Quoting messages in WhatsAppWhatsApp is one of the most used apps for instant messaging in the world, as well as one of the most downloaded according to the app stores of all operating systems through which it is distributed. Lately, WhatsApp has had some upgrades that many of its users haven’t approved of but others have liked; however there are some rumours on the social networks and the internet about future upgrades such as being able to see with whom you are chatting, among many others which are totally false. We also have to take into account that many people have tried to hack into WhatsApp but haven´t achieved success doing so on this platform.

One of the most important steps that WhatsApp has taken was to improve its security to automatic encryption through which all conversations would remain totally secure, they could only be seen by the devices being used to have the conversation.This feature closed the door to the possibility of hackers seeing this as a vulnerability which could never be exploited, after this update WhatsApp also closed the door to the chances of its multi-platform system becoming the victim of a cyber attack. Unfortunately,WhatsApp allowed a lot of time to pass before implementing this integration, while Telegram ( Its faithful competitor) had already deployed the feature on its platform, even its security is better than that of WhatsApp.

Quote messages as answers

This great feature of WhatsApp allows you to directly answer a specific message regardless of what time it was sent, the most interesting thing about this is that it works both for personal chats as well as for group conversations, a feature that has already been integrated in Telegram and WhatsApp is now including it on its’ platform. Right here at Vofeel we will show you how it’s done.

  • First of all in your WhatsApp app you’ve got to get into a conversation in which you have had previous messages.
  • Then you’ll have to press and hold the message you’ll like to reply to until it shows that it has been highlighted.
  • After this you will see a tool bar at the top of the conversation, where you’ll have to select the second option from your left to the right, which is the reply button.
  • Press the reply option and then type in your reply as you would with any message.

Lastly we will see how to reply a specific message, get into that message and see it visualized with a small screen capture that we’ll be quoting, if we are in a group conversation the name of the contact will appear and the message to all online in that moment.

The reply option doesn’t appear what should I do?

It’s possible that you might be using a previous version of WhatsApp to that which is currently available in the app stores, it would’t stop working neither would it stop receiving messages, but you’ll have problems when the platform is upgraded, you wouldn’t enjoy the benefits that the app has until you download the latest version from the app store, if you are unable to see the reply option, Vofeel recommends you to do the following:

  • The first thing to do is to delete the WhatsApp application and officially download  a new one from the app stores, this way you are sure of downloading the latest version of the app.
  • Verify that your device has enough storage to upgrade the app, in many smartphones if you don’t have double the capacity of the size required for the upgrade you wouldn’t be able to install it.
  • If it doesn’t work, verify that your operating system is compatible with the latest upgrade, on previous occasions WhatsApp has been exempted from some versions of Android.

Note: In case your smartphone isn’t compatible with WhatsApp from the app stores, you can download it from your browser and manually install it.

WhatsApp Version 2.16.310

The most used messenger service globally in smartphones is currently in its version 2.16.310 which you’ll be able to download from a browser and manually install or simply download it from the app store of your smartphone and let it install automatically. This WhatsApp version includes the following features:

  • Draw or add text to pictures or videos from WhatsApp, same way you can add emojis to make it funnier.
  • When you are in a group conversation you’ll be able to make mention of a specific contact by placing the “@” symbol.
  • The emojis will appear bigger if they are sent in a unique way, or otherwise they will appear as a small image.
Estudiante de Ingeniería de Sistemas en el Instituto Universitario Politécnico Santiago Mariño en Venezuela. Redactor freelance para VOFEEL international desde 2016. Amante de la música clásica y de la tecnología. [English]: System engineering student at Santiago Mariño University. Freelancer writer for Vofeel since 2016. Classical music and technology lover.

Wire wants to give way to WhatsApp and TelegramNowadays the companies need to innovates their ideas and give way to the currently, there are companies that prefer to buy a prototype and boost it, offering all the monetary resources to accomplish its maximum capacity of performance, nevertheless an innovative idea always contributes both in new technological tendencies as in the technology market. Currently, innovate is a very important fact due to the big part of what we want to create has already been developed or is in developing, however, still exists some ideas of futuristic technology that nowadays are in trending and make difference between already exist and what we can create.

The possibility to struggle a place as the better app of instant messages, the better social network or even the better game on the currently is a role that have to be seriously taken. Facebook is one the enterprises that more have innovated and updated its social network since the launch in 2003 in Harvard University as many already knows, nevertheless there are other social networks or apps of social networks that compete for the first place but without result due to facebook is the most visited social network of whole internet according to the Alexa ranking in 2015.

Wire, the safest messenger in the world

Such as WhatsApp and telegram, Wire is an instant messenger app that today fights a place to be recognized and more used than the other apps; however Wire is so secure of its position to users that wants to fight a place among WhatsApp and Telegram. The security is the base of many apps and Wire has put it into practice since its launch, we all want that our messages only could be read by receptor contacts, nevertheless until now was that WhatsApp could implement the encryption to an elevated level, but wasn’t entirely.

Telegram is one of the safest instant messenger apps, even counts with an encryption larger than WhatsApp, however WhatsApp keeps making charge to be the most used instant messenger app in smartphones and tablets. The particularity of Wire is that use the encryption Point-to-point both to individual chats as for group conversations, this way the point-to-point encryption is used in calls or video-calling, a great warranty that only online and present people with the group administrator can visualize the content.

New features, new design

Usually we see the same features of an instant messenger app, the same interface of WhatsApp or same functions of Telegram, Wire despite using these features also presents to its followers; the viewing of links of any website, automatically showing the title and picture of the page, sharing of content directly from YouTube or any other video – music platform such as Spotify or Vimeo, group video-calling (More than 10 persons) in one only conversation, the experience of the stereo-visual effect that works with headphones to understand who is talking.

The persons in charge to create a redesign of this instant messenger app were the same Skype creators; even they’re in charge of some functions both in design as in features that will compete with the big ones as WhatsApp or Telegram. Wire has a design that helps it to its functions of gestures and ease to share links, music or video in a very easy way that only to Skype creators could occur. Wire counts with many functions and design that makes it one of the safest instant messenger apps with large functionalities and a totally creative and innovator design, the perfect to compete with the top of app stores.

WhatsApp is giving advantage

Since facebook became to be the owner of the most known and downloaded instant messenger app, in the world of apps has lowered a bit the motivation with some European joining. The discontent is due to Facebook took possession of all the data and communications that would carry WhatsApp, some organizations and companies of Europe didn’t like the new, Facebook created a little hate to WhatsApp where many companies will directly go to Telegram or if they discover at time all the features of Wire, will be its new messenger app.

All the defects of Whatsapp and Telegram served to Wire could create new functions and features that made it better than the previously mentioned. Nevertheless we know that in many occasions users prefer the usual as WhatsApp and don’t tend innovating new technologies, but it’s recognized the job of the Swiss company in spite of not being recognized, currently is one of the safest instant messenger apps and with functions that if it’s disclosed surely will be more used than others until the point of competing respecting to downloads and being on the top of the app stores with WhatsApp or Telegram.

Estudiante de Ingeniería de Sistemas en el Instituto Universitario Politécnico Santiago Mariño en Venezuela. Redactor freelance para VOFEEL international desde 2016. Amante de la música clásica y de la tecnología. [English]: System engineering student at Santiago Mariño University. Freelancer writer for Vofeel since 2016. Classical music and technology lover.