Articles about WhatsApp
19 Jul 2021
Governments need to hold NSO's spyware Pegasus accountable: WhatsApp CEO
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 2021
WhatsApp finally unveils much-awaited beta version for multi-device support
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 2021
26 Jun 2021
How to use WhatsApp Pay to send money to contacts?
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 2021
#ITRules: All WhatsApp messages will not be decrypted, says minister
Union Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday that the government does not want all WhatsApp messages decrypted.
16 Jun 2021
Twitter, Facebook under regulatory scanner for hosting unregulated adoption activity
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.
15 Jun 2021
New sticker pack released for WhatsApp users on Android, iOS
Over the last few months, Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has struggled to retain users abandoning the platform in favor of alternatives such as Signal.
10 Jun 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Apple keeps Android users in check, and more
"Don't call us, we'll call you," best describes the dynamics between Android and Apple users when it comes to the new cross-platform FaceTime update.
09 Jun 2021
WhatsApp voice calling comes to JioPhone, other KaiOS-based feature phones
Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has joined hands with KaiOS Technologies to enable VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) calling on devices running the latter's operating system.
08 Jun 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Tinder makes it easier for cheaters, and more
Tinder's very nature makes it unviable for cheaters. While fake profiles don't get you anywhere, using your real identity will get you spotted and ratted out by common friends.
07 Jun 2021
WhatsApp spotted working on Flash Calls feature for login verification
Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp could soon let you verify your logins using phone calls instead of the six-digit verification codes it has used until now.
29 May 2021
Google, Facebook comply with IT Ministry rules; Twitter's stance unclear
Google, Facebook, and the latter's subsidiary WhatsApp have reportedly agreed to comply with the new rules defined by the Indian Government's IT Ministry. Twitter's intention to comply remains unclear.
27 May 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: WhatsApp avenges Twitter in India, and more
Not long after Delhi Police raided Twitter's offices, WhatsApp has avenged its social media peer by suing the Indian government. Facebook is playing it smart by refraining from simply refusing to comply to government demands.
26 May 2021
IT rules: Centre seeks compliance status from Facebook, Twitter 'ASAP'
The central government on Wednesday asked social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp to share their status of compliance with the new IT rules.
26 May 2021
Why is WhatsApp suing Modi-led Government?
Days after Delhi Police raided Twitter, another tech giant is fighting back by suing the Indian Government.
13 May 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: YouTube's TikTok clone already doing well, and more
Silicon Valley's foundation is built on compelling ideas. But ideas can be stolen, which happens with clockwork precision in the world of social media platforms. For instance, YouTube's TikTok clone has been gradually phased out from testing to global roll-out now.
13 May 2021
12 May 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: WhatsApp masters the art of lying, and more
11 May 2021
WhatsApp issues ultimatum: Accept new policy or lose basic functionality
05 May 2021
Signal exposes Facebook on Instagram, Facebook bans its ads
In another shocking incident that could tarnish Facebook's brand image, Signal displayed ads on Instagram illustrating how frighteningly intrusive the platform's data collection practices are to the target audience.
03 May 2021
How to find the nearest COVID-19 vaccination center using WhatsApp
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc in India, Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp has stepped up to help. The platform has teamed up with the MyGov Corona Helpdesk Chatbot to offer its services via WhatsApp chat as well.
30 Apr 2021
Telegram promises to implement group video calling feature in May
After introducing one-on-one video calls, WhatsApp's rival messaging platform Telegram recently announced that it would get a group video calling feature in May.
27 Apr 2021
27 Apr 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Here's how deepfakes could end humanity, and more
Unknown perpetrators, using the power of deepfakes, duped Dutch politicians into believing they were video conferencing with Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's chief of staff.
26 Apr 2021
WhatsApp is testing a new 24-hour limit for disappearing messages
24 Apr 2021
WhatsApp beta testers catch glimpse of new voice message settings
Recently, Facebook-owned instant messaging service WhatsApp rolled out yet another feature for beta testers that would allow faster playback of voice messages.
15 Apr 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Germany clamps down on WhatsApp, and more
Even as Indian government scrambles to figure out how to prevent Facebook from taking advantage of its citizenry, Germany has leveraged the European Union's solid privacy laws to take WhatsApp to task.
15 Apr 2021
13 Apr 2021
#BugAlert: Here's how anyone can suspend your WhatsApp account
If you have been receiving multiple two-factor authentication (2FA) requests for your WhatsApp account, it is likely that someone is attempting to shut your account down.
08 Apr 2021
#MalwareAlert: Fake Netflix-like app spreads malware via WhatsApp
Check Point Research (CPR) discovered a new malware on the Google Play Store that was disguised as "FlixOnline."
07 Apr 2021
WhatsApp may soon allow data transfer between Android and iOS
WhatsApp users might soon be able to transfer their data on the instant-messaging platform between iOS and Android platforms, reveals WABetaInfo in a new report.
07 Apr 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Mark Zuckerberg gives off mixed Signals, and more
People are best judged by their actions and not their words, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is a resplendent example.
16 Mar 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: WhatsApp pays for privacy debacle, and more
16 Mar 2021
PhonePe emerges as India's leading UPI app
Walmart-owned UPI app PhonePe processed 975.53 million transactions amounting to Rs. 1,89,517 crore in February alone. This makes it the country's most popular UPI app, with Google Pay coming in at second place, and Paytm a distant third.
11 Mar 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Hackers expose massive surveillance oversight, and more
Hackers broke into the secure networks of Verkada Inc., which provides video surveillance and facial recognition solutions to Tesla, Cloudflare, and several government organizations. By "broke in," we mean it used the publicly exposed master password to simply log into their network.
05 Mar 2021
WhatsApp releases voice and video calling feature for desktop client
WhatsApp has released the long-awaited voice and video calling feature for the app's desktop version. The feature doesn't yet support group calls, but it is optimized to work in both portrait and landscape orientations.
04 Mar 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: WhatsApp gets desktop voice calling, and more
Nothing drives innovation more than your consumer base waking up and saying no to the abuse. At least, that seems to be why Facebook has been adding new and shiny features at an impressive rate.
04 Mar 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter brings Clubhouse to the masses, and more
Even as Clubhouse tries to be a hipster and keep Android users from experiencing its new take on social media, Twitter has cloned the experience for them with Spaces.
03 Mar 2021
Leaked screenshots suggest WhatsApp might roll out self-destructing images
In an upcoming update, Facebook-owned instant messaging service WhatsApp could add a feature which automatically destroys images once viewed, or after a predefined time. The new feature will add to disappearing messages introduced in November 2020.
20 Feb 2021
Sandes messaging app is the government's alternative to WhatsApp
The Indian government's National Informatics Centre (NIC) has developed an instant messaging app called Sandes, which translates into "message" in Hindi. The application was intended for use by government officials but it allows individuals to sign up as well.