WhatsApp notifications are getting a massive update

Patrick Devaney


WhatsApp is going to start showing photos, GIFS, and videos in notifications

You’ll soon start noticing a rather large change when you receive WhatsApp notifications. They are going to start including the multimedia content your contacts sent, including photos and videos. They should start to look something like this:

Multimedia WhatsApp notifications
WhatsApp will start showing message multimedia in the notifications

This news comes from the guys over WABetaInfo, who are constantly monitoring additions to the advanced beta version of WhatsApp. The new notification feature has been found in WhatsApp version 12.18.80 of WhatsApp for iPhone. There is still no official word from WhatsApp about this new feature.

If you don’t want huge multimedia-filled WhatsApp notifications, you’ll have the ability to disable this new feature. If you like the sound of WhatsApp’s updated notifications, however, you’ll also be able to download the multimedia directly from the notification.

As mentioned earlier, we still don’t know when or if WhatsApp will roll this new feature out to everybody. The beta version of the app runs like a test for the developers so that they can receive feedback on new features from the testing community. If you’re interested in testing advanced beta versions of your favorite apps, check out our handy guide to becoming a beta tester below.

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