- Index hide1 Currently, WhatsApp is the leader of the apps instant messaging with more than two billion registered users.2 A recent study places Meta’s social network in fourth place among the most downloaded applications of 2022.
Currently, WhatsApp is the leader of the apps instant messaging with more than two billion registered users.
Through a new update, WhatsApp is prohibiting its more than two billion users from taking screenshots of certain content.
The last few weeks have been of great relevance for WhatsApp, the most popular instant messaging service on the digital market. This is confirmed by the study Digital 2022: Global digital overviewwhich indicates that, at present, more than two and a half billion users use the application to communicate every day.
We are also talking about some of the most downloaded applications of the year 2022. This is how it is made known a recent ranking which places it as the fourth most downloaded application in smartphonesboth Android and iOSan achievement for the Meta platform that, despite the growth reported by Telegram, continues to update itself in order to offer various experiences for users.
Despite being the most used application in its sector, the platform is constantly updated, either by creating new functions, redesigning existing ones or even carrying out positioning strategies.
And it is that, in the market of social networks, the sentence “renew or die” is, without a doubt, one of the most important to reach new audiences, which is why, in reality, nobody wants to be left out of the move.
WhatsApp will ban screenshots on its platform
Today, as part of this line of growth and updates, WhatsApp has a new experience ready for its more than two billion users, although it may not be entirely well received.
The information comes, as always, from WABetaInfo, where it is announced that the social network owned by Meta, which indicates that users will be prohibited from taking screenshots for certain content.
What are those contents? These are those files, including photos and videos, that self-destruct and that could be sensitive to the audience.
The idea is that, when a user takes a screenshot, the social network will send a warning mentioning that it is impossible to carry out said action, as shown in the following image that was shared precisely by WABetaInfo .
We live in an era of hyperconnectivity, where digitization continues to grow, as revealed by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), which indicates that, at present, there are 4.9 billion people around the world using the Internet; In Mexico, the number of Internet users is about 80 million, according to information from INEGI.
For this reason, cell phones have increasingly become a more than indispensable device for a society that is much more connected and linked to social networks.
Thus, as a growth strategy, there is no social network that, up to now, has not been updated in order to reach new audiences.
In this context, although we talk about the leading platform in its field, reality dictates that its competition is also gaining wide popularity. In case of Telegram is the most recognized, the social network that in June of this year reached 700 million registered usersas stated in a statement.