WhatsApp rolls out in-app notifications: Here’s what you need to know

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 08 Dec 2020
HIGHLIGHTS
  • The in-app notification will be used to update users about what’s new on WhatsApp.

  • This would earlier take place via the WhatsApp blog.

  • You will have to update WhatsApp to get the new in-app notification.

WhatsApp rolls out in-app notifications: Here’s what you need to know
The notification will appear as a banner inside the app.

WhatsApp has been rolling out a lot of new features to the app. From disappearing messages to the ability to send money via UPI and even a shopping button, you can learn everything new with WhatsApp here. It looks like there is a new feature which is coming to WhatsApp. As reported by WABetainfo, the messaging app will be able to give users notifications inside the app. 

WABetainfo says, “Those announcements won’t be sent in the form of a chat, but they will appear as a particular in-app banner that can redirect to external websites or they can require a specific user action”. This means that you will be able to see a banner with some new information and clicking on it could display the information to you in full, or redirect you to a webpage. The first announcement users will be able to see via the in-app notification is the new terms of service. To get the in-app notifications, you need to update WhatsApp to version 2.20.206.19 for Android and version 2.20.130 on iOS.

The new terms of service are something we reported on earlier. The new terms of service highlight how WhatsApp processes your data and how businesses can use Facebook hosted services to store and manage their WhatsApp chats. 

Once you see the new terms of service, you can tap on agree. Once you agree, you accept the updated Terms of Service and can continue to use the app. The new terms of service will take effect on February 8, 2021. However, it must be noted that the date could change. If you choose not to agree to the terms, you can delete your WhatsApp account. According to the source, “Updated Terms of Service will be announced in the coming weeks”.

In other WhatsApp news, here is how you can view a user's WhatsApp status without them finding out.

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