The faster you can do something, the better, right? The same goes for answering messages, whether they’re from WhatsApp or not. You could be busy, but a friend needs an answer right away; that’s when answering from the notification bar can come a long way.
Even if you get more than one message, it’s possible to separate the messages so you can reply to each of them. You also don’t have to try and remember the last thing you wrote, since the chat history will also be shown.
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The options you’ll see on the notification are going to depend on the content of the message. For example, if it’s a standard text message, you’ll see the Reply and Mark as Read options.
If you don’t see them and only see an arrow pointing left, tap on the upside-down pyramid to see them.
By tapping on the arrow, the reply box will appear where you can directly type your message. Once you’re done typing your message, you can tap on the send option that you’ll on your keyboard or to the right of the reply box.
When you get multiple notifications, they might group together and, therefore, not show you the Reply and Mark as read option. If this happens to you, gently swipe down between them, and the options should appear.
Even if you respond from the notification bar, you can still see the chats history on more than one conversation. You can hide and unhide the chat history by tapping on the upside-down pyramid. Once you dismiss the notification, the chat history is gone.
Regular text messages will also have options for you to use as well, and just like the WhatsApp messages, you’ll also be able to see the chat history. There will even be a few emoji options for you to choose from.
If a contact were to send you a link, you should be able to see an option to open that link on your preferred browser. If you don’t feel like opening it, there will also be options to mark as read or reply.
There is no need to enable Smart Reply since it’s on by default in Android 10. Also, there is no way to disable it; the only thing you can do is ignore it. Do you find smart reply useful? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
I just did an update on my Android and now when I get a message on my notifications bar, instead of reply and mark as read, my options are delete and mark as read. How do I change it back?