How long has this been a feature?


macrumors 68020
Original poster
Feb 6, 2014
I'm on my iPhone 6, iOS 8.3, and I just received an email notification while in Safari. I meant to swipe the notification up to dismiss it but ended up swiping down by mistake. What happened was the notification enlarged to show the entire email message with two buttons at the bottom labeled Markas Read and Trash. I then tapped the email message/notification and it opened in the mail app.

Now, I'll admit to not keeping up with new features lately, but I'm surprised I missed something like this. When did Apple add a swipe-down-to-read-more feature to notifications? Does this have something to do with my habit of disallowing previews in notifications?

I didn't see a reply button, it would be nice if Apple added the ability to reply from within the notification so I wouldn't need to open the mail app.

I also noticed that you can swipe left on a notification in the lock screen and an "X" will appear to the right of the notification to allow you to dismiss it.

Maybe I should subscribe to a change log somewhere.
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