Tag "WhatsApp"

WhatsApp introduces live location sharing feature

By : CIOL Writers

WhatsApp already lets its users share their location with the friends. Updating the feature the company is now introducing live location sharing. This means that all the WhatsApp users can now know their friend’s location and also keep a tab on them

WhatsApp for Android introduces major updates including smaller app size

By : CIOL Writers

The latest version of WhatsApp for Android (beta) is introducing some major changes to the app. The app is now generally smaller in size and also has a new feature that notifies your contacts whenever you change your number. According

China blocks WhatsApp to tighten online censorship

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China has a long-standing history of blocking popular social networking apps. After blocking the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google, China has now officially blocked WhatsApp in the country. The instant messaging service which was partially available in the

BookMyShow will now send ticket confirmation on WhatsApp

MUMBAI, INDIA: Users who book tickets on BookMyShow will soon be receiving a message on WhatsApp along with the confirmation text or an M-ticket (mobile ticket) QR Code, and email. The ticketing platform has participated in the WhatsApp business pilot

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is leaving the company to pursue new venture

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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is leaving the company after eight years of service to start a new foundation, he said in a Facebook post on Tuesday. “I’ve decided to start a non-profit focused at the intersection of nonprofit, technology and communications.

Indian SC wants details of all the data WhatsApp shared with third parties

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A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra has directed Facebook owned WhatsApp to file affidavits stating what user data they have shared with “third parties.” On its part, the messaging platform told SC that it did not share any

WhatsApp launches business app; free for SMBs, will charge big enterprises

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In what could be seen as the platform’s first step towards monetization, WhatsApp has announced that it is working on and testing tools that will enable businesses, both big and small to communicate useful notifications to their customers like flight times,

Whatsapp adds green badges to business accounts

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Whatsapp is introducing verified badges to select business accounts if their contact information checks out.  If the phone number of a contact belongs to a business account, it earns a green check. The green badges are designed to make it easier for consumers

Indian Govt asks Google, Facebook and others to remove Blue Whale Challenge links

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In the wake of the recent incidents of suicides involving teens in India and other countries, the Indian government has issued a directive for the Internet majors like Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft, and Yahoo to immediately delete the links of dangerous

Paytm may soon launch a messaging service to rival WhatsApp

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Digital payments company, Paytm is gearing up to launch an in-app chat messenger to rival WhatsApp, according to a WSJ report. Paytm, which has over 225 million users on its wallet app, reportedly plans to introduce the messaging feature within the next two

WhatsApp hits 1bn daily users; Stories feature used by 250mn everyday

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Facebook recently announced that it has a daily user count of 2 billion members. Now, WhatsApp has revealed that it has hit a daily user base of 1 billion members. Whatsapp Status, its version of Snapchat Stories now has 250

WhatsApp Beta for iPhone supports ‘in-app’ playback of YouTube videos

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How many times have you received a YoTtube link and have been annoyed that you have to open it in YouTube app? WhatsApp is currently fixing your problem by integrating in-app playback support for YouTube videos. In the new version

WhatsApp not doing enough to protect user data from surveillance: EFF

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp may be one of the most popular means of communicating with friends and family across the globe but users need to be cautious while using the messaging app as it does not provide enough protection to users against

WhatsApp join hands with Vodafone to promote chat in local Indian languages

BANGALORE, INDIA: Vodafone India has joined hands with WhatsApp to promote and educate the user to use the messaging app in local Indian languages. WhatsApp currently has over 200 million monthly active users in India, using 10 Indian languages. To

Facebook is now the most influential social network in the world with 2bn users

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Mark Zuckerberg has added another billion to its already extensive user base. Yes, now Facebook has 2 billion monthly users. That’s basically two-thirds of the world’s population with Internet access. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the milestone on a post and

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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