WhatsApp is one of the most used messaging applications around the world. Its most recent updates attracted the attention of users because it allows you to read a message without entering the application and make calls and video calls from the computer.
However, the escape from the two blue popcorn is the function that has caused the most stir, since the subject has been of great interest to users for a long time. To read a message without entering the conversation you must follow the following steps:
1. Have the application updated.
2. If you have an operating system Android, you must press and hold the home screen until the system options appear.
3. Select the “Widgets” option and place the WhatsApp application on the main screen.
Once you have that tab at the beginning of your cell phone, you will not have to constantly enter the application to see the messages that you received. Contrary to what happened before, this time the information will not be lost if more notifications arrive, since up to six can be stored at the same time.
The other feature that was recently added was to make calls and video calls from a computer. Previously, this could only be done from the cell phone, but WhatsApp decided to add the option, after platforms such as Telegram added it among their tools.
Being a relatively new option, this type of interaction can only be done with one person at a time and to do so it is necessary to do the following:
Install the free app “WhatsApp Desktop”, available for both PC and MAC. Subsequently, you must link the mobile application with the computer with the QR code. To do this, you must enter the mobile application, go to the three-point menu and select the option called “Scan QR code.”
Once linked to the account, a camera and a phone will appear with which the user can make video calls and calls, respectively. In case of making a video call, you must select the camera and microphone that the application will have access to.
Another option that was announced, but is not yet available, is the one to self-destruct multimedia files, in accordance with WABetaInfo, a news site specialized in WhatsApp. This site revealed that the function would be for both Android and iOS and would be very similar to what happens in Instagram Direct.
A few months ago, WhatsApp lost a large number of users when announcing its new privacy policies, an issue that alarmed thousands of people who began to migrate to other applications such as Telegram or Signal.
At that time the messaging app claimed the concern was a misunderstanding and that the update was aimed at helping merchants better communicate with their customers via WhatsApp.
Ryan Calo, a researcher at the Tech Policy Lab at the University of Washington, told AFP that negative reactions to WhatsApp ads are understandable.
“The original sin was to buy WhatsApp and integrate it into the Facebook business model, which monetizes all the data collected”, explains this specialist in the protection of privacy.
“The changes are not as dystopian as many people imagine. But they are a step towards a model that many distrust, ”he continues.