WhatsApp for iOS will have more detailed notifications: contact photos are coming

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In the future it will be possible to know with even greater immediacy which one contact or group sent a WhatsApp message. The developers of the well-known messaging platform are in fact developing a refinement of the notifications that they will also include the profile photo of the author of the post.

The novelty is present in the version 2.22.1.1 beta of WhatsApp for iOS. Specifically, it is currently being distributed for users who use iOS 15, because it requires the APIs included in the latest version of Apple’s operating system. To specify that not everyone could see it immediately: at the moment it has been activated only for some beta testers.

As often happens, WABetaInfo colleagues document the arrival of the new function: as you can see from the screenshot they shared, in the notification there is a small thumbnail with the profile photo of the contact who sent the message.


Since this is a function still under development, it is not possible to know when it will be integrated into the stable version of the app and it is necessary to take into account that something could change in the course of construction. However, the willingness of developers to enhance notifications (and the possibilities offered by the iOS 15 API) to allow you to know at a glance who is the sender of the messages is already evident.

Even this small novelty seems to be motivated by the desire of the development team to make it even easier to use the application’s functions: recent projects to improve the search for shops in the user’s surroundings, sending of photos and videos and group management.