WhatsApp was launched in 2009 and over time its use has become massive, creating a new format for instant communication on Android and iPhone (iOS) phones. Exchanging messages, making calls, and making video calls has become easier and cheaper, now relying only on mobile Internet or Wi-Fi plans. Therefore, some practices prior to the emergence of the app, such as voice calls by carriers and sending SMS, have ended up falling into disuse.
Changes that occur with the arrival of the app go beyond the screen. Customs such as ringing the bell are less commonly used today, as many people end up using the app to warn that they have arrived at their friend's house, for example. Paper birthday invitations have also been replaced by virtual versions or groups where the host gives the details of the party. Here's a list of five things that WhatsApp has missed.
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The transformations caused by the arrival of WhatsApp may even be more evident in everyday practices involving calls and text messaging, but even the bell is now less used, as users can simply open the app and send "I have arrived" . The question was initially made by the @youngandjoven user on Twitter.
Can someone write an article on millenials killing the doorbell industry by texting "here"
– June 3, 2019
Before WhatsApp existed, the user needed to place credit through an operator to send SMS messages. The "torpedoes" were widely used, but the service ended up being expensive, since the charge was for message sent. With the arrival of smartphones and WhatsApp, the practice fell into disuse in Brazil, mainly because of the speed and ease of use of the application. Using Wi-Fi or a mobile data package results in lower costs and makes it easier to share photos, videos and documents.
SMS crashed after WhatsApp arrived Photo: Luciana Maline / TechTudo
3. Voice calls with carriers
The ease of sending messages via WhatsApp has neglected the need for voice calls by operators. The app lets you connect people all day long and even lets you send voice messages and other audio.
In addition, the messenger also provides voice calls over the Internet, making the cost per call extremely low. If the user is on a Wi-Fi network, you can talk for long periods without spending a penny.
Voice calls with carriers have become less frequent with the emergence of WhatsApp Photo: Luciana Maline / TechTudo
Who was born in the 90s probably spent afternoons in MSN chatting messaging and even playing with friends. Although simple, the messenger has similar functions as WhatsApp, such as placing status phrases, making video calls, and using emojis. With the arrival of smartphones, the program fell into disuse, until, in 2012, Microsoft decreed its end.
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5. Birthday Invitations
Since most people communicate via WhatsApp, the app is also widely used for scheduling meetings or birthday parties. As a result, traditional physical birthday invitations are less and less used. There are also those who prefer to make a virtual invitation and send individually to each contact. Another alternative is to create a group and pass the information to everyone at once. Here's how to make free virtual invitations to send via WhatsApp.
How to make free virtual invitation to WhatsApp