The b WhatsApp eta just received an update in Google Play Store, which adds new and interesting features to the instant messaging application. The most outstanding are the WhatsApp high priority notifications and the ability to downgrade administrators within chat groups.
All users who are signed up to the company’s betas program can, from this moment, download version 2.18.117 of the beta of the app and start working with the WhatsApp high priority notifications To be able to make use of this new feature you will have to have, in addition to the latest available beta, Android 5.0 as the operating system installed on your terminal.
It is not the first time that we hear about the new WhatsApp notification system , but we are facing the first time that users of the messaging application have the possibility to better manage notifications, depending on their importance. The concept of the function is very similar to that of the thumbtack to fix frequent chats , because if the option is enabled, all incoming notifications will be set at the top of the notification center.
The users of the beta can now activate the function by accessing the WhatsApp settings, finding it in the Notifications menu. The news WhatsApp high priority notifications It can also be enabled for chats and private groups from the Notification Settings panel. If there are more applications, apart from Whatsapp , which support this function of priority notifications, will be displayed in chronological order in the Android Notification Center.
But the WhatsApp high priority notifications it is not the only novelty that the messaging application receives. Some time ago we talked about the platform working on an option that would allow to degrade the administrators of a group, snatching the “power” within the group chat. Now this option also appears among the novelties of the last beta of WhatsApp for Android and iOS.
In previous versions, when an administrator named a contact as a new administrator, he could not remove this “status”. In order to delete your privileges, the administrator who created the WhatsApp group I had to delete it from the chat and add it again. Now we save all this work from the group options, selecting the contact in question to which we want to take away the administrative privileges. It can degrade all administrators except the creator of the group, thus keeping safe from the attempts of riot and the possible intentions to wrest power from their “partners.”