However, though the features are slowly coming into existence (compared to other popular apps who already have many of them included), on Whats App.
Though users could say that other apps were already ahead of Whats App, a slow implementation works well in Whats App’s favour.
First—users get time to learn and use every feature as and when they are released.
If you have all features already there, you may not remember half of them at use.
Which means, with every passing year and new messaging app, the telephone becomes more irrelevant. Meanwhile, telephone conversation is in the midst of a “serious decline.” People (especially Millennials) just don’t call each other like they used to, and this has serious implications for the institutions designed to help them through crises.
The telephone hotline has dominated crisis support for over 40 years, and now the tide is slowly turning.
Whats App developers had initially released the phone number-based messaging app for simple communication; however, it took to the internet like a storm.
The popularity of the free messaging app has got the developers to keep upgrading more and more features on Whats App.
As a volunteer for the Rape Abuse Incest National Network, or RAINN, I know first hand about the organization’s efforts to adapt.
I went through 60 hours of training and supervision to become an online volunteer on RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline, where I talk to victims of rape and sexual assault through an anonymous, Instant Messenger-style chat service.
What it does: Couple lets you and your partner share messages, videos, and allows you to draw together. Whether your boo is in another room or another country, you can share a little intimacy by touching your thumbs to the same spot on your screens. Why you need it: Think of it as free couples therapy.
What it does: This app guides couples through the steps needed to repair a relationship after a big fight.
I let visitors know that the chat is anonymous and they do not have to share anything with me they do not want to.