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Fonts for WhatsApp and group control are app highlights in April | Social networks

The WhatsApp Font Edition Matter was the best access to content among the world's most popular messenger published in April at the WhatsApp application editor. TechTudo. Available for Android and iPhone (iOS) phones, the messaging platform now offers users a chance to refuse to be added to a group, which also piqued readers' interest. A possible measure of the social network has left users on the alert: WhatsApp can block prints in conversations from the specialized WABetaInfo portal.

Easter has increased the willingness of users to purchase commemorative stickers for the date, such as rabbits and decorated eggs. An instability has affected the instant messaging platform, just as Facebook and Instagram are worth remembering that the trio had their integration confirmed by CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In addition, an in-app function lets you find out if a phone contact has a chat service account before you add it. Check out the following list to see WhatsApp's top April issues.

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Fonts for WhatsApp Status and group tracking are app highlights in April Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudoFonts for WhatsApp Status and group tracking are app highlights in April Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo

Fonts for WhatsApp Status and group tracking are app highlights in April Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo

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1. Editing Source in Status

The possibility of changing the font of the letters in WhatsApp Status was the subject that most caught the attention of readers in April. The tutorial of TechTudo taught how to perform the procedure on Google and Apple operating systems to cover all messenger users. In both systems, the editing tool appears natively on the platform. Who wants to have access to more fonts can use the Stylish Text application, available for Google software the procedure was also covered in the tutorial.

2. Invitation to add in groups

WhatsApp has included an adjustment that allows the user to decide if they want to be added to groups without notice. To access the tool, I need to go into the app settings, touch "Account" and then "Privacy". The redesigned menu comes with a new "Groups" option, where you can select whether anyone can add you to groups, just your contacts or anyone. The measure gives the owner of the profile greater control and privacy.

If anyone tries to put you in a group with the last option ("Nobody") selected, WhatsApp will require the person to send an invitation. The platform began releasing the feature on the announcement day, April 3, for both operating systems. However, access to the feature is slowly being released and may not yet be available for some profiles.

WhatsApp user decides who can add you to groups Photo: Divulgao / WhatsAppWhatsApp user decides who can add you to groups Photo: Divulgao / WhatsApp

WhatsApp user decides who can add you to groups Photo: Divulgao / WhatsApp

3. Conversation print lock

The most popular app in the world can now prevent printscreen from conversations. The new option has not been officially launched, but the messenger site WABetaInfo has identified the restriction in mode 2.19.106, available for the Beta version of the Android chat service. Remember that beta versions are for testing by developers before arrival on the commercial platform. That is, there are chances that the lock will not be implemented.

According to the publication, the impediment applied by WhatsApp would be triggered if the user enables fingerprint locking of the application another Beta-facing feature discovered by WABetaInfo. The "Fingerprint security" function was supposedly released in version 2.19.83 of the testing application, but does not appear in WhatsApp 2.19.123 Beta for Android used by TechTudo for verification.

WhatsApp locking by fingerprint would trigger restriction on chat screenshots Photo: Divulgação / WABeta InfoWhatsApp locking by fingerprint would trigger restriction on chat screenshots Photo: Divulgação / WABeta Info

WhatsApp locking by fingerprint would trigger restriction on chat screenshots Photo: Divulgação / WABeta Info

4. Hide conversations in WhatsApp Web

Privacy is one of the main themes in the development of WhatsApp, so much so that the platform adopts the end-to-end encryption system mechanism that prevents the interception of data shared in the app by third parties. For this reason, the guide on how to hide conversations on the desktop by the Privacy Extension For WhatsApp Web plugin, free for Chrome, was the fourth most widely read messenger.

Once installed in the browser, the extension hides the content of messages, names and photos on the screen. The alternative may be useful to keep prying eyes away when using WhatsApp Web in a public place. Remember that security measures are important to prevent your data from being used without permission by malicious people or that you fall for scams, common in software.

Extended for Chrome Privacy Extension For WhatsApp Web lets you use WhatsApp Web with privacy Photo: Playback / Helito BeggioraExtended for Chrome Privacy Extension For WhatsApp Web lets you use WhatsApp Web with privacy Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Extended for Chrome Privacy Extension For WhatsApp Web lets you use WhatsApp Web with privacy Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

One way to make your WhatsApp chats more fun when writing with colorful letters. This task can be accomplished with the help of the free Blue Text app available for Android. The feature offered is to change the text color to blue, possibility unavailable natively in the instant messaging service.

It allows you to convert just one word or phrase and replace the keyboard to type everything with the custom font. Both procedures are described in the tutorial prepared by TechTudo, which was among the most accessed in April.

Blue Text app lets you write with blue font in WhatsApp chats Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudoBlue Text app lets you write with blue font in WhatsApp chats Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo

Blue Text app lets you write with blue font in WhatsApp chats Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo

Still about personalization, downloading third-party stickers for use on WhatsApp is a guaranteed way to make conversations look more fun and different. In Easter 2019, the success came from the Easter app Figurines Easter WAStickerApps, which reveals images of bunnies, eggs and Christian symbols, as well as figures for several other celebrations.

Easter stickers WAStickerApps allows you to add Easter stickers on WhatsApp Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudoEaster stickers WAStickerApps allows you to add Easter stickers on WhatsApp Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo

Easter stickers WAStickerApps allows you to add Easter stickers on WhatsApp Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo

7. Uninstalling WhatsApp

To understand more about the process of uninstalling WhatsApp and to get rid of doubts about the deleted app, the content was the most accessed April 7th by TechTudo readers. The story also featured the differences between taking the app off the phone or deleting the account. Understanding the messenger features and possibilities lets you know which option best suits your interests if you want to move away from the software.

The guide also answers questions such as what happens to old messages as well as those received after uninstallation, what data remains visible to old contacts and the timeout for account reactivation on another device without losing old data.

TechTudo Guide doubts WhatsApp uninstall Photo: Aline Batista / TechTudoTechTudo Guide doubts WhatsApp uninstall Photo: Aline Batista / TechTudo

TechTudo Guide doubts WhatsApp uninstall Photo: Aline Batista / TechTudo

On the second Sunday of April (14), WhatsApp went down in Brazil and other countries for a few hours. Outside the national territory, the platform malfunctioned in some regions of Europe, the United States, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia. As usual, the bug caused riots among users, who rushed to social networks, such as Twitter, and moved up the hashtag #whatsappdown ("WhatsApp fell").

The issue has affected Android and iPhone applications, as well as the web version of the platform, and has occurred on both Wi-Fi and 3G or 4G networks. The Facebook and Instagram apps also faced instability, but went live soon. The failure started at 8am and two hours later, at 10am, the services were back under control.

WhatsApp spent two hours down in Brazil and other countries; users complained on the Internet Photo: Divulgao / DowndetectorWhatsApp spent two hours down in Brazil and other countries; users complained on the Internet Photo: Divulgao / Downdetector

WhatsApp spent two hours down in Brazil and other countries; users complained on the Internet Photo: Divulgao / Downdetector

9. WhatsApp Stickers with My Own Face

The Sticker.ly app has caught the attention of users by allowing the creation of stickers with its own face to use on WhatsApp. With versions for iPhone and Android, the tool easily and intuitively performs the task an advantage for those interested in using the feature. The walkthrough presented by the TechTudo explains in detail how to use the app to make a custom sticker with your best facial expressions and share it with friends.

Tutorial teaches you how to create your own face stickers for use on WhatsApp with Sticker.ly app Photo: Reproduction / Helito BeggioraTutorial teaches you how to create your own face stickers for use on WhatsApp with Sticker.ly app Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Tutorial teaches you how to create your own face stickers for use on WhatsApp with Sticker.ly app Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

10. Find out if a number has WhatsApp before adding

A new messenger feature lets you find out if a number has WhatsApp and add it directly from the app, without having to include the contact in your phone book first. The feature saves time and avoids adding unnecessary phone information to the phonebook. The process done natively, ie, requires the third tool holder to perform the action. The feature is available for devices running Android or iOS.

Free iPhone feature lets you find out if a number has WhatsApp before adding it Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / TechTudoFree iPhone feature lets you find out if a number has WhatsApp before adding it Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / TechTudo

Free iPhone feature lets you find out if a number has WhatsApp before adding it Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / TechTudo

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