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WhatsApp Launches Global Brand Campaign In India

New Delhi: WhatsApp on Saturday launched its first brand campaign in India that chronicles real-life stories about how Indians communicate with their closed ones on a daily basis on the popular messaging application. The campaign monikered ‘It’s Between You’ highlights WhatsApp’s commitment to privacy, the company said in a statement. “With WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption, we […]

WhatsApp Testing Mutilple Device Support, May Soon Allow 4 Device To Access Same Account

New Delhi: Do you want the same WhatsApp account in all the devices that you own? This could soon be possible in a limited sense as the messaging platform appears to be trying a feature that would allow its over two billion users to access the same account simultaneously in as many as four devices. […]

Facebook launches 50 person video chat Messenger Rooms globally

San Francisco: Taking on Zoom and other video conferencing apps like Google Meet and Microsoft Teams, Facebook has rolled out its group video chat Messenger Rooms globally that allows free video calls with up to 50 people with no time limit. Rooms can be created right from Messenger or Facebook and gives people the ability […]

OTV Exclusive: Kudos! Odisha Student Develops GoGrocy App For Delivery Of Essentials In Semi-Urban & Rural Areas

Bhubaneswar: At a time when lockdown has brought hardship for people especially those living in rural areas, a 3rd year engineering student in Odisha has developed a mobile app through which doorstep delivery of essential products can be done with ease in semi-urban and rural areas. Girish Vaisyaraj, a student of Electronics and Telecommunications at […]

Jio Partnership Is To Build Similar Products Around The World: Mark Zuckerberg

San Francisco: Facebook’s over Rs 43,000 crore investment in Jio Platforms will help the social networking giant build similar products for the other key markets around the world, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook, which has long been striving to enter the big club of the e-commerce world, has chosen India in a significant move […]

WhatsApp Group Video, Voice Calls Now Support 8 Participants

New Delhi: Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday doubled the number of participants in a video or voice call from four to eight people at a time on its platform. To access the new limit on WhatsApp calls, all participants in a call need to update to the latest version of WhatsApp available on iPhone or Android. […]

Reliance JioMart goes live on WhatsApp

Mumbai: After signing a massive $5.7 billion deal with Facebook, Reliance Industries latest venture to expand into the retail market, JioMart, has reportedly gone live with its official WhatsApp number. According to media reports, JioMart is currently available in the suburban Mumbai areas of Navi Mumbai, Thane and Kalyan currently. However, the service is expected […]

Facebook Announces 'Messenger Rooms' For Group Video Chat For 50 People

San Francisco: Alarmed at the popularity of Zoom in social distancing times that allows up to 100 people to join a video meeting from the comfort of their homes, Facebook on Friday announced Messenger Rooms that will allow group video calls of up to 50 people. In Facebook Messenger Rooms, the users can post links […]

Jio, Facebook to open up commerce opportunities in India: Mark Zuckerberg

New Delhi: As Facebook is set to take up nearly 10 per cent stake in Reliance Jio, Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO on Wednesday said that both the companies would work on some major projects to open up commerce opportunities for people in India. Zuckerberg in a Facebook post said that India is in the […]

WhatsApp to soon allow 8 users in group video, audio calls

New Delhi: Inspired by the stupendous growth of video meeting apps in social distancing times, WhatsApp has started rolling out a new feature for Android and iOS beta users that allows eight participants, from the current limit of four, to join group audio and video calls. Spotted first by WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks […]

COVID-19 Lockdown: Odisha launched WhatsApp no to curb domestic violence

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government here on Wednesday launched a WhatsApp number — 7205006039 — for reporting cases of domestic violence during the Covid-19 lockdown. It was launched by the Women and Child Development Department, which already has a women helpline number 181. Also Read: Odisha Appoints 6 Senior Officers To Tackle COVID-19 In Bhubaneswar “The WCD […]

WhatsApp limits frequently forwarding messages to 1 chat at a time
WhatsApp limits frequently forwarding messages to 1 chat at a time

New Delhi: In a bid to curb the flow of misinformation in COVID-19 times, Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday announced to introduce a new limit on frequently forwarding messages where a WhatsApp user can forward such messages to one chat at a time. This limit kicks in once a message has been previously forwarded five times […]

WhatsApp reduces Status video time limit to 15 seconds in India
WhatsApp reduces Status video time limit to 15 seconds in India

New Delhi: Facebook-owned WhatsApp has reduced the Status video limit from 30 seconds to 15 seconds in India to cut strain on Internet networks during the coronavirus lockdown in the country as millions of people have started sharing videos in Status. A tweet by WABetaInfo has revealed WhatsApp has put a bar on time limit […]

COVID-19: SC To Hear Urgent Matters On Skype, WhatsApp On Friday

New Delhi: Despite the nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 outbreak, the Supreme Court has confirmed to hear urgent matters through video conferencing on Skype, WhatsApp, and Facetime applications. Three benches of apex court comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Surya Kant, Justices L Nageswara Rao and Aniruddha Bose and Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta […]

Coronavirus Chatbot 'MyGov Corona Helpdesk' Launched On WhatsApp

New Delhi: The Indian government has launched a WhatsApp chatbot called ‘MyGov Corona Helpdesk’ to help address queries around the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus chatbot is meant to spread awareness about the basic hygiene practices around the virus. The chatbot has been developed and implemented by Jio Haptik Technologies Limited, a conversational AI platform and […]

Dark Mode On WhatsApp Arrives In India

New Delhi: The much-awaited ‘Dark Mode’ feature on Facebook-owned WhatsApp arrived for its over 400 million users in India on Saturday. The features is aimed to reduce eye strain in low-light environments and prevent those awkward moments that happen when your phone lights up the room. The company announced this week that the feature is […]

WhatsApp launches Dark Mode for both iPhone and Android

New Delhi: Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday announced to roll out the much-awaited ‘Dark Mode’ feature on both iPhone and Android devices globally. ‘Dark Mode’ is designed to reduce eye strain in low-light environments and prevent those awkward moments that happen when your phone lights up the room. The feature is being rolled out with the […]

Why India Badly Needs A 'Desi' Facebook Or Whatsapp

New Delhi: Last year ‘WhatsApp killer” yoga guru Ramdev’s dream ‘swadeshi’ messaging app ‘Kimbho’ was taken down from app stores owing to privacy concerns as it also failed to create any buzz. Though launched with much fanfare from the house of Patanjali Ayurved, ‘Kimbho’ which means ‘how are you’ or ‘what’s new’ promising features such […]

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Private WhatsApp Group Chat Links Available On Google Search

San Francisco: Google has indexed invite links to private WhatsApp group chats, meaning anyone can join various private chat groups (including several porn-sharing groups) with a simple search. According to a report in Motherboard, invitations to WhatsApp group chats were being indexed by Google. The team found private groups using specific Google searches and even […]

WhatsApp Stops For Millions Of Older iPhones, Android Devices

New Delhi: Several Android and iPhone devices which only support outdated operating systems were no longer be able to run WhatsApp from February 1. According to the Facebook-owned messaging platform, the move was necessary in order to protect the security of its millions of users. If WhatsApp is currently active on your iOS 8 device, […]

WhatsApp To Get Animated Stickers Feature Soon

San Francisco: Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp’s latest beta update for its Android has claimed that the latter might be bringing support for animated sticker packs soon. WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp updates, spotted tracks hinting at the animated stickers in the latest WhatsApp beta for Android. “All Stickers Packs received a server side […]

Facebook Not To Sell Ads On WhatsApp

San Francisco: Facebook has reportedly decided not to sell ads on WhatsApp – a controversial plan that forced Brian Acton and Jan Koum, who founded the mobile messaging service, to quit nearly two years ago. According to a The Wall Street Journal report, WhatsApp in recent months disbanded a team that had been established to […]

Social Media Rules May Make User ID Verification Mandatory

New Delhi: Social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok may have to scramble for developing account identity-verification option to check “fake news, malicious content, misinformation, racial slurs, gender abuse that may have an impact on the individual and society as a whole”. This may form part of the social media guidelines […]

'WhatsApp From Facebook' Arrives For New Users In 2020

New Delhi: Taking another step towards monetising and making all its apps — WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram — into one unified experience for billions of users, the social networking giant has added ‘WhatsApp from Facebook’ for new users on its instant messaging platform in the New Year. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed his plans last […]

WhatsApp Users In India Sent 20bn Messages On New Year's Eve

New Delhi: Facebook-owned WhatsApp has revealed that during the 24 hours leading up to midnight on New Year’s Eve, over 20 billion messages were sent via the private messaging app in India alone. WhatsApp has over 40 crore users in India. Worldwide, a record-breaking 100 billion messages were sent via the private messaging app on New […]