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These Smartphones Will Not Support Whatsapp From Jan 1

San Francisco: Starting next year, WhatsApp will stop working on millions of older mobile devices globally as the company has withdrawn support for such phones. The users on Windows Phones will be locked out forever after December 31, said Facebook. “WhatsApp will stop working on millions of phones in the next couple of months as […]

WhatsApp To Add 'Disappearing Messages' Feature Soon

San Francisco: The Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp’s new feature ‘Disappearing Messages’ has been spotted in the latest beta version 2.19.275 for Android. With the ‘Delete Messages’ feature, group admins will able to select a specific duration for messages on the group and once a message crosses the duration, it will be automatically deleted, news portal […]

WhatsApp Dark Mode Finally Ready For Some Users

San Francisco: WhatsApp’s long-awaited dark mode feature is finally ready for release and reportedly some of its users have already tested it. The Facebook-owned messaging app has been teasing the dark theme for months and is yet to announce a release date, independent.co.uk reported on Tuesday. Website WaBetaInfo, which follows developments with the beta version […]

New WhatsApp Bug Crashes Group Chat, Deletes History Forever

New Delhi: Security researchers on Tuesday said they have detected a serious vulnerability in WhatsApp that led to group chat crash the moment a destructive message was introduced by the hackers in the chat, leading the entire group chat history being deleted forever. Urging all users to update WhatsApp to the latest version, security researchers […]

Whatsapp To Sue Businesses Engaged In Abusing Bulk Messaging

San Francisco: WhatsApp will take legal action against businesses engaged in or assisting others in abusing automated or bulk messaging on its platform. The company has built two tools — the WhatsApp Business app and the WhatsApp Business API — to help companies manage customer interactions. The company said that its products are not intended […]

PIB Sets Up Fact Check Unit To Check Fake News

New Delhi: In view of the growing trend of fake news, especially on social media, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) has set up a fact-checking unit to verify news related to the government’s ministries, departments and schemes and to alert the public about fake news in circulation. “Received a forward that looks too good to […]

WhatsApp Now Gets Call Waiting, But No Call Holding

San Francisco: Facebook-owned WhatsApp has become the latest Voice over Internet Protocol services provider to support ‘call waiting’ feature even as the company has skipped adding call holding for now. When you’re already talking on the phone and another person tries to call you, most phones and operators let you know that you’ve got a […]

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Govt Has Issued Notice To NSO; WhatsApp Didn't Inform About Vulnerability In System: Minister

New Delhi: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told Parliament on Thursday that a WhatsApp CEO-led delegation had not mentioned about any vulnerability of their system during their meetings with the ministry, and that the government was yet to receive the names of people targeted by unnamed entities using Pegasus spyware. Replying to a question in […]

WhatsApp to soon add self-destruct feature for messages

San Francisco: Facebook-owned WhatsApp is working on a feature that will delete messages automatically after a stipulated time as set by users, according to WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early. Renamed “Delete Messages” from earlier “Disappearing Messages”, the feature is being tested in beta mode. “In the WhatsApp beta for Android […]

WhatsApp Invests $250,000 Into Indian Startup Ecosystem

New Delhi: Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Monday announced to invest $250,000 worth ad credits into the Indian startup ecosystem to help entrepreneurs better connect with customers and grow businesses. The investment will provide 500 startups approved by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DPIIT) with $500 each of Facebook ad credits. With the credits, startups […]

Telegram Founder Durov Asks People To Delete WhatsApp

San Francisco: Telegram founder Parel Durov, in his post on the platform, has urged people to delete WhatsApp unless they are “okay with surveillance”, media reports said. Facebook-owned WhatsApp, which has been mired by a snooping row, is used as a Trojan horse to spy on the users’ non-WhatsApp content that includes images stored on […]

User Data Not Affected From New MP4 File Bug: Whatsapp

New Delhi: WhatsApp on Monday said no user data was affected owing to a new bug where a specially-crafted malicious MP4 file may have used the vulnerability to trigger the remote code execution (RCE) and denial of service (DoS) cyber attack when downloaded by a user on both Android and iOS devices. Reports on Sunday […]

Facebook Unveils New Logo To Differentiate It From Its Apps

San Francisco: Facebook has unveiled a new logo that will differentiate it as a parent company from main apps like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and more. The new company logo will further distinguish the company from the main social media Facebook app, which will keep its own branding. “The new branding was designed for clarity, and […]

Meity Finds Gaps In WhatsApp Reply On Spyware Issue

New Delhi: Terming the Whatsapp’s reply having “certain gaps”, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) has decided to write to the company over its response to the government charges that the messaging company didn’t inform it on time and with details that personal data of Indians were compromised by the spyware, while WhatsApp […]

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Congress accuses govt of 'snooping', urges SC to hold Centre accountable

New Delhi: The Modi government has been “caught snooping” after WhatsApp said journalists and human rights activists in India have been targets of surveillance, the Congress alleged on Thursday and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the “illegal hacking” of cell phones. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the government asking WhatsApp about ‘Pegasus’ was like […]

WhatsApp introduces fingerprint lock for Android phones

San Francisco: WhatsApp on Thursday introduced fingerprint lock on supported Android phones to help users protect their chats from being seen by hackers, family members or jilted lovers. Users who install the new version of WhatsApp will have to scan a fingerprint to open up the Facebook-owned platform. “Earlier this year, we rolled out Touch […]

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Govt asks WhatsApp to explain breach, says Centre committed to protecting citizen privacy

New Delhi: With WhatsApp revealing that Indian scribes and human rights activists were among users targeted by an Israeli spyware, the government on Thursday asked the Facebook-owned messaging platform to explain the breach and list out measures that have been taken to safeguard the privacy of millions of Indians. IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted […]

WhatsApp confirms Israeli spyware snooped on Indians

New Delhi: As Facebook-owned WhatsApp sued Israeli cyber intelligence company NSO Group this week that exploited its video calling system to snoop on 1,400 selected users globally, the micro-blogging platform confirmed on Thursday that Indian human rights activists and journalists were among those targeted by the spyware. Earlier, multiple media reports said those targeted in […]

WhatsApp Pay In India Soon: Mark Zuckerberg

New Delhi: Facebook is inching closer to launch much-anticipated WhatsApp Pay in India and will soon have a positive news to share, the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said. Data compliance issues and regulations have kept WhatsApp Pay launch in abeyance for quite some time, despite a successful test run of the payments service with […]

WhatsApp May Work On Multiple Devices At Same Time Soon: Report

San Francisco: Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reportedly working on a feature through which users will be able to use the same WhatsApp account on more than one device. As previously announced, WhatsApp is developing a feature that will allow you to use your WhatsApp account on different devices at the same time. Chats will still be […]

WhatsApp to bring splash screen, dark mode for iPhone users

San Francisco: Facebook-owned WhatsApp is testing a new beta update for iOS users which would bring features like hide muted status update, splash screen, and app badge improvements among others, according to WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp updates. “I always recommend to back up your chat history before updating to the new beta: […]

WhatsApp now back on Google Play Store

San Francisco: Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Saturday confirmed that the app was now back on the Google App store after its sudden disappearance. New users’ can download the app on Android phones by just typing WhatsApp on the search box of Google Play Store. Unfortunately, the reason for the short absence remains unclear. Users on Friday […]

WhatsApp disappears from Google Play Store

San Francisco: In a bizarre incident, Facebook-owned WhatsApp seemed to have disappeared from the Google Play Store, some users complained on Friday. “Users are now reporting that the Facebook-owned instant chat messenger app no longer appears on the Play Store search results,” MSPoweruser reported. This essentially means that whose who are looking to join WhatsApp […]

WhatsApp Working On Feature To Help You Self-Destruct Posts

San Francisco: WhatsApp is testing a key feature to give its users an ability to self-destruct their messages after a set period of time. The developers have seen the feature that allows users to set their messages to self-destruct in the recently released public beta version of WhatsApp for Android a” dubbed as “v2.19.275”. According […]

WhatsApp To Stop Working On These iPhones From Feb 2020

New Delhi: iPhone users who have not upgraded to a new version of the operating system for long — there is one more reason to do so. If WhatsApp is currently active on your iOS 8 device, you will be able to use it only until February 1, 2020, according to an update from the […]