WhatsApp: News

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.

2023-02-05

Meta

WhatsApp's new update brings Avatars, longer group descriptions to iOS

WhatsApp is rolling out two new features for iOS users - 'Avatars for profile pictures' and 'longer text descriptions and subjects for groups.'

2023-02-03

Meta

WhatsApp will soon allow you to pin messages within chats

You will soon be able to pin messages within chats on WhatsApp.

02 Feb 2023

Meta

WhatsApp is working on a shortcut feature for making calls

Making calls on WhatsApp is about to become easier than ever. According to WABetaInfo, the company is working on a feature that will allow users to create calling shortcuts.

01 Feb 2023

Bollywood

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's wife's lawyer makes shocking claims against 'Haddi' actor

Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been embroiled in controversies over his personal life since the time his wife, Aaliya Siddiqui sent a divorce notice to the Haddi actor in 2021.

01 Feb 2023

Meta

Alert! WhatsApp won't work on these phones from today

WhatsApp will stop working on some iPhones and Android models starting today.

31 Jan 2023

Meta

WhatsApp iOS users are failing to update their privacy settings

WhatsApp users on the iOS version are encountering a problem while trying to update privacy settings.

29 Jan 2023

Meta

WhatsApp is working on new features for iOS and Android

WhatsApp is working on bringing the ability to react to messages, within the announcement groups for communities on iOS.

26 Jan 2023

Meta

WhatsApp releases updates for iOS, Android beta: Check what's new

WhatsApp is rolling out certain improvements on the iOS and Android apps. However, the changes are currently limited to their respective beta channels.

24 Jan 2023

Meta

Everything about WhatsApp's screenshot-blocking feature for 'View Once' messages

WhatsApp has put an end to taking screenshots of 'View Once' messages.

23 Jan 2023

Meta

Top 5 upcoming WhatsApp features you need to know

WhatsApp is working to improve the user experience on its native Android and iOS apps. The Meta-owned platform is developing several new features, which individuals will soon be able to enjoy.

22 Jan 2023

Meta

WhatsApp introduces new feature to simplify group interactions on iOS

WhatsApp has released a new update for the iOS platform, which is pretty useful for group admins.

21 Jan 2023

Meta

WhatsApp will soon let you share images in original quality

Are you one of those users who avoid sharing pictures on WhatsApp because the quality is reduced? Well, you might not face this issue in the future.

21 Jan 2023

Meta

EU regulator fines Meta again; this time for WhatsApp

Meta cannot seem to catch a respite from fines. Two weeks after it imposed a hefty €390 million penalty on the tech giant for violating Europe's privacy laws, the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has fined Meta an additional €5.5 million.

18 Jan 2023

Meta

WhatsApp releases new voice status feature for Android beta users

WhatsApp will soon permit you to post a voice message as status. With the feature, you will be able to record and post voice clips instead of text.

16 Jan 2023

Meta

WhatsApp will soon allow you to block contacts from notifications

WhatsApp is reportedly developing a new shortcut that will allow you to block users right from notifications, according to WABetaInfo.

15 Jan 2023

Latest Tech News

WhatsApp to soon introduce Camera mode for iOS users

WhatsApp is working on a Camera mode for iOS users. It is under development, and will soon be rolled out to beta testers.

14 Jan 2023

Meta

WhatsApp to allow Android-to-Android chat migration without Google Drive

WhatsApp is working on a new feature named 'Chat Transfer,' for Android, according to WABetaInfo.

12 Jan 2023

Meta

WhatsApp's upcoming feature will make blocking contacts easier on Android

WhatsApp is reportedly working on a shortcut for the block feature. According to WABetaInfo, you will be able to block users directly from the chat list.

10 Jan 2023

Android

WhatsApp rolls out new updates for Android and iOS beta

WhatsApp is rolling out new updates for Android and iOS beta apps.

06 Jan 2023

Internet Shutdown

WhatsApp's new feature will help you dodge internet shutdowns

WhatsApp has begun the new year on the same note it ended the last one—with a new update. This time, it is for the unfortunate among us who are still bothered by internet shutdowns.

06 Jan 2023

Android

WhatsApp is testing a new 'chat transfer' feature for Android-to-Android

Transfering your WhatsApp chat history when you switch phones can be a hassle. Last year, the messaging platform introduced a feature that made it easier to move chats from Android to iOS.

02 Jan 2023

Telegram

Telegram feature drop: Blurring option, drawing tools, zero storage options

Telegram has released a slew of new features in its latest update. The media editor has gained a new blurring effect to conceal parts of the image while the custom animated emoji has been made available to all users, even without a Premium subscription.

29 Dec 2022

Meta

WhatsApp will soon allow users to select chats on desktops

WhatsApp is developing a new feature that will help users organize their chat lists on desktops.

27 Dec 2022

Meta

Starting 2023, WhatsApp won't work on certain iPhones, Android devices

WhatsApp will no longer function on some iPhones and Android devices beginning January 1, 2023.

24 Dec 2022

Christmas Day

Christmas-themed stickers for WhatsApp, Instagram: Here's how to get

Christmas is just around the corner. While you are going to spend the holiday with close friends and family members, don't forget to send festive greetings to your contact list and brighten their day.

24 Dec 2022

Meta

WhatsApp feature alert: Users can report status updates soon

WhatsApp is working on a feature that will help users report status updates right from their status section on Windows.

23 Dec 2022

Meta

Best WhatsApp features released in 2022: From Communities to Avatars 

WhatsApp, which was launched in February 2009, is currently one of the most popular and widely used social media apps.

19 Dec 2022

Android

WhatsApp releases 'Accidental delete' feature: How to use it

WhatsApp has introduced a new 'Accidental delete' feature for both Android and iOS users.

18 Dec 2022

Meta

WhatsApp introduces ability to disable call notifications on Windows beta

WhatsApp is now allowing desktop users to turn off call alerts.

13 Dec 2022

Meta

WhatsApp's 'View Once' feature to roll out for text messages

WhatsApp is working on bringing a 'View Once' feature to text messages.

11 Dec 2022

Android

New WhatsApp features: Searching for groups, reacting to messages

WhatsApp is rolling out the ability to search for groups in common with a specific contact on its desktop app.

07 Dec 2022

Meta

WhatsApp Avatars launched with billions of customizations: How to use

WhatsApp has just gained Meta's signature "Avatars" feature. This option, inspired by Bitmojis, is already available on Facebook and Instagram.

'God In a Box' brings OpenAI's ChatGPT to WhatsApp

OpenAI's interactive AI-based chatbot ChatGPT is the talk of the town. The Internet loves this chatbot that can code, tell stories, and write essays.

06 Dec 2022

WhatsApp Business

How to use picture-in-picture video calls feature on WhatsApp iOS?

WhatsApp is testing a new option that will keep the video call active even if you switch to different apps.

04 Dec 2022

iOS

Latest WhatsApp updates: Picture-in-picture for iOS, 21 emojis for Android

WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature for the iOS beta application, which brings a picture-in-picture mode for video calls to select beta testers. It immediately shows up when users multitask with other apps.

03 Dec 2022

Meta

WhatsApp's Android beta update introduces shortcut for 'disappearing messages' feature

WhatsApp is releasing an additional shortcut for disappearing messages feature to some beta users. The disappearing messages feature deletes messages after a specific duration.

02 Dec 2022

Whatsapp Web

WhatsApp's iOS beta introduces 'search for messages with date' feature

WhatsApp will soon allow you to search for messages using dates. This feature is being rolled out to beta users on the iOS version of the app.

30 Nov 2022

Android

'WhatsApp for tablets' now available on Android: How to use?

WhatsApp has started rolling out the 'WhatsApp for Tablets' update to beta testers. This feature enables you to link your existing WhatsApp account to your tablet.

30 Nov 2022

Data privacy

How to safeguard WhatsApp chats from a data breach?

In our technologically advanced world, data breaches can have serious repercussions, putting the privacy of a great number of people at risk.

29 Nov 2022

iOS

WhatsApp on iOS: Now add captions while forwarding docs, videos

WhatsApp has released a new stable update for iOS with build number 22.23.77.

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