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WhatsApp introduced its keyboard shortcuts for Mac and Windows

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WhatsApp surprised me today with an informative tweet. Related to the privacy policy that subtracted millions and millions of users? No. With keyboard commands for shortcuts.

The tweet released Wednesday shows four images with keystroke combinations to execute functions more easily.

They are specific to Mac and Windows in their desktop applications, and Mac and Windows in general browsers. Thanks to these, for example, you will be able to:

  • Mark a message as unread.
  • Mute the chat.
  • Delete the chat.
  • Search the chat list.
  • Open a new chat.
  • Open profile.
  • Return the space.
  • Archive the chat.
  • Highlight a chat with a pin.
  • Search for specific information within a chat.
  • Create a new group.
  • And enter the options menu.

WhatsApp introduced its shortcuts: These are the commands
WhatsApp introduced its shortcuts: These are the commands

Many people use the commands to shorten the search time, others prefer to do it the traditional way. The important thing is that WhatsApp opened a new option.

WhatsApp introduced its shortcuts: These are the commands

Although WhatsApp presented them as codes -many users mocked them in the comments-, they are specifically commanded.

WhatsApp introduced its shortcuts: These are the commands

Some took the opportunity to criticize the security flaws, others advertised the commands of Signal -one of the rival messaging apps- and others asked for further changes to the application.

WhatsApp introduced its shortcuts: These are the commands

Anyway, we present the specific commands published by WhatsApp. We hope you find them useful.

WhatsApp security policy changes are still in force: the deadline is May 15

In the meantime, we take this opportunity to remind you that May 15 is the deadline for accepting the new WhatsApp and Facebook security policies. Although the measure generated a stampede of users to applications such as Telegram and Signal, Mark Zuckerberg’s company keeps it present.

If the changes in the policy are not accepted, the user’s account will not be canceled, but will not have access to several functions. This is one of the variants established after the migration of millions of users since it was previously warned that the accounts would be deleted.

“For a short period you will be able to receive calls and notifications, but you will not be able to read or send messages from the application,” WhatsApp explained in a statement.

The most striking aspect of the changes is that Facebook will have access to WhatsApp users’ data, even if they do not have an account on the social network. This does not apply in certain countries, such as the United Kingdom, which is much stricter in protecting its citizens’ data.

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