Information recently leaked recently Updating WhatsApp, which will change the way notifications are displayed the phone is locked.
According to the portal WABetainfo, specializing in filtering information about news, updates, and changes to the popular instant messaging app, the app will offer notifications with pop-ups and previews in order to simplify its functions in search of greater practicality.
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This innovation can create several problems for users because Text messages will be displayed in a popup window and videos will have a preview (silent playback), although the equipment is blocked
This fact can expose users who want to protect their privacy, as videos can be viewed by a third party if you need to unlock the phone.
According to WABetaInfo, the familiar app considers browsing video notifications for any device that has version 126.96.36.199 installed
WhatsApp I would also have planneduturas updated the ability to remove these visualizations in the terminals where the application is installed.
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This should be noted in social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, video is already being disseminated of people who, although they are not using the beta, You can now watch videos. It does not show everything but enough to understand what it is all about.
Obviously. As mentioned: my wife can use the new feature, a friend's wife can not. Both use the App Store version, never used a beta version. In the video: My wife's iPhone, I hope you say this feature (Watch the video in the notice) pic.twitter.com/mLukaM47pn
– Karsten Knobloch (@caschy) 21 November 2018
The update may expose those who practice "sexting ", which consists of sending and receiving messages, photos and erotic videos.
According to a survey by NGO National Campaign, with 850 young people, 54% of whom admit to having sent and received sexual material through WhatsApp.
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51% of women, which were part of this study, They said they had sent this type of sexual material under the pressure of their partners and only 32% of them said they felt sexy when they shared multimedia content. Upon completion, 36% know that it is common for photos and videos to be shared by the recipient with other contacts.