Native Notifications Finally Coming To WhatsApp’s Windows Application

Whatsapp, as we all know, is a VoIP service which is owned by Facebook. You can send text messages, make voice and video calls, send images, documents and other sorts of media files. The app was first made available to Android and iOS and soon after it’s success on the two platforms, it was also made available to PCs through a web client which they called Whatsapp Web. In 2017, the Whatsapp Desktop app also made it’s way to the Microsoft Store.

Native Windows 10 Notifications On Windows 10

Regardless of the fact that the Whatsapp Desktop app has been available on the Microsoft Store for almost two years now, the app does not support Windows 10’s native notifications that appear in the Action Centre. Or at least did not support native notifications in Windows 10, as it seems that Whatsapp is now working towards supporting native notifications on Windows 10 so that users can get notifications of their chats to show up directly in the Action Centre. The Action Centre Focus Feature can also be used to tweak the notifications of the app.

The new notification support has not been publically released yet, as WhatsApp is testing the feature with Windows 10 Insiders in all three (Slow, Fast and Skip Ahead) Rings. Insiders who tested the app reported that the feature only works when the WhatsApp Desktop app is open in the background and they also stated that the notifications delivered were not very reliable. However, it must be noted that the development of the feature is still in its early stages and that we can hopefully see an improvement in the near future.

As previously mentioned, the feature is still in its early development so a public release is not expected any time soon. You can download WhatsApp for Windows from here. Don’t want to go through the hassle of downloading the app? Use WhatsApp directly from your browser here.

Read more regarding the new feature in MSPowerusers’s article here.

Murtaza Islam
Murtaza is a Computer Science student who takes immense interest in mobile technology. He believes the future of computing lies in smartphones because ARM architecture will eventually take over. He also loves to tinker with ROMs and kernels keeping up with the latest in smartphones.

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