These are the new features of WhatsApp in 2019, all new features and features that will reach the most commonly used messaging application worldwide. And we have already warned that one of the news will not appeal to users
Regeneration, December 29, 2018.– WhatsApp is one of the most important applications we have in our phone. This is one of the essentials, and although we are the ones who are trying to go with alternative applications, such as Line or Telegram, in the end we have a large group of acquaintances and friends who only use WhatsApp, so it is necessary to install the application on Facebook. So, or if you already have it as the main application, we will tell you what the most important features and novelties of WhatsApp will be from 2019.
WhatsApp is not a perfect application. In fact, it's enough to be, but every year a series of changes are being introduced to try and satisfy more and more users. 2018 was not a bad year in this regard, although we do not currently have much news about WhatsApp in 2019.
And, in addition to some new emotions, WhatsApp news in 2019 focuses on security, the devices that will be available … and in advertising. Yes, WhatsApp will cease to be free, and it is one of the features and new features of WhatsApp in 2019 that I will tell you below.
What's WhatsApp News This Year?
2018 was a particularly good year for the application, and we had several important updates that added items that, yes, were already in other messaging applications, such as Line or Telegram, but that the users of the application more used to send messages, many appreciated (and received with open arms).
For starters, this year WhatsApp was updated to receive GIFs. They arrived in a little shy way, but finally we can send the GIF to our contacts. Little by little, the option is polished to the point of integrating a browser on the keyboard, something that is very useful so you do not have to go to a website, find the desired GIF, download it, and then download it to WhatsApp.
Another new feature of WhatsApp is the stickers. Yes, we also know that the line and telegram take up a lot of time, but the coming Stickers of WhatsApp is the breath of fresh air for the application and the way we communicate. In addition, it has awakened the imagination of users, who have tools for creating their own stickers.
There was also a series of updates to improve the consumption of videos without choosing whether we want to watch a video or talk with our contacts, as well as improving call and group management. However, we will now focus on WhatsApp's key features, new features, and features for 2019, because in the coming months there are three very important points.
Mobile phones in which WhatsApp will stop working in 2019
Like every year, there are mobile phones in which WhatsApp will stop working. Like everything, applications are updated, and although Facebook does not care that we have mobile Pleistocene, but wonders works, the truth is that it has features that, for whatever reason, can be too "tough" for a device or operating system.
And, when an application is updated, those responsible should consider which operating systems, or which versions of the system are, instead, the most widespread. Yes, do not worry, because it's likely that the WhatsApp mobile phone is now unusable in a few days.
You only need to worry if you have the Nokia S40, because it is the mobile phone in which WhatsApp will stop working in 2019, specifically the last day of 2018. S40 is a mobile phone with more than 10 years behind you and if you have it as a main mobile phone, do not let them worry because WhatsApp stops working, but you need to thank you for loading (although, well, it's Nokia's " true ").
From February 1, 2020, WhatsApp will stop working on all Android phones with version 2.3.7, as well as on all iPhone with iOS 7. If you look at specific models, WhatsApp will not work on the following devices:
- Windows Phone 8.0 mobile phones
- iPhone 3GS with iOS 6
- Nokia Symbian S60
- BlackBerry 10
- Mobile phones with the BlackBerry operating system
If you have one of these terminals, you will have to download a leap, something that is not complicated if you do not want to spend a lot of money, thanks to the very large Chinese mid-range phones we received these months.
The fight against false news will continue
This year we have several controversial fronts in what concerns the technological world, and one of them is the false news. For example, the missing news seems to have solved the US election in favor of Trump, something that is related to Facebook … and, therefore, WhatsApp.
In a campaign for image clearing, Zuckerberg seems to want to clear WhatsApp from misleading news and, accordingly, recently released a function to limit the number of messages that can be forwarded from WhatsApp. The first step was to add the "Forwarded" tag so users know they are not genuine information.
The next step was to limit the number of users to 20 to whom the same message can be traced, a way to fight spam, but now they are much more restrictive. And, most recently, WhatsApp has been updated to limit the re-sending of five people.
This is something that happened in India, where people even died of false news, but little by little, WhatsApp will apply this restriction also to other countries. It's a very important measure of WhatsApp for 2019 and a tool to combat false news.
And the WhatsApp ads
WhatsApp will stop being free. In the past, you had to pay a small amount to use WhatsApp, but when Facebook came into play, it was over and WhatsApp remained a free app without any premium payment.
However, it's over. No, we will not have to pay again to use WhatsApp, but in 2019, advertising will come. And, there are several ways to monetize a free application. One of them is through user data management, something that Facebook did not do very well and that, in fact, it has taken Mark Zuckerberg's attention. Another way is through advertising.
Nothing is free, and less application is important as WhatsApp. It's been known for months, but one of WhatsApp's biggest news for 2019 is that advertising will come. Now, how will those ads be?
Not that we will miss an ad before we go in to talk to one of our contacts, WhatsApp advertising will appear just like on Instagram (also Facebook, which is a coincidence). Advertisers can place their products among countries and user stories.
Now, how do we pay our customers? Our Facebook-managed data, which will be sent to advertising agencies, is allegedly personalized.
This will be the biggest news for WhatsApp in 2019, so if you use states and stories, you can prepare for the ads of WhatsApp, something that will arrive at the beginning of the year in the United States and will gradually spread across other regions.
Not everything would have been as serious as what's WhatsApp's function to limit false news and advertising, it also has space for emotion. Many of us communicate, practically, with these emotions, and will soon arrive if we attend Wabetainfo, 357 new emotions.
And, so far, our review of the most important WhatsApp news for 2019. Now, we just need the application to surprise us with tools useful as those offered by external companies, such as the ability to program messages or play audio different speeds.