the fields with keys and values you're going to pass in the push payload.

To learn more about Custom Data, please refer to our guide.

Save to inbox

To keep the message in users' inbox, mark the checkbox and set the date to remove the push. By default, messages are removed from inbox on the next day after they are sent. To set an icon to be shown next to the message in the inbox, specify the image URL in the corresponding field.

Message will be removed from Inbox at 00:00:01 UTC of the date specified, so the previous date is the last day a user can see the message in their Inbox.

Once you have configured all the parameters, click Save Preset.

Now you are all set to send your push to the audience. Please follow the guide for sending your first push here.

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