In the first week of the new year, the company is already introducing its first new addition. Not for the general public, but for the beta testers of the iOS version of the application.
WhatsApp uses photos for notifications
WhatsApp is working on a new way to display notifications on an iPhone. The folks at WABetaInfo discover the new functionality in the latest beta version of the iOS app. People who receive a notification from the app currently only see the person’s name and possibly the message. That’s about to change, considering WhatsApp also wants to include the contact’s profile picture in the notification.
Other than that, there’s just not a whole lot clear about the functionality yet. For example, we don’t know when WhatsApp will roll it out to the general public. There are also questions about the settings that come with the feature. It is not clear if the functionality, for example, can be disabled by users for privacy reasons. Time will tell.
Lots of news in 2021
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