WhatsApp Is Copying MSN And Will Add A Nudge Button
Being ignored? Not anymore.
MSN died, but its legacy lives. Do you remember being ignored on MSN and sending nudges to call your friend’s attention? Well, WhatsApp is testing a button that allows you to do the same, reviving the old feature that Windows Live Messenger had.
The feature is still in its alpha version, but a WhatsApp employee told our reporter Gary Cockburn that it’s going to be released by April, after it’s fully tested on all devices.
On Windows Live Messenger, whenever you felt ignored, you could send a nudge and the other person’s chat would shake, playing a sound and notifying you that someone sent you a nudge.
On WhatsApp Messenger is going to be different though. The person needs to be online (you need to actually be being ignored, not that the other person is busy). The phone will vibrate and you’ll get a special sound (not a moaning sound) to alert you.
The special thing here is that you’re being ignored (just like you were on MSN) and you need to desperately call the other’s person attention. It will also work in emergencies too (like being ignored).
Unlike the blue tick, you won’t be able to disable this so you can freely ignore people, as the whole point is to prevent you from ignoring others.
Some people suggest that after adding this feature, WhatsApp should try an AI robot to detect depression in those who are still ignored after sending nudges. But this will be WhatsApp’s decision.
What do you think of this feature?