Apple is making a change to its mobile OS to restrict a feature that apps like Facebook’s Messenger and WhatsApp use to make voice calls over the Internet.

The call feature in the apps runs in the background even when not in use, which means the apps can connect calls faster while performing other tasks such as data collection.

Apple’s iOS will now restrict the background access to apps while users make Internet calls.

The move will force the social media giant to redesign its messaging apps and may impact WhatsApp, which has been using the Internet calling feature in a variety of ways, including for implementing the app’s end-to-end encryption.

Netgear Nighthawk 728x90 Apple Restricts Facebook Apps
Acer Spin 5 728x90 Apple Restricts Facebook Apps
SHP34364 728x90 Apple Restricts Facebook Apps
Heos Drive Superlink 728x90 Apple Restricts Facebook Apps
Samsung QLED 8K 728x90 Apple Restricts Facebook Apps
Belkin Velop 728x90 Apple Restricts Facebook Apps
Marantz EISA 728x90 1 Apple Restricts Facebook Apps
Alcatel 1x 728x90 Apple Restricts Facebook Apps
BW Upgrade 728x90 Apple Restricts Facebook Apps
Jabra Elite 85h 728x90 A Apple Restricts Facebook Apps