WhatsApp Messenger is the most popular instant messenger, not only in Russia but also in the world. However, despite this, for him there is still a lot of complaints, ranging from a small number of functions and ending with an abundance of scams.

Many of the problems and shortcomings of WhatsApp applicable to other popular services. However, WhatsApp enjoyed incredible popularity, but it is not simple functions like video calling (although they promised soon to add) that several binds when using messenger. And the appearance of “holes” in security can lead to serious problems for all users.

Security

Not long ago, WhatsApp has overcome a mark of one billion active users. Daily messenger sent 42 billion messages and 1.6 billion images. At the same time such high rates WhatsApp achieved largely behind its competitors in the security issue.

Stories about the latest hacking WhatsApp appear almost every week since the advent of the messenger.

Why not just do with WhatsApp: hacked a few steps encrypted application data, viruses onto your computer through a web version of the service, opened the whole story and not just chat.

In order to increase safety WhatsApp has recently introduced a mechanism for encryption correspondence and any other information transmitted between users. That is, access to data Only the sender and the addressee of the message – to seize a third party posts (hackers, criminals, security forces, etc.) can not.

But the assurances of the popular security specialist, and it manages to crack the encryption.

Founder of the company – the developer of McAfee anti-virus software in front of journalists hacked smartphone with WhatsApp installed and showed an encrypted conversation. However, according to experts of the company LIFARS, this trick could be just a skillful use of spy software.

Functionality

One of the main problems WhatsApp is a rare update service. Many of the long-promised features appear after a very long time. Thus, encryption messenger announced in 2014, and the final version – only in 2016.

The greater functionality of the messenger, the less need to resort to other services: one messenger chatting can be carried out formal correspondence with colleagues, and in the other – fun to discuss seals from YouTube, and after that, contact via video call. From this point of view, it looks like a normal WhatsApp service for sending messages, while competitors have to offer much more.

Timer messages

Ability to send messages Self Destruct is gaining in popularity, the demand for such services is growing. Many people have the impression that such a possibility is needed except that marginalized populations, sending information only forbidden, but it is not so.

This need may arise because of the usual fear that a message or picture will fall into the wrong hands. In the case of WhatsApp is especially important.

Examples can be very much, from the password that you want to send a friend, and ending with the private image, which you want to send to a loved one. Although self-destruction does not guarantee one hundred percent security, because nothing prevents the recipient to make a screenshot of the message.

Bots

After a wave of bots Telegram for a similar way to interact with the user noticed Google and Microsoft. All of them are intended to help the user to solve problems: some bots publish news, others help find the cheapest train tickets, and a third just can play.

It is an opportunity to learn the location of the nearest restaurant, the weather, the latest news without leaving the messenger, and make bots so interesting.

In addition, when a bad Internet connection bots can greatly help out, as are faster and require less bandwidth.

Stickers

Stickers – it’s fun, no matter what anyone said. And the ability to create their own even better. But WhatsApp neither one nor the other. It acts a barrier when attempting to start an informal conversation or answer ready appropriate label.

Chips with stickers in several Telegram overstated, since a couple of months in the messenger accumulates an incredibly large number of them, and is not used for more than ten of them. But again, better to let such an opportunity would be, than not.

Video Calls

Rumors about his work on video calls in WhatsApp been around for more than a year. Now the function is tested and works only for those users who participated in the testing of a new version of the application. Similarly, the company is preparing to launch voice calls. Something revolutionary in video calls from WhatsApp is not worth waiting, the function is likely to repeat everything that has already been available in other services.

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