News tagged: WhatsApp

Fake WhatsApp URL Spreads Adware

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.

WhatsApp To Add Payment Support In India

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.

WhatsApp Brings Back Text Statuses

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.

WhatsApp Adds Snapchat-Like Status Feature

Facebook's WhatsApp is taking a page from Snapchat's playbook as well. The messaging app has been updated with a feature that's quite similar to Snapchat and Instagram's Stories. It allows you to put up a photo or video that'll be visible to friends for 24 hours.

WhatsApp Adds Two-Verification For All Users

Two-step verification has rolled out for everyone on WhatsApp, allowing users to make their accounts more secure. The feature was previously found in a beta, but now it's out for all on iOS, Android, and Windows. It's an entirely optional feature in the settings area.

WhatsApp Tests Real-Time Location Sharing

Friends may soon be able to share their location with each other in WhatsApp. The latest beta of the app includes a real-time location sharing feature called "Live Location Tracking." It lets you turn on sharing for a specified period of time (1, 2, or 5 minutes.)

WhatsApp Adds GIF Search In Beta

GIF searches are now supported in WhatsApp. The Facebook-owned messaging app lets users look for images that can then be shared with contacts. It has also boosted the max media sharing limit from 10 to 30 image files at once. Both features are currently in a beta.

WhatsApp Drops Support For Older Phones

Some older handsets no longer work with WhatsApp, one of the world's biggest messaging apps. For the new year, the Facebook-owned service has cut out support for phones running Android 2.2 Froyo or older, iOS 6 or older, and Windows Phone 7 or older.