WhatsApp was launched in 2009, first on iOS, then for Android smartphones. And in few years, the WhatsApp has penetrated to a larger audience in a very short span of time, mostly due to the easy availability of internet and cheaper smartphones. And it has very much changed the way we communicate with our friends, relatives, and colleagues. The lingo for communicating someone regarding something has become, WhatsApp him.
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For some people, it becomes complementary entertainment, as I have seen many people who start watching a movie and alongside with it start WhatsApping.
The most common example of OCD is people fearing of germs and cleaning up again and again. Or the arranging of things in a certain manner.
The OCD can not be cured, but some treatment may help.
The urge to check the messages from friends keeps pestering to open and check WhatsApp again and again. Mostly the groups are muted because I don’t want to receive unwanted and annoying notifications from a group when you don’t want to be part of the chat. Maybe because of the muted group, I feel compelled to check again and again if anybody has left any messages.
The conversations that could be finished in ten minutes consumes up to an hour of time. Most of the people just want to find someone to whom they can text on WhatsApp. People falling asleep with their chats open, but still couldn’t leave the WhatsApp. Most people after waking up would look for their phones and the first thing they tap on the screen of their smartphones is WhatsApp or the unread chats piled up as notifications on the screen.