MetaTrader 5 Android Help

MetaTrader 5 Android HelpMessages


MetaTrader 5 for Android supports push notifications. Push notifications are short text messages that can be sent to your device from the PC version of the trading platform, and from various services of the

Push notifications are very important. It allows traders to keep abreast of the latest updates. An Expert Advisor running in a desktop trading platform can notify a trader about the emergence of a new signal. The trader receives the signal to the mobile device and can perform a trading operation through the MetaTrader 5 for Android.

Push notifications are received by the device, regardless of whether the application is running MetaTrader 5 or not. All that is needed is the mobile Internet.

During installation of MetaTrader 5 for Android, a unique identifier called MetaQuotes ID is assigned to each user. This identifier is used like a phone number. Knowing it, various applications can send messages to the user.

Specify MetaQuotes ID in your user profile at and in your trading platform in order to receive notifications of important events in the community: new comments, publications, apps in the Market and much more.

In addition, you can communicate with your friends and colleagues straight from the MetaTrader 5 for Android. Any communication is displayed as a chat similar to those used in popular messaging apps.

Open the Messages section using the side or the bottom menu.

Message Categories #

All messages, including push notifications from the desktop platform and communication with users, appear as chats. You can easily distinguish between them by appropriate avatars.

  • An avatar generated by initials Chat – chat with users. An image from the user's profile on is used for the avatar; also an avatar can be generated automatically based on the user's initials.
  • A message from your broker Broker – a message from your broker.
  • A push from the desktop platform Terminal – pushes sent from the desktop platform.
  • A notification from Community – messages from services: new comments in Freelance, update of your publication status in Code Base, Market and Signals, announcements of new publications, etc.
  • Virtual hosting notifications Virtual hostingvirtual hosting notifications: renting and canceling, platform update on the virtual server, and more.

The History of Messages

  • Other – other messages.

To find a message in the history, use the search option – tap Search on the top panel.

If any of the categories contains unread messages, their number is displayed next to the category title.

To remove all messages from a category, swipe your finger from right to left on it, and then tap on the "Delete" button.

Notifications of new messages

The number of new unread push messages is displayed in the side menu and in the bottom panel. New messages are also shown in notifications:

Notifications of new messages

Reading Messages

If a blue circle appears to the right of a chat, the chat has new messages.

In order to read a message, click on the chat in the list.

View Message

Deleting Messages

Deleting Messages

To delete a chat, long tap (about a second) on it. Then tap on Delete.

Chat with users #

The MetaTrader 5 for Android provides a chat feature, through which you can send instant messages to your friends and colleagues on Chat messages are sent as private messages to the user.

To start a chat, you should sign in: click "Sign In" and enter your login and password.

Messages Authentication

You can also send private messages without authentication. In this case you should enable the "private messages" options on the "Notifications" tab in your profile.

Send private messages

However, in this case chat dialogs will not display the history of messages sent through the website.


To write a message, tap New message in the "Messages" section, and then find the desired user by typing the first few letters of the user's name or login in the search bar:

New message Chat

Next, enter the text and tap Send a message.

Registration of

If you do not have an account, please register by clicking the appropriate button in the "Messages" section.

During registration, you need to specify your login name and your email address. Once you click Register, an email with the account password is sent to the specified address.

After login, your contacts from the site will be downloaded to the Chat section: friends and users with whom you have exchanged private messages. Dialogs are only synchronized when you open them. Once you open a chat dialog, your entire correspondence with the user will be downloaded from the chat.


Configuring Notifications from the Desktop Platform #

There are two ways to send pushes from the desktop platform:

Via MQL5 application

The special SendNotification function is available in the MQL5 language allowing an MQL5 application to send push notifications to MetaQuotes ID specified in the desktop platform settings.

Through the alerts function

The desktop version of the trading platform allows you to create alerts for notifying you about events in the market. This feature is available in the Alerts tab of the Toolbox window. One of the event notification types is push notifications.

To allow the terminal to send push notifications, open Options from the Tools menu. Next, go to the "Notifications" tab.


The following options are available in the notifications setup window:

  • Enable Push notifications – enable this option to allow the desktop platform to send notifications.
  • Notify of trade transactions – the platform can automatically send notifications of all successful trade operations to the specified MetaQuotes ID. Notification of unsuccessful operations (for example, the order is rejected due to incorrect parameters) are not sent.

After you set up the options, specify one or more MetaQuotes IDs, separated by commas. To find your MetaQuotes ID, open the "Messages" page in the mobile version of the platform.

Configuring Notifications from #

In order to keep abreast of the latest events on, you can choose to receive notifications about updates on the site through the Settings – Notifications section of your profile.

  • notification for personal messages
  • notifications for comments to your blog posts, forum messages, etc.
  • messages about confirmation of steps in the "Freelance" service;
  • messages about completed steps during publication of products in the Market, publication of articles and source code in the Code Base
  • notifications for updates in sections Market, Articles, Code Base and Freelance
  • and much more

Next go to Settings – Security, and enter your MetaQuotes ID. You can find it out on the "Messages" page of the mobile platform.

User profile at

Your mobile device can only register MetaQuotes ID if a valid Google account is used on it.

Notification Receiving Setup #

In MetaTrader 5 for Android settings, you can specify parameters for receiving push notifications.

The following settings are available for the messages:

  • MetaQuotes ID – your unique identifier for receiving messages.
  • Vibration – configuration of vibration when receiving push notifications: never use vibration, in silent mode only, always use vibration.
  • Notification ringtone – select a sound that will be played when a push notification is received.


Notification Settings


My MetaQuotes ID #

During installation of MetaTrader 5 for Android, a unique MetaQuotes ID is provided to every user. It is used for pushing messages to your device from a desktop version of the trading platform, as well as from services at

You can check your ID by tapping MQID on the top panel in the Messages section.