WhatsApp: a new study shows its growing importance as news platform

WA News PlatformWhatsApp is not just a free instant messaging platform where users are allowed to chat and share pictures and videos. Actually, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app is a rising star also between news media. That’s what a new Digital News Report shows.

The survey was carried out by the Reuters Institute For The Study of Journalism and was sponsored by the BBC and Google. The research was conducted in 34 countries in Europe, then also in America, Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and 71,805 people decided to participate, answering the questions of YouGov in a period between January and February. These are the results, and many could be quite surprised by them.

WhatsApp has changed idea (again): the app will not drop support for a number of older mobile platforms

WA drops supportMillions of WhatsApp users can take a big sigh of relief since the popular Facebook-owned instant messaging app has changed idea again about blocking its service on older mobile platforms such as Windows Phone 8.0 or Android versions 2.3.7.

WhatsApp has in fact  just announced the decision to further  extend its support for users running the app on ageing mobile platforms. With an updated blog post, the app explains what is going to happen. Avid WhatsApp users know that this is the second time that the app takes this the decision, which we assume is very suffered.

WhatsApp: some useful tricks to make more space on your device

WA how to save spaceWhatsApp, the famous Facebook-owned instant messaging app, with over 1.2 billion monthly active users worldwide (in India they are 200 million!) has reached another record, and it seems that nothing is going to stop its growing popularity. And it is easy to understand the reasons of its success.

First of all WhatsApp is completely free, then it allows you to chat with your contacts, make phone calls and share messages, music, pictures, videos and much more. And, as we said, all for free. However, there are some options that some users don’t appreciate very much, especially because they can take up much space of your storage data. WhatsApp in fact downloads automatically all the media files that you receive such as videos, pictures and GIFs. Today we are going to see how you can avoid saving them automatically on your device.

WhatsApp for Android: a new update is available for download

WA For AndroidWho doesn’t know what is WhatsApp? With over 1.2 billion monthly active users this popular Facebook-owned instant messaging app is now one of  the most popular app all over the world, and its popularity keeps growing.

This multi-platform messaging app allows us to exchange text messages and phone calls for free, not to mention the ability to share videos and pictures. Users can install WhatsApp on almost every smartphone, since the app support Android, Windows and iOS platforms. The competition with other similar messaging app (such as Telegram) is very tough, so developers keep working very hard to further improve the performance of our beloved app.

WhatsApp for iOS: the new 2.17.30 version adds a new album feature and much more

WA for iOS album featureWhatsApp developers are really working harder than ever to keep our favourite instant messaging app always on the top. During the last few months the app has undergone through several changes and we have seen the addition of several new features and improvements, and the best is yet to come.

Today we are going to talk about an interesting feature that has just been added to the iOS version of the app and that has been released with the new 2.17.30 update for iOS devices. We think that iOS users will really enjoy this new option, that will help them to keep their photos better organized.

WhatsApp for Android: the latest 2.17.213 Beta update is already available for download

WA For AndroidDear WhatsAppers, here we are, talking again about our favourite instant messaging app. During the last few months the popular Facebook-owned app has been under scrutiny more than ever for several reasons.

For example, some unexplained issues have left many users unable to use WhatsApp in many countries (especially in Europe) a few weeks ago. Or the sharing data plan with Facebook, which is encountering the hostility of many governments and that is costing to both WhatsApp and Facebook a lot of money. But despite these problems, WhatsApp is still the most popular instant messaging app all over the world, with over 1.2 billion monthly active users.

Is it really so bad that teenagers use WhatsApp? A recent study proves the contrary

WA and teenagersAre you one of those parents worried because your children have always their smartphone in the hands, busy chatting with WhatsApp? Well don’t be, since a recent study showed that the popular Facebook-owned instant messaging app not only helps teenagers form closer relationships, but actually allows them to better express themselves.

According to a recent study carried out by Israel’s University of Haifa, class WhatsApp groups really help young people to better express themselves in ways that school doesn’t allow. The study was based on the fact that nowadays young people across the world use WhatsApp (but not only, there are several other successful instant messaging app) as a way of interpersonal communication.