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WhatsApp to organise start-up challenge in India

New Delhi: WhatsApp on Wednesday announced a tie-up with Invest India to promote Indian start-ups and said it would organise a start-up challenge in the country with the aim to invest in the top five participants of the competition. “WhatsApp will invest quarter of a million dollars as seed funding to the top 5 winners […]

India refuses to relax data localisation deadline, digital payment firms in a bind

New Delhi: With the government on Monday refusing to relax the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) October 15 deadline for data localisation, the road ahead has become tough for global digital payment providers who have sought more time to comply with the guidelines. The RBI guidelines say that all digital payment firms like Google Pay, […]

WhatsApp increasing delete time limit of messages !

While WhatsApp has almost become an indispensable part of our lives, every little upgrade in the app plays a significant role as we love to customize the way we communicate with people. The Facebook-owned platform, too, has time and again left no stone unturned to ensure that users get the best experience. In the latest […]

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WhatsApp likely to put ads in 'Status' feature for Android

San Francisco: Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is reportedly planning to allow advertisements to be displayed in the “Status” section of the app, the media reported on Tuesday. WhatsApp’s “Status” feature allows users to share text, photos, videos and animated GIFs that disappear after 24 hours. Rumours about Facebook fuelling ads on Whatsapp started popping up […]

Passengers can now send pics of filth at Railway stations via WhatsApp to officials

Mumbai: Passengers can now click pictures of filth and dirt at railway stations and send it across to authorities on mobile messaging platform WhatsApp, as part of the Western Railway’s cleanliness drive. “Authorities are hopeful that this will ensure clean railway stations and toilets,” a senior WR official said. “A dedicated staff has been deputed […]

WhatsApp rolls out group calling for voice, video

New Delhi: Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday rolled out its group calling feature — for both voice and video options — on iOS and Android devices for its 1.5 billion users. The group calling feature supports up to four people simultaneously. “You can make a group call with up to four people total — anytime and […]

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WhatsApp more preferred platform for news than Facebook: Study

London: News consumption is increasingly shifting from social media platform like Facebook to messaging applications like WhatsApp, according to a study published today which also found high levels of international public concern about fake news online. The Reuters Institute report, which covers 37 countries in five continents, found that the use of social media for […]

Ramdev's messaging app 'Kimbho' disappears from Google Play Store

New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev’s “Swadeshi” messaging app called “Kimbho” that aims to take on WhatsApp and WeChat has suddenly disappeared from Google Play Store. However, the app launched on Wednesday is still seen on iOS App Store. Several people who tried to download the app from Play Store were amused at its sudden disappearance. […]

New message bug crashes WhatsApp, Android devices

San Francisco: A bug is being forwarded via messages which when tapped, could send not just the WhatsApp Android app crashing but possibly even the entire Android device as well, the media reported. “As with any message bomb, it involves sending and receiving a specially crafted message with hidden symbols in between spaces. Tapping on […]

WhatsApp rolls out 'Restrict Group' feature for admins: Report

San Francisco: Facebook-owned WhatsApp is rolling out its “Restrict Group” for all iOS, Android and Windows Phone users — a feature that gives the group administrator powers to restrict other members from sending text messages, photographs, videos, GIFs, documents or voice messages in case the admin thinks so. According to WABetaInfo, a popular fan site […]

WhatsApp image helps cops catch drug dealer in Britain

London: In what could begin a new era for forensic science, the police in Britain have arrested a drug dealer based on fingerprints they found on a WhatsApp image sent by the criminal to his clients. The photograph showed part of the dealer’s hand “and there was potentially a fingerprint,” the BBC reported late on […]

Lovely! WhatsApp message to wrong number got this man hitched

London: Love is beautiful… Perhaps a little more so when someone finds it without putting much of an effort. But can it blossom even from an innocent WhatsApp message sent to a wrong number? Michael Evangelou from Colliers Wood in south London would say ‘yes’. Evangelou, 44, sent a message, which read “Girls Trip”, to […]

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WhatsApp not to share British users' data with Facebook

London: WhatsApp has signed a public commitment with Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) not to share users’ personal data with Facebook until data protection concerns are addressed. Facebook-owned WhatsApp signed an “undertaking” wherein they have given a public commitment not to share personal data with Facebook until they can do so in compliance with the upcoming […]

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Matric questions paper on WhatsApp: BSE seeks stricter enforcement of mobile ban

Bhubaneswar: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) today came up with a fresh order directing the District Education Officers (DEOs) to ensure stricter enforcement of the ban on entry of mobile phones into examination halls during the ongoing Annual HSC Examination. Stating that even though the centre superintendents have been instructed not to allow mobile […]

CBI busts Whatsapp-based global child porn racket

New Delhi: The CBI on Thursday registered a case and booked five persons on charges of uploading and circulating child pornography through a Whatsapp group that had 119 members from both India and abroad. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) busted the racket involved in what they called a “global crime” on the basis of […]

WhatsApp testing 'demote' feature for group admins

San Francisco: WhatsApp is reportedly testing a new button in group chats that will allow one administrator to “demote” other administrators, without first deleting them from the group and then adding again as normal participants. Right now, when an administrator wants to remove a fellow administrator from the post, it is required to first directly […]

WhatsApp stops working on these smartphones

San Francisco: Facebook-owned mobile messaging app WhatsApp has stopped working on smartphones that support ‘BlackBerry OS’, ‘BlackBerry 10’, ‘Windows Phone 8.0’ and older platforms in the New Year. “These platforms don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future,” a spokesperson wrote in a support note on the company’s […]

WhatsApp crashed, restored as India welcomed 2018

London: Users in India and other parts of the world went into a frenzy after WhatsApp went down puncturing their plans to wish their friends a “prosperous 2018” at the stroke of midnight. It was restored in two hours. At midnight, a large spike was seen in the number of reports that the messaging service […]

BJD sets out to increase presence on WhatsApp

Bhubaneswar: Looking to leverage the reach and increase its presence on social media, the ruling-BJD organised a crash-course for its leaders and office bearers on using popular messaging app WhatsApp. A workshop was organised at CM and party president Naveen Patnaik’s residence where social media experts imparted necessary training to MLAs and office bearers of […]

WhatsApp to stop working on Blackberry 10 OS from Dec 31

San Francisco: Facebook-owned mobile messaging app WhatsApp will stop working on a number of platforms from December 31, the company has confirmed. The messaging app will drop support for ‘BlackBerry OS’, ‘BlackBerry 10’, ‘Windows Phone 8.0’ and older platforms, from December 31, 2017, according to an express.co.uk report published on Monday. “We will no longer […]

The Changing Mores Of Love

On a stroll in the park near my home this evening, I was struck by the number of young, smartly dressed, lovey-dovey couples in the crowd. They were all over the place: walking together holding each other’s hands, occupying the many games and exercise facilities inside and sharing the warmth of each other’s body while […]

WhatsApp brings new features for group admin

San Francisco: Facebook-owned WhatsApp is likely to give group administrators more powers where they will be able to restrict all other members from sending text messages, photographs, videos, GIFs, documents or voice messages in case the admin thinks so. According to WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, the popular mobile messaging […]

WhatsApp goes down leaving users in a tizzy

New Delhi: WhatsApp users across the world, including in India, today experienced problems sending messages or unable to log into the mobile app. According to an Independent website DownDetector, 60 per cent of customers were having issues connected to Facebook-owned WhatsApp. “A further 25 per cent report issues receiving messages and 14 per cent are struggling […]

WhatsApp fake version found on Google Play Store

London: A fake and possibly malicious version of WhatsApp has been found lurking on the Google Play Store as “Update WhatsApp Messenger” with developer name as ‘WhatsApp Inc*’. The app has been downloaded up to 5,000 times on the Play Store. There is another version under the same name which has a million downloads. The original […]

WhatsApp's 'Delete for Everyone' feature rolled out

San Francisco: WhatsApp has launched its most awaited feature ‘Delete for Everyone’ that allows its users to withdraw their messages in case they sent a message to a wrong person or message in a group. You can only delete messages for everyone for up to seven minutes after sending. “Once seven minutes have passed, there […]