WhatsApp in iOS gets Status Search, Extension notification feature
WhatsApp for iOS is updated with two new features that include the search for the Status tab and notification enhancement.
WhatsApp for iOS is updated with two new features that include the search for the Status tab and notification enhancement. WhatsApp users on iOS will need to be upgraded to version 2.18.90 to access new features. From both, the ability to search on the Status tab will only be compatible with iOS devices running iOS 8 or higher. Support to preview media directly from the notification panel is available for iOS 10 or later. Separately, the “suspicious link detection” feature that was introduced on Android in July is now present for iOS users. WABetaInfo first reported this.
WhatsApp users can request contacts in the Status tab. The feature is useful when someone wants to see the status update of a particular connection quickly. This feature is already available for Android. Also, the notification extension feature allows users to directly view images as well as GIFs from the notification panel. People can use 3D Touch or scroll left to the image or GIF image and tap on “View” to see the media directly from the notification panel.
Also, WhatsApp has released a new FAQ page, which explains the “suspicious link indicator.” This feature is intended to identify and inhibit the flow of links that follow on a fake or alternative site.
WhatsApp says it automatically performs checks to determine if a connection is suspicious and controls occur on a user’s device for privacy reasons. When users click on links that are listed as questionable, they will have two options – either to open the link or to return. WhatsApp will display a message that reads, “This link contains unusual characters. It may be trying to appear as another site.”