I enjoy emojis just as much as the next smartphone-obsessed millennial; while I'm delighted that I will soon be able to illustrate my english breakfast in full (bacon, sausages and eggs are just some of the new inclusions), I can't help but feel slightly concerned by the rate at which emojis seem to be monopolising the way we communicate.
One seemingly simple update to the application caused a huge disruption across the technology industry. WhatsApp's announcement guarantees its one billion users around the world that neither WhatsApp or third parties can listen in to or read anything sent from one user to another - which includes messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents or calls.
I realised that I do not want to be a mother who is online all the time and never there for her daughter. I can't. I do not want her to remember me like I had a disorder in my right hand called iPhone. Nope. I want to listen to her without tweeting a picture of us, watching other people on Instagram or reading text messages on WhatsApp. I want to be present in her life and by her side.