WhatsApp has updated its app allowing users to tag others in group chats simply by typing the @ symbol and their name.
All users can be tagged, as long as they’re part of the same group chat. And that’s whether they are in someone’s address book or not. The process is simple. Just type the @ symbol as you would when mentioning someone on Twitter. A bar will pop up with a list of names that can be selected. Multiple users can be selected as well.
On the other end, users who are tagged in group chats will be notified. And the interesting thing here is that they will be notified even if they have their conversations muted. Also, users can tag other users even if they’re not in their address books, so long as they are part of the same group chat.
This change follows others released with iOS 10:
- – When taking photos or videos, users can now double tap on their screen to switch between the front and rear cameras
- – A new quick forward button on photos and videos in chats
- – Chats you frequently contact now appear when forwarding or sharing messages
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