WhatsApp for iPhone Gains Quick Replies from Notifications [PICS]


Facebook-owned cross platform messaging app WhatsApp has been updated today to support quick replies for message and call notifications, for users running iOS 9.1.

What’s New in Version 2.12.10
• Quickly reply to messages right from notifications. Just drag down a notification to type your reply. (iOS 9.1+)
• You can also now reply to incoming WhatsApp calls with a message right from the call notification. (iOS 9+)

Below are screenshots of the new addition for messages—just pull down and send your reply:

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For incoming calls, pulling down on the notification allows you to message a response or decline the call:

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WhatsApp has received a flurry of updates recently, adding new features such as starred messages and also supporting 3D Touch for iPhone 6s users.

Update: Looks like WhatsApp quietly added support to reply from Apple Watch as well (thanks Kirk):


Click here to download WhatsApp for iPhone in the App Store.


  • Kirk

    Gary, I don’t know if they neglected to mention it but there is Apple Watch support.. I’m able to reply to whatsapp notifications right on my watch… I just tried it

  • You’re right Kirk–just saw it. This is definitely new–or did this only come about after today’s update?

  • Kirk

    Nope, saw this from yesterday… But not sure which update triggered it

  • Vaughn

    Been there since iOS 9.1 beta

  • Kirk

    Yet there’s no official Apple Watch app for it..(yet anyway)… Hmph… Would be nice to set custom auto replies… Since Facebook messenger you can. Probably soon.