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Old April 1st, 2013, 02:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Id appreciate some help please...

I'm using Whatsapp and love getting the notification icon in the top left hand corner of the screen. But is there anyway I can prevent the full message from being displayed when I swipe the notification bar down. I want to be notified I've received a message but I'd like the swipe down function disabled I guess......or no message preview??

I can't see a way on stock....would another launcher allow me to do this?
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Old April 9th, 2013, 12:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Anyone.....please?
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Old April 10th, 2013, 01:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I haven't used Whatsapp before but I know other messaging apps like it have privacy settings that you can choose to show a preview of the message in the notification bar or you can turn it off. Maybe go through the settings a bit to see if you can find something like that.
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Went though my Whatsapp v2.9.5196 settings and I'm pretty sure there's no such setting. I would'be expected it to be in the notification settings but nada....

Also interesting to note that there's no privacy settings at all in the options.
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I've never known an app to have settings that limit the notification content :S

The only options I've seen are to have notifications on or off
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Any reason other than privacy?
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I've never known an app to have settings that limit the notification content
Handcent has this exact option. Under settings -> notification settings -> notification settings you can check or uncheck privacy mode. Without privacy it shows there is a message and most of the message (depending on the length) with privacy enabled it just shows there is a message (may show from whom, I only used it once and did not like it).

I have never used whatsapp so I do not know, but if you go to the play store page there should be a link to contact the dev or their website. If you get in touch with them they will know better if it is possible and if it isn't you could suggest it to them.
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Here's the link to Handcent in the Play Store chattygirl
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Many thanks for your replies. I agree there are no settings within Whatsapp but yes I've emailed developer today so will wait and see in future maybe?

I love the app as its free messaging and the whole family have it.....and yes its just a privacy preference for me lol....

I've found a workaround by using pattern lock on lock screen. This then disables the swipedown to read the message.....but allowing the icon to remain in notification bar.

Didn't particularly want to lock whole phone.....but this works for me at the mo.

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In Samsung Galaxy S4:

In Settings:
- choose the -More- tab
- choose Application manager
- choose Whatsapp
- turn off -Show notifications-
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In Samsung Galaxy S4:

In Settings:
- choose the -More- tab
- choose Application manager
- choose Whatsapp
- turn off -Show notifications-
She wants the notification, just not what is contained in the message for privacy reasons. This will disable the entire notification.
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i have the same problem with notification on my samsung s2 whatsapp version2.9.5196
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Many thanks for your replies. I agree there are no settings within Whatsapp but yes I've emailed developer today so will wait and see in future maybe?

I love the app as its free messaging and the whole family have it.....and yes its just a privacy preference for me lol....
I've found a workaround by using pattern lock on lock screen. This then disables the swipedown to read the message.....but allowing the icon to remain in notification bar.

Didn't particularly want to lock whole phone.....but this works for me at the mo.

Many thanks again x

i would be obliged if u share the solution to this problem with me as well coz even i am encountering this problem
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i would be obliged if u share the solution to this problem with me as well
I would suggest emailing the dev and requesting the feature. It does not sound like the app can do what you are looking to so currently.
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i would be obliged if u share the solution to this problem with me as well coz even i am encountering this problem
thanks in advance
Try reading the post, chattygirl has said her workaround.
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heyy chatty girl what did they replied..or they didnt bothered to reply..?
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No reply from developers unfortunately....hey ho
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Smile Whatsapp notification !!

To turn off the notifications in whatsapp on android goto the application manager, click on whatsapp ( this is the screen you would be at if you were to uninstall it ) there is a tick box here to turn off notifications
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To turn off the notifications in whatsapp on android goto the application manager, click on whatsapp ( this is the screen you would be at if you were to uninstall it ) there is a tick box here to turn off notifications
The op only wanted to turn off message preview not the notification.
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