In-App notifications have been redesigned to: According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on improving in-app notifications. WhatsApp beta for iOS 126.96.36.199 provides users with better information about notification banners, photos, videos, GIFs and stickers.
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Now, users can expand in-app notifications to view chat previews, which are no longer static. Users can now scroll up and down the screen to view old and new messages. The special feature of this feature is that when the user views the message preview, the user in front does not get the update of read receipts.
View Once feature
WhatsApp also started rolling out the View Once feature in its beta app. The photos and videos sent in this feature will be able to be seen by the user only once, after which they will be automatically deleted. However, screenshots of photos and videos sent in this feature have not been blocked.
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WhatsApp is also currently working on a feature called Voice Waveform, which will show the voice wave form instead of the progress bar when users listen to a voice message. Right now these features are being prepared only for iOS. This feature is still in the development stage and will be rolled out to beta testers in the coming days.