Whatsapp's latest feature allows you to organise your notifications by importance
Not all channels are created equal.
WhatsApp has released a new feature which allows you to organise your notifications by order of importance, while also blocking the ones you don't want to see.
This would allow you to choose how different types of notifications appear, sound, and vibrate, or not, on your phone.
According to Android Police, the new update lets you decide which messages show up on your screen, which cause your phone to vibrate, or which don't show up at all when your phone is locked – allowing you to go about your daily routine without being bothered by spam messaging.
So as you can imagine, people will be able to prioritise their friends messages over, say, family or work group chats.
WhatsApp now offers ten different Notification Channel categories, which you can control individually.
These are: Group Notifications, Message Notifications, Chat History Backup, Critical App Alerts, Failure Notifications, Media Playback, Uncategorised, Other Notifications, Sending Media, and Silent Notifications.
To access these categories, all you have to do is tap and hold your next WhatsApp notification and select the 'All Categories' option that comes up.
The only downside to Whatsapp's newest move so far is that the update is only available in the beta version of WhatsApp – meaning that the company is currently just in the testing stage of these new and experimental features, prior to rolling them out officially.
Here's hoping this one sticks.