Tag Archives: WhatsApp

WhatsApp Bug Lets Blocked Parties Message and View Status; Fix Being Rolled Out

HIGHLIGHTS The new bug reported to have affected Android and iPhone users both It allows blocked users to message on WhatsApp Users on the blocked list can also see profile and Status WhatsApp users were in a dizzy when the viral ‘Black Dot’ message was causing their apps to crash earlier this month. Now, a new bug is plaguing the messenger app, with ... Read More »

WhatsApp Business App Has Over 3 Million Users, Says Facebook

WhatsApp Business is only available for Android at the moment WhatsApp Business has an active user base of over 3 million people, Mark Zuckerberg has said. The WhatsApp Business user base was revealed in Facebook’s Q1 2018 earnings call, Venture Beat reportedlate on Wednesday It is a standalone app separate from the other version of WhatsApp used by 1.5 billion people, was launched in January for Android users in six countries – ... Read More »

WhatsApp Says It Collects Very Little Data as Facebook Privacy Scandal Rages On

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp says all messages are end-to-end encrypted Experts say information about calls is likely being mined by WhatsApp Group chats also put users at risk, according to privacy experts WhatsApp has attempted to address privacy concerns surrounding its service as parent company Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal continues. The world’s most popular instant messaging service, WhatsApp says it collects very little data and that ... Read More »

Jio Cashback Offer, Amazon and Flipkart Sales, WhatsApp for Business, and More News This Week

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon and Flipkart are both holding big sales WhatsApp for business has been launched in some regions OnePlus confirmed up to 40,000 users were affected by a credit card leak Welcome back to our weekly news roundup. This was a week of news about deals, as both Flipkart and Amazon are running sales. It’s lining up to be a good time for deal-hunters, ... Read More »

WhatsApp Beta for Android Now Lets Users Switch From Voice to Video Call

WhatsApp Android beta users can switch from voice to video calls in one-on-one chats, not in group chats HIGHLIGHTS The feature is only visible in WhatsApp beta for Android iOS users are yet to see the feature The other user will be asked if they want to switch WhatsApp calls have become a crucial part of the popular messaging app, with ... Read More »

WhatsApp ‘Demote as Admin’ Feature Being Tested for Group Chats

HIGHLIGHTS The feature will no longer require removing an admin from the group Instead, the admin can be dismissed and stay a part of the group Feature spotted on both Android and iOS beta version WhatsApp has been spotted testing a new button in group chats that will allow one administrator to “demote” or “dismiss” other administrators, without first deleting them ... Read More »

WhatsApp Gets Legal Notice, Facebook’s Aadhaar Requirement, Idea Rs. 309 Plan

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp served legal notice over middle finger emoji in India Facebook asks some users to sign up with ‘name as per Aadhaar’ Idea Rs. 309 plan now offers 1.5GB data per day, up from 1GB daily WhatsApp has been served a legal notice by a New Delhi-based lawyer, asking the company to remove the middle finger emoji from its platform. ... Read More »

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 »