WhatsApp for Android to get Sticker Notifications, Dark Mode soon: In order to make the app more interesting day by day, WhatsApp is constantly testing and adding new features on to its platform. According to the reports, WhatsApp is working on adding a number of new features including a new audio picker, forwarding Info, an in-app browser and image search to its Android app. Now WhatsApp is working to introduce a bunch of new features that will enhance your messaging experience on the platform.
- WhatsApp is adding sticker notification to its Android app.
- WhatsApp has resumed working on Dark Mode for Android.
- WhatsApp is working on Universal Windows Platform.
At present, WhatsApp shows text and emojis in the notification bar of your smartphones, but when users receive a sticker, WhatsApp displays the word ‘Sticker’ in the text along with a heart emoji. This is true for both – WhatsApp for Android and WhatsApp for iOS. However, this is going to change soon.
The company is working on Sticker Notifications Preview wherein when you receive a sticker, its preview will be available in the notification. Currently, this feature is being tested on WhatsApp beta version 2.19.130 for Android.
Notably, WhatsApp had started testing the Sticker Notifications feature in its beta app for iOS last month and now the company has started working on a similar feature for its Android app. But so far there is no word on when the company will roll out the feature to all its users.
Apart from the sticker notifications, WhatsApp reportedly has resumed working on bringing Dark Mode onto its Android app. WABetaInfo had reported that WhatsApp had completely removed dark mode in its Android app, sparking rumours that the company had dropped the project altogether. But now, the blog has confirmed that the company has started working on the feature again. The blog also retweeted an image of a dark mode on Android Q by another Twitter user.
The feature is already available for iPhone users who can use Face ID/Touch ID on their devices, while the Android version is in beta. Notably, the capability will also let you choose when the app would lock: immediately after use or after 1, 10, 30 minutes.
In addition to this, WhatsApp is also working on bringing Universal Windows Platform (UWP). This would ensure that WhatsApp would ensure that the app would effectively work on Windows Desktop and Windows Mobile platform.