News tagged: WhatsApp

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.

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.)