WhatsApp just fixed a huge problem with its Android app - Now priority of notifications can be set

WhatsApp just fixed a huge problem with its Android app - Now priority of notifications can be set

WhatsApp, the cross-platform instant messenger owned by Facebook, will finally allow Android users to choose how different types of notification appear.

This feature is pretty convenient, in theory. It allows users to assign priority to different types of notification. For example, I could set a Facebook notification to "Urgent" importance, meaning it would make a noise and show a message on my screen, and a Facebook friend request to "Medium" importance, meaning I'd see a message, but hear no sound.

The problem is that apps have to be individually updated by their third-party developers to include notification channel functionality. Until an app was optimized for Android 8.0 Oreo, users couldn't assign any importance to notifications from that app.

This means for the past few months, it was impossible to change WhatsApp notifications at all. You couldn't control whether it made a noise or showed an icon, or disable certain notifications without disabling all of the app's notifications.

More detail on how to use it at http://on.mash.to/2F3HIXs


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