WhatsApp Message Notifications to Support Media Previews in Future Update (WhatsApp iOS 2.18.80)

WhatsApp received an update overnight that suggests media previews will soon be coming to the app's iOS message notifications for the first time. Currently in WhatsApp iOS notifications, images included in messages are replaced by a camera emoji, requiring the user to open WhatsApp to see the media. Likewise, GIF messages are represented in notifications by the space invader emoji.

However, WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp version 2.18.80 lays the groundwork for full media previews in iOS notifications. The upcoming notification extension feature is said to support images as well as GIFs.

To view the media preview, users will need to use the Peek and Pop gestures or swipe down on the notification in Notification Center. Users should also be able to download the media directly from the notification if they have disabled WhatsApp's media auto-download option.

Aside from the notification feature that's still under development, the latest version of the app lets you use Siri to send messages to WhatApp groups.

WhatsApp is a free download for iPhone available from the App Store.

Version: 2.18.80

Today WhatsApp has released a new update on the AppStore, bringing the version number up to 2.18.80.

The update finally brings a new amazing feature that a lot of users were asking for years, but under development.

Let’s discuss about the changelog ..


The new Notification Extension is not available yet.

WhatsApp is working on this feature from the 2.18.80 version, adding new improvements in the next updates. It’s not available yet for development reasons and the feature needs to get many other improvements before to be enabled for everyone.

For this reason, it’s ok if you have updated your WhatsApp version and it’s not working for you seen that the feature is under development. Be patient to see the feature enabled in the next updates.


WhatsApp has developed a new powerful extension that significantly improves notifications.

You will be able to see some received media in your notifications thanks to the new 2.18.80 update!

The new Notification Extension supports images and GIFs, but you will be also able to download them directly from the notification if you’ve disabled the Autodownload Settings!

And, as mentioned above, you can also view GIFs media:

To view the media preview, it will be necessary to Peek and Pop or swipe down the notification.

Our tests revealed the feature will work for iOS 10 and newer.

Any comment about this? We personally love the new way WhatsApp manages notifications, also if we would see the thumbnail preview directly in the message notification!

1. You can send now messages to your WhatsApp groups!

2. The update contains bug fixes and general stabilization.



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