In France, more than 30 million people use WhatsApp. This application messaging service, very useful for talking with people abroad, has been very successful for years. But some loyal users will soon be deprived of their favorite application. The reason is simple: the telephones they use are obsolete and do not allow the functioning of the application once the updates have been made.
No more Whatsapp for Apple?
Don’t panic, if you have a recent iPhone, you should have no problem using Whatsapp. This concerns older Apple-branded phones. Indeed, as Buzz Ezine tells us, future updates made to Whatsapp will make it impossible for devices running iOS 10 and 11 to use the application.. This concerns the generation lower than the iPhone 5s or SE. For all the people who have these phones, Whatsapp is over.
If you have a iPhone more recent, you may nevertheless encounter some difficulties in using Whatsapp. What to do in this case ? You need to check that iPhone updates are effective. We advise you to have, at least, iOS 12 to ensure the proper functioning of the application. Otherwise, check that the application itself is not outdated. To do this, go to the App store to update it.
No announcements were made on the Android phone side. A priori, all telephones could use Whatsapp in the future. Good news for Android phone advocates taking on Apple aficionados who swear by l’iPhone.
Big news are planned on Whatsapp
Internet users today are straddling the protection of their privacy. Whatsapp is going in this direction with the news. If you want to log in, but not appear online, then that’s possible. You can even mean that you are busy, without actually being busy. This is a great step forward for all those who are regularly on WhatsApp, but who do not necessarily want to be spoken to. This can be the case of people who use the application for work and are then online but are not available. We then feel less social pressure and we waste less time responding to people out of simple politeness or fear of offending them (because they see that we are online).
But the new option that should arrive, according to The Verge, and which is likely to please is the following. The developers are currently developing an option that allows you to leave a group discreetly. Today, when you leave a group, a message appears to let everyone else know that you’ve decided to leave. In the future, no messages will be sent. For all the people who are fed up with family and work groups, but who don’t want to offend the other members, this is obviously a great step forward.
More screenshots on the app?
As you know, it is possible to send photos on WhatsApp that can only be seen for a few seconds. However, for more discretion and security, the developers are currently considering the idea of not allowing people who receive these photos to take screenshots. After all, if the user decides not to send the photo in the classic way, it is for a reason. This option already exists on other applications. On Grindr, a dating app for men, it is possible to send “ephemeral photos” that cannot be captured by the recipient. In order to protect everyone’s privacy.
If these novelties see the light of day, then WhatsApp is highly likely to gain new users. You may not know it, but it is also possible to put stories on the application. Not enough to transform WhatsApp into the new Instagram, far from it. The primary mission of the application is to us allow to communicate easily and quickly. With people in France or abroad.