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Info on WhatsApp In-App Notifications Feature For Ios users in India

WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature that enables users to get in-app notifications. This feature sends alerts or other notifications in two different methods to users while they have the app opened.

The In-App Notifications is currently available to the iOS users of the app, and Android users are expected to receive it soon as well. More details from the company over its availability is expected shortly.

WhatsApp Rolls Out In-App Notifications Feature For Ios users in India, Know How it Works

WhatsApp app for iOS users in India can check its availability by heading to Settings > Notifications > In-App Notifications. Users will need to select the Alert Style, wherein users get three options that include None, Banners and Alerts.

The company explains that Banners appear at the top of the screen and go away automatically, while Alerts “requires action before proceeding.”

Similarly, the None option means that users will not receive any in-app alerts while they have the application opened. In case of users select either of the two options other than None, they can also choose Sound and Vibrate options.

WhatsApp Rolls Out In-App Notifications Feature For Ios users in India, Know How it Works

How to Change Whats App notification settings

Open WhatsApp > tap More options > Settings > Notifications.

You can change notifications for messages, groups, and calls by choosing:

  • Whether to turn conversation tones for incoming and outgoing messages on or off.
  • Notification tone or ringtone.
  • Vibration duration.
  • Whether to show popup notifications on Android 9 and older. This allows notifications to show in the middle of your screen.
  • Notification light color for supported phones.
  • Whether to use high priority notifications on Android 5 and newer. This shows previews of notifications at the top of your screen and can be used to disable peeking notifications.

Note: Turning off high priority notifications will result in WhatsApp notifications being being placed lower on your screen.

How To reset your whatsapp notifications settings

tap Settings > Notifications > tap more options > Reset notification settings > RESET.

Customize notifications

You can customize notifications by choosing different options for tone, vibration, popup, and light:

  1. Open an individual or group chat.
  2. Tap the name of the individual or group chat.
  3. Tap Custom notifications > check Use custom notifications.
Mute notifications
  1. Open an individual or group chat.
  2. Tap the name of the individual or group chat.
  3. Tap Mute notification.
  4. Select the length of time you’d like to mute notifications and tap OK.

Alternatively, uncheck Show notifications to stop notifications from appearing

The new in-app feature would enable the company to send alerts about new updates available on WhatsApp. This is somewhat similar to how Telegram notifies users about changes within the app; however, the messaging platform uses a dedicated ChatBot.

The In-App Notifications feature was initially spotted by WABetaInfo which also claimed that the Facebook-owned company will update its Terms of Service in February 2021. Users will have the option to opt-out of the new terms of policies and privacy, though they will lose access to WhatsApp.

In another WhatsApp-related new, the company recently announced a new feature that will allow users to put different custom wallpapers on each chat. The company had announced the launch of a new sticker search and a new sticker collection as well. The feature is expected to roll out to users in the coming weeks.

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