Whatsapp is reportedly working on a new notification feature. The Whatsapp Mark as Read Notification option allows you to, as the name says, mark the incoming message as read. The new Whatsapp notification update is still in beta version and will roll out soon in a stable release.
Whatsapp’s update spree
The new update comes just days after Whatsapp introduced the new ‘Forwarded’ tag in an effort to combat spreading of false information on the platform. The tag makes one aware that the message was created by someone else and the sender in-fact may or may not endorse the idea.
New Whatsapp Beta
The new Whatsapp Beta brings a new way to respond to messages. Earlier you could only send a reply from the notification panel directly, or just swipe away the notification. There was no way to let the other person know that you have seen the message without writing anything. The new Whatsapp mark as read notification option allows you to make the other person know that you have seen their messages. The app will display Blue Ticks on the other side (if enabled).
The Whatsapp notification update is still in beta as the company is yet to iron out many issues. However, given Whatsapp’s track record, we may see the feature roll out soon on all devices. The update isn’t something major on the first look, but with time it will prove quite useful. Another rumor about a chat mute button accessible directly from Notifications is also under development. It will help to reduce the amount of instantaneous spam.