WhatsApp tip: Answer messages from your lockscreen

In a world of messaging services like WhatsApp, Facebook and Snapchat, it’s hard to imagine that people were once trying to fit as many words as humanly possible into one single text message just to save money on a second one. Nowadays it’s not uncommon that messages sent via smartphone consist of just a word or even a sole punctuation mark.

As messages become shorter and shorter, more and more messages get sent in total. Therefore having to unlock the smartphone’s lockscreen every time a WhatsApp message is received has become quite tiresome.

Typing in the code and opening the app to answer every single message costs a lot of time. Time that could easily be saved – at least for Android users, as they can comfortably receive as well as send out WhatsApp messages directly from their lockscreens.

Users can activate this function using the WhatsApp notification settings. Under Popup Notification, select the option Always show popup (this option is also available for group chats) and all future messages will automatically show on the users lockscreen. This allows users to either close or immediately answer messages. As soon as a reply is sent, the screen is locked again. 


(Screenshot: WhatsApp)

Feature Image: HILVERSUM, NETHERLANDS – FEBRUARY 2014, 2014: WhatsApp Messenger is a proprietary, cross-platform instant messaging subscription service for smartphones with Internet access founded in 2009. via Shutterstock / Copyright: Twin Design

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