Is it possible to hide the body of a message on WhatsApp on lockscreen?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by CyanLite, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. CyanLite macrumors regular

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    So I am an Android veteran looking to switch it up and finally give iOS a try. I've been researching and I have found that WhatsApp details messages on the lockscreen. With iMessage, you could just replace it with "X sent a message" instead of "X says blah blah blah".

    So is there any way of removing the contents of a message that came on WhatsApp on the lockscreen? I don't want to remove the notifications from WhatsApp completely, because if I do that then I will have to unlock every time to check if I have a WhatsApp message or not..

    Basically I don't want anyone who can turn on my phone to be able to read even a word of the messages that come to me.


    Example

    If you still don't understand what I mean, let me give you an example. Let's say I have a friend named Sally, let's say Sally says "Hello" on WhatsApp. I want the lockscreen notification to say "Sally sent a message" instead of "Sally says Hello". Is it possible?
     
  2. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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  3. CyanLite thread starter macrumors regular

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    But I want to know when a notification comes in. I don't want to unlock and then pull down the notification tray every time I missed the display light up just to see if I have any unread WhatsApp messages.
     
  4. nightstalkerz macrumors 6502

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    In the settings of whatapp, there's a show preview toggle that you can turn off.
     
  5. CyanLite thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah okay, thanks a lot!
     
  6. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Right. Like I said, turn off PREVIEW.
     

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