In France, more than 30 million people use Whatsapp. This messaging application, very useful for talking to 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 The reason is simple: the phones they use are outdated and do not allow the operation of the application once the updates are made.
No more Whatsapp for Apple?
Don’t panic, if you have a recent iPhone, you should have no problem using Whatsapp. These are older Apple-branded phones. As we learn from Buzz Ezine, future updates made to Whatsapp will actually 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.
However, if you have a newer iPhone, you may experience some problems using Whatsapp. What to do in this case? You need to check that iPhone updates are effective. We recommend that you have at least iOS 12 to ensure that the application works properly. Otherwise, check that the application itself is not outdated. To do this, go to the App Store to update it.
No notifications were given on the Android phone page. A priori, all phones could use Whatsapp in the future. Good news for Android phone advocates facing Apple lovers who swear by the iPhone.
Big news is planned on Whatsapp
Internet users today stress about the protection of their privacy. Whatsapp is going in this direction with the news. If you want to log in but not appear online, it is possible. You may even think you are busy without actually being busy. This is a big step forward for all those who are regularly on WhatsApp but don’t necessarily want to be spoken to. This may be the case for people who use the application for work and then are online but not available. We then feel less social pressure and waste less time responding to people out of simple politeness or fear of offending them (because they see we’re online).
But the new option that should arrive, according to The Verge, and is likely to please is the following. The developers are currently developing an option that will allow 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 those people who are tired of family and work groups but don’t want to offend the other members, this is obviously a big step forward.
More screenshots on the app?
As you know, it is possible to send pictures on WhatsApp that can only be viewed for a few seconds. However, for more discretion and security, the developers are currently considering the idea of not allowing people who receive these images to take screenshots. After all, if the user decides not to send the image 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 “fleeting photos” that cannot be captured by the recipient. To protect everyone’s privacy.
If these news see the light of day, then WhatsApp will most likely gain new users. You may not know it, but it is also possible to put stories on the application. Not enough to turn WhatsApp into the new Instagram, far from it. The main mission of the application is to allow us to communicate easily and quickly. With people in France or abroad.