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1. WhatsApp releases Dark Mode on Android
WhatsApp released Dark Mode in the Beta version for Android. Expected dark mode can be activated in the conversation theme settings section of the experimental application, leaving the entire messenger interface in dark tones, such as black and dark gray, including chats. The objective is to save the user's vision, especially in environments where there is little light, to make the view less tired.
WhatsApp starts to release Dark Mode on Android Photo: Paulo Alves / TechTudo
2. Useful and little-known functions of WhatsApp
This list brought together seven little-known functions of most WhatsApp users. The messenger allows, for example, to put audio and video calls on hold, so that the user can decide whether to answer the call or not while the conversation is in progress.
3. WhatsApp will stop working on old phones
Will WhatsApp stop working in 2020? Seven facts about the end of support Photo: Paulo Alves / TechTudo
WhatsApp will stop working on some phones this year. The messenger ends the activity on smartphones with older Android and iOS systems. IPhone 4 users, for example, will no longer have access to the app. It is worth remembering that Windows Phone owners are no longer able to use the application since the turn of 2020. The matter listed the systems that will no longer have access to WhatsApp and what to do to not be without conversations.
4. The most downloaded application in the world
WhatsApp was the most downloaded application in the world in December 2019. The messenger has accumulated almost 112 million downloads on the App Store and Google Play Store, registering an increase of 30% over last year. Brazil was responsible for 9% of the total of installations, behind only India. Following the ranking, TikTok and Facebook appear.
WhatsApp was the most downloaded application in the world in December 2019 Photo: Reproduo / SensorTower
5. Protect yourself from having WhatsApp cloned
Bandits are using different methods to clone WhatsApp from users, a crime that is becoming common in Brazil. This article showed four tactics used by criminals to break into the victim's account and practice scams, such as asking friends and relatives for money by posing as the victim in the messenger's conversations.
One of the techniques is to ask for the account activation number by phone in exchange for fake tickets to shows by famous artists, while another takes advantage of information published by the victims on online sales website to practice the action.
6. Failure in WhatsApp prevents sending photos and videos
WhatsApp went through failure on Sunday (19) Photo: Thssius Veloso / TechTudo
WhatsApp had a flaw on January 19 that caused it to be difficult to send and receive photos, videos and audio via the application and WhatsApp Web. During the bug, the application displayed the messages "Your message was not sent" or " Couldn't download image ". The error received thousands of records on the Downdetector website, which specializes in tracking digital platform failures, and has also been reported several times by Twitter users.
7. WhatsApp Beta packed on Android
How to be WhatsApp beta tester? Free app warns about vacancies in the testing program Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo
The trial version of WhatsApp for Android has reached the limit number of users, but it is possible to receive alerts when the program opens new vacancies for testers. This tutorial taught you how to use the Beta Maniac app, which specializes in sending notifications when testing programs are released on the Google Play Store.
8. Hated functions of WhatsApp
Despite being one of the most used apps in the world, WhatsApp has features that share opinions, some of them hated by some users. One of the main complaints is the impossibility of hiding the "online" status of conversations, preventing the user from "hiding" from unwanted people.
Among other services that are displeasing, there is the transmission list, which makes the user receive messages in bulk, and the audio warning heard, which is displayed in the groups even with the text reading confirmation deactivated.
9. Saving WhatsApp data on iPhone (iOS)
WhatsApp for iPhone (iOS) gains data saving mode; know how to activate
WhatsApp for iPhone has gained compatibility with the data saving function of iOS 13. As soon as the user activates the feature in the system settings, the messenger stops downloading multimedia files, such as photos and videos, if the device is connected only to the 3G network. or 4G, avoiding excessive data consumption. The feature is activated even though automatic download over the cellular network is enabled.
10. Archived WhatsApp conversations
Archiving a WhatsApp conversation on the iPhone Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
That list answered five questions about the function of archiving WhatsApp conversations. Unlike the ability to delete chats, when archiving a window, the user will still be able to view its content and retrieve all messages sent and received, as well as their media. The article also taught how to archive, find archived conversations and unarchive chats on iPhone, Android and WhatsApp Web.