This is the new WhatsApp feature in 2019, all new functions and features that will achieve the most widely used messaging applications in the world. And we have warned that one news will not like anything for the user
Regeneration, 29 December 2018.– WhatsApp is one of the most important applications we have on our mobile. This is an important one, and even though we are people who try 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 need to install the Facebook application. So, or if you already have it as the main application, we will tell you what will be the most important WhatsApp new features and things in 2019.
WhatsApp is not a perfect application. Actually, this is enough, but every year a series of changes are introduced to try to please more users. 2018 is not a bad year in this regard, even though we currently don't have too much news for WhatsApp in 2019.
And, in addition to several new emojis, WhatsApp news in 2019 focuses on security, devices that will be available … and in advertising. Yes, WhatsApp will stop free, and this is one of the functions and new features of WhatsApp in 2019 that we let below.
How are you from WhatsApp this year?
2018 has been a very good year for this application, and we already have a number of important updates that have added elements that, yes, already exist in other messaging applications, such as Line or Telegram, but more application users are used to send messages that are highly valued (and has been received with open arms).
To begin, this year WhatsApp has been updated to receive GIF. They arrived in a rather shy way, but finally we were able to send GIFs to our contacts. Little by little, the options have been polished to integrate the search engine on the keyboard, something that is very useful because it doesn't have to go to the webpage, find the GIF you want, download it and then upload it to WhatsApp.
Another new WhatsApp feature is stickers. Yes, we also know that Line and Telegram require a lot of time, but the arrival of stickers to WhatsApp has become a breath of fresh air for the application and the way we communicate. In addition, it has aroused the imagination of users, who have the tools to make their own stickers.
There is also a series of updates to increase video consumption without having to choose whether we want to watch videos or talk with our contacts, and increase viode calls and group management. However, now we will focus on the main features, new features and WhatsApp functions for 2019, because there are three very important points for the coming months.
The cellphone where WhatsApp will stop functioning in 2019
Like every year, there are cellphones where WhatsApp will stop functioning. As everything, the application is updated, and although Facebook doesn't care that we have a Pleistocene cellphone, but it works fine, the fact is that there are features that, for whatever reason, might be too "heavy" for the device or operating system.
And, when the application is updated, those in charge must see what operating system, or what system version, is the most widely used. Yes, don't worry because the most likely thing is that your cell phone running WhatsApp cannot currently be used in a few days.
You only need to worry if you have a Nokia S40, because that is a cellphone where WhatsApp will stop functioning in 2019, especially on the last day of 2018. S40 is a cellphone with more than 10 years behind you, and if you have it let yourself worry because WhatsApp stops functioning, but you have to thank you for loading (although, well, that is the "original" Nokia).
On February 1, 2020, WhatsApp will stop working on all Android phones with version 2.3.7, and also on all iPhones with iOS 7. If you see a particular model, WhatsApp won't work on the following devices either:
- Cellphone Windows Phone 8.0
- iPhone 3GS with iOS 6
- Nokia Symbian S60
- Blackberry 10
- Mobile phones with BlackBerry OS
If you have one of these terminals, you have to make a leap, something that is not complicated if you don't want to spend a lot of money thanks to the middle-class Chinese cellphones we received this month.
Will continue the struggle against false news
This year we have several controversial fields in matters related to the world of technology, and one of them is fake news. The missing news, for example, seems to have decided on US elections that support Trump, something related to Facebook … and, hence, to WhatsApp.
In the image cleaning campaign, it seems the Zuckerberg company wants to clean WhatsApp from fake news and, therefore, recently released a feature to limit the number of times messages can be forwarded by WhatsApp. The first step is to add the "Forward" tag so that the user knows it is not genuine information.
The next step is to limit the number of users to 20 people whose messages can be forwarded, ways to combat spam, but now they are far more restrictive. And, recently, WhatsApp has been updated to limit retransmission of up to five people.
This is something that happened in India, where people even died because of false news, but little by little, WhatsApp will apply this limitation also in other countries. This is a very important measure of WhatsApp for 2019 and a tool for fighting fake news.
And ads on WhatsApp
WhatsApp will stop free. In the past, you have to pay a little to use WhatsApp, but when Facebook starts playing, it's over and WhatsApp remains a free application without payment for the premium version.
However, it was over. No, we don't need to pay anymore to use WhatsApp, but in 2019 ads will come. And, there are several ways to monetize free applications. One of them is through managing user data, something that Facebook hasn't done very well and, in fact, makes Mark Zuckerberg feel unhappy. Another way is through advertising.
Nothing is free, and less than the application as important as WhatsApp. It's been known for several months, but one of WhatsApp's biggest news for 2019 is that ads will come. Now, how about the ad?
Not that we will miss the ad before entering to speak with one of our contacts, the WhatsApp ad will appear exactly as on Instagram (also Facebook, incidentally). Between states and user stories, advertisers can place their products.
Now, how do we pay users? With our data, managed by Facebook, which will be sent to agencies to display advertisements, it is said, personalized.
This will be WhatsApp's biggest news in 2019 so, if you use states and stories, you can prepare ads on WhatsApp, something that will arrive early in the year to the United States and will gradually spread throughout the region.
Not everything will be as serious as WhatsApp's function to limit fake news and advertisements, there is also room for emojis. Many of us communicate, practically, with these emojis, and soon they will arrive, if we attend Wabetainfo, 357 new emojis.
And, so far, our review of the most important WhatsApp news for 2019. Now we just need an application to surprise us with useful tools like those offered by external companies, such as the possibility of programming messages or playing audio to different speeds.