Thank You For the “Forwarded” Feature, WhatsApp. But Here’s the Upgrade We Really Need

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Thank You For the “Forwarded” Feature, WhatsApp. But Here’s the Upgrade We Really Need

Illustration: Arati Gujar

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arlier this year, our favourite social media apps went through some changes. Facebook got a new marketplace feature, Instagram tried to replace YouTube and Sarahah, and Snapchat experienced a slow painful death at the hands of millennials with attention spans shorter than 30 seconds.

But amid the cool kids of social media platforms, WhatsApp, the infamous bridge to India’s texting addiction, was in dire need of an update on account of losing traction from younger audiences and being accused of becoming a platform for fake news. To counter this, the messaging app introduced a label that allows users to identify which messages are mass forwards. But being able to tell which of your relatives is plagiarising their gaudy good morning messages and cheesy jokes is hardly the sexy new feature WhatsApp needs to reverse their sliding fortunes. Here are four hawt features to help WhatsApp break the internet.

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