WhatsApp to Remove Key Features to Fight Global Warming

WhatsApp to remove key features

WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, has announced that it will remove some of its key features to reduce its carbon footprint and fight global warming. The company states that the decision is part of its commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

According to the company’s blog post, the features that will be removed include voice and video calls, emojis, stickers, GIFs, and status updates. WhatsApp explains that these features consume a lot of energy and bandwidth, and that by removing them, it will save millions of tons of CO2 emissions per year.

The company also claims that the removal of these features will improve the user experience, as it will encourage more meaningful and thoughtful communication. WhatsApp assures that users will still be able to send and receive text messages, but with a limit of 10 words per message.

The company’s announcement has received mixed reactions from the public, with some users praising the company for its bold move, and others expressing anger and frustration. A few users have threatened to switch to other apps, such as Telegram, Signal, or Viber, which still offer the features that WhatsApp will remove.

The company confirms that the changes will take effect from March 1, 2024, and that it hopes that its users will understand and support its initiative.