FILE PHOTO: WhatsApp and Facebook messenger icons are seen on an iPhone in Manchester , Britain March 27, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble
(Reuters) – Apple Inc is making a change to its cellular working system that may restrict a feature that apps like Facebook Inc’s Messenger and WhatsApp use to make voice calls over the web, The Information reported on Tuesday.
The calling feature within the apps runs within the background even when not in use, which suggests the apps can join calls quicker whereas performing different duties corresponding to information assortment, in accordance to the report.
The report bit.ly/2TexDPN mentioned that Apple is proscribing the background entry to apps whereas customers make web calls.
Both Apple and Facebook didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Apple’s transfer will power the social media big to redesign its messaging apps, the report mentioned, citing two folks accustomed to matter, including that it might have a heavy influence on WhatsApp, which has been utilizing the web calling feature in quite a lot of methods, together with for implementing the app’s end-to-end encryption.
Reporting by Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli