The Beta version of WhatsApp for iPhone (iOS) phones allows you to quickly preview videos received by the messenger without accessing the conversation. The trick is to expand the notification, on the lock screen or central phone notifications, and give play. The feature is interesting for those who want to know the content without opening the chat and feel obligated to respond on time, because of the confirmation of reading (blue check) - see how to disable.
In the following tutorial, check out how to view videos received in WhatsApp without opening the application on iPhone. The function works best on devices with 3D Touch, but is available for any mobile phone with iOS 10 or later. The procedure was performed on an iPhone 8 with iOS 12.
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Step 1. To use the Beta version, the user must register in the WhatsApp test program on the iPhone. If you are not already a part of it, you should install the TestFlight app and access the link (testflight.apple.com/join/s4rTJVPb) - check out the detailed step-by-step;
Install WhatsApp Beta on your iPhone
Step 2. When receiving a video notification, simply slide it down. The content will be downloaded and displayed within the notification itself. The contact will not know that the message has been viewed;
View WhatsApp videos by notification served on iPhone
Step 3. If the alert is in the notification center, simply press it on devices with 3D Touch. The video will be downloaded and may be reproduced within the notice itself;
View WhatsApp videos on the iPhone lock screen
Step 4. If iPhone does not have 3D Touch, you'll need to swipe the notification to the left and touch "View". Then just give play in the video.
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Ready. Enjoy tips for quickly viewing videos received by WhatsApp on iPhone.
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