WhatsApp Update To Allow Users Block Anoying Notifications

Pappi Hex

WhatsApp is testing a new feature that would allow users to decide and block notifications that are less or of no importance to them.

The popular  messaging application let users to decide their alert type by assigning priority levels to group chats, message chats, and other notifications. WhatsApp also support Notification Channel, a new Android feature that was rolled out with Oreo last year.

WhatsApp offers about 10 Notification Channel which the use can control individually. These channels includes: Group Notifications, Chat History Backup, Critical Apps Alerts, Failure Notifications, Media Playback, Uncategorised, Other Notification, Sending media, and Silent Notifications.

With all the Channels categorised, users can decide to either mark a particular category 'on' or 'off' or assign a priority level to it.  Priority levels includes 'Urgent' (this one makes sound and pop up on the users screen). High priority (This make sound to alert the user of a notification), Medium priority (This makes no or visual interruption)

Users can also decide what sound a notification makes and decide whether or not to allow a
notification content to appear on the devices lock screen.

This feature is still in a beta version of WhatsApp and available to those who have signed up to test WhatsApp experimental futures before been rolled out officially. You can also sign up to be a beta tester too here.

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