News tagged: WhatsApp
While WhatsApp's co-founder Brian Acton is leaving the company to start a nonprofit, they continue working on new improvements. The Facebook-owned company has recently added support for picture-in-picture video calls and is now testing another interesting feature.
WhatsApp is losing one of its longest-running executives. In 2009, Brian Acton worked with CEO Jan Koum to form the messaging service, which was acquired by Facebook three years ago. Now, Acton is leaving the company to start a nonprofit. Details of the new venture are scarce.
Picture-in-picture mode for video calls was in testing phases for quite some time and it looks like WhatsApp thinks the feature is finally ready to reach a wider audience. The messaging platform has now updated its stable version of the app with a couple of new features, among
WhatsApp is cutting off free access to its platform for business users, opening up a new way for the Facebook-owned service to bring in revenue. Certain features that make it easier for businesses to answer customer questions and send updates to followers will be paid.
WhatsApp is going to offer its own account verification system, letting users see when an account on the platform has been verified as legitimate. The messaging app has confirmed it's testing a Twitter-like verification tick to help people spot legitimate business accounts.
Support for colorful text-only Status updates has been added to WhatsApp. The messaging app's Status feature, which is in many ways a clone of Snapchat, now works with text posts instead of just photos and videos. The colorful text updates are similar to those on Facebook.
Facebook's popular messaging app WhatsApp now has over 1 billion daily active users, the company announced this week. That milestone was reached pretty fast, as the company just announced 1 billion monthly users in 2016. It also shared some other stats.
We all have sent a message and then wished to take it back, but that wasn't possible. While Viber, Skype and a few other messaging services have a recall feature, WhatsApp has yet to get something like that. According to a recent tweet by @WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has been
WhatsApp has been working hard lately on new features and is now reportedly testing a new PiP or Picture-in-Picture feature that would improve the experience of video calls. The current process of video calling is not exactly seamless, since the call consumes the whole screen and
The Chinese government is restricting WhatsApp functionality for users within the country, reports The New York Times. As it stands, some users have reported being unable to send photos, videos, and texts. WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned app, isn't entirely banned.
More companies are thinking about joining the messaging app market, including Amazon, but it will take some time if they want to challenge Viber and WhatsApp, two messaging apps that are definitely ahead of others and both are adding new features every month.
One of the most popular instant messaging and social media app is constantly improving its Android and iOS apps. Over the last few months, the app has got a lot of new features, such as Snapchat Stories-like feature called Status, video calling, end-to-end encryption and
Many apps and software often drop their support for older platform after certain time and that is something we are all aware off. Often those apps or software get updated with newer, better version, but they usually no longer supports those older platforms.
WhatsApp for iOS's latest version comes with a few new features, including image filters, photo albums, and reply shortcuts. There are five filters currently available: pop, black and white, cool, chrome, and film. Filters can be applied to photos, GIFs, and videos.
Facebook has been hit with a $122 million fine from the European Commission due to the company misleading regulators about its WhatsApp acquisition. The network has been under investigation since changing its terms in 2016 to let Facebook link profiles to WhatsApp accounts.
A malicious website pretending to be associated with WhatsApp is spreading adware. It's located at "whatsapp.com," yet the characters are replaced with those from the Cyrillic alphabet, making it easier to appear legitimate. The URL could definitely trick people.
Peer-to-peer payments may be added to WhatsApp in India in the coming months. The Ken reports the messaging service will introduce that feature within six months. WhatsApp is reportedly speaking with the government about working with the country's UPI system.
Calls for backdoors in the encryption used by messaging apps like WhatsApp have become louder in the UK following a recent attack in London. UK home secretary Amber Rudd says it's "completely unacceptable" that the government cannot read all end-to-end encrypted messages.
WhatsApp is reversing course to bring back its previous text statuses. Although it'll continue offering its newer Snapchat Stories-like Statuses, users will be able to set an About Status through the About section of their profile. It'll continue building its newer Statuses.
A security flaw in the web version of WhatsApp exposed "hundreds of millions" of accounts to hackers, according to a report from Check Point. The flaw allowed an account to be taken over through a single malicious message. The same flaw was found in Telegram.