Tag "WhatsApp"

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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