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WhatsApp to bring new Inline image style notification on Android Pie


There is no doubt WhatsApp is one of the best and leading messaging app from few years because WhatsApp never let its user down. The Facebook-owned company WhatsApp launches new features almost every month, adding to the list, WhatsApp is going to launch a new feature which shows inline support for images and stickers.  

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You may have noticed, WhatsApp has been showing inline photos in the notification for a long time, but with the Android Pie Beta build, now the user will be able to see enlarged format image. It has been updated with new format images on the notification that you receive.

This new feature will show you the images as a notification as well as in an enlarged format when the notification is expanded. This will also work for stickers as well, but it would not work for GIFs or videos. Those content will still be shown as either a GIF or Video in the notification bar, and will not show their content even when the notification is expanded.

WhatsApp inline new feature will also work and show you an enlarged version of the image even if you receive an image in a group chat. The only difference being that it will be grouped in the images. For both cases, the small thumbnail when the notification is not expanded will be on the right-hand side of the notification, but after expanding the position will come to the left, in line with the rest of the text messages.

The feature is only working for devices with Android 9 Pie and if the rolls back to an older version of Android, the notification image preview will not work.

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