Tag "WhatsApp"

WhatsApp launches digital payments service for beta users in India

By : CIOL Writers

WhatsApp has made its person-to-person payments feature available to beta users in India. The feature lets users send money to other WhatsApp users. However, the feature is currently available to limited users in India. WhatsApp has reportedly signed up a number

Pixel 2’s Visual Core photo processor now works with Instagram, WhatsApp

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Google is constantly adding new experiences to Pixel phones to make sure they keep getting better over time. The company today announced that the Pixel Visual Core for Pixel 2 users—a custom-designed co-processor for Pixel 2—is now being turned on.

WhatsApp finally launches Business app for select markets

By : CIOL Writers

WhatsApp has launched a new service for small businesses called WhatsApp for Business aimed at making it easier for small companies to connect with their customers, and more convenient for the 1.3 billion WhatsApp users to chat with businesses that matter

WhatsApp now lets Android users switch from voice to video calls

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WhatsApp has launched a new feature for its Android users which lets them switch between voice and video calls or vice versa. The feature first spotted by WABetaInfo, is only available in beta phase and will roll out with the

WhatsApp bug lets anyone infiltrate your group chat

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Security researchers have revealed a vulnerability in WhatsApp that it possible to infiltrate private group chats without admin permission. According to a report in Wired, the researchers say that anyone who controls WhatsApp’s servers can add people into private group chats, without getting

You may soon post your Instagram Stories directly on WhatsApp

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Facebook-owned Instagram is testing a feature that allows users to post their Instagram Stories directly on WhatsApp. The new feature confirmed by TechCrunch, lets users post photos, videos, and gifs as their WhatsApp status which will disappear after 24 hours.

WhatsApp stops working for Windows 8.0; BlackBerry 10 OS gets a short reprieve

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WhatsApp has stopped working on platforms like Windows 8.0 or older, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 OS. The company had announced it would stop supporting these platforms from 31st December 2017. However, it looks like Blackberry 10 OS users are getting

WhatsApp to stop working on Blackberry 10 OS and Windows Phone 8.0 from December 31

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Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp will stop working on some of the major platforms by the end of the year. The messaging service has confirmed that it is ending support for Blackberry OS, Blackberry 10 and Windows Phone 8.0 from December

WhatsApp told to stop sharing data with Facebook

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WhatsApp is in the news lately-both for the good and bad reasons. On one side, the messaging platform has been adding newer features to its app to enhance the user experience. While on the other side, the company has been

WhatsApp now allows deleting unintentional messages from the chat

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We all have regretted sending unintended messages to wrong recipients in WhatsApp many times followed by awkward apologies. But looks like, we finally have a fix for this problem. WhatsApp is launching a feature that will enable users to delete

WhatsApp to introduce group voice and video calls soon

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WhatsApp is all geared up to introduce group voice calls in the latest beta version of its Android app. According to WABetaInfo, which reports on upcoming features of WhatsApp, the WhatsApp v2.17.70 beta for iPhone update has code references to group calls. “The

WhatsApp introduces live location sharing feature

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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

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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

By : CIOL Writers

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