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Facebook taking U-turn, drops plan to show WhatsApp ads: Report

17 Jan 2020

Facebook taking U-turn, drops plan to show WhatsApp ads: Report

For more than a year, we have been hearing about Facebook's highly ambitious plan to monetize WhatsApp by showing ads.

WhatsApp co-founder builds $80mn property in America's richest town

14 Jun 2019

WhatsApp co-founder builds $80mn property in America's richest town

If you become a billionaire overnight, how would you spend that truckload of money?

#ThatWas2018: Facebook and its catastrophic run, scandals, and data leaks

31 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: Facebook and its catastrophic run, scandals, and data leaks

12 months ago, Facebook made a promise of fixing issues that marred its reputation and affected its community throughout 2017.

Another high-profile exit of WhatsApp: Chief Business Officer Neeraj quits

27 Nov 2018

Another high-profile exit of WhatsApp: Chief Business Officer Neeraj quits

In what is sure to hurt WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook, Neeraj Arora, the Chief Business Officer of the messaging app, announced on Monday that he will leave the company.

This is how WhatsApp will start monetizing

04 Oct 2018

This is how WhatsApp will start monetizing

WhatsApp, the biggest messaging service in the world, is planning to roll out targeted Ads in its status feature as part of its monetization efforts.

WhatsApp co-founder left $850mn for his morals: Here's why

27 Sep 2018

WhatsApp co-founder left $850mn for his morals: Here's why

Since WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton quit Facebook a year ago and then went on to bite the hand that fed him, tweeting, "It is time. #deletefacebook", many questions had remained unanswered.

Instagram co-founders resign, marking another high-profile exit from Facebook

25 Sep 2018

Instagram co-founders resign, marking another high-profile exit from Facebook

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of photo and video sharing network Instagram, have decided to quit.

Internet.org VP Chris Daniels to replace WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum

13 May 2018

Internet.org VP Chris Daniels to replace WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum

Facebook has announced that Chris Daniels, who is the VP of the company's Internet.org initiative, will replace WhatsApp CEO and co-founder Jan Koum.

You might soon start seeing ads within WhatsApp

07 May 2018

You might soon start seeing ads within WhatsApp

According to reports, WhatsApp might start showing ads to users once CEO and co-founder Jan Koum leaves the company.

Neeraj Arora could be the new CEO of WhatsApp

04 May 2018

Neeraj Arora could be the new CEO of WhatsApp

After WhatsApp CEO and co-founder Jan Koum confirmed that he is quitting the company, reports have surfaced that the popular chat app's next potential CEO could be Neeraj Arora, who's the head of "All Things Business" at the company.

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum quits over privacy clashes with Facebook

01 May 2018

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum quits over privacy clashes with Facebook

WhatsApp CEO and co-founder Jan Koum has confirmed that he is leaving the company.

How can WhatsApp generate revenue for Facebook?

11 Nov 2017

How can WhatsApp generate revenue for Facebook?

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has one of the world's largest user-bases with over 1.3 billion users.

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton to leave company

13 Sep 2017

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton to leave company

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton took to Facebook to announce he is leaving the company.

WhatsApp UPI payments feature may finally be ready

11 Aug 2017

WhatsApp UPI payments feature may finally be ready

WhatsApp is finally gearing up for its next big step. With Paytm planning on bringing its messaging service soon, it has now decided to integrate UPI-based mobile payments system into its platform.

Is Facebook's WhatsApp taking a step towards monetization?

24 Jul 2017

Is Facebook's WhatsApp taking a step towards monetization?

Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp doesn't make any money as of now.

Soon, iOS users can watch YouTube videos directly on WhatsApp!

18 Jul 2017

Soon, iOS users can watch YouTube videos directly on WhatsApp!

iOS users will soon be able to play YouTube videos directly on WhatsApp, according to WABetaInfo, which claims the feature is under development.

Latest WhatsApp update: Share almost any kind of file

14 Jul 2017

Latest WhatsApp update: Share almost any kind of file

The latest update of WhatsApp makes sharing of files easier. Large documents can now be shared; the update limits the file size sharing up to 100MB.

WhatsApp to bring payments on its platform?

23 Jun 2017

WhatsApp to bring payments on its platform?

WhatsApp users might soon be able to transfer money via UPI on the platform. The Facebook-owned messaging app is already in talks with SBI, NPCI and other financial institutions to "devise ways to integrate their systems" for the same.

Soon, 'recall' your messages on WhatsApp!

20 Jun 2017

Soon, 'recall' your messages on WhatsApp!

How many times have you sent a message to a boss/ex/relative on WhatsApp, only to regret it the very next second?

WhatsApp's encryption veils terrorists?

04 Apr 2017

WhatsApp's encryption veils terrorists?

The Government of UK is creating pressure on WhatsApp for access to encrypted communications after the Westminister attack.

WhatsApp may soon enter digital payments- CoFounder

25 Feb 2017

WhatsApp may soon enter digital payments- CoFounder

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has indicated that the popular messaging app may soon venture into digital payments space.

America and its most famous immigrants

30 Jan 2017

America and its most famous immigrants

Immigrants from across the world have migrated to the US for a better life.