The developers of WhatsApp are frequently showing the world that they want only the best for their app. A satisfied fanbase also means more success for Facebook, the company that owns the WhatsApp app after it bought it in 2014 for the astronomical amount of $19 billion.
But you know what they say: you just can’t have them all in life, and it’s totally true and reasonable. An upcoming update for WhatsApp is also bringing bad news for iOS users. They will lose an important feature for sharing content with their friends, family, co-workers, and maybe even foes.
No more quick sharing
WhatsApp is preparing to soon remove the context menu along with an update for the iOS beta version. This means that a lot of users won’t be able to perform quick sharing or copying by long-pressing an image, message, video, or other types of content.
The news was revealed by WABetaInfo, and it also said that there are good intentions behind the harsh decision of WhatsApp: the developers are aiming to investigate a problem that causes crashing of the share sheet.
Why use WhatsApp?
If you’re currently not a WhatsApp user yet, you should consider becoming one ASAP. As the official description of the app from the Play Store says:
WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.
There’s currently no clue for when the context menu will return in the beta version of WhatsApp, but for sure, the developers want only what’s best for their users. Maybe if there will be an online petition for bringing back the feature, the developers will grant the wish.