We can enable popup notifications in WhatsApp settings for "Only when screen is on" and "Always show popup".

What I want is, it shouldn't show any popup when message arrives like popups are disabled, but when I click on the message in notification panel, it should show the popup and I can quickly reply.

Similar to what iOS "Quick Reply for WhatsApp" tweak does. Is it possible?

  • I don't use WhatsApp, so I'm a little confused. What happens now when you click the notification? – Dan Hulme Jan 20 '14 at 10:51
  • @DanHulme when clicking on notification, it takes the user to the conversation/thread in the app. – k1chy Jan 20 '14 at 11:00
  • Ah, and Салман instead wants it to bring up the pop-up. I see. If there's no setting for that in the app, there's no way around it. – Dan Hulme Jan 20 '14 at 11:02
  • I see, I was thinking some app or tweak can bring up the popup when required. – Салман Jan 20 '14 at 11:28
  • Related: android.stackexchange.com/questions/109092/… (no answer yet as of now) – Andrew T. May 12 '15 at 7:32

WhatsApp has implemented this feature on Mar 29, 2016 (v2.12.560). As a fallback for quick reply feature on Android N, WhatsApp added a (kind of) quick reply from notification for all Android version.

When a notification comes, you can expand it (i.e. by sliding down) to show the Reply button. Tapping the Reply button will bring the message as a popup, which you can also reply directly from there.

new expanded notification message as popup

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