News tagged: WhatsApp

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 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.

WhatsApp Adds Photo Filters, Albums

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.

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.