WhatsApp messages can now be answered using Quick Reply on an iPhone running iOS 9.1

WhatsApp messages can now be answered using Quick Reply on an iPhone running iOS 9.1
Quick Reply was offered to iPhone users with iOS 8. The feature allows those receiving a notification of a message, to respond directly from that notification without opening up the messaging app. Originally, this worked only with Apple's own Messages application. However, with iOS 9, Apple allowed Quick Reply to be used by third party messaging apps like Skype and Facebook Messenger.

And now, WhatsApp gets added to that list. But Quick Reply will work with the Facebook-owned messaging app only for those iPhone users running iOS 9.1. The latest build of Apple's mobile OS just started rolling out toward the end of last week. And for Apple Watch users running watchOS 2.0.1, a pre-set reply can be used to answer a WhatsApp message, or a reply can be dictated to the wearable.

If you're a WhatsApp user totin' the Apple iPhone 6s or Apple iPhone 6s Plus, you'll be happy to learn that the latest update to the iPhone version of the app includes support for 3D Touch. That is the feature available on the new iPhone models that allows the device to differentiate between a soft touch on the screen, a regular touch, and a harder touch. Apple says that the light tap will allow you to get a "peek" at content, while a harder tap will "pop" you into the page.

Besides the Quick Reply capabilities for WhatsApp, iOS 9.1 also comes with more than 150 new emoji, and improves Live Photos by preventing the camera from recording while you are raising or lowering your iPhone.

source: RedmondPie

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16 Comments

1. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

Uhmmm. Android had this ages ago

2. Saioofi

Posts: 326; Member since: May 23, 2014

Great! Now iOS sucks and android rocks

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

So what? Is this the reason Apple users should jump to Android?

6. dazzmichael

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

well as a sammy edge+ user i don't have this feature, I had to install floatify in order to quick reply.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30685; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why would it matter who had it first? The fact is, as more platforms get mutual features, it causes more competition. In the end, we the consumer win...troll.

4. EC112987

Posts: 1211; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Well I personally like Whatsapp on Android more than IOS

5. meloth1991

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

There r several small issues with the what's app on iOS , for instance unless there is no proper connectivity u won't be able to even hit "send" unlike in adroid where the message once clicked "send" automatically gets delivered as soon u get connectivity . This might not be a big issue to most people but in India where at times I face a lot of network issues it becomes a big pain in the ass !

7. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

But on Android it lags!!!!! As usual!!!!!

10. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

and on iOS, it mega lags!!! as more than usual!!!

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30685; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You only said that, cause he did.

12. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

You copied me but it is normal, you are an Android lover so a copier!!!!!!

8. SSJSim

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 17, 2014

I wish the iOS Whatsapp would show the checkmarks / tickers on the main menu of Whatsapp instead of clicking the conversation and checking. Also, I wish you could use 3D Touch to preview conversations like in the Messages app.

13. AlikMalix unregistered

Can I ask a question (not trolling): Why would someone use third party texting apps than the one that came with iOS (iMessage), android (whichever manufacturer includes) or BB (BBM I think)? The stock apps are integrated better, they're systemwide, they are used by everyone else (no need ask friends and family to install some app before texting). And probably more stable, and secure than third party. Let's take whatsap mentioned in article - what makes it better to be with the hassle of installing and signing up?

14. rohitkalra90

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

For cross platform chatting.

15. AlikMalix unregistered

iMessage has all the features that work with other iMessage users (like location sharing, quick photo/video/voice-text. See if other party is typing, among other things... But it also works with those that don't have iOS (texting with android, WP, BB) by automatically accept and send texts like a regular texting client. Without the need to turn off or switch apps. So it works cross-platform. I'm still curious - what makes people to give up on stock/native texting apps and go with third party? Maybe I should have phrased it differently, perhaps - what feature do the third party texting apps offer that you cannot live without because stock texting app that was preinstalled on your phone doesn't offer? This question is for iOS and android users alike.

16. rohitkalra90

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Texting is not free unlike whatsapp which uses data from your network or WiFi. What about international messages? definitely not free.

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