Tag Archives: WhatsApp

Facebook Executive Released in Brazil After WhatsApp Data Access Row

Facebook’s vice president for Latin America was released Wednesday, a day after being arrested for refusing to hand over WhatsApp messages to the police investigating a drugs case. Judge Ruy Pinheiro, in Sergipe state, ruled overnight that the detention of Diego Dzodan in Sao Paulo on Tuesday had amounted to “unlawful coercion.” “It seems to me that the extreme measure ... Read More »

WhatsApp Finally Lets You Send Documents Over Chat

Years after its launch, the Facebook-owned WhatsApp Messenger has finally received the ability to send documents over chats. The feature is visible in the most recent builds available via Google Play and the App Store – Android v2.12.453 and iOS v2.12.4. WhatsApp has also introduced a bunch of other features with the updates. On Android, the WhatsApp v2.12.453 that’s available ... Read More »

Facebook Executive Jailed in Brazil as Court Seeks WhatsApp Data

Brazilian police arrested a senior Facebook Inc executive on Tuesday as a dispute escalated over a court’s demand that the company provide data from its WhatsApp messaging service to help in a secretive drug-trafficking investigation. Court officials in Sergipe state confirmed that a judge had ordered the jailing of Facebook Vice President for Latin America Diego Dzodan. Federal police in ... Read More »

WhatsApp for Android Gets Shared Link History Tab, URL Copy, and More

WhatsApp last week launched official beta testing programme through Google Play to expand the availability of app to more testers. The popular instant messaging service has in a week released multiple builds of its Android app, adding new features such as ability to copy links from chat, improved control over chat clearing, and more. Android Police reports that the new ... Read More »

WhatsApp to Drop Support for BlackBerry, Nokia, More Devices by 2016-End

WhatsApp Messenger, the widely used Facebook-owned instant messaging application, will drop support for several mobile operating systems from 2017, including some outdated offerings. The biggest of these is BlackBerry 10 OS, along with support for all other BlackBerry operating systems. Also on the list are Nokia’s Symbian S40 and Symbian S60 versions, and the dated Android 2.1 Eclair, Android 2.2 ... Read More »

WhatsApp Launches Android Beta Testing Program on Google Play

WhatsApp for years has been releasing new version of the app via its website as well as signed APK files before the release hits the Google Play store. This allowed WhatsApp to make required changes as well as fix bugs, if any, in the app ahead of a broader availability. One of the biggest disadvantages of the process was the ... Read More »

Gionee S8 With ‘3D Touch’ Display, ‘Dual WhatsApp’ Launched at MWC 2016

Gionee on Monday unveiled its new S8 flagship smartphone at MWC  in Barcelona, Spain. The company at the event also revealed its brand new logo and tagline that says, “Make Smiles.” The Gionee S8 has been priced at EUR 449 (approximately Rs. 34,000) and will go on sale by end of March in Rose Gold, Silver, and Gold colours. The ... Read More »

WhatsApp for Android Update Finally Rolling Out With New Emojis

WhatsApp users on Android have finally started receiving an update that adds much-awaited new emojis to the app. WhatsApp for Android version 2.12.441 is gradually being made available to download via Google Play, adding a number of emojis with new facial expressions as well as new characters. We can expect the update with new emojis to rollout soon in India. ... Read More »

WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 OS Update Brings Web Link Previews and More

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service, has rolled out an update for its BB 10 OS app with some new features. The update pushes the app version to 2.12.340.2. The changelog for the WhatsApp update includes added support for more Web client features such as Message info, recent emoji sync and more. It also brings the support for Web link previews ... Read More »