Technology WhatsApp may not be as bad as you think Updated : June 29, 2019 12:27 PM IST The study, published in the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, found that WhatsApp, which offers users group chat functions, has a positive impact on psychological health. The research found that the more time people spent on WhatsApp per day, the less lonely they were and the higher their self-esteem as a result of feeling closer to friends and family. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.