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Whatsapp Launches 'View Once' That Deletes Photos, Videos Once Seen

Now you can send photos and videos that disappear from your WhatsApp chat after the recipient has opened them once.

WhatsApp Testing Encrypted Cloud Backups On Android

End-to-end encrypted backups also support an encryption key that can be used to restore your password.

Banned 2 Mn Accounts In India: WhatsApp Report On New IT Rules

WhatsApp last week accepted that "the government is the administrator" in its case and informed the Delhi High Court that it will put its privacy policy update "on hold" until the Data Protection Bill came into force.

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Phishing Attacks Via WhatsApp, Telegram Soar In India

India is among the top three countries facing phishing attacks primarily via instant mobile messaging apps like Facebook-owned WhatsApp and highly-encrypted Telegram, a new report revealed on Wednesday.

WhatsApp Toes Govt's Line, Tells HC Won't Enforce Privacy Policy

WhatsApp's counsel also accepted that its commitment is "we need to fit in the law".

WhatsApp Soon To Allow Users To Choose Video Quality Before Sending

Choosing the video quality before sending is useful as it means that you can pick the right option to either save bandwidth or share the video without heavy compression.

WhatsApp Appoints Manesh Mahatme As 'Head Of Payments' In India
WhatsApp Appoints Manesh Mahatme As 'Head Of Payments' In India

As Director of WhatsApp Payments - India, Mahatme will focus on enhancing the payments experience for users, scaling the service offering and work towards contributing to WhatsApp's vision of digital and financial inclusion in India.

Restrain WhatsApp From Implementing Privacy Policy: Centre To HC
WhatsApp Reiterates Its Stand On New Privacy Policy Till India Gets PDP Law

"We reiterate that we have already responded to the Government of India and assured them that the privacy of users remains our highest priority. As a reminder, the recent update does not change the privacy of people's personal messages."

WhatsApp Indulging In Anti-User Practice To Obtain Trick Consent For Its Privacy Policy

As per ANI reports, the Centre has filed a fresh affidavit in Delhi High Court mentioning that WhatsApp is obtaining 'trick consent' for its updated privacy policy. The Centre has maintained that WhatsApp is indulging in anti-user practice to obtain such 'trick consent.'

WhatsApp Won't Limit Functions If You Don't Accept New Policy

In a U-turn, WhatsApp has said that it will not limit functionalities for users who do not accept the new privacy policy that went into effect on May 15.

WhatsApp Sues India Over New IT Rules, Says User Privacy Supreme

Taking the privacy war to the court, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has sued the Indian government, saying that user privacy is in its DNA and the company will not share the information related to the "first originator of information" with any government including India.

OPPO Begins To Deliver Its Products To Your Home Via WhatsApp

Smartphone brand OPPO on Monday announced home delivery of its products with a simple text on the WhatsApp app.

Facebook's Zuckerberg Is Losing Pounds; Users Say 'You Have Made Our Life Miserable'
Facebook's Zuckerberg Is Losing Pounds; Users Say 'You Have Made Our Life Miserable'

Facebook is one of the most ‘loved’ or ‘hated’ social media platforms. Undeniably, one can find only a few persons who are away from the social media platform in this…

WhatsApp Tests Chat History Migration Between iPhone, Android

San Francisco: Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reportedly testing the ability to easily migrate chat history between an iPhone and an Android device. According to a 9To5Google report, this feature is part…

Major Whatsapp, Insta Outage; Services Resume Soon

New Delhi: Social media platforms WhatsApp and Instagram suffered a major outage on Friday night, but the services resumed after some time. Many WhatsApp users reported inability to send and receive messages, while Instagram too was down during the period. Independent tracking portal Downdetector showed a spike in the outage reported by users of both […]

Restrain WhatsApp From Implementing Privacy Policy: Centre To HC
Restrain WhatsApp From Implementing Privacy Policy: Centre To HC

New Delhi: The central government on Friday urged the Delhi High Court to restrain WhatsApp from implementing its new privacy policy. “It is humbly prayed that the Respondent No. 2 [WhatsApp] may be restrained from implementing its new privacy policy and terms of service dated 04.01.2021 from 08.02.2021 or any subsequent date pending adjudication by […]

WhatsApp CEO 'Worried' About Indian Govt Promoting Koo

New Delhi: WhatsApp head Will Cathcart may not have anything to do with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey but when it comes to India, he is worried — not only about the Union government’s aim to break encryption but also the move to promote the homegrown micro-blogging platform Koo. Speaking to ‘Big Technology Podcast’ host Alex […]

Telegram Introduces Auto-Delete Messages Feature

New Delhi: Telegram, which is fast gaining users in India in the wake of a WhatsApp privacy row, on Wednesday said it has introduced an auto-delete messages feature for individual chats, groups and channels. Earlier, this feature was only available for Secret Chats. Now users of the instant messaging platform will be able to set […]

Can't Read Your Chats With New Privacy Policy: Whatsapp

New Delhi: Facing intense scrutiny over alleged data sharing with Facebook via new privacy policy, WhatsApp has reiterated that personal messages will always be end-to-end encrypted and the company can’t read or listen to them. In a new blog post on Thursday, WhatsApp said that in the coming weeks, it will display a banner in […]

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Supreme Court Issues Notice To Facebook, WhatsApp Over New Privacy Policy

New Delhi: People have grave apprehensions on loss of privacy, the Supreme Court said on Monday and made it clear that it is the court’s duty to protect people’s privacy as it was hearing an application against the new privacy policy of WhatsApp. The observation came as senior advocate Shyam Divan, representing the petitioner Karmanya […]

WhatsApp Expands Status Messaging To Reassure Users About Privacy
WhatsApp Expands Status Messaging To Reassure Users About Privacy

New Delhi: Facing backlash over its upcoming privacy policy, WhatsApp that has been using its Status feature to allay fears in India for some time now, has now expanded its “commitment to your privacy” message to the users in the US and UK as well. The in-app messages started appearing for users in the US […]

Republic TV Files Defamation Suit Against Times Now Anchor Navika
Republic TV Files Defamation Suit Against Times Now Anchor Navika

New Delhi: The parent company of the Republic TV has filed a defamation complaint at a Delhi court against Times Now anchor Navika Kumar for allegedly making defamatory remarks against Republic TV and its founder in connection with the alleged WhatsApp chats mentioned in the chargesheet filed by the Mumbai Police in the TRP scam […]

Mark Zuckerberg Defends WhatsApp Privacy Policy Amid India Backlash

New Delhi: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has defended the upcoming WhatsApp privacy policy that has witnessed a massive backlash in India, saying that the update does not change the privacy of anyone’s messages with friends and family. The WhatsApp policy has now been put on hold till May 15. It aims to share commercial user […]

WhatsApp Treating Indian Users Differently From Europeans Matter Of Concern: Centre To HC

New Delhi: WhatsApp is treating Indian users differently from Europeans over opting out of its new privacy policy which is a matter of concern for the government and it is looking into the issue, the Centre informed the Delhi High Court on Monday. The central government told the high court that it was also a […]

Telegram Or Signal? Welcome To The Illusion Called Data Security

New Delhi: As millions shun WhatsApp and download new chat platforms in search for a secure experience, mind you that security is nothing but an illusion and there is no guarantee that Telegram or Signal may not be hacked in the future, especially when nation-state actors with highly sophisticated tools and huge resources are on […]