Articles about WhatsApp
WhatsApp Messenger, commonly referred to as just WhatsApp, is a Facebook-owned instant messaging service. The free-to-use cross-platform centralized service allows users to send messages, images, documents, locations, and other content via end-to-end encrypted conversations. To sign up, one requires an Internet connection and a valid mobile phone number. Today, WhatsApp can be downloaded on iOS and Android, while the Windows app is essentially a version of WhatsApp Web. The web interface mandates that users remain connected to the Internet using their mobile phone while they use WhatsApp on a desktop browser. As of August 2021, WhatsApp claims to be developing multi-device support so each device can connect to WhatsApp servers independently, without requiring an active internet connection on the primary phone. WhatsApp also features VOIP voice and video calling support. By 2015, WhatsApp had achieved the status of the world's most popular messaging application. As of February 2020, it claimed to service over 2 billion users. However, a poorly worded change in WhatsApp's terms of service caused the app to lose several thousand users. Regular Facebook data leaks and its involvement in the Cambridge Analytica scandal didn't help matters either.
06 May 2022Technology
WhatsApp, the world's most popular messaging app, has announced that it is rolling out the ability to share files up to 2GB via Group Chats.
20 Apr 2022Technology
Select WhatsApp users are reportedly being targeted by a scam claiming a Rs. 25 lakh reward in a lucky draw for the television game show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC).
15 Apr 2022Technology
WhatsApp is set to launch a new feature called "communities" to improve upon group conversations on its messaging platform.
25 Nov 2021Technology
Meta's messaging service, WhatsApp, is reportedly working on a feature so users can create their own stickers on the app.
23 Nov 2021Technology
Meta-owned instant messaging service WhatsApp has introduced two new safety features for users in India, called Flash Calls and Message Level Reporting.
21 Nov 2021Technology
With the latest update on the beta channel, WhatsApp users on Android can now get a taste of the new message reaction notifications feature that has been in the pipeline for a few months now.
11 Nov 2021Technology
Since its inception, WhatsApp didn't allow one account to be linked to multiple devices at a time. However, that changes with the new multi-device support feature that has been released for users around the world after extensive testing.
08 Nov 2021Technology
Popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp has been spotted working on a new feature called "Community" that resembles Discord's groups and channels in form and function.
06 Nov 2021Technology
Meta-owned messaging service WhatsApp now sports three new features to make life easier.
27 Oct 2021Technology
Recently, Samsung rolled out a feature that allowed transferring WhatsApp chat history from an iPhone to a Samsung smartphone. Now, Google has extended this capability to its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices.
20 Oct 2021Business
Social media giant Facebook is likely to announce a name change this month, the Verge reported.
08 Oct 2021Technology
WhatsApp, in its latest move to strengthen security features, is testing a custom privacy setting for hiding profile photos from select contacts.
06 Oct 2021Business
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen made her identity known to all on Sunday night's episode of 60 Minutes. She had complained to the Securities and Exchange Commission about Facebook and leaked its internal research and documents to the Wall Street Journal.
06 Oct 2021Technology
WhatsApp is developing a global voice message player that will make listening to voice notes much easier.
05 Oct 2021Business
Late last night, Facebook and its subsidiary services, including WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger, suffered a worldwide outage that lasted nearly six hours.
05 Oct 2021Technology
Late last night, popular social media platform Facebook and all its subsidiaries, including WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram, suffered a global outage that lasted nearly six hours.
04 Oct 2021Technology
Facebook and major social media platforms owned by it—WhatsApp and Instagram—have suffered a major global outage on Monday night.
02 Oct 2021Technology
The third transparency report published by WhatsApp showed that 2.07 million Indian accounts were banned from the messaging platform this August.
29 Sep 2021Technology
After many years of waiting, WhatsApp's multi-device support finally made its way to users earlier this year. The feature allows users to link one WhatsApp account to one primary smartphone and up to four additional devices.
25 Sep 2021Technology
Reputed WhatsApp feature tracking website WABetaInfo has reportedly spotted an in-development feature that would incentivize WhatsApp Pay users with benefits in the form of cashback in India.
21 Sep 2021Technology
WhatsApp rolled out the multi-device feature for beta version users in July.
16 Sep 2021Technology
WhatsApp has two new features on the cards. Firstly, it is testing the possibility of searching for local businesses or stores offering certain products within WhatsApp itself. This could promote businesses without ads and open monetization options for the platform.
12 Sep 2021Technology
WhatsApp recently added support for end-to-end encryption of chat backups. Now, the Facebook-owned messaging service could offer a transcription feature for voice messages.
03 Sep 2021Technology
WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging services in the market today but for many, its feature set doesn't quite cut it. Enter WhatsApp variations developed by third parties, colloquially called WhatsApp mods (modifications).
01 Sep 2021Technology
While WhatsApp is excruciatingly slow in bringing new features, rival messaging service Telegram introduces novel, exciting features quite often.
01 Sep 2021Business
Facebook-owned instant messaging service WhatsApp has released its latest compliance report. According to the document, a staggering 30,27,000 Indian accounts were banned from the platform in the period between June 16 and July 31 this year.
27 Aug 2021India
The Delhi High Court Friday asked the Centre to reply to pleas by Facebook and WhatsApp challenging the new IT Rules for social media intermediaries requiring the messaging app to trace chats and make provisions to identify the first originator of the information.
24 Aug 2021Technology
In a renewed attempt to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination drive in India, the government has now enabled vaccination slot booking via the MyGov Corona Helpdesk service on WhatsApp.
23 Aug 2021Technology
Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp is spreading its wings and making the app accessible on Android and iOS-based tablets that don't have the WhatsApp app yet.
21 Aug 2021Entertainment
Amazon Prime Video is now streaming a beautiful Malayalam family drama, Home (presented as #Home).
19 Aug 2021Technology
Earlier this year, Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp released a privacy-centric feature called disappearing messages that automatically made messages disappear after a fixed amount of time.
17 Aug 2021Technology
As part of its ongoing push to woo users toward using the in-app payments feature, WhatsApp has introduced the ability to customize the background of the message bubble when you send money to people using WhatsApp Payments.
14 Aug 2021Technology
WhatsApp has announced that users can now migrate accounts from iOS to Android.
04 Aug 2021Technology
Following in the footsteps of popular social media platforms Instagram and Snapchat, Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has introduced a new feature for Android and iOS users that automatically deletes media files after the recipient has viewed them once.
19 Jul 2021Technology
WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart on Sunday criticized the controversial spyware Pegasus for its alleged role in breaching the privacy of individuals by hacking their mobile phones across the globe.
15 Jul 2021Technology
Isn't it annoying that WhatsApp Web and even its Windows application require your phone to remain connected to the internet in order to work? Well, that could change soon.
09 Jul 2021Business
26 Jun 2021Technology
Facebook-owned WhatsApp first introduced an in-app money transfer service in 2018 as part of a trial. Named WhatsApp Pay, it officially launched last year and is now available to 20 million users in India.
17 Jun 2021India
Union Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday that the government does not want all WhatsApp messages decrypted.
16 Jun 2021Business
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has officially intimated social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Telegram over what's alleged to be activities related to illegal adoption of COVID-19 orphans.