WhatsApp is reportedly testing this Instagram-like feature for iOS users
WhatsApp reportedly started rolling out a new beta update for iOS users. According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta program, bringing the version to 184.108.40.206. The report further mentions that with the latest beta update, the company is bringing some settings to manage feedback notifications. For those who don’t know, the Facebook the owned platform is working on a feature similar to the message reaction feature on facebook messenger and Instagram. Users of these platforms can react to a message with emojis.
As of now, the feature and other related features have been spotted in previous beta updates. With the latest update, the platform adds a feature that will allow iOS users to receive a notification whenever someone reacts to their message. According to the screenshot shared by WABetainfo, a new “Reaction Notifications” option in the notification settings section will be visible to iOS users enrolled in the WhatsApp beta program. The option is under development and not yet available to users, but with similar options spotted on various platforms, we can expect the company to roll out the feedback feature soon.
WhatsApp is also reportedly redesigning group notifications for iPhone users. According to the screenshots shared by WABetainfo, group message notifications will show if someone replied to your message or if someone mentioned you in the message on the group with a short preview of the message and the name of the group. The report specialty mentioned that the feature is only available for group chats and the company has not enabled this feature for individual chats. The feature is only available to those enrolled in the WhatsApp for iOS beta program, but it is expected to be available to more users with future updates.