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WhatsApp: A Biggest Addiction!

​ Smartphones have become super colossal and crowd pleasing because many free messaging applications have launched which entirely makes it...

Smartphones have become super colossal and crowd pleasing because many free messaging applications have launched which entirely makes it more popular. The idea that this app is plainly a messaging app with no ads, games, reminders, gimmicks and extra banners, is the major reason that users get addicted to it. This chat application is user friendly and efficient in its operational tasks with no shutdowns and blackouts. Keep reading to explore more about its pros and cons.

Adverse Effects Of Using WhatsApp Messaging App!

It is good to keep in touch with your dear and loved ones but excess of everything is always bad. Hence when you are with your buddies or at workplace then make sure that chatting should not interrupt your attention and concentration over the work and friends. Below mentioned are the major reasons why this app keeps you captivated day and night.

# Keeps You Busy!

Keeps You Busy!
The profile picture and the status of friends and folks keeps the WhatsApp lovers busy all the time. Thinking your friends status is a message or taunt, you start poking the other person to know the reason behind their strange or happy statuses. Even if you are not chatting or texting with anybody you keep scrolling the screen just to check the status and picture updates which keeps you busy 24*7 on your smartphones.

# Becomes Watchdog!

Waiting for your cell phone to beep and then checking your WhatsApp every now and then for some forwarded messages, jokes and trolls makes you insane. Futile speculation over their contacts. For example: Why if someone is online yet not replying in their chat threads or how can this person always stay online and quickly respond to messages? Why has s/he updated their status with the sad or blissful emoticons and messages? These are the few unnecessary observations which makes a person feel reluctant with no specific reasons.

# Social Detachment!

Despite the fact of their physical presence, this application plays the major role in mentally isolating the users in all the social gatherings. The users are so addicted with their perpetual chatting and multimedia sharing like selfies/images, videos and audios that they cannot help themselves to keep their cell phone at bay for sometime, so that they can talk to the friends and folks in person. It seems that they're loving to live in the virtual world rather than the real world.


A Saudi man divorced his wife after she ignored his whatsapp messages. The husband said that his wife used to spend all her time on whatsapp messaging platform. Due to the addiction, she even ignored her children. Whatsapp is not a new thing in the market. Even the people who are not educated are well aware of the messaging platform. The messaging app that started as a boon can turn into a bane, if not used carefully. It is killing mind of people. Do you agree?


The youngsters are getting addicted to the messaging platform like other addictive substances. It is more of an addiction rather than convenience.

People are not using the messaging platform for connecting with friends or relatives instead they just want to check out the their presence on messaging platform. 

A messaging platform connects people, but whatsapp is creating bridges between people. The app, in many cases, is creating unnecessary doubts in relationships. 

The start as well as end of the day happens with whatsapp. And, if people don't find any messages they start feeling low. 

People are so occupied with the use of whatsapp that they are unable to differentiate between real and factual relationships. We can easily notice that while you are talking all the time to your friends on Whatsapp, you hardly have an interaction with your immediate family. This also points out the fact that while people have a lot of friends on Whatsapp network, there's hardly any friend available whom they can talk out their heart face to face. 

It is only you who could try to bid adieu to your message addictions with some efforts. Check below listed points which will help you overcome the cell phone obsession by changing little bit of your habits.

# Set Time Constraint!

It is important that you should limit yourself from using the WhatsApp messaging app. Try and control the urge of checking your account every minute while you're working, studying or hanging around with friends. Indulge yourself into any constructive and creative works which will help you draw your complete attention from the phone.

# Plan An Exploration With Friends!

Plan An Exploration With Friends
Instead of killing time over the smartphone it is better that you move out and spend some time with smart people which will enhance your knowledge in a way or the other. Explore new places with your buddies, plan short trips or watch movies. Introspect yourself and find ways to improvise where you are lacking.

# Avoid Conversing With Strangers!

Avoid Conversing With Strangers!
To start chatting on WhatsApp all you require is the contact number of the person. Perhaps if at any moment you find that somebody is creating nuisance over text messages then immediately block the person. This action of yours will not let you unnecessarily waste your precious time. There's no point in chatting with a stranger. It is advisable that you filter your contact list as well.

Little Tough But How To Curb?

However, for teenagers the aforementioned points are little difficult to practice hence here it become the duty for parents to keep tabs on them. Without grabbing their cell phones yet checking their phone on regular basis with the help of a spy software. How??? All you've to do is install a spyware onto their cell phones which will fetch all the information to you in no time. The data and information gets stored in the control panel of your password protected web account. You can check the logs at anytime and anywhere. Safeguard your kids in a smart way!

So finally, it is imperative that you must distance yourself from your smartphone's free chat applications especially in case you feel it is wasting your valuable time and decreasing your potential over the work.

Instead of chatting all day, put time limit and take some time out or watch movies, do some outdoor chores, handout with neighbors and friends, engage yourself with some other work etc. This way you can avoid falling prey to addiction. 

This addiction can leads to psychological problem, if someone experiencing it, it's recommended to take yourself off from WhatsApp for 2 to 3 month. But before returning make sure that you learn to use wisely without getting too much attached with your WhatsApp friends. Emotional attachment on WhatsApp could leads to serious mental disturbance because it lacks of physical (Face to face real life interaction) Communication limitation. 

It's a Myth that such type of addiction is only effecting teenagers but also mature people with some weakness may get addicted. 

According to psychologist a communication which has no face, strangely can be more effective. Psychologically, the impact and imagination goes with text. A good text can create huge impact and similarly an irrational text can be disaster. The text becomes the sole means of emotion, you can easily hide your actual feeling and trick people. 

According to research conducted recently, it came out that between 80 to 90% of people connected to internet use WhatsApp and only 5% to 9% use it properly.