WhatsApp Brings More For People's Messaging
Emojis on WhatsApp are now similar to those on Facebook Messenger. People are complaining that it makes them look "too interested" in conversations.
The company has pushed out its update for iOS 10, meaning that it's now compatible with the variety of useful features that the new iPhones update includes. And many of those are most important for things like WhatsApp.
The new iOS update brings huge improvements to Siri, which is now much smarter. Those changes are central to apps like WhatsApp, because the two can now be integrated.
Finally, asking Siri to "Send a message on WhatsApp to John saying hello", will actually make that happen. A special window will pop up with a preview of the message, just like has long happened with the built-in messaging app, and you can then send it off to people.
Also, user can even choose WhatsApp or any other messaging platform as the default way of getting in touch with specific people. So if friend refuses to use text messages, the phone will default to sending them texts in WhatsApp. Those same changes have been brought to a range of other apps, like Uber. Siri to call a cab by talking to the Uber app.
WhatsApp also benefits from the changes introduced in CallKit, which allows other apps to work like the phone app always has. When someone calls through WhatsApp, for instance, it will take up your phone's screen like a normal call and you'll have the option to accept or reject it, or send a message telling the person why the user cannot talk.
This is undeniable another turn in the world of WhatsApp as a messaging and calling application.