A flaw in WhatsApp was the most widely read messenger-related news from TechTudo in the month of July. The app problem has prevented users from downloading audio and images in conversations. Another issue that drew attention was the use of an external program that makes it possible to spy on a contact, warning when he was online on the platform.
The withdrawal of the messenger from the Microsoft Store was also highlighted, announcing the end of support for Windows Phone. In addition, some tips have taught you how to recover deleted messages and photos from conversations, and how to change the font used in chat. Check out the following 10 most read WhatsApp-related subjects from TechTudo in July.
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WhatsApp suffered instability and was used for scams in July July Photo: Anna Kellen Bull / TechTudo
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WhatsApp not downloading audio and images during instability Photo: Playback / TechTudo
In early July, instability caused WhatsApp to stop working properly. Some users could not download audio or images in conversations on Android phones, iPhone (iOS) and Web version. The problem displayed the error message could not transfer the image, and hit Brazil, Germany and other countries in Europe. Around here, various currents and rumors have been shared with false causes of instability. At the same time, Instagram and Facebook, services of the same business conglomerate, also failed.
2. Goodbye, Microsoft Store
WhatsApp is ending its operation on Windows Phone Photo: Luciana Maline / TechTudo
Since July 1, WhatsApp can no longer be downloaded from the Microsoft Store, the Windows Phone app store. This was the first step towards the end of messenger support platform, announced months ago. WhatsApp will stop working on all versions of the system after December 31 this year.
3. Spy app monitors contacts
WhatsApp Online Tracker monitors users on the platform Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
This tutorial taught you how to use the WhatzTrack app, an online tracker that lets you know when a WhatsApp user is online, showing the day and time the monitored person accessed the messenger or if they are active in real time. This service is meant to find out when someone is ignoring your messages, for example. The information displayed by the application is public.
4. Recovering deleted photos and videos
You can recover media that has been deleted from WhatsApp conversations. This subject taught three ways to solve this problem, on Android and iPhone (iOS). Options include restoring the Google Drive backup or iCloud backup, or checking the folder of files saved by the app on the Google system. The tips are useful for cases where photos and videos have been mistakenly deleted from chat.
5. Hackers can manipulate your photos in messenger
An alleged vulnerability in WhatsApp for Android could leave photos, videos and messages exposed to criminals. Researchers have identified that a malicious app allows the bad guys to view and access the content without the user noticing it. This would give hackers the opportunity to send fake messages and apply scams on their behalf. The failure also affects Telegram in the same way.
6. Recovering Deleted Messages
WAMR recovers deleted messages on WhatsApp Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora
With the WAMR app, you can discover the content of messages deleted by the sender in WhatsApp conversations. In addition to the texts, it is also possible to retrieve photos, videos and audio without informing the person that the message has been restored and read. Once enabled, the app will easily show the entire deleted content. Another app that performs the same function Restory.
7. How to use different fonts in conversations
Customize font style in WhatsApp with free app Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
This tutorial taught you how to use the Chat Styles app to change the typographic font used in WhatsApp on Android phones. This way you can communicate with personalized letters in conversations with friends. The app lets you use large letters, spaced fonts, superscript characters in circles and squares etc. A system shortcut allows you to change the font in the conversation quickly without having to copy and paste the text.
8. New way to edit images
WhatsApp is testing a new feature that will allow you to edit images received in conversations. A new button called Edit would be added to the photo preview screen, allowing you to quickly insert drawings, text and stickers. The goal is to change the photo and send a modified copy in the same conversation easily, without having to download the image and start the upload process manually, making the interaction more fluid.
9. Listening to audio in notifications
According to the WABetaInfo portal, WhatsApp's new feature will allow users to play audio directly through the Photo: Playback / WABetaInfo notifications.
Another test unveiled in July showed that WhatsApp can gain a function that lets you hear audio through notifications. The experiment was noted on the iPhone (iOS), but there is no prediction of definitive arrival to the system. With the feature, it would not be necessary to open the conversation to listen to the audio messages, speeding up communication in the messenger.
10. Scam involving the FGTS
WhatsApp hit simulates FGTS release and hits 100,000 Brazilians Photo: Reproduction / dfndr lab
A scam involving the Federal Government's announced FGTS release spread on WhatsApp last month. According to researchers, more than 100,000 people were affected. The message prompted the user to answer a fake Caixa survey containing questions like Do you want to withdraw all or partial FGTS? . The misleading page also required the user to enable browser notifications, which would open the door for criminals to send malicious links directly to the user's mobile phone in the future. Also in July, scams offering the 13th of Bolsa Famlia and a false dental treatment were shared in the messenger.
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