WhatsApp detects suspicious links and displays images in notifications on iOS

Sep

4

2018

WhatsApp has given its app for iOS an update. The updated client issues alerts when the user receives suspicious links. In addition, the app shows previews of images and gifs in notifications.

The update brings WhatsApp to version number 2.18.90 and this is only supported for devices on iOS 8 and higher, which means that the iPhone 5S and previous smartphones fall outside the boat. Users of iOS 7 can continue to use WhatsApp until 1 February 2020, provided they have activated their account on their device, writes Wabetainfo.

Those who use the updated app will now receive a warning when they receive a suspicious link. It is not a comprehensive check of the page via the WhatsApp servers; the app checks the text of the link locally for the presence of foreign characters, which may indicate that the link refers to a fraudulent page that presents itself as a legitimate site.

WhatsApp suspicious link Wabetainfo

The version history of the App Store also states that WhatsApp from version 2.18.90 can show previews of images and gifs within the notification of a new message. The images can also be downloaded directly from the notification window. Furthermore, within the app you can search for status updates and there is support for the Wallet.

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