Insight: WhatsApp To Add Profile Photos, Mentions, Reply Information in Notifications on iOS in future update.
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Following a hectic 2021, WhatsApp is gearing up for its first major feature in 2022. When someone sends you a message, the app is programmed to display your contacts’ profile photographs in alerts.
According to a source, WhatsApp has introduced two features relating to notifications for iOS beta users.
When someone mentions or replies to you in a group, the first feature will show profile photographs in system notifications, while the second feature will reveal information in notifications.
Both of these improvements are coming in separate upgrades. The news comes only days after WhatsApp was said to be working on a revised Contact Info page UI.
On iOS, a feature that allows group admins to attach their groups to a community is being developed.
While the first feature related to profile photographs in notifications is being rolled out to those who have at least the 184.108.40.206 beta on iOS 15.
The second feature related to profile photos in notifications is being rolled out to people who have at least the 220.127.116.11 beta on iOS 15.
According to WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo, the one that displays information about group mentions was submitted through the TestFlight beta Program in version 22.1.71.
WhatsApp has added support for profile photographs in alerts in the 18.104.22.168 beta release.
As a result, when a user gets messages from chats and groups, the sender’s profile photo will appear in the notice.
It’s only available to a select few people right now, but improvements are on the way.
A same problem happens in the second beta update. When someone mentions or replies to a user in a group, WhatsApp now includes information in the notice.
It’s worth noting that the feature isn’t available for private talks. WABetaInfo has provided screenshots of both features in action on iOS.
Both of these upgrades come after WhatsApp was rumoured to be working on a revamped layout for the Contact Info page during a previous test rollout.
A dedicated search shortcut may be available on the updated Contact Info page. It will first be limited to iOS users before being expanded to Android users in the future.
Furthermore, the instant messaging app is claimed to be working on a feature that will allow users to filter neighboring businesses while using the in-app business directory.
WhatsApp is also rumored to be working on a feature that will allow group admins to attach their groups to a community on iOS.
This feature is started to roll out for iOS beta testers of WhatsApp who are running iOS 15 and version 22.214.171.124 of the app, according to WABetaInfo.How To Easily Connect WhatsApp On Multiple Devices
WhatsApp will be following a trend that other apps, such as Twitter, have already embraced by including profile photographs in notifications.
When you receive a new notification on WhatsApp, the name of the person as well as their profile picture will appear.
This feature may not be available to all beta testers at this time, according to WABetaInfo.
Even those who are able to use this feature may have complications because it is still in development, according to the publication.
Late last year, WhatsApp began testing a number of new features that are expected to be released this year.
Along with a new Community feature, which gives group managers additional control over their groups on the app.
WhatsApp is working on features such as recipient editing, nearby business filtering, and a redesigned Contact data page.
Users will be able to select different receivers while sending media over WhatsApp conversation, for example.
A new area called “Businesses Nearby” is also on the way. This feature allows you to look for nearby restaurants, grocery stores, apparel stores, and other businesses.
Last but not least, WhatsApp will redesign its Contact information.
It will be similar to a new business information interface, but with a search shortcut. All three of these features are presently in development and are not available to public beta testers.
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