The change in the spelling of the online status in the Android version of WhatsApp was the news about the most read messenger in the TechTudo in the month of November. The change was not well accepted on social networks and did not affect iPhone users (iOS). Another issue that was highlighted was the indication of the arrival of the dark mode for the final version of the app. Other functions awaited by the public may also arrive soon for both platforms.
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In addition, some tips show you how to reply to messages, as well as videos, photos and audio without others seeing you online. It also called attention to the correction of a security breach in the app that allowed the invasion of the cell phone when opening an MP4 video. Below is a list of the ten most read articles on WhatsApp in the world. TechTudo in November.
Check out the main highlights of WhatsApp in November Photo: Anna Kellen Bull / TechTudo
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WhatsApp Web still displays the word 'online' Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo
Since November 19, WhatsApp has made a change in the spelling of online status, which has now been written online, with hfen (-). The change affected users of the application for Android and the Web version, but it was not well received. According to Vocabulrio Ortogrfico da Lngua Portuguesa (VOLP) and Academia Brasileira de Letras (ABL), the correct online form. However, it is widely accepted to write online, all together.
In English, according to the Cambridge Dictionary, the right spelling online. The word came up with online writing, but the form with hfen ended up falling out of favor. It is not yet known whether the reason for the change or whether WhatsApp plans to expand the change to iPhone users.
2. Dark mode and other functions in the Beta version
WhatsApp Beta gets opening screen in dark mode with Facebook branding Photo: Paulo Alves / TechTudo
According to the specialized website WABetaInfo, an update to WhatsApp is bringing new features, such as the long-awaited night mode. The Beta version of the Android app already has a night wallpaper and a black tone on the splash screen. It also appears in the trial version for iPhone since November 14th. WhatsApp night screens already appear when native dark mode is enabled on iOS 13 or Android 9 (Pie) and 10.
Among other news are the change in the function of blocking contacts and the long-awaited support for multiple devices at the same time. The functions identified by WABetaInfo are not active for those registered in the Google Play Store and App Store test programs, and there is no forecast of when users will receive the news.
3. Application that hides the status
Learn how to use the Hide app to read WhatsApp messages invisibly Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo
Available for free for Android phones, the Hide app allows users to read messages from WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger and other apps without the sender finding out. In addition to text, it is also possible to view photos, videos and audio in a hidden way through notifications. The app also has the feature of locking apps with password and photo privacy.
4. Security breach
WhatsApp fixed vulnerability to videos in MP4 format Photo: Luciana Maline / TechTudo
WhatsApp fixed a bug in the app that allowed the device to invade when opening a malicious MP4 video. According to Facebook, the security breach was in a problem with the app's streaming feature, which allows you to watch a video before the download is complete. It has not yet been confirmed how long users are vulnerable until the company resolves the failure. The fix is ??available from versions 2.19.274 and 2.19.104 (WhatsApp Business) for Android and 2.19.100 for iPhone. Therefore, it is recommended that users of older versions update the application.
5. Practices that are no longer used
WhatsApp has caused apps like MSN to become disused Photo: Divulgao / MSN
Launched in 2009, WhatsApp gained a lot of popularity for facilitating the exchange of messages, as well as calls and video calls. As a result, several practices have become less and less common, being replaced by the app. Among them are SMS messages, voice calls with operators and physical invitations, which are now sent digitally through the application.
6. Most downloaded app in the third quarter of the year
WhatsApp and TikTok are the most downloaded apps in the third quarter of 2019 Photo: Reproduo / SensorTower
According to Sensor Tower, WhatsApp was the most downloaded application worldwide in the third quarter of 2019. Adding the numbers of Google Play Store and App Store, the brand exceeds 184 million downloads in this period. Second is TikTok, downloaded over 176 million times. The messenger also ranked first in the list of most downloaded in the second quarter of the year.
Privacy option for group invitations Photo: Divulgao / WhatsApp
In early November, WhatsApp changed the privacy of groups and released a function long awaited by its users. It is now possible to avoid being added to groups without your consent. The novelty is available for Android phones and iPhone.
8. Downloading WhatsApp Beta
Learn how to sign up for WhatsApp Beta for Android Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
For those who want to receive WhatsApp updates first hand, you can do so by downloading WhatsApp Beta on Android. When vacancies are available, anyone can sign up for the testing program and download the preliminary versions of the app. It is worth remembering that sometimes the app can present instabilities and bugs because it is an experimental edition of the messenger.
9. Dark mode with three color options
Dark mode is being developed by WhatsApp for IOS Photo: Divulgao / WABetaInfo
According to the specialized website WABetaInfo, WhatsApp's dark mode feature can come in three different colors for iPhone users. One version would be with a completely black background and the other with less contrast, with dark gray tones. The third should arrive soon at the app. It is not yet clear whether the application will allow the user to personalize dark versions. The night mode has no date yet to reach WhatsApp.
10. Growth in the fake job scam
False job advertisements often offer many advantages and no experience Photo: Reproduction / PSafe
According to PSafe's digital security lab dfndr lab, the blow to the false job promise almost tripled in a year. In 2019, 2.3 million cases were registered until October. This represents an increase of 174% over the same period last year. The company also predicts that the scenario will worsen with the arrival of Christmas due to the increase in the supply of temporary vacancies. The attack takes place mainly via WhatsApp messages. It used to steal Facebook logins and personal data to apply financial fraud.
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