News tagged: WhatsApp
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.
Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp now has over 200 million active users in India, which remains the largest single market for the app. In November, WhatsApp had about 160 million active users in the region. WhatsApp is looking for other expansion options in India.
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.
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.
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.)
Facebook's WhatsApp is facing a lawsuit in Germany from a watchdog group that claims the messaging app is violating user privacy and trust. The lawsuit deals with the app's practice of collecting data and sharing it with Facebook, which was announced in August 2016.
References to two requested features have been found in the latest WhatsApp beta. WhatsApp beta 2.17.25 mentions features for recalling messages and editing them. A screenshot shared by WABetaInfo shows how the recall feature appears and that editing is present.
WhatsApp for iOS has added offline messaging. The feature allows users to queue messages when they aren't connected so that they send automatically when a connection is regained. Users will be able to select "send" on multiple messages when they're offline.