WhatsApp adds quick-reply function to beta Android app

Mar

30

2016

The latest beta of WhatsApp for Android makes it possible to respond directly from a notification of a message. Google in the developer version of Android N for about function, but the quick-reply WhatsApp works in current Android versions.

The ability to respond directly refer to WhatsApp version 2.12.560, writes Android Police. The current version on the Google Play Store is 2.12.510. Probably the quick reply feature will soon be available for all Android users. Interested parties can also themselves subscribe to receive from the Play Store test versions of WhatsApp.

When using the new version of WhatsApp is among a notification when a received message to see a reply button. Pressing it opens a window with a small input field, where a message can be typed in. Also, it is possible to record a sound message, and to add emoticons.

The developer version of Android N is already possible to rule directly on the current version of WhatsApp from a notification. However, that comes to functionality that is built directly into Android. Because WhatsApp itself adding such a function, the possibility to react quickly be made available to all users; even if their phone in the future will not update to Android N.

Apple iOS is possible since version 9.1 of the mobile operating system to respond to notifications from WhatsApp messages.

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