News tagged: WhatsApp

WhatsApp Working On Windows 10 App

Pretty much every messaging platform out there offers a desktop client for those who want to stay in touch, but WhatsApp is now reportedly working on a PC client that would be available only for Windows 10 users. The company is currently testing a Windows Store version of its PC

WhatsApp Adds Live Location Sharing

WhatsApp has joined other messaging applications in offering users the ability to share their location in real-time. The feature has appeared on Android and iOS, and you can reach the option in the same area you'd find the normal "share location" function.

Delta Announces Free In-Flight Messaging

A limited version of free in-flight internet has been announced by Delta Air Lines. The company is going to offer free access to iMessage, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger on all flights equipped with Gogo WiFi beginning October 1. This only covers text messaging.

China Blocks WhatsApp

Just like expected, the Chinese government has now added another messaging app to the list of blocked apps in the country. After having problems with sending video chats and photos, WhatsApp is now completely blocked, just like Facebook and Instagram.

WhatsApp Co-Founder Departs To Form Nonprofit

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.

WhatsApp Adding Its Own Verification Tick

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.

WhatsApp Supports Colorful Text Statuses

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.

WhatsApp Now Has 1 Billion Daily Active Users

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.

WhatsApp To Get Recall Feature

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

China Blocking Some WhatsApp Messages

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.

WhatsApp To Get In-App YouTube Support

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.