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WhatApp’s group invitation feature has long been a subject of abuse. Many of us have been dragged into annoying group conversations without permission. And in some cases, the admin leaves their group after passing the information they wish to publicize. This nonsense has come to an end. WhatsApp new feature included in the latest update allows you to prevent users from adding you to group chats without permission from you. Whatsapp started rolling out the new update – currently accessible by some users – today. The Whatsapp group cha...
Facebook announced yesterday that Instagram and WhatsApp are both getting group video chats in future updates at the ongoing Facebook Developer Conference in San Jose, California. When activated on Instagram, the explorer page will feature overhead buttons in a carousel, allowing users to swipe horizontally through subjects such as architecture, photography, and animals for more posts on specific topics. This means that users will be able to surf for more content related to their interests. A new camera icon will be seen on the scre...
WhatsApp co-founder & CEO Jan Koum quits Facebook over disagreements with the company which acquired the free messaging app a few years ago. WhatsApp was designed with a disdain for ads and a focus on privacy, but the parent company is now pressured to start making money from its services, The Guardian reports. Jan Koum who co-founded the Facebook-owned messaging app 9 years ago is having disagreements with Facebook over privacy and encryption. The Guardian reports that Koum will also step down from Facebook's board of directors,...
WhatsApp is banning anyone under 16 years old from using the app in Europe. As spotted by Reuters, it’s raising the age limit by three years in compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which goes into effect on May 25, 2018. “If you live in a country in the European Region, you must be at least 16 years old to use our Services or such greater age required in your country to register for or use our Services,” WhatsApp’s new Terms of Service say. “In addition to being of the minimum required age to...
The European Union has decided to expand its privacy laws to social media applications. These laws were earlier applicable to the telecom companies operating in the continent. The security rules will be extended to web-based services such as Facebook’s WhatsApp and Microsoft’s Skype. There are talks that even Apple’s FaceTime will be added to this list soon. The security rules are in accordance with the way in which these applications handle their user data. Globally reputed tech giants who own these applications take no special care...
The Apple vs. FBI has been the most talked about story of the Silicon Valley since past few weeks. The case has been the cause of the debate over security and privacy. Today, WhatsApp also switched on end-to-end encryption for audios, images, videos, and calls along with the text messages. The app, which is now a part of Facebook, has more than 1 billion users around the globe. It has grown into one of the most popular apps for sharing messages around the world. The company started using encryption for its text messages in 2014, bu...
Google and Facebook just accomplished a significant milestone. Google's Gmail and Zuckerberg-owned WhatsApp have claimed to have over 1 billion active users on a monthly basis. The great news from both the companies surfaced around the same time. Google-owned email platform’s milestone was revealed during Alphabet Q4 earnings, and minutes later Facebook-owned messaging platform revealed its own milestone. Both giant services have been growing rapidly amongst users, and have turned into a significant part of a normal person’s life,...
Facebook owned instant messaging app, WhatsApp has updated its web interface that was launched earlier this year in January, to include a handful of new features that enable increased control over your chats and group conversations that take place on your browser. WhatsApp on Web, the browser version, that allowed users to carry out WhatsApp chats via a desktop or laptop had major setbacks and was pretty-much simplistic. The newly added features will help users use more options, such as editing their profile photo and status mes...
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