However, people using older version of Android or iOS mobile phones will not be able to use the app from November 1 as the Facebook-owned messaging app has upgraded its software.
"Your WhatsApp chat history will simply be copied from your iPhone to your new Android phone, and we'll automatically make sure you don't receive new messages on the old device while the transfer is in progress,"
According to the new Information Technology Rules, 2021, it is mandatory for social media intermediaries like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp to trace chats and make provisions to identify the first originator of the information.
Netizens and social media users in Odisha expressed their resentment over the development even though the three social media platforms reconnected to the global internet early on Tuesday morning.
Last evening, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp went down for a few hours across many parts of the world. The rare global outage of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp which lasted for six hours cost the owner Mark Zuckerberg a whopping $6 billion.
The outage appeared to affect Facebook's internal websites as well, famed developer Jane Wong noted in a tweet.
Many other users have also reported that other Facebook-owned services like Instagram, Messenger and its own social media platform are all experiencing this issue. Users worldwide have taken to their Twitter handles to share their views on this issue.
Latest WhatsApp monthly compliance report reveals that over 20 lakh Indian accounts were banned in August this year. WhatsApp banned 20,70,000 accounts just in one month to prevent abuse on its platform.
In its first monthly grievance redressal report, WhatsApp had banned 20 lakh accounts in India that attempted to send harmful or unwanted messages at scale.
This is limited to Unified Payment Interface (UPI) Payments in India, users can only get one cashback and you might receive up to Rs 10 cashback for their payment.
Whatsapp's multi-device support allows to login via web, desktop and portals without having to keep the phone connected which is now only available to iOS users.
This option will also support profile photos and bios, providing much more control over privacy than previously offered.
After enabling users to download vaccine certificates, the MyGov Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp now allows users to locate their nearest vaccination centre and book their vaccine-appointment, the Union Ministry of Health and MyGov announced on Tuesday.
In a bid to strengthen its payment services offering in India, instant messaging platform WhatsApp has introduced ‘Payments Backgrounds feature on the platform.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Wednesday announced a new feature that will allow users to take their WhatsApp chat history with them when they change mobile operating systems.
Presently, people have to download their vaccination certificates by logging into the CoWin portal.
On Thursday, Apple confirmed plans to deploy new technology within iOS, macOS, watchOS, and iMessage that will detect potential child abuse imagery, but clarified crucial details from the ongoing project.
Now you can send photos and videos that disappear from your WhatsApp chat after the recipient has opened them once.
End-to-end encrypted backups also support an encryption key that can be used to restore your password.
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's counsel also accepted that its commitment is "we need to fit in the law".
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.
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.
"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."