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Watch out! WhatsApp beta bug kicks users out of groups

15 Sep 2020

Watch out! WhatsApp beta bug kicks users out of groups

If you have a habit of toying around with WhatsApp beta versions, better be careful this time around.

Finally, Telegram launches video calling with end-to-end encryption

16 Aug 2020

Finally, Telegram launches video calling with end-to-end encryption

When you compare WhatsApp with its biggest rival Telegram, the discussion always revolves around the market dominance of the former and the secure, feature-packed experience of the latter.

Facebook's 'mega merger' begins, Instagram and Messenger chats being integrated

15 Aug 2020

Facebook's 'mega merger' begins, Instagram and Messenger chats being integrated

More than a year ago, Facebook had announced the audacious plan of merging the underlying infrastructure of its key messaging products - Instagram direct messages, Messenger, and WhatsApp.

#TechBytes: 5 new features you must try on Telegram

27 Jul 2020

#TechBytes: 5 new features you must try on Telegram

Despite serving a much smaller user base than WhatsApp, Russian messaging platform Telegram is not giving up on its mission.

Soon, WhatsApp will support animated stickers: Details here

23 Jun 2020

Soon, WhatsApp will support animated stickers: Details here

More than a year after launching sticker support, WhatsApp is working towards expanding the capability - by adding animated stickers.

#TechBytes: All new features coming to WhatsApp

12 Jun 2020

#TechBytes: All new features coming to WhatsApp

After launching dark mode and an enhanced 8-person limit for group calling, WhatsApp appears to be working on additional capabilities for its Android and iOS apps.

Facebook brings a dedicated chat app for couples: Details here

08 Apr 2020

Facebook brings a dedicated chat app for couples: Details here

After launching dating services and taking on the likes of Tinder and Hinge, Facebook has announced Tuned, a dedicated app for couples.

Soon, Slack might let you call Microsoft Teams' users

28 Mar 2020

Soon, Slack might let you call Microsoft Teams' users

As remote working continues to grow due to the coronavirus pandemic, work communication platforms Slack and Microsoft Teams are doing everything possible to give the best experience to their increasing user-base.

Now, Instagram is testing Snapchat-like 'self-disappearing' messages

20 Mar 2020

Now, Instagram is testing Snapchat-like 'self-disappearing' messages

After Stories, Instagram is copying another highly-celebrated feature from Snapchat- ephemeral or self-disappearing text messages.

Amid COVID-19 outbreak, Microsoft Teams rakes in 44 million DAUs

20 Mar 2020

Amid COVID-19 outbreak, Microsoft Teams rakes in 44 million DAUs

As professionals around the world continue to switch to working remotely, due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease COVID-19, productivity platforms are reaping the benefits.

Facebook is giving Messenger a cleaner new look: Details here

29 Feb 2020

Facebook is giving Messenger a cleaner new look: Details here

Facebook is finally giving Messenger, its dedicated product for instant messaging, a cleaner new look.

Internet shutdown? Try these 'offline' messaging apps to communicate

20 Dec 2019

Internet shutdown? Try these 'offline' messaging apps to communicate

In the wake of violent mass protests breaking out against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the government has resorted to shutting down the internet.

Now, Google is adding instant chat into Photos. But, why?

04 Dec 2019

Now, Google is adding instant chat into Photos. But, why?

From Google Talk and Voice to Google+ Hangouts and Allo, Google has created way too many messaging and communication apps over the years.

Soon, WhatsApp will let you play voice messages in notifications

05 Sep 2019

Soon, WhatsApp will let you play voice messages in notifications

In a bid to make things more convenient for iOS users, WhatsApp is testing a handy new feature - the ability to play audio messages from notifications.

How to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

23 Jun 2019

How to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

Despite WhatsApp being end-to-end encrypted, it is possible for the popular chat app to be hacked.

#CareerBytes: Telegram Channels and Groups for various government examinations

26 Feb 2019

#CareerBytes: Telegram Channels and Groups for various government examinations

Getting a government job is a dream for many; however, it is getting increasingly challenging in today's competitive environment.

Now, use Google Maps for instant messaging: Here's how

02 Jan 2019

Now, use Google Maps for instant messaging: Here's how

After auto-rickshaw mode, Google is adding instant messaging capabilities into Maps.

#TechBytes: 6 new features coming to WhatsApp in 2019

01 Jan 2019

#TechBytes: 6 new features coming to WhatsApp in 2019

WhatsApp is undoubtedly the most popular instant messaging app with over 1.5bn users worldwide. The Facebook-owned company regularly adds new features to its app, which has now evolved into a multi-purpose platform.

Now, WeChat mimics Snapchat Stories, launches self-disappearing 'Time Capsule'

26 Dec 2018

Now, WeChat mimics Snapchat Stories, launches self-disappearing 'Time Capsule'

Snap's famous 'Stories' feature has been mimicked, once again.

Facebook Messenger users can now 'unsend' messages: Here's how

16 Nov 2018

Facebook Messenger users can now 'unsend' messages: Here's how

Finally, Facebook is rolling out 'unsend' capabilities for its Messenger platform.

Here are 6 tips to keep your WhatsApp secure

03 Nov 2018

Here are 6 tips to keep your WhatsApp secure

World-wide, WhatsApp is now the quintessential messaging app.

WhatsApp 'Delete for Everyone' feature updated: Details here

15 Oct 2018

WhatsApp 'Delete for Everyone' feature updated: Details here

Peer-to-peer messaging service WhatsApp has issued a new update that improves its 'Delete for Everyone' feature.

How to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

13 Oct 2018

How to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

Despite WhatsApp being end-to-end encrypted, it is possible for the popular chat app to be hacked.

Truecaller targets WhatsApp, launches its own messaging service

05 Oct 2018

Truecaller targets WhatsApp, launches its own messaging service

Truecaller, the popular app for identifying unknown callers, is foraying into the messaging arena with a service called 'Truecaller Chat'.

WhatsApp for Android gets Picture-in-Picture mode for YouTube, Facebook, Instagram

04 Oct 2018

WhatsApp for Android gets Picture-in-Picture mode for YouTube, Facebook, Instagram

After working on this much-anticipated feature for some time now, WhatsApp has finally released Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode for Android users.

Telangana: Wife objects to chat; man, his friend commit suicide

01 Oct 2018

Telangana: Wife objects to chat; man, his friend commit suicide

A 27-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in Secunderabad for being chided by his wife over continuously chatting with a female friend on a web-based messenger, police said yesterday.

How to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

29 Sep 2018

How to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

Despite WhatsApp being end-to-end encrypted, it is possible for the popular chat app to be hacked.

Soon, Snapchat users can scan and buy real-world products

25 Sep 2018

Soon, Snapchat users can scan and buy real-world products

Snapchat and Amazon are teaming up to introduce a unique shopping feature called 'Visual Search'.

WhatsApp backups will be deleted soon; backup your chats now

15 Sep 2018

WhatsApp backups will be deleted soon; backup your chats now

Google recently entered into an agreement with WhatsApp that will stop the messaging-app backups from eating into your Google Drive storage quota.

You can now download the data WhatsApp collects on you

14 Sep 2018

You can now download the data WhatsApp collects on you

WhatsApp has rolled out its data portability tool in the form of a "Request Account Info" feature using which you can download a copy of all your data that the chat app has.

You can now download WhatsApp on your JioPhone, JioPhone 2

11 Sep 2018

You can now download WhatsApp on your JioPhone, JioPhone 2

WhatsApp for the JioPhone and the JioPhone 2 had long been promised, and was supposed to be available on Jio's KaiOS from August 15.

Know why this Saudi doctor sued a WhatsApp group admin

06 Sep 2018

Know why this Saudi doctor sued a WhatsApp group admin

Frustrated and tired with an "annoying" group on WhatsApp, a Saudi Arabia-based doctor has filed a lawsuit to sue the admin of that particular group.

WhatsApp expands campaign to curb fake-news to 10 more states

05 Sep 2018

WhatsApp expands campaign to curb fake-news to 10 more states

Stepping up crackdown efforts on the spread of fake news, WhatsApp said it is expanding its radio campaign to 10 more Indian states, including Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal.

5 privileges of being a WhatsApp group admin

04 Sep 2018

5 privileges of being a WhatsApp group admin

With the increasing number of fake messages spreading on WhatsApp groups these days, WhatsApp is, understandably, focusing on giving more power to the group admins. In essence, they are being made more accountable.

How to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

27 Aug 2018

How to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

Despite WhatsApp being end-to-end encrypted, it is possible for the popular chat app to be hacked.

#TechBytes: 5 best messaging apps, other than WhatsApp

24 Aug 2018

#TechBytes: 5 best messaging apps, other than WhatsApp

When was the last time you sent someone an SMS? Unless you are a bank or a telecom company frantically trying people to link their Aadhaar with their phone numbers, you don't send text messages.

WhatsApp backups will be deleted soon; backup your chats now

23 Aug 2018

WhatsApp backups will be deleted soon; backup your chats now

Google recently entered into an agreement with WhatsApp that will stop the messaging-app backups from eating into your Google Drive storage quota.

WhatsApp: You can now retrieve chat histories of blocked contacts

13 Aug 2018

WhatsApp: You can now retrieve chat histories of blocked contacts

WhatsApp is testing yet another new feature and this one pertains to blocking.

Steps to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

12 Aug 2018

Steps to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

Despite WhatsApp being end-to-end encrypted, it is possible for the popular chat app to be hacked.

How to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

03 Aug 2018

How to protect your WhatsApp account against hacking

Despite WhatsApp being end-to-end encrypted, it is possible for the popular chat app to be hacked.