Whatsapp no longer supports old smartphonesThe application that Facebook recently acquired is the most used app for instant messaging, other applications such as Telegram, BlackBerry Messenger or Facebook Messenger are applications that have only come close to it in terms of number of users, however it remains the most downloaded, the most used and it’s almost primordial in new generation smartphones as well as old ones. It is official that 7 out of 10 people prefer WhatsApp to other instant messaging apps, 2 out of 10 prefer Telegram and the rest have no smartphone or do not like this type of applications, however even though many people prefer to use WhatsApp  they also have other similar apps installed.

WhatsApp is perhaps one of the instant messaging apps that has the most features, it is also perhaps the one that many users prefer because of its’ speed, simplicity and security. WhatsApp has been consistent in giving support to low-end smartphones and even providing updates with new features to these smartphones but Facebook (its’ current owner) would like to expand its’ functions.

Android, Windows and Nokia affected

Nokia is yet to be confirmed but what is certain is that operating systems with Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 will no longer have support and access to the WhatsApp application. At the end of this year it is expected that Facebook surprises users with old versions of operating systems, it has also been expected that Facebook would make drastic changes with WhatsApp and this is understandable because some smartphones can only work with certain features of WhatsApp and having to restrict the evolution of Whatsapp because of these smartphones would limit its’ advancement.

Android is probably the operating system with the most downloads of WhatsApp, so it’s going to suffer a big loss with users who own their smartphones just because they want to use the app. Android is not the only one affected, we all know that WhatsApp supports many operating systems like Windows Phone, Symbian and iOS, some versions of these operating systems will also be affected by this change; The iPhone 3GS is included in this blacklist as well as smartphones with Windows Phone operating system version 7 will also be out of support and access.

BlackBerry until the end of June

From the time Facebook announced it will stop giving support and access to some old smartphones, it has received many complaints from BlackBerry users and because of this it has not yet removed support for BlackBerry devices for this year, however Facebook has not said that it would not be removed but it will give more time to owners of BlackBerry operated SmartPhones to get new ones because the elimination of this service by Facebook is total, even BlackBerry 10 is no longer supported by WhatsApp, removing support from all smartphones with a blackBerry operating system is quite a drastic action to be taken by Facebook, even new BlackBerry devices will not be supported.

Probably Facebook has many reasons to remove support for BlackBerry devices, this could be because BlackBerry is not selling as much as it should, before the revolution of smartphones with Android operating system, Blackberry was used a lot so much that its’ instant messaging app; BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) became the most used instant messaging app globally and it only worked on smartphones with BlackBerry operating system. For WhatsApp or some other cross-platform application to stop functioning on BlackBerry is bad news for its users.

New high-end features

Since Facebook bought WhatsApp we might have noticed many changes in the app, from security to call functions, Facebook wants an all in one WhatsApp, it wants to place all its bet on this app to make it the only Instant messaging app that we will need to install on our smartphone due to the additional features that it will include in it, you must have observed that Facebook has tried to include these features on its’ own app but without success because of security concerns. Facebooks’ reason for buying up WhatsApp is to improve its’ performance and safety, I advice users to exercise caution.

What Facebook wants to do sounds logical, no one expected that WhatsApp at any point in time will stop functioning for old smartphones, the downside is WhatsApp could end up losing customers because there are users who are not financially capable of changing smartphones at the moment who will simply prefer to wait for an alternative Instant messaging app to be created. Many non-smartphone users have opted to installing Android OS emulators to download and use WhatsApp.

Customize whatsapp however you want (Root)WhatsApp is perhaps the best instant messaging app today, with millions of downloads and installations on smartphones around the world. WhatsApp is very common today, its use ranges from conversing with clients and business partners to starting or breaking up a relationship, communication has always been important and WhatsApp has given a tool to users that helps  them communicate in an instant and Safe way (according to WhatsApp). The company that runs WhatsApp today (Facebook) ensures that our conversations and data are kept secret.

Warning!!! Consequences

Before we start, we would like to mention that there are consequences that follow the application of what you learn in this tutorial, we are going to teach you how to install a third-party version of WhatsApp that you can customize and even change the color of the double check that is used in conversations, however WhatsApp has blocked and banned many users who have made use of it. Being an application created by a third party we can also suffer from some vulnerabilities, since it remains the same as WhatsApp but with added features and configurations it is susceptible to information and data theft.

Here at Vofeel we do not recommend you to follow this tutorial if you are not aware of the consequences since your mobile number may be totally disabled by WhatsApp, so we recommend that you proceed  with caution as you read this tutorial.

Whatsapp+

The third-party application is called WhatsApp Plus +, a totally free application which you must be very careful in using because the company does not guarantee the safety of data between conversations or even less whatever happens while using it, however WhatsApp Plus gives you many options to customize your WhatsApp application from the color of the letters to the shape of the conversation bubble.

  1. Install official WhatsApp application
  2. Input your data and make a backup
  3. Uninstall WhatsApp
  4. Install WhatsApp Plus
  5. Follow the configuration steps
  6. Now you are ready to commence modifications!

Amazing customizations

WhatsApp Plus + is popularized by so many customization features, this web application has long been available but has never been found in app stores for obvious reasons, you can customize things like:

  1. Change chat bubbles between conversations
  2. Change font style and color
  3. Change the background of the main application
  4. Add notification of change of user status
  5. Change contact profile photo
  6. New Emoticons
  7. Create themes, among others …

Alternative versions

Currently the version of WhatsApp Plus + that was under development has been declared null after several accusations were made at the developer, however there are other well hidden alternatives that can work. One of these alternatives is WhatsApp Reborn which is very similar to WhatsApp Plus +, another alternative is one that is still in development; WhatsApp Plus of JiMods (Jim Techs Edition) which we have not yet tested at VoFeel but make sure to avoid being banned by WhatsApp and you will be able to benefit from all the features offered by WhatsApp Plus +.

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.

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.