On Android phones, the good news is the arrival of the app lock feature by fingerprint. Other highlights, such as the new "frequently forwarded" tag and an app that lets you "hide" the messenger are also on the list. Check out the main subjects of the TechTudo about WhatsApp in the month of August.
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1. Memoji Support on iPhone
Learn how to send Memojis on WhatsApp Beta for iPhone Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
An update to WhatsApp Beta for iPhone (iOS) has now enabled users of the iOS 13 trial version to have access to Memojis. With this feature, you can send Apple avatars through WhatsApp as stickers. Previously, they were sent in image format. The user can create a caricature of his face, in addition to using the system's standard animal-shaped drawings.
2. iOS 13 may limit WhatsApp connections
IOS 13 update should force change in WhatsApp call feature Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
IOS 13, the new version of the iPhone operating system, should also limit applications that make calls over the Internet. With a restriction on VoIP technology that enables online connections, apps like WhatsApp and Messenger will have their access level reduced when making voice calls. So far, iOS allows these apps to keep the calling function active even when not in use. According to Apple, the goal of the change is to protect users 'privacy, as the current way of operating could cause vulnerability to their users' data collection.
3. Digital unlock on Android
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WhatsApp's digital unlocking feature, which had been present on the iPhone (iOS) since the beginning of the year, has now reached Android phones as well. With beta messenger, you can use the mobile fingerprint reader to lock or unlock the app. The feature has been available on compatible phones since August 13, version 2.19.221 of the app.
4. WhatsApp Little-Used Features
List brought some little known features of WhatsApp Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
A list of seven little-used features in WhatsApp was also featured in August. Uploading images without losing quality, creating a personal link to your account, freeing up memory, and formatting text are some of the messenger's unfamiliar functions. You can also set the messenger not to save received images in the phone gallery.
5. Message Forwarded Many Times
Double arrow indicates forwarded messages more than five times Photo: Playback / TechTudo
A WhatsApp update now shows when a message is forwarded more than five times. The app now sends it along with the "frequently forwarded" tag. The goal is to avoid sharing fake news and spam through the messenger. When a message (text, photo or video) is sent many times, the routing arrow, which was previously unique, becomes double, as can be seen in the image above.
6. Tutorial that teaches how to enable notification
Tutorial shows how to enable WhatsApp notifications on lock screen Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes
A tutorial that teaches you how to enable WhatsApp notifications on your smartphone lock screen was also one of the most read subjects in the month. The feature can be useful for reading messages without being marked as viewed. You can enable the feature on Android and iPhone (iOS).
7. App to stay hidden
Learn how to use the Private Read app to read messages without the sender discovering Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
With Private Read, a free app for Android phones, you can read messages on WhatsApp without the sender noticing. The tool uses notifications, ie new messages, regardless of whether they are text, photo, video or voice. Therefore, you cannot use it for old content. It is also not possible to send responses through the app.
8. Cloned WhatsApp Reaches 8.5 Million Brazilians
About 8.5 million Brazilians have already been WhatsApp cloning victims nationwide Photo: Anna Kellen Bull / TechTudo
A survey by cybersecurity company PSafe estimates that 8.5 million Brazilians have already been affected by the WhatsApp cloning crime. Still according to the report, the coup makes about 23 new casualties in Brazil each day. Crime may worry that private conversations may leak, but sending malicious links to other contacts and soliciting cash from friends is also among the possible losses.
9. NS WhatsApp: Features and Risks
NS WhatsApp allows use of themes that profoundly alter messenger interface Photo: Playback / NS WhatsApp
10. Name change and possibility of banning children
Another update of WhatsApp Beta for Android showed, for the first time, the new name of the messenger. Now in the settings menu you can read "Facebook WhatsApp". The change had previously been confirmed by Mark Zuckerberg's company, which also added the Facebook tag to Instagram. According to the specialized site WABetaInfo, O update It also opened the possibility of banning users who are not the minimum age required by the app in the case of Brazil, 13 years.