WhatsApp latest update: The Meta-owned popular messaging application WhatsApp is planning to multiple new features on it platform. Now, a new report from WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp, revealed that WhatsApp is working on introducing a feature called ‘Quick Replies’ on its desktop app.
As per the report, WhatsApp’s Quick Replies feature will enable users to respond to messages that they have received in the app without actually opening the app. When users get a message in the app, they will be able to respond to it in a short and succinct way without opening the app from the notification panel.
At present, WhatsApp’s quick replies feature is available to the app’s Android and iOS users. Users can long press a message in the message notification panel (and the tap the Reply option in case of Android) to respond to a message.
The report revealed that the message notifications will continue to show the name of the sender a quick summary of the received message as it does now. As a part of the update, it will now show a new Open button that will, well, open the message in the app such that users can respond to the message as they normally do.
Additionally, WhatsApp users will be able to tap the three-dots menu that will appear right next to the Open button to open the quick replies dialog box that will, in turn, let them respond to the message in a short and crisp manner.
The screenshot shared by WABetaInfo, also indicates that users may still not be able to respond to messages using emojis, as is the case with WhatsApp’s mobile apps right now, but that might change in future as WhatsApp refines this feature further.