Students of Stanford University were urged to delete their Facebook accounts by Brian Acton, the co-founder of Whatsapp on March 13. While speaking at a panel in the University, he explained his reasons for selling the hugely-popular Instant messaging app to Mark Zuckerberg for a whopping sum of US$ 19 billion in 2014.His Statement
Brian Acton accused Facebook users of giving power and control over to the company. Reportedly, he also involved a former Facebook software engineer in his comments, stating that he still held strong differences with the Social Media company. He also stated that he left the company at the end of 2017 because Facebook was planning to add [...]
Whatsapp has been focused on releasing new updates to improve the user experience. The Facebook-owned application was reportedly testing out the ‘group invitation’ feature on the Testflight server last month. The ‘group invitation’ feature lets the user filter out the contacts who can add them to a group chat, enabling them to stay in control of their privacy. This feature was first spotted in Whatsapp Beta update 2.19.55.Advanced Search
Reports state that Whatsapp is aiming towards further improving the chat search feature. The company calls the feature ‘Advanced Search’, and Whatsapp aims to implement it in the upcoming updates. Instead [...]
WhatsApp in an update today has redesigned the settings menu for Android users. The update is now available for WhatsApp Beta users and has the build number v2.19.45. The update brings about significant design changes in the settings menu for the popular messaging app. It should be available in a stable update to the rest of the users soon.
The update doesn’t introduce a new feature or settings altogether, but rather tries to beautify certain aspects of the menu. There are now icons to each option in the settings menu and the network usage page is also redesigned completely.WhatsApp v2.19.45: What’s New?
The beta version of this update [...]
Whatsapp, the world’s most used IM (Instant Messaging) platform has finally brought its FaceID and TouchID authentication to it’s iOS beta users. First spotted by WABetainfo, the new feature has been introduced with the latest 22.214.171.124 update. This update now adds a fingerprint lock, or TouchID, to all its conversations.Previous Encryption
The company already introduced end-to-end encryption to all its instances in 2016. With the introduction of this new feature, whatsapp is even more secure, because it eliminates any snooping from your device. Read on to find out how you can avail the latest changes to the widely used social messaging [...]
WhatsApp is arguably the most popular networking app in the world right now. It has over 1.5 Billion active users and they are increasing every day. WhatsApp has also started to roll out features that the consumers want in the app like Stickers, Read receipts and much more. But there are some features that people are eagerly waiting for. But it looks like WhatsApp is still listening and trying to provide the people exactly what they want. Here are some of the features that WhatsApp has introduced or is going to, really soon.Fingerprint Security
Some people are very concerned about the security of their chats on WhatsApp and it looks like the company has already [...]
As per a news report which surfaced on The New York Times, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s Chief Executive Officer has Ideas to unify its messaging services. That’s right, Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger will have a common tech infrastructure very soon. And as this news arrives at a time when Facebook is under investigation, this clearly looks like a huge step to make things work by the Billionaire CEO.Cross Platform Messaging
The total number of users across these 3 apps exceed 2.6 billion. If the integration happens, the users may be able to send messages across these platforms, which will be quite convenient, without doubt. An important thing to [...]
WhatsApp Messenger is a freeware, cross-platform messaging application that was started in the year 2009. In comparison to its initial release, the company has added several features and functionalities to the application. Except for text messaging it also provides services like Voice over IP (VoIP), media sharing and video calling. Due to its free price and ease of usage, it has become a huge hit amongst consumers across the globe.
One issue that the company has tried to tackle for a long period of time is the propagation of fake news via the platform. In the month of July, last year WhatsApp launched a test to limit the forwarding of messages worldwide. The [...]
If everything goes right, then we might get an advanced messaging service other than WhatsApp. Recently, it was revealed that tech giants Google and Samsung are working together to offer an improved messaging service. The messaging app will come equipped with features that would allow the exchange and transfer of large files without the need for additional apps. The partnership is aimed at conflating Android messages and Samsung messages to make them work together seamlessly. This will result in better coverage of Rich Communication Services (RCS). RCS is a communication protocol that enables enhanced SMS and MMS experience resulting in a better messaging experience. However, to [...]
It is no mystery that India is reeling from an unprecedented turmoil. Malicious hate speech, spewing unwarranted venom and spreading fake news have become a norm, inflicting our erstwhile public comity. An easy and unchecked access to social media channels is one of the many reasons for this tragic onslaught. In fact, a report submitted by a panel of secretaries to the government on Wednesday said that lynching incidents are part of a larger problem of unchecked malicious content on websites and social media platforms, mainly targeting children, women and minorities.
In the wake of this fierce torrent, Government is cracking down on the social media platforms like WhatsApp, [...]
India has been subject to a lot of violence because of fake news spreading across social media platforms. Because of fake WhatsApp news going viral in the district of Tiruvannamalai, a family of five lost their lives. Facebook currently owns the messaging platform and is now planning to bring major changes in the way WhatsApp works. In their latest announcement, Facebook said that they will limit the number of messages users can forward.
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The limit currently in India for forwarding a message is 250. The new WhatsApp update will bring this down to just 5 in India and globally [...]
Facebook, the social network which bought the messaging service, WhatsApp back in February 2014, has been updating the platform. The new beta update for the app brings stickers to its users. Though the WhatsApp beta version has been around for a while, Facebook has never tested this feature for the app before. There are many other messaging platforms which have already embraced this concept. It will be the first time that WhatsApp will introduce stickers to its users.
The new WhatsApp beta update will bring a lot of interesting sticker packs. A Twitter post shows two sticker packs, Unchi & Rollie and Bibimbap Friends.
WhatsApp beta for Android [...]
At Facebook’s F8 Conference, the company focussed a lot on data privacy and essentially showing how much it cares for every user’s data. While all of these features are essential for a safer space on the internet, the company also unveiled a few interesting features for Instagram and WhatsApp. One of those features was group voice and video calling. Now, the new feature is rolling out to WhatsApp Beta users.
First and foremost, only users who have signed up for WhatsApp Beta will be able to use this feature for now. It is worth noting that the WhatsApp Beta program on Play Store is already full. This means that WhatsApp is not signing up any new Beta testers. While [...]