WhatsApp is constantly adding new features to the app from the past few months. Many such reports in the past claimed that Whatsapp is testing many features for changing the experience of chatting entirely.
WABetaInfo, which gives information on Whatsapp’s new features, has informed that WhatsApp is testing the ‘Notification Video Playback’ feature and can be released soon for iOS users.
These features are seen in the beta version of iOS: According to the WABetaInfo tweet, this latest feature of WhatsApp is seen on the iOS Beta version 126.96.36.199 and it can be released soon. However, when this feature will be available for Android user is still unconfirmed. There is on official information from the company on the update.
✅ WhatsApp is rolling out the possibility to view videos directly in the push notification for any iOS beta user having the 188.8.131.52 version installed!
It will be available soon for App Store users.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) November 20, 2018
According to a twitter user feature is available on App Store without the beta version.
Apparently. As mentioned: My wife can use the new function, a friend’s wife cannot. Both use the App Store version, have never used a beta. In the video: My wife’s iPhone, I hope you mean this feature (Watch the video in the notification) pic.twitter.com/mLukaM47pn
— Carsten Knobloch (@caschy) November 21, 2018
This is how the feature will work
As of now, a user has to open the Chat on WhatsApp, after which the video can be seen. But with the help of the Notification Video Playback feature, videos from WhatsApp will be viewed from the Notification Center and can be played then and there. As user didn’t require to open the app last seen will not be changed.