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  • WhatsApp Updated with Cross-Platform Push-to-Talk Messaging


    One of the more popular universal messaging apps out there, WhatsApp, was recently updated with a new ability for iPhone users: the ability to exchange voice messages via push-to-talk. The best part about it is that the message can be received and responded to by any WhatsApp user. It doesn’t matter if they are on Android, BlackBerry, Nokia or a Windows Phone. Users just need to tap a button and begin speaking for it to work. You just “push to talk” and record your message’ Once you release the Microsoft button, the message is automatically sent. You can slide left and delete it as well.

    As of right now, messages can theoretically be of an infinite length and when they are played, a blue microphone icon Is shown to inform you that your message has been listened to (or in some cases point out that you are being ignored). It’s still a cool feature that is found on some messaging apps but still not included as part of Apple’s iMessage.


    Those of you who are interested in using WhatsApp can download the free app from the App Store.

    Source: iTunes
    This article was originally published in forum thread: WhatsApp Updated with Cross-Platform Push-to-Talk Messaging started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 16 Comments
    1. Youngblood6415's Avatar
      Youngblood6415 -
      Why Android devices suck

      1.lag
      2. not all apps are compatible with all Android devices.
      3. most Android phones have pointless and stupid features.
      4. ugly UI
      5. The software you get with the phone you usually stay with. Its very hard to update the software of a Android phone.

      6. most Android phones are made out of cheap hard plastic which makes it a #$%$ phone

      Example: dragging a video from the internet to the home screen is a perfect example of a pointless and stupid feature

      7. They don't have a big selection of apps.
      8. unpatched vulnerabilities (security risk)
    1. Anthonerz's Avatar
      Anthonerz -
      Sound like a fanboy and those are not facts your stating
    1. DarkoNova's Avatar
      DarkoNova -
      Quote Originally Posted by Youngblood6415 View Post
      Why Android devices suck

      1.lag
      2. not all apps are compatible with all Android devices.
      3. most Android phones have pointless and stupid features.
      4. ugly UI
      5. The software you get with the phone you usually stay with. Its very hard to update the software of a Android phone.

      6. most Android phones are made out of cheap hard plastic which makes it a #$%$ phone

      Example: dragging a video from the internet to the home screen is a perfect example of a pointless and stupid feature

      7. They don't have a big selection of apps.
      8. unpatched vulnerabilities (security risk)
      Wow, you're retarded. I've had the iPhone since launch, had a quick stint with Android around 2010 when I destroyed the screen on my 3GS and thought I'd try Android. Got the Evo 4G and hated it. Got the iPhone 4 and got bored of iOS last year. Got the Note 2 around October. So I think I can speak pretty unbiased about the two:

      1. My Note 2 has zero lag. Battery life is far better than any iPhone.

      2. Not all apps are compatible with all iPhones, either.

      3. Better to have extra features that some people use than have limited features and be missing things people want.

      4. Debatable, and moronic really considering they're so similar. It's funny that iOS 7 is shaping up to look extremely Android-ish.

      5. LOL, no. It's MUCH easier to change the firmware of an Android phone. I liked the stock TouchWiz rom on my note, but have gone through about 6 different roms all together. I've settled on an aosp rom based off of 4.2.2, and will be getting 4.3 before Verizon (my carrier) even releases the official 4.2.2 rom for my phone.

      6. Up until the iPhone 4, iPhones were also made out of cheap plastic. My old 3GS broke and cracked at the two screws by the dock connector and I never even dropped it. Google it, it's a common problem.

      7. I haven't paid attention to this in a while, but I'm pretty sure the "app gap" is MUCH smaller now than it was originally. Sure some apps are iOS exclusive, but some are Android exclusive as well. And at least on Android if we buy an app and don't like it, we have 24 hours to get a refund.

      8. Yes, Android is more susceptible to attack, but that's what happens when you lead in marketshare. Windows is more susceptible to viruses and malware, because it has the most marketshare in the computer world.

      So yeah, get your facts straight before you make yourself look like an idiot again.
    1. HomieG35's Avatar
      HomieG35 -
      ^^ Thank you. I have a Note 2, but also several Apple products. Owned every iPhone until the Note 2. It's an excellent phone, and I feel, a step up overall. Sure, the iPhone feels GREAT in the hand and my mom loves how simple it is, but the Note is brilliant.
    1. harryc88's Avatar
      harryc88 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Youngblood6415 View Post
      Why Android devices suck

      1.lag
      2. not all apps are compatible with all Android devices.
      3. most Android phones have pointless and stupid features.
      4. ugly UI
      5. The software you get with the phone you usually stay with. Its very hard to update the software of a Android phone.

      6. most Android phones are made out of cheap hard plastic which makes it a #$%$ phone

      Example: dragging a video from the internet to the home screen is a perfect example of a pointless and stupid feature

      7. They don't have a big selection of apps.
      8. unpatched vulnerabilities (security risk)
      super fanboy?? loool i swear all the comments made on this will be bashing this guy xD
    1. godfred212's Avatar
      godfred212 -
      Is this article talking about Whatsapp version 2.10.2? It crashes when on a jailbroken iPhone so lucky I had backup of previous version it also doesn't work with quick reply for Whatsapp so I gave it up
    1. mallenass's Avatar
      mallenass -
      Yeah...Im still waiting for the people over at quickrrply to update their tweak to work with the latest version.

      So much good a one year licence can do if you cant use the software...

      🏃💨💨💨
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkoNova View Post
      Wow, you're retarded. I've had the iPhone since launch, had a quick stint with Android around 2010 when I destroyed the screen on my 3GS and thought I'd try Android. Got the Evo 4G and hated it. Got the iPhone 4 and got bored of iOS last year. Got the Note 2 around October. So I think I can speak pretty unbiased about the two:

      1. My Note 2 has zero lag. Battery life is far better than any iPhone.

      2. Not all apps are compatible with all iPhones, either.

      3. Better to have extra features that some people use than have limited features and be missing things people want.

      4. Debatable, and moronic really considering they're so similar. It's funny that iOS 7 is shaping up to look extremely Android-ish.

      5. LOL, no. It's MUCH easier to change the firmware of an Android phone. I liked the stock TouchWiz rom on my note, but have gone through about 6 different roms all together. I've settled on an aosp rom based off of 4.2.2, and will be getting 4.3 before Verizon (my carrier) even releases the official 4.2.2 rom for my phone.

      6. Up until the iPhone 4, iPhones were also made out of cheap plastic. My old 3GS broke and cracked at the two screws by the dock connector and I never even dropped it. Google it, it's a common problem.

      7. I haven't paid attention to this in a while, but I'm pretty sure the "app gap" is MUCH smaller now than it was originally. Sure some apps are iOS exclusive, but some are Android exclusive as well. And at least on Android if we buy an app and don't like it, we have 24 hours to get a refund.

      8. Yes, Android is more susceptible to attack, but that's what happens when you lead in marketshare. Windows is more susceptible to viruses and malware, because it has the most marketshare in the computer world.

      So yeah, get your facts straight before you make yourself look like an idiot again.

      Fandroid
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Youngblood6415 View Post
      Why Android devices suck

      1.lag
      2. not all apps are compatible with all Android devices.
      3. most Android phones have pointless and stupid features.
      4. ugly UI
      5. The software you get with the phone you usually stay with. Its very hard to update the software of a Android phone.

      6. most Android phones are made out of cheap hard plastic which makes it a #$%$ phone

      Example: dragging a video from the internet to the home screen is a perfect example of a pointless and stupid feature

      7. They don't have a big selection of apps.
      8. unpatched vulnerabilities (security risk)
      I don't even know why you posted this! Joker
    1. rickhaz9's Avatar
      rickhaz9 -
      youngblood your right these android lovers are the ones need to get there facts straight. youngblood is right not you other people on here. look it up. all my friends android fit these points that he said
    1. rickhaz9's Avatar
      rickhaz9 -
      Quote Originally Posted by se23 View Post
      I don't even know why you posted this! Joker
      because there the truth duh
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by rickhaz9 View Post
      because there the truth duh
      There, their, they're


      He posted the exact same thing in another news story about iOS gaining on Android.
    1. skepticatbest's Avatar
      skepticatbest -
      Quote Originally Posted by Youngblood6415 View Post
      Why Android devices suck

      1.lag
      2. not all apps are compatible with all Android devices.
      3. most Android phones have pointless and stupid features.
      4. ugly UI
      5. The software you get with the phone you usually stay with. Its very hard to update the software of a Android phone.

      6. most Android phones are made out of cheap hard plastic which makes it a #$%$ phone

      Example: dragging a video from the internet to the home screen is a perfect example of a pointless and stupid feature

      7. They don't have a big selection of apps.
      8. unpatched vulnerabilities (security risk)

      Wow.
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rickhaz9 View Post
      because there the truth duh
      Better get yourself back to school, quickly! And his nonsense had nothing to do with the article, duh!
    1. yatezy's Avatar
      yatezy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Youngblood6415 View Post
      Why Android devices suck

      1.lag
      2. not all apps are compatible with all Android devices.
      3. most Android phones have pointless and stupid features.
      4. ugly UI
      5. The software you get with the phone you usually stay with. Its very hard to update the software of a Android phone.

      6. most Android phones are made out of cheap hard plastic which makes it a #$%$ phone

      Example: dragging a video from the internet to the home screen is a perfect example of a pointless and stupid feature

      7. They don't have a big selection of apps.
      8. unpatched vulnerabilities (security risk)
      Just for a couple of points because these things are pointless really. The pointless and stupid features are usually the OEM take on android and some are useless some are great. I really liked the smart stay on the s3 which keep the screen on as long as you were looking at it.

      I personally think the AOSP look is far better looking that anything else. But it's obviously a subjective point.

      Yes most android phones are made out of cheap plastic but a lot of them are made cheaply with older internals to be cheap. Now some of the high end are the best looking phones out there. Name a phone that even matches the HTC One for looks? For a phone it is absolutely stunning. Again though, that's subjective.

      The play store has recently overtake n the app store for apps so that point is void.

      Google patched them vulnerabilities back in Feb, it's mostly the OEMs fault they haven't been sorted but, like the Jailbreaking scene, they have devs that have patched them.
    1. DarkoNova's Avatar
      DarkoNova -
      Quote Originally Posted by regkilla View Post
      Fandroid
      lol, yes, because having the iPhone for 5 years and 2 Android phones over the course of about 3 years collectively totalling just under a year of actual use makes me a "fandroid."