WhatsApp is the most used messaging app in the world, but recently, it has registered a rise in use. The increase comes from Italy, as 60 million people in the country face a coronavirus lockdown, and the many daily interactions are made through WhatsApp.
According to a recent report, WhatsApp users in Italy are making 20 percent more calls and sending 20 percent more messages through the app than they did a year ago. Messaging platforms help people feel closer to their loved ones in a culture where united extended families have a vital role in the society.
Why Use WhatsApp?
WhatsApp offers free conversation possibilities with only an Internet connection, and it is available for Android, iOS, and other operating systems for mobile devices. The app makes it possible to send and receive calls, messages, images, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.
The platform doesn’t ask for subscription fees, and you can use it on 4G, 3G, 2G, EDGE, or simply connected to mobile data or a Wi-Fi network. You can even create groups chats with your contacts so you can easily stay in touch with your loved ones.
WhatsApp can also be used on the web, but it only supports messages and various files, with no possibility to make calls. The mobile platform doesn’t charge you even if you send messages or make international calls, but it uses the Wi-Fi connection, as already mentioned.
A great thing about WhatsApp is that it keeps you logged in at all times, with no need to keep typing your phone number and password again and again.
WhatsApp Messenger 2.20.91 Beta Update
The latest rollout for the app, WhatsApp Messenger 2.20.91 beta update, was released for beta testers only, and it brings some improvements on performance. The dark mode feature is now also available on WhatsApp; to enable it, head over to ‘Settings,’ select ‘Chats’ and ‘Theme,’ and choose the ‘Dark‘ option.