Tag Archives: WhatsApp

WhatsApp Will Now Label Forwards in a Bid to Combat Misinformation

What the WhatsApp ‘Forwarded’ indicator will look like HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp has now started labelling forwarded messages The feature was previously seen in a beta version It can help limit the circulation of fake news and misinformation WhatsApp has started rolling out a feature that will indicate to users which messages they receive were forwarded by as is the sender. Seen by Android beta users ... Read More »

WhatsApp May Be Working on a Windows App for PCs: Report

Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp is reportedly working with Microsoft to deliver a proper desktop app. WhatsApp is one of the few developers that consistently delivered updates to its Windows Phone app, but a report by Windows Central suggests WhatsApp is actually getting ready to deliver a proper desktop app as well, The Next Web reported on Friday. Concept art for a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) version of WhatsApp showed up on Behance ... Read More »

Facebook Tests Posting of Instagram Stories as WhatsApp Statuses

HIGHLIGHTS The feature has been confirmed to be in testing A Story posted as a WhatsApp Status will be encrypted Facebook didn’t confirm if it would roll out the feature globally Facebook is running a small test to let users post their Instagram Stories directly to WhatsApp Status. The new feature will let users post decorated photos, videos, and GIF images from Instagram on WhatsApp, ... Read More »

WhatsApp on New Year’s Eve: 20 Billion Messages Sent in India, 75 Billion Worldwide

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp says this is the highest-ever user activity on a single day More than 13 billion images, 5 billion videos were shared worldwide Interestingly, WhatsApp suffered an outage late on New Year’s eve WhatsApp users in India sent over 20 billion messages on December 31 as they ushered in 2018 with wishes to family and friends. In a release, WhatsApp ... Read More »

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger May Still Put User Information at Risk, Claims Study

HIGHLIGHTS Apps like Messenger, Whatsapp are leaving themselves exposed to hacking Users are unaware of security options like authentication ceremony Important to identify message recipient before sending out sensitive info Do you know that despite the end-to-end encryption provided by popular messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Viber, your sensitive information is vulnerable to hacking? A research report has highlighted the importance ... Read More »

Jio Phone Has No WhatsApp Support, Comes With 500MB Daily 4G Data Limit

HIGHLIGHTS Reliance Jio announced its Jio Phone feature phone on Friday The unlimited data has a 500MB daily limit for high-speed access Jio Phone does not support WhatsApp ‘at the moment’ The Reliance Jio feature phone, which was unveiled on Friday as the JioPhone aims to bridge the digital divide between the haves with smartphones, and the have nots who tote feature phones. With ... Read More »

WhatsApp Used to Send a Record 14 Billion Messages on New Year’s Eve in India

On New Year’s Eve, 14 billion messages were exchanged through WhatsApp in India, 32 percent of which were in some form of media – photos, GIF images, videos, and voice messages, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app said on Friday. The number of messages shared on the platform on New Year’s Eve is even higher than the last record set during ... Read More »

WhatsApp Video Calling Is Here, Optimised for India’s Connectivity Issues

  Starting today, WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app in India, will let you make video calls; just like FaceTime and Skype, the calls will be free, though if you aren’t on Wi-Fi you may have of coure to pay for cellular data usage, depending on your plan. WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum said in an interview to Reuters that video ... Read More »

WhatsApp Two-Step Verification, HTC Bolt, Rs. 500, 1000 Ban Fallout, and More: Your 360 Daily

  Friday saw the launch of HTC Bolt, a 2016 smartphone with a 2015 processor; WhatsApp adding two-step verification to its beta apps; record Singles’ Day sales in China; and a whole lot more. Here’s your 360 Daily with the top tech stories of the day. WhatsApp beta version gets two-step verification The beta versions of WhatsApp for Android and ... Read More »

WhatsApp for Android Gets Voicemail Feature; Beta Now Lets You Share With Multiple Contacts

WhatsApp has been introducing an array of features, the recent one being the voicemail feature. The feature arrived on iPhone devices first, and now the company has also rolled it out for Android users via Google Play. Furthermore, the latest beta version for Android also gets the ability to share content with multiple contacts and groups simultaneously. As mentioned, Android ... Read More »