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WhatsApp to Train Indian Users on Dangers of Fake News

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. “Our goal is to help keep people safe by creating greater awareness about fake news and empowering users to ... Read More »

WhatsApp Starts Testing ‘Suspicious Link Detection’ Feature to Limit Spam Circulation: Report

In another move to put a stop to the circulation of spam on its platform, WhatsApp is working on a Suspicious Link Detection feature. The new feature, which is presently said to be under testing, helps users detect suspicious links available within their WhatsApp messages. It is a part of the WhatsApp beta for Android version 2.18.204 and later, though not available ... Read More »

WhatsApp Group Video, Voice Calling Out on Android Beta, Reported to Be Out on Windows Phone

WhatsApp is rolling out group video and voice calls on WhatsApp for Android beta and the feature is accessible in the latest updates – namely, v2.18.189 or v2.18.192. This development comes about a month after select Android beta and iOS users reportedly received the group calling functionality back in May in version 2.18.52 for iOS and version 2.18.145 for Android beta. Additionally, it is being ... Read More »

WhatsApp Private Reply Feature for Groups Enabled by Mistake, Expected Soon: Report

WhatsApp is expected to release the Private Reply feature for groups soon HIGHLIGHTS It was first enabled in v2.17.342, then disabled with v2.17.344 It reappeared in the v2.17.348 beta for Windows Phone Other new features were also seen in the beta WhatsApp mistakenly rolled out the ‘Reply Privately’ feature in a beta update for Windows Phone that will allow users to privately send ... Read More »

WhatsApp Restricted Groups Feature Spotted in Beta, Lets Admins Place Limits on Posting

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is likely to give group administrators more powers where they will be able to restrict all other members from sending text messages, photographs, videos, GIFs, documents, or voice messages in case the admin thinks so. According to WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, the popular mobile messaging platform has submitted the “Restricted Groups” setting via Google Play Beta ... Read More »

WhatsApp Web Reportedly Getting Picture-in-Picture Mode, ‘Reply Privately’ Option

HIGHLIGHTS New WhatsApp Web features have been spotted in the updated app It looks set to add the picture-in-picture mode for videos Web client will also let you send replies to group members privately Months after adding it to mobile devices, WhatsApp is now said to be bringing its Picture-in-Picture mode to desktops through a new update to the WhatsApp Web client. The ... Read More »

How to Read a Deleted WhatsApp Message Someone Sent You

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp “Delete for Everyone” can be thwarted The new method requires third-party app, or stock widgets The deleted messages can be accessed via notification log WhatsApp, one of the most widely used instant messaging apps, rolled out “Delete for Everyone” feature recently. But do deleted messages really disappear from the phone? A new report claims that WhatsApp messages that are deleted are actually ... Read More »

WhatsApp Sued for Sharing Data With Facebook by German Consumer Group

HIGHLIGHTS German consumer group VZBV sues WhatsApp WhatsApp alleged to transfer data to Facebook without consumer approval Facebook claimed to use WhatsApp data to improve features on its platform WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging app, has been sued by a German consumer group for sharing data with the parent company. The Federation of German Consumer Organisations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband) also referred to ... Read More »

No, PM Modi Is Not Offering Free Mobile Recharges Worth Rs. 500 via WhatsApp

No, PM Modi Is Not Offering Free Mobile Recharges Worth Rs. 500 via WhatsApp HIGHLIGHTS A new WhatsApp message claiming to give free recharge has gone viral The message has a link that asks you to divulge personal details We recommend you to not click on this link or share it with friends WhatsApp has been a breeding ground for ... Read More »

WhatsApp Used to Send a Record 14 Billion Messages on New Year’s Eve in India

WhatsApp Used to Send a Record 14 Billion Messages on New Year’s Eve in India HIGHLIGHTS 3.1 billion images, 700 million GIFs, and 610 million videos were sent WhatsApp recently rolled out the ability to share GIF images WhatsApp has more than 160 million monthly active users in India On New Year’s Eve, 14 billion messages were exchanged through WhatsApp ... Read More »