Wednesday 26 April 2017

Whatsapp Brought A Major iPhone Update And Could Save You Being Fined £200


WhatsApp has just releases an update to its popular iPhone app which brings a number of useful upgrades to the service.

This latest version of WhatsApp, which is available to download now, includes visual improvements to the Calls tab, Contact Info and Group Info screens.

In the My Updates screen you can also now select multiple statuses at once and forward or delete them.

These are all big changes but there's another new feature which could help stop you getting a nasty fine.

WhatsApp on iPhone now allows Siri to read back messages that have been received.

Users simply have to say “Hey Siri, read my last WhatsApp message” and Siri will read out any new messages that have landed on their phone.

Once read, Siri will even prompt users to dictate a response all without touching the phone.

With the new driving laws coming into force this is a hugely important feature that could help drivers keep their eyes on the road asn stop them picking up a £200 fine and six penalty points.

It was already illegal to use your mobile phone while driving but tougher punishments were introduced from March 1 2017.

The penalty for using a mobile phone while driving has now been doubled to a £200 fine and six points on your licence.

The toughening of the law means that new drivers will lose their licence if they are caught with a hand-held device behind the wheel.

Drivers have their licences revoked if they clock up six penalty points in their first two years of driving, rather than the normal 12 points.

If your case goes to court, you could face disqualification and an up to a £1,000 fine. HGV and bus drivers could get an up to £2,500 fine.

The RoSPA said that the instant ban for new drivers means that they will have to take their theory and practical driving tests all over again.

RoSPA road safety manager Nick Lloyd said: “Hopefully these new stricter penalties will mean drivers think twice.”



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