WhatsApp has introduced its first major change in the new year. The company is currently beta-testing notifications for message responses. WABetaInfo, an independent online portal that shares news on WhatsApp updates.
The latest update appears in the latest beta (version 22.2.72) on iOS. A new “Reaction Notifications” option has appeared under the notification settings of WhatsApp. Users can enable or disable these responses in their notifications. Since it is visible to iOS beta users, it may soon make its way to the main version if positive feedback is received. However, users will not be able to respond to messages yet, although this change may be made available at some point in the near future.
It is a follow-up to WhatsApp’s “message reaction” feature, which appeared to be in development in November 2021. The feature will allow users to react to a message using a certain set of emoji instead of a text message. It’s probably an attempt to capture Apple’s iMessage responses, which launched in late 2016.
For the time being, it is currently unknown when these changes will be visible. android beta Edition. Meanwhile, the latest Android beta update introduced a voice note player feature that allows users to view the note in the user interface with a progress bar, as well as pause, resume or dismiss the note at their convenience. allows. Considering that these changes were introduced in iOS beta three months ago, it is possible that the message notification update will reach beta Android users by April 2022.
WhatsApp rolled out several major updates to its messaging service in 2021, including multi-device adaptability and end-to-end encryption for online backup. Meta-owned Messenger also began beta testing a new interface for voice calls and a new shortcut for quick replies on its commercial version in late December 2021.