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WhatsApp Quietly Rolls Out Tool To Share Status On Facebook

San Francisco: Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp has begun rolling out a feature for Android users to let them share their status stories directly on Facebook Story and other apps. Just like Instagram, WhatsApp’s status Stories let users post images, text and videos on your profile that disappear after 24 hours. WhatsApp hasn’t made an […]

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WhatsApp quietly rolls out tool to share status on Facebook

San Francisco: Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp has begun rolling out a feature for Android users to let them share their status stories directly on Facebook Story and other apps. Just like Instagram, WhatsApp’s status Stories let users post images, text and videos on your profile that disappear after 24 hours. WhatsApp hasn’t made an […]

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MoD warns against fake WhatsApp groups linked to KBC show

New Delhi: “Adversaries” are using fake WhatsApp groups on the hugely popular ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ TV show to trap security personnel, the Ministry of Defence warned in an advisory and gave directions on how to exit such groups. It said that “adversaries” were taking advantage of the popularity of the ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati” (KBC) show […]

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Not Selling WhatsApp Or Instagram: Mark Zuckerberg

Washington: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected a US lawmaker’s call to break his company, saying he’s not going to sell WhatsApp or Instagram at any cost. Senator Josh Hawley (Missouri Republican) tweeted that he met Zuckerberg during his visit to Washington, DC on Thursday, and asked him to sell Instagram and WhatsApp. “Just finished […]

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WhatsApp traceability: Facebook offers alternative ways to help India

New Delhi: With India pressing for traceability of WhatsApp messages to check the spread of fake news, Nick Clegg, Facebook Vice President, Global Affairs and Communications, has offered alternative ways to help the country, without any reference towards tracing the origin of the WhatsApp messages. WhatsApp had categorically said in the past that the government’s […]

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WhatsApp helping Indian entrepreneurs write success stories

New Delhi: Ice cream lover Aarti Laxman Rastogi decided that not all indulgences need to be sinful and, in March 2018, she started Artinci to provide ice creams with premium, all-natural ingredients. Running a business has its own challenges and she also had to go through hardship till she joined the WhatsApp Business app. “I […]

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WhatsApp favourite tool for right-wing to influence voters

New York: In a significant find, researchers have discovered that right-wing users are more effective in using Facebook-owned WhatsApp to spread news, disinformation and opinions during elections. After performing the first large-scale analysis of partisan WhatsApp groups in the context of Brazil’s 2018 election, the researchers from Northwestern University found that right-wing groups in Brazil […]

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UP woman gets triple talaq for merely asking for Rs 30

Hapur (UP): A woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur was given ‘triple talaq’ after she merely asked her husband for Rs 30 to buy medicines, police said. The incident took place two days ago and DSP, Hapur, Rajesh Singh said that the woman’s complaint has already been filed. The woman, who was married three years ago, […]

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Boomerang-style feature on WhatsApp soon

San Francisco: Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now working to bring Instagram’s popular Boomerang feature for iOS devices. According to WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp updates, the popular messaging platform is working on a Boomerang-style feature for iOS, but the functionality could land on Android devices as well. Boomerang feature on Instagram currently allows users to […]

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WhatsApp yet to fix flaws that allow messages manipulation

New Delhi: Even as rumours on WhatsApp have been linked to dozens of deaths in India, the Facebook-owned messaging app is yet to address a security flaw pointed out a year ago by Check Point, an Israeli security software firm. According to security researchers, this vulnerability could be exploited in three ways, all of which […]

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Soon, Google Assistant can read WhatsApp texts

San Francisco: Google’s virtual assistant is reportedly getting the ability to read messages from non-Google apps like WhatsApp, Slack and Telegram. Google Assistant has long had the option to read outs SMS messages aloud, but that has not done much good if for conversations lived in third-party apps. If the feature is rolled-out widely, it […]

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Facebook To Add Its Name To Whatsapp, Instagram

San Francisco: In a first step towards merging all its platforms into one unified experience for users, Facebook is adding its name to Instagram and WhatsApp. Instagram will soon become “Instagram from Facebook” and WhatsApp will turn into “WhatsApp from Facebook”, The Information reported late Friday. The new titles will appear in the title for […]

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WhatsApp rolls out 'frequently forwarded' feature in India

New Delhi: WhatsApp has started rolling out the frequently forwarded messages feature on both Android as well as iOS apps to let users know if the message they have received has been forwarded over five times. This feature is available for all the users who are on the latest version of WhatsApp. The frequently forwarded feature […]

WhatsApp building desktop version that works without phone

San Francisco: Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reportedly working on a desktop version of the app that would allow users to use the messaging app on a PC without having to connect their phone to the Internet. In 2015, WhatsApp released a web version that mirrored the conversation from the mobile app, but to use it, one […]

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How safe is WhatsApp? Your messages can easily be traced, says IIT professor

Chennai: In what could be considered as a serious concern for all social media users, an IIT-Madras professor recently informed the Madras High Court that it was technically possible to trace the original sender of messages shared on platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp. Going against the stand of social media companies, professor V Kamakoti […]

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Fears arise over WhatsApp's Pay feature in India

New Delhi: As Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced launching its Payments service in India later this year, the fears of data privacy came back to the fore, with the government reportedly asking the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to ensure that users’ data are not shared. The NPCI is an umbrella organization for all retail payments […]

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WhatsApp teams up with Niti Aayog to help women entrepreneurs

New Delhi: India’s Niti Aayog on Thursday entered into a partnership with Facebook-owned WhatsApp to support the growth of a robust ecosystem to promote women entrepreneurs in India. Under this partnership, WhatsApp, in collaboration with Niti Aayog, will announce an annual calendar of events aimed at capacity building of the women entrepreneurs and evolve specific […]

Facebook agrees to pay USD 5 billion penalty for privacy violations

Washington: Social media giant Facebook has agreed to “significantly enhance” its oversight practices and will pay a whopping USD 5 billion to the Federal Trade Commission as penalty for privacy violations, in the largest ever security fine imposed on any company for disregarding consumer information. In addition to paying the record USD 5 billion in […]

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WhatsApp Announces Privacy Education Partnership In India

Mumbai: In a bid to provide secure conversations on its platform, Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Wednesday announced a partnership with the Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) in New Delhi to bring a series of privacy design workshops to its students. Will Cathcart, Global Head of WhatsApp, was in Mumbai to announce this partnership during a […]

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Nine Indian men stranded in UAE after accepting fake job offers

Dubai: Nine Indians have been stranded in the UAE after accepting fake job offers through social media, according to a media report on Sunday. The men from Kerala, who are currently stranded in Al Ain and Ajman, claim they met the agent named Shafeeq on WhatsApp and paid up to Rs 70,000 for visit visas […]

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Woman Constable Commits Suicide After WhatsApp Tiff With Husband

New Delhi: Suspecting her husband of chatting with a girl on WhatsApp, a 27-year-old Delhi Police woman constable committed suicide at her residence in west Delhi’s Dwarka, a police officer said on Thursday. The incident occurred on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. when the deceased Kiran Yadav, posted with the Delhi Police’s Third Battalion, did […]

'WhatsApp messages can be traced without diluting end-to-end encryption'

New Delhi: With India pressing for traceability of WhatsApp messages to check the spread of fake news, a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras on Wednesday stressed that the issue can be easily resolved without diluting end-to-end encryption and affecting the privacy of users. “If WhatsApp says it is not technically possible to show […]

Facebook, WhatsApp back in action, some users still affected

New Delhi: Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram were back in action on Thursday morning after affecting millions of users across its platforms globally, including in India. Some users, however, still reported failed messaging and image download issues. Users in India had night-long problems in sending photos, videos and voice messages on WhatsApp. Only the text messages […]

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Facebook, WhatsApp down globally including in India

New Delhi: Millions of users worldwide, including in India, were left clueless on Wednesday evening when Facebook and its family of apps including WhatsApp and photo-sharing platform Instagram entered a global outage. People took to Twitter to share their experiences. “Everyone moves to twitter when instagram, facebook, and whatsapp get down, including me!” tweeted one […]

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WhatsApp test lets you share Stories on FB, Instagram

San Francisco: Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp is testing a feature that would give users the option of sharing their status Stories directly on other social networking platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Gmail and Google Photos. Just like Instagram, WhatsApp’s status Stories let users post images, text and videos on your profile that disappear after 24 […]