Recently leaked information about the next WhatsApp Update, which will change the way notifications are displayed the phone is locked.
According to the portal WABetainfo, a website that specializes in filtering news, updates and changes information in the popular instant messaging application, the application will offer notifications with pop-ups and views with the aim of simplifying its functions in search of being more practical.
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This newness can generate several problems for the users, because Text messages would be displayed in a pop-up window and the videos would have a preview (mute playback), even if the equipment its blocked
This fact may expose users who wish to protect their privacy, since videos can be viewed by third parties if you need to unlock the phone.
According to WABetaInfo, the famous application is considering viewing videos on notifications for any device that has version 188.8.131.52 installed
Whatsapp I would have also planned touties updates the possibility of removing these on the terminals that have the application installed.
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It should be noted that on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, a video is already circulating of people who, while not using the beta, You can already watch videos. It does not show everything, but enough to know what it's all about.
Apparently As mentioned: My wife can use the new function, 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 want to say this feature (Watch the video in the notification) pic.twitter.com/mLukaM47pn
– Carsten Knobloch (@caschy) November 21, 2018
The update can expose those who practice & # 39;sexting, which consists of sending and receiving erotic messages, photos and videos.
According to a NGO The National Campaign, with 850 young people, 54% of them acknowledged having sent and received sexual material through WhatsApp.
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51% of women, which were part of this research, They claimed to have sent this kind of sexual material under the pressure of their partners and only 32% said they felt sexy when they shared multimedia content. Finally, 36% know that it is common for photos or videos to be shared by the recipient to other contacts.