WhatsApp, the cross-platform instant messenger owned by Facebook, will finally allow Android users to choose how different types of notification appear.
This update is great news for many Android users, Android Police reports. The lack of notification channels was impeding the app’s everyday functionality. ;
Here’s what the problem was: Android 8.0 Oreo, released in August 2017, introduced “notification channels” to Android phones. ;
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. ; Read more…