Tag Archives: WhatsApp

WhatsApp: Here’s a List of New Features Introduced and Spotted in 2017

HIGHLIGHTS In 2017, WhatsApp introduced many features in beta and stable versions Most notable is the new Status feature WhatsApp has also been testing the new Recall feature for months now WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in the world, used by over 1.2 billion people worldwide and 200 million in India alone. Despite its success, the Facebook-owned company has not become ... Read More »

WhatsApp Group Voice, Video Calls Coming Soon, Suggests iPhone Beta Code: Report

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp has reportedly confirmed group calling feature in its iOS app WhatsApp v2.17.70 beta for iPhone has code references to group calling WhatsApp is also reported to be testing Unsend and Delete for Everyone WhatsApp group calling is on its way, going by the code spotted in the latest beta version for the iPhone app. While group voice calling ... Read More »

WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton to Leave Company

HIGHLIGHTS Brian Acton will leave WhatsApp to start a new foundation Acton spent eight years with WhatsApp Acton co-founded WhatsApp with Ukrainian immigrant Jan Koum in 2009 WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is leaving the team to pursue a non-profit organisation “at the intersection of nonprofit, technology and communications.” Acton and Ukrainian immigrant Jan Koum co-founded WhatsApp, which is now the biggest messaging app in ... Read More »

Micromax Canvas Infinity Unveiled, Moto G5S Plus India Launch Date, WhatsApp Coloured Status, and More: Your 360 Daily

HIGHLIGHTS Micromax Canvas Infinity price in India is Rs. 9,999 Moto G5S Plus India launch date is August 29 WhatsApp coloured status feature now on Android and iOS Micromax launched the Canvas Infinity on Tuesday in India, which has an 18:9 5.7-inch HD display and a 16-megapixel front camera as the highlight features. Thanks to its 18:9 aspect ratio display, it fits a ... Read More »

WhatsApp Text Status Gets a Colourful Update, Now Rolling Out to iPhones, Android Phones

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp for iPhone version bumped to 2.17.50 The feature is still not live for all users Both Android and iPhone users are getting this feature After testing it in beta for a while, WhatsApp has finally introduced coloured text statuses to its Android and iPhone apps. This feature was first introduced by Facebooklate last year on its Android app first, allowing its users to ... 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 »

WhatsApp Finds New Uses in Conflict Zones

These days, the word on the street in war-torn Syria is that hospitals are best avoided – even if you’re injured. “Sometimes we hear that people feel the home is safer than the hospital,” said Mohamed Elamein, an information officer at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Gaziantep, Turkey, close to the Syrian border. Communities often oppose plans to build ... Read More »

WhatsApp Tests Facebook-Style Coloured Text Status Feature: Report

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp is now testing coloured text status feature The feature was spotted in Android beta v2.17.291 This feature was first introduced in Facebook last year Late last year, Facebook started rolling out coloured statuses on its Android app that allowed users to write their status update with a colourful background, font, and emoji combination. Now, the same feature has been spotted ... Read More »

WhatsApp Recall Feature Launch Imminent, Spotted on Windows Phone Beta

HIGHLIGHTS The latest WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone has recall feature The feature, however, is disabled by default WhatsApp is widely expected to launch recall feature this year There have been many reports this year suggesting that WhatsApp will introduce recall and revoke feature on its stable version. However, the company is yet to release the feature. The recall feature has ... Read More »

WhatsApp Extends Support for BlackBerry, Nokia S40 Platforms: Reports

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp to continue working on BlackBerry and Nokia S40 platforms But Nokia Symbian S60 support will end this June Nokia Symbian S60 users will have option to get chat backups in email WhatsApp has become an essential messaging app amongst all kinds of mobile users irrespective of the operating system their devices run on. In February last year, Facebook-owned ... Read More »