WhatsApp reportedly testing this Instagram-like feature for iOS users – Times of India
WhatsApp has reportedly started to roll out a new beta update for iOS users. As per a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version up to 18.104.22.168. The report further mentions that with the latest beta update, the company is bringing in some settings to manage reaction notifications. For those who do not know, the Facebook owned platform is working on a feature similar to the message reaction feature on Facebook Messenger and Instagram. Users on these platforms can react to a message with emojis.
As of now, the feature and the other functionalities related to it have been spotted in the previous beta updates. With the latest update, the platform is adding a feature that will allow iOS users to receive notification whenever someone reacts to their message. According to the screenshot shared by WABetainfo, a new ‘Reaction Notifications’ option under notification settings section will be visible to iOS users who are enrolled in the WhatsApp beta program. The option is under development and not yet available for users but with similar options spotted in various platforms it can be expected that the company will roll out the reactions feature soon.
WhatsApp is also reportedly redesigning the Group notifications for iPhone users. According to the screenshots shared by WABetainfo, Group message notifications will mention if someone has replied to your message or if someone has mentioned you in the message on the Group along with a short message preview and Group name. The report speciality 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 people who are enrolled in the WhatsApp beta program for iOS, but it is expected that it will be available to more users with future updates.