The smartphone revolution has changed the way we communicate forever. Gone are the days of phone calls and text messages; replaced by messaging apps, FaceTime and social media. One app in particular that’s proved rather popular with smartphone users is WhatsApp.
For those who don’t know (which can’t be many, surely?), WhatsApp is an instant messaging app where users can send messages and calls for free, providing they are connected to a WI-FI signal or not exceeded their data limit. The app has enjoyed huge success all over the world since it was launched in 2009, boasting over 800 million active users. It was even snapped up by Facebook in February 2014 for a record $19Billion!!
It hasn’t all been plain sailing however, with recent controversy surrounding the UK Government and their Communications Data Bill.