Tag "WhatsApp"

WhatsApp gets visual filters, albums and reply shortcuts

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In the world of social media, change is the only constant. To keep up with Gen Y, the social networking platforms have to keep updating themselves to keep the users glued. In a similar move, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has brought in an

Netflix and AIB are more popular in India than Facebook and WhatsApp: Mary Meeker report

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While the popular conception is that social networking sites like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are the biggest reason behind growing Internet usage amongst people, the reality is that it isn’t networking or messaging but entertainment factor that keeps Indians glued

Caution: WhatsApp URL that claims to change colour theme is an adware

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Looks like the cyber world is reeling under some kind of crisis. While WannaCry is still wreaking havoc across the globe, a new adware has been spotted circulating around the web that tricks you to visit ‘шһатѕарр.com’. Notably, this isn’t the official WhatsApp

Users may quit WhatsApp if they feel privacy is breached: Facebook to SC

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Responding to a petition filed by two Indian students over privacy concerns with Facebook-owned WhatsApp, Facebook counsel K K Venugopal told a Supreme court bench, that, “Those who find the new privacy policy irksome or violative of their fundamental rights, can quit. We’ve

J&K govt bans Facebook, WhatsApp and others social media platforms in the valley

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The Jammu and Kashmir government has suspended all social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for one month in the wake of widespread students’ unrest in the valley. The government order, released on Wednesday, said that anti-social elements were “misusing” social

Beware! Group admins on WhatsApp or Facebook could be jailed for sharing fake news

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If you are a group admin on WhatsApp or Facebook, you better be careful, because now it’s officially a criminal offence to spread rumours on social media. Offensive posts—such as rumours, fake news, morphed photographs and videos with fabricated narratives—circulated through

Indian Govt planning to frame privacy policy for WhatsApp and Facebook

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In a bid to protect personal information and curb sharing of individual data, the Indian government is planning to frame a privacy policy for instant messaging services like WhatsApp, Facebook. The government’s top law officer attorney general Mukul Rohatgi informed a five-judge

Google to roll out WhatsApp-like Web client soon

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Google recently updated its Allo app with 9.0 version, and now it seems the tech giant, taking inspiration from WhatsApp, may soon roll out a desktop client for Allo users, according to 9to5Google. Nick Fox, Google’s VP of Communications Products recently

WhatsApp testing ‘unsend’ message feature and new font shortcuts

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We have all been through that situation when we wanted to unsend or revoke a message sent online. But, up till now such blunders could not be undone. Well, this may soon change as WhatsApp is testing a feature on similar

WhatsApp could soon support UPI based payments

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India has become a hotbed for digital payment companies both local and global in the post-demonetization phase. Not just this, popular social networking platforms too are exploring the digital route to gain more traction. Following in the footsteps of Sweden-based

Now Facebook brings ‘Stories’ feature to its main application

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Honestly, it cannot get blatant than this. It looks like there’s no stopping Facebook from its copying spree that has resulted in Snapchat’s ‘Stories’ feature now coming to Facebook’s main application. This means you can now share stories with your

WhatsApp amidst a new encryption debate post London terror attacks

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In the light of the recent London terror attack, British Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said technology companies must cooperate with law enforcement agencies and should stop offering a “secret place for terrorists to communicate” using encrypted messages, reigniting the

Your WhatsApp account can be hacked with an innocent-looking meme

Do you know that a malicious code hidden within an innocent looking image received on WhatsApp can make you a victim of of the cyber attacks, where the attackers get a full control and access into your accounts and personal

Medium too launches snapchat-inspired features

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Following Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Hike’s footsteps in launching Snapchat-inspired features, Medium is next to copy Snapchat’s popular Stories feature. The publishing company Medium has launched Series (read stories) for its iOS and Android mobile users. The new “Series” feature lets

WhatsApp Status gets a Snapchat inspired makeover

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After rolling out Snapchat’s Stories format for iOS beta users last week, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now completely ditching its old text-based status messages format for all the platforms. Yes, the Facebook is now copying the Stories format for the fourth

WhatsApp adds Snapchat Stories’ format for status messages on iOS beta

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Looks like Facebook isn’t yet done with Snapchat. After clone copying Snapchat’s ephemeral photo/video story option for Instagram, the social networking giant is now gearing up to roll out this feature for its messaging platform WhatsApp. According to a tweet

Telegram to add voice calling to its services

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Messaging app, Telegram, that takes pride in itself being the most secure messaging service is planning to add voice calling to its services. In reply to a Telegram user’s tweet, CEO Pavel Durov confirmed that audio calls and custom themes

No backdoor snooping in WhatsApp, claims the company

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WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging platform that also offers end-to-end encryption to its users has come under scanner after a report from Guardian said that the company is not completely protecting user privacy. The Guardian reported a security flaw

WhatsApp to stop working for millions of users

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Though WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging platforms, it will stop working for more than million users. As WhatsApp announced in early 2016 to stop support – for BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60,

PM Modi offering mobile recharge worth Rs 500 for free is a hoax

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With PM Modi announcing the demonetization policy, came a flood of rumours. Mind you, the rumours included everything, from the colour of the new currency notes, its technical function to the reason behind the sudden move of demonetization. Obviously, scammers