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  • WhatsApp working on linked accounts, vacation mode features

    San Francisco: WhatsApp is reportedly working out on three new features, including linking your account to Instagram, in order to improve its chat and notifications for its over 1.5 billion users. Apart from Linked Accounts, the two other features under development are: Vacation and Silent Mode, said WABetaInfo, a popular website that tracks WhatsApp, on Wednesday.

  • WhatsApp updates ‘Delete for everyone’ feature: Here’s all you need to know

    Last year, WhatsApp introduced ‘Delete for everyone’ feature through which a sender can delete a sent message in any conversation. The time limit to use this feature was 7 minutes earlier, which was later increased to 1 hour 8 minutes and 16 seconds. Now, WhatsApp is going to roll out another update to this feature.

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    Flashing on WhatsApp: Teen used dark web to gain access to phone directory

    Mumbai: Three days after the MIDC police arrested a teenager, identified as Sanjitkumar Fulsagar, for allegedly flashing a woman over messages and video calls on WhatsApp, the investigators found that the accused used a mobile application which gave him access to a directory of phone numbers. Police have booked Fulsagar under relevant sections of IPC pertaining to molestation and also under the IT act.
    Further investigation revealed that Fulsagar had used a mobile

  • WhatsApp fixes bug that let hackers break into video calls

    San Francisco: WhatsApp has understood to have fixed a bug in its Android and iOS mobile app that allowed the hackers to let the app crash during incoming video calls.  According to a report in ZDNet on Wednesday, Facebook-owned WhatsApp, which has over 1.5 billion users, fixed the vulnerability this week.

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    WhatsApp set to store payments data in India

    New Delhi: Messaging platform WhatsApp on Tuesday said it has developed a system to store payments-related data in India as part of complying with the RBI’s policy on storing such data locally. The move assumes significance amid the industry being divided over RBI asking all payment system providers to ensure that data relating to systems operated by them is stored only in India. WhatsApp, which has 200 million users in the country,

  • Now add people on Instagram with new ‘Nametag’ feature

    San Francisco: Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram on Friday introduced a new feature “Nametag” to make the process of finding and adding people and accounts easier. “‘Nametag’ is a customisable identification card that allows people to find your Instagram profile when it’s scanned. Your nametag is uniquely yours and makes it quick and fun to add people and accounts you discover in person,” the photo-messaging app wrote in a blog-post late on Thursday. The

  • Hyderabad: WhatsApp chat claims lives of married man, girlfriend

    Hyderabad: Chatting on WhatsApp claimed the lives of a married man and his girlfriend during the last two days here, police said on Sunday. Shiva Kumar (27) committed suicide on Saturday after his wife chided him for continuously chatting with his friend Venella on WhatsApp and threatened to complain to the family elders.

  • Facebook executive David Marcus calls WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton ‘low-class’

    San Francisco: Denying WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton ‘s claims that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to undermine the instant messaging app’s encryption technology, a top Facebook executive called Acton “low-class”. Acton started WhatsApp with Jan Koum. Facebook acquired the messaging service about four years ago for $22 billion. Acton quit Facebook a year ago, and Koum too left the company in April.

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    Ajay Devgn tweets wife Kajol’s WhatsApp number; this is how Twitterati responded

    Ajay Devgn accidentally shared his actress wife Kajol’s WhatsApp number on social media. He tweeted, “Kajol not in country.. co-ordinate with her on WhatsApp 98xxxxxx00.” The tweet is still on the Twitter and it got more than thousands of retweets. It is not sure whether Ajay’s twitter account has been hacked or not. Fans have reacted to the tweet and also expressed their concerns. Some users posted screenshots of their WhatsApp messages to the number tweeted urging

  • WhatsApp phases out support for older iOS versions

    San Francisco: Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has started phasing out support for Apple devices running iOS version 7 and older, the media reported. This would not affect people who already have WhatsApp installed on their iPhone 4 devices as it should continue to function till 2020, but users would not be able to re-install the app if deleted, the Mirror reported on Thursday. “For older iPhones, the app would not get any new features

  • Google, Samsung working on advanced messaging service

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co. has said it is working with Internet giant Google Inc. to offer improved messaging experiences that would allow users to engage in group chats and video calls and transfer large files without the need for additional apps. The collaboration will ensure that Android Messages and Samsung Messages will work together seamlessly, and it will boost coverage of Rich Communication Services (RCS), an upgrade to the SMS messaging system, Yonhap

  • JioPhone users to get WhatsApp access in next 10 days

    New Delhi: Select JioPhone users can access WhatsApp on their handsets from Monday and it will be rolled out across all the handsets in next 10 days. “For the first time, WhatsApp will be available for JioPhone across India. WhatsApp built a new version of its private messaging app for JioPhone, running the KaiOS operating system,” Reliance Jio Infocomm and WhatsApp said in a joint statement.

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    Cops bust sex racket running via WhatsApp

    Bhayandar: Sex trade racketeers are taking to instant messaging applications like WhatsApp and other social networking sites to operate their nefarious activities.  The Anti-Human Trafficking Wing of the Thane (rural) police, led by Assistant SP Atul Kulkarni and Assistant Police Inspector Sunil Shinde, busted a thriving flesh trade racket late on Saturday night. Investigations revealed that the middlemen used to communicate with their potential clients through WhatsApp application where it was more

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    WhatsApp to hold training sessions to curb fake news

    New Delhi: After being asked by the central government to take steps to stop the spread of disinformation on its platform, WhatsApp on Wednesday roped in New Delhi-based non-profit Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) to create awareness among its users about the need to verify information.

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