Whatsapp will soon notify users when others are talking about them
Created: 01/12/2022, 01:06 PM
By: Nail Akkoyun
The messenger app Whatsapp is planning a new function that notifies users when they are mentioned in a message. © Marius Bulling / Imago
A new Whatsapp function will make it easier for users to deal with group chats in the future. It is still unclear when the update will come.
Kassel - Messenger Whatsapp * will soon offer a new function that will let you know when other users are talking about you. As the information portal WABetaInfo reports, the first tests are already in progress.
What sounds like espionage is actually a practical feature that should be of particular interest to people who are members of many WhatsApp groups.
Because thanks to the planned innovation, you only have to read the relevant messages that actually concern you.
Whatsapp update: New function so far only for iOS devices
After the update, users should be able to set that they are only notified if they are explicitly mentioned in a group chat.
In addition, you will also receive a push message if a response to your own group message has been sent.
Then, in addition to the push message, the profile picture of the respective contact person should also be displayed.
According to the report, however, this setting only applies in group and not in private chats.
In addition, the innovation so far only applies to iOS users.
They can already access the update using the beta version of Whatsapp.
It is currently not known whether the function will also be available for Android smartphones in the future.
The exact release date of the update has not yet been set either.
You can find more WhatsApp news * about Messenger on our topic page.
Anyone who wants to avoid annoying group chats can secretly "leave" * WhatsApp groups thanks to a simple trick.
In addition, a chain letter has been making the rounds on Whatsapp recently * in which there is talk of a “third blue tick”.
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