With WhatsApp’s Quick Replies function, users may reply to messages they have already received without launching the desktop client.
The way message alerts display on WhatsApp‘s apps has significantly improved over the past few of years.The messaging software owned by Meta has over time made it easier for its users to view the contents of a message without opening the app, going from showing only text messages to showing emojis and eventually stickers.And now it is moving forward even further.’Quick Replies’ is a feature that the firm is reportedly working to add to its desktop version.
The WABetaInfo website reports that WhatsApp’s Quick Replies feature will let users reply to messages they have already received without having to open the app.According to a screenshot of the functionality provided by the blog site, users will be able to quickly and succinctly reply to messages they receive in the app without having to open it.
Users using WhatsApp’s Android and iOS apps can currently access the rapid replies function.To reply to a message, users can long press it in the message notification panel (or, in the case of Android, touch the Reply option).But the WhatsApp Desktop app has not yet added this capability.However, that is set to change as the business plans to add a comparable feature to WhatsApp’s Desktop version.
According to a screenshot of the functionality, the message alerts will continue to display the sender’s name and a brief synopsis of the received message.It will now display a new Open button as part of the upgrade, which, well, opens the message in the app so that users may respond to it as they typically would.Additionally, WhatsApp users will be able to launch the rapid replies dialogue box by tapping the three dots menu that will display next to the Open button, which will allow them to reply to the message in a succinct and concise manner.
The screenshot also shows that users would not yet be able to reply to messages with emojis, as is the case with WhatsApp’s mobile apps at the moment, although that might change in the future as WhatsApp further develops this function.
According to the blog site, this functionality is now only available to a small number of beta testers running the WhatsApp beta for Windows version 2.2227.2.0, but it is anticipated to become generally available at some point in the future.