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This New Whatsapp Feature Will Cause Total Mayhem Between Friends And Family

By Darragh Berry

January 23, 2018 at 3:32pm


According to Android Police, WhatsApp has released a new feature that lets you organise your notifications by importance while also blocking the ones you don't want to see. 

It lets you decide which messages from the app that you want to be normally 'urgent' as well as those messages that you don't actually want or need to see. 

So as you can imagine, people will be able to put their friends group chats on the priority list while their family members and work group chats are put on the back burner. 

WhatsApp now offers 10 Notification Channel categories, which you can control individually. 

These are: Group Notifications, Message Notifications, Chat History Backup, Critical App Alerts, Failure Notifications, Media Playback, Uncategorised, Other Notifications, Sending Media, and Silent Notifications.

Inside these categories are different options which you can select from. To operate this new selective notifications, this is what you do:

"You can turn notifications for each category on or off, or mark them as Urgent (make sound and pop up on screen), High priority (make sound), Medium priority (no sound) or Low priority (no sound or visual interruption). 

"You can also decide what sound a notification makes, and decide whether or not to allow the notification content to appear on your lock screen."

Accessing these categories is simple and all you have to do is tap and hold the next WhatsApp notification you receive and select the 'All Categories' option that appears. 

The only downside so far is that the update is only available in the beta version of WhatsApp - meaning that the company is currently testing new and experimental features, before rolling them out officially. 

Do you think this would work or would it be a total nightmare?

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