Whoever says you can’t live your entire life through your phone has obviously never been in any WhatsApp groups. The popular instant messaging service seems to be the app that never goes out of fashion (besides Instagram, of course). Despite being around since 2009, the app is still a pivotal part of our daily lives and I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes (all the time) it can take over my life completely. But hey, having WhatsApp groups take over your life is actually pretty great.
Whether you’re in a gazillion groups that constantly need checking (the FOMO can get seriously real otherwise) or in a “WhatsApp relationship” — which in other words means you’re flirting back and forth with the lucky few who made the cut on Bumble and successfully moved from your list of matches to your iPhone contacts — there’s always a reason to be glued to the app. Not least with Love Island now on our screens, which as any true fan knows, provokes a steady flow of WhatsApp conversation throughout the entire episode (pro tip: mute your notifications if you're missing the live show).
But when exactly does the time come to put your hands up and accept the obvious: you're a WhatsApp addict? I'm here to set the record straight with ten signs that automatically mean the app has officially taken over your life, whether you like it or not.