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stop message preview on swipe down notification bar?Support


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  1. chattygirl

    chattygirl Active Member

    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?
    Many thanks in advance.

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  2. chattygirl

    chattygirl Active Member

    Anyone.....please?
  3. DC1022

    DC1022 Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. Robogar

    Robogar Active Member

    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.
  5. ooberandy

    ooberandy Well-Known Member

    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
  6. czechplastik

    czechplastik Well-Known Member

    Any reason other than privacy?
  7. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    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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  9. chattygirl

    chattygirl Active Member

    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
  10. Mon73

    Mon73 New Member

    In Samsung Galaxy S4:

    In Settings:
    - choose the -More- tab
    - choose Application manager
    - choose Whatsapp
    - turn off -Show notifications-
  11. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    She wants the notification, just not what is contained in the message for privacy reasons. This will disable the entire notification.
  12. shazyy

    shazyy New Member

    i have the same problem with notification on my samsung s2 whatsapp version2.9.5196
    help required
  13. shazyy

    shazyy New Member


    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
  14. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    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.
    shazyy likes this.
  15. ooberandy

    ooberandy Well-Known Member

    Try reading the post, chattygirl has said her workaround.
  16. jackyarora

    jackyarora New Member

    heyy chatty girl what did they replied..or they didnt bothered to reply..?
  17. chattygirl

    chattygirl Active Member

    No reply from developers unfortunately....hey ho
  18. Blakes1164

    Blakes1164 New Member

    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
    Hope that helps :)
  19. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    The op only wanted to turn off message preview not the notification.

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