Let all those who have sent or received a Whatsapp (or many) raise their hands throughout the Christmas holidays. Let those who do so also rise it on a regular basis.
1.5 billion people worldwide use this instant messaging app that has left calls or sms in an almost invisible background.
Well, despite its communicative hegemony, Whatsapp does not plan to fall asleep on its laurels and arrives with a series of changes under the arm with the intention of improving its service in this decade that begins. The Facebook-owned app has already announced that all these modifications will not be introduced suddenly once the year has started, but will be incorporated progressively.
Farewell to annoying whatsapp groups?
One of the most irritating things in our digital life is to be added to annoying Whatsapp groups without prior consent. Yes, we all have a friend who seems to be paid to create these kinds of groups. Throughout 2019 the application has already started to save us the bad drink of leaving in the most discreet way possible of these virtual spaces so committed. It is expected that, in 2020 Whatsapp implant a claimed improvement that will allow users to decide which groups they want to be in and which they do not. It will be necessary to have the acceptance of the user in question to add him to a Whatsapp group. The truth is that we look forward to this novelty.
Another of the most important changes expected throughout this 2020 is the possibility to add users to our agenda through QR codes. The WA Beta info portal has already announced the arrival of this option last November and the truth is that this could be of great use especially for companies.
Also, to the joy of all those who use Business WhatsApp, the app is valuing include a user segmentation that allows companies to automatically distinguish between business users and customers. This option could be extended to the average user, allowing you to set contact categories.
A browser of your own?
Whatsapp intends to install its own browser that allows users to open the links directly in the application, that is, without the need to go out to another virtual space. This would eliminate much of the traffic that is derived to different browsers and could pose a security risk that the company is apparently willing to take. No progress has yet been announced as far as the Whatsapp browser is concerned but this is a project that sounds loud for this newly released decade.
One of the most striking changes for this new era that aims to start Whatsapp is that of self-destructing messages. We know that it may sound a little dangerous but the thing is only messages that would be deleted automatically and without a trace once they reached their expiration date. The user could select a day, time and even a year for the text in question to make a sudden smoke bomb, thus hurting the philosophy of apps like Snapchat.
That hearing voice notes isn’t a pain in the
Voice notes are undoubtedly one of Whatsapp’s star elements. While listening to them may be boring, the truth is that most of us use them to tell our life in verse when we don’t feel like writing. Sometimes it’s a little annoying when, for example, you’re watching a series on your mobile and you have to leave the platform to get into the world of Whatsapp and listen to an audio. But the company’s intention is for this to change throughout 2020 and for users to be able to hit the play directly from the notification. Definitely an incentive for our family and friends to keep rolling around like blinds.
And of the way, the filters
App filters like Instagram, also owned by Facebook, are causing a real deal of a deal among users. The fingers of one hand are held by people who have not succumbed to adorable rabbit ears or glitters around. While it is not known too clearly what the innovations that Whatsapp will add when it comes to images, the application intends to improve the visual experience of users with new features that can be applied directly to the images taken on Whatsapp. In addition, the proposal of boomerang, another of the prevailing recording styles on Instagram, sounds loud.
The dark mode of whatsapp
We recently started to see how some of the Instagram users enjoy a dark color interface. This is another novelty that, for sure, will incorporate Whatsapp and the truth is that it could be one of the first to land. Although it may seem like a purely aesthetic issue, the truth is that this dark mode allows to optimize the vision when low light is available and reduces battery consumption significantly.