WhatsApp s fresh tagging feature makes it unlikely to disregard annoying group talks, Daily Mail Online
There’s no escape! WhatsApp’s fresh ‘tagging’ feature makes it unlikely to overlook annoying group talks
By Shivali Best For Mailonline 16:12 BST twenty Sep 2016, updated Nineteen:55 BST twenty Sep two thousand sixteen
- In a group talk, you can now tag a member by using the ‘@’ function
- This will send a notification to a tagged member, even if the talk is muted
- The update comes shortly after the stiff’s decision to open up all its users’ information to Facebook, who possesses WhatsApp
Anyone in a WhatsApp group will know the annoyance of your phone permanently gyrating with messages.
While it was previously possible to escape from the notifications by muting the group, WhatsApp has introduced a feature which could see you inundated once again.
The messaging app has introduced a fresh tagging function, which permits you to tag someone in the group talk, and in the process, send them a notification.
HOW TO TAG SOMEONE ON WHATSAPP
1) Go into a group talk and press in the box as if to write a fresh message
Two) Inject the ‘@’ symbol, and list of group members will pop up
Trio) Click on the name of the member(s) you would like to tag
Four) Press ‘Send’ and a notification will be sent to tagged members
The petite update has been added to both the iOS and Android version of WhatsApp.
In any group talk, you can now tag anyone in the group, by writing ‘@’ plus their name.
This will send a notification to their device, even if they have muted the group.
The update could make sure you don’t miss a critical update – for example if group plans switch – but could identically be a way to annoy someone.
WhatsApp’s update comes shortly after the rock hard’s decision to open up all its users’ information to Facebook, who possesses WhatsApp.
At the end of last month, WhatsApp wrote a blog post, stating that by ‘coordinating more with Facebook, we’ll be able to do things like track basic metrics about how often people use our services and better fight spam on WhatsApp.’
Users were given the option to connect their phone number with Facebook, which would ‘suggest better friend suggestions and demonstrate you more relevant ads’, according to WhatsApp’s blog post.
Not everyone is glad about the fresh tagging function, and many users took to Twitter to express their annoyance.
User JRH tweeted: ‘yeah thanks for more annoying features WhatsApp now makes it unlikely to overlook annoying people in group talks.’
Ankush Ahuja said: ‘So mad at #WhatsApp for rolling out the Tag feature in talks. Notification nightmare!’