WhatsApp update: Feature to mute notifications for message reactions coming

  • The upcoming WhatsApp update may roll out a feature to mute notifications for message reactions.
By HT TECH
| Updated on Dec 06 2021, 01:20 PM IST
WhatsApp Update: Feature to mute notifications for message reactions on the way! Check details here.
WhatsApp Update: Feature to mute notifications for message reactions on the way! Check details here. (Reuters)

WhatsApp is continuously testing and adding some exciting features and updates in order to enhance user experience and performance of the messaging application. According to the latest information provided by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is rolling out a new update for the desktop client through the official beta channel, bringing the version up to 2.2147.11. The messaging application is developing a feature to mute notifications for message reactions, available in a future update.

WABetaInfo further informed that the same feature is under development on WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS. "WhatsApp Desktop beta 2.2147.11: what’s new? WhatsApp is developing a feature to mute notifications for message reactions, available in a future update. The same feature is under development on WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS," WABetaInfo tweeted.

It said that in the WhatsApp Desktop beta 2.21.2147.11 update, it found similar references to toggle the possibility to manage reactions notifications within WhatsApp Web/Desktop Notifications Settings.

"When the feature to send message reactions will be released in a future update, a new setting is available that allows muting all notifications when you receive reactions. Unlike WhatsApp for Android, which will offer the setting to mute notifications for message reactions received in group chats, this option seems unavailable on the web/desktop client because it will just allow muting all reactions, without differences if the reaction notification is from a group participant or an individual chat," WABetaInfo said in a report.

It also informed that this feature is under development and there is not a known release date yet.

WhatsApp is also rolling out voice waveforms for chat bubbles. According to WABetaInfo, a new layout for voice notes is available to select beta testers on WhatsApp beta. Also, it needs to be noted that it will be available for Android and iOS.

WABetaInfo tweeted about the same and said, "WhatsApp is rolling out voice waveforms for chat bubbles! A new layout for voice notes is available to select beta testers on WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS."

WABetaInfo further said in a report that WhatsApp released the new layout to select WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS testers on December 4. Specific beta testers can now see voice waveforms in chat bubbles, but not always.

As per the information provided you can see voice waveforms for your voice notes if the feature is enabled for your WhatsApp account. But voice waveforms may still not show up when receiving a voice note from someone that has the feature disabled or when the voice note has been recorded using an old version of WhatsApp.

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First Published Date: 06 Dec, 01:20 PM IST
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