New WhatsApp notification alerts you when the web client is open

New WhatsApp notification alerts you when the web client is open
WhatsApp has added a new notification that will show up on your phone whenever you have the WhatsApp Web client open on your computer, and the messaging app open on your handset. Because the WhatsApp client shows on your computer screen everything you are doing with the app on your phone, it might be important for you to know if you've left the client open. If you've left your computer on with the client open, someone could start checking out your messages.

Clicking on the notification will close the WhatsApp Web client on your computer, eliminating the risk. The notification cannot be disabled, and on Android it shows up on the notification bar with the same icon used to denote a message. That is sure to confuse Android users who could understandably think that they have unread messages to view on the app.

For those who missed the news, WhatsApp Web is an extension that allows you to sync your WhatsApp account on your computer. It is available for those with a phone running Android, iOS 8.1 or higher, Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1, Nokia S60, Nokia S40 EVO, BlackBerry and BlackBerry 10. You will need to have the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari or Edge on your computer. You also must be running the latest version of WhatsApp beta, 2.16.86. If interested in this beta version, click on the sourcelink.


source: WhatsApp via AndroidPolice

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6 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I'm using What'sApp quite recently... Not only out of curiosity, but also because so many people in my social circle are using it... And 'End to End Encryption' was also very tempting... I must say I quite like it... It was EXTREMELY simplistic on my Windows Phone (Lumia 430) which I LOVE!!! I've chatted for hours (just texts, no media) and the app still showing less than 1MB usage on Data Sense...! My only single gripe about What'sApp is that it doesn't offer iMessage, Skype or FB Messenger like desktop convenience... I mean, your phone MUST be connected with the internet to be able to use the desktop application, which is kind of a bummer, really... Telegram has it (Even though I haven't used it)... So why can't What'sApp...???

2. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

"...phone MUST be connected with the internet to be able to use the desktop application..." That's limitation of web/desktop app. Wondering why company like facebook won't attempt to make their most popular messaging app the best messaging app. May be favoring messenger over whatsapp!

3. iSometimes

Posts: 57; Member since: Feb 16, 2011

It was designed as such before Facebook even bought it, though.

4. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Lumia430. I wouldn't use that for free. Why didn't you buy the 928 930 925?

5. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Great features. Will be trying it out.

6. MAXIMUMTEE

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 17, 2018

How do i turn off the whats app web notification on my Samsung s9+?

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