Talk:WhatsApp

Latest comment: 4 days ago by ASpacemanFalls in topic TokTok

"WApp" listed at Redirects for discussion

  The redirect WApp has been listed at redirects for discussion to determine whether its use and function meets the redirect guidelines. Readers of this page are welcome to comment on this redirect at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2023 July 29 § WApp until a consensus is reached. Silcox (talk) 17:32, 29 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

Change product definition from "service" to "app"

I propose changing the product definition from "service" to "app". WhatsApp is an App.

WhatsApp (also called WhatsApp Messenger) is a freeware, cross-platform, centralized instant messaging (IM) and voice-over-IP (VoIP) service App owned by United States tech conglomerate Meta Platforms.

This becomes more specific. If you are on the internet, and you read the Wikipedia, you know what an app is. The word "App" should be considered common tongue.

The different, internet based, service-categories, that do exist today, are already confusing enough. We have stuff like serverless servers (https://www.google.com/search?q=serverless) and command line apps (https://charm.sh/). WhatsApp is clearly an App (it says so in the name). WhatsApp can be installed on some platforms with a terminal like `winget.exe install whatsapp.whatsapp` on Windows. But mostly WhatsApp is pulled from an App-store. I am also quite sure that the web version of WhatsApp will be replaced with a Progressive Web App in the foreseeable future, which is another App distribution format. Junaga1 (talk) 20:02, 2 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Request: add "whatsappborea" meme to controversies

There has been reports of a meme called "whatsappborea", which mirrors Nazism to WhatsApp, replacing many Nazi symbolism and terminology with WhatsApp, while labeling FaceBook Messenger as "cabel". The hashtag has since been removed by TikTok.

https://globalextremism.org/post/neo-nazis-tiktok-hashtags/

https://globalextremism.org/post/after-gpahe-report-tiktok-removes-dangerous-nazi-content/ 2603:8001:8400:DC34:20B7:ED56:9850:4AF5 (talk) 23:59, 22 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

Semi-protected edit request on 3 October 2023

WhatsApp Channel New Feature: How to Copy Links from Channel Updates? 59.182.63.54 (talk) 05:36, 3 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

  Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. Cannolis (talk) 06:20, 3 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

Change website

The WhatsApp official website is at whatsapp.com. The current url is api.whatsapp.com 2A02:C7C:D7AB:5E00:CDF3:A9BC:D9D4:A794 (talk) 17:00, 1 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

WhatsApp editnotice?

Since the editnotice is template-protected and the talk page redirects here, would it be possible to add a message about not posting private information to the talk page? A lot of people somehow mistake this for customer support and end up posting their own phone numbers (or sometimes emails) there. ChaotıċEnby(t · c) 18:58, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

I've semi-protected the talk page. I like your suggestion, but I don't believe a stronger edit notice will help – people tend not to see edit notices when editing from a mobile device. – bradv 19:02, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply
Didn't know about that last thing, still thanks! ChaotıċEnby(t · c) 19:11, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

TokTok

@‪ASpacemanFalls‬, this article is about Whatsapp not about TokTok? The content is irrelevant. ☆SuperNinja2☆ TALK! 04:32, 8 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

It's relevant as a bit of context. UAE bans app to promote its telecoms - their telecoms are reported to distribute spyware, simple as that. ASpacemanFalls (talk) 07:07, 8 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
That piece of information is extra, and unneeded here because it's disputed and controversial and misleading when mentioned just like that without further context and that's why it should be analyzed in larger context in it's own article not here. To make it within the policies, we should mention the app's company opinion and the UAE's opinion on it to meet the WP:DUE, which as I said earlier, not suitable here. ☆SuperNinja2☆ TALK! 11:00, 8 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
"because it's disputed and controversial and misleading"
Disputed by which reputable sources? Cite them, please. Controversial in what way? Misleading in what way?
"To make it within the policies, we should mention the app's company opinion and the UAE's opinion on it"
That is not what WP:DUE says and WhatsApp itself doesn't have an opinion on TokTok, at least one mentioned in the article. The factoid included in the article is strictly about the dubious idea to block WhatsApp calls and the reasons for it. It can be made more neutral by adding information on UAE's stated motives, but that's already present, in a capacity. ASpacemanFalls (talk) 19:55, 8 April 2024 (UTC)Reply