Whatsapp for iOS introduces notification extension and search for Status tab

Whatsapp for iOS introduces notification extension and search for Status tab WhatsApp for iOS has been updated with two new features that include the search for Status tab and notification extension. WhatsApp users on iOS will need to update to version 2.18.90 to access the new features.

Whatsapp for iOS introduces notification extension and search for Status tab

 

Whatsapp for iOS introduces notification extension and search for Status tab

Whatsapp for iOS introduces notification extension and search for Status tab, WhatsApp with an update for iOS users has introduced a notification extension feature and a search option for the Status tab. With the update, iPhone users can easily access the new feature that allows them to view images or GIFs from the notification panel itself without opening the app. Along with that, the users can now search status wise.

WhatsApp now supports media previews in new message notifications, according to the latest update for iPhone users running iOS 10 or later. 

Additionally, another change introduced by WhatsApp is that the new version is only compatible with iOS 8.0 or later versions. In order to get the new features, users need to download the latest version v2.18.90 of WhatsApp for iPhone from the App Store.

The media preview feature allows users to download images and GIFs directly from the notification if they have disabled WhatsApp’s media auto-download option. 

Separately, ‘suspicious link detection’ feature, that was introduced on Android in July, is now live for iOS users. This was first reported by WABetaInfo.

How will be the new Status search feature work?

Whatsapp for iOS introduces notification extension and search for Status tab

# With the new Status search feature users can easily search specific contacts and their status updates directly in the Status tab.

# The new quick access feature allows you to find specific status updates in case if your status timeline has got a lot of contacts who keep posting updates.

How will be the latest update notification extension feature work?

Whatsapp for iOS introduces notification extension and search for Status tab

# The latest WhatsApp update notification extension feature allows users to be able to view images and GIFs right from the notification panel.

# Whenever you happen to receive images or GIFs, all you need to do is just tap 3D Touch or simply swipe left on the notification and tap “View” to preview the media from within the notification.

# But this feature is as of now available only with iPhone models of iOS or higher.

Suspicious Link indicator

WhatsApp will also help users know if the URL shared is ‘suspicious’ or not. It has been mentioned that when a user receives a message with a URL, the messaging platform ‘analyses it locally’.

If the link is not legit, WhatsApp shows the message ‘SUSPICIOUS LINK’ in red above the URL text. This feature can also help WhatsApp curb the spread of fake news to some extent.

This particular feature works on all devices that run iOS 7 or above. This means it will be compatible with iPhone 4 and later iterations. It is not for sure when these features will reach the Android client.

Notably

This feature is only available on iPhone models with iOS 10 and later OS version running smartphones. This indicates that older iPhone will have to go on with the last update without any change.

The website says that the rollout for this feature is very slow and may take a few days to reach everyone.

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