WhatsApp bans 2 million Indian accounts during October 2021

WhatsApp has announced that it has banned about 2 million accounts in India during October 2021. The fifth monthly compliance report says that 2,069,000 Indian accounts were banned on WhatsApp between October 1 and October 31 through its abuse detection technology. Continue reading “WhatsApp bans 2 million Indian accounts during October 2021”

WhatsApp confirms Multi Device support in next 2 months, will support up to 4 devices at a time

WhatsApp has been testing an option to use the service in multiple devices at the same time since 2019. WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an interview with WABetaInfo have confirmed that the multi device support will be rolled out in a public beta within two months. However, there will be a limit, so you only connect up to 4 linked devices. WhatsApp on iPad might also be support using multi-device option.
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Whatsapp rolls out video and audio calling feature to its desktop app

In a recent development, Whatsapp has started rolling out the audio and video calling feature to WhatsApp’s desktop app. Continue reading “Whatsapp rolls out video and audio calling feature to its desktop app”

WhatsApp pushes date to accept new terms of service and privacy policy to May 15

Last week WhatsApp announced changes in its Terms of Service and privacy policy and asked users to accept it by February 8 to keep using the service. After receiving a lot of backlash and since several users moving to Singal and Telegram, the company clarified by releasing an FAQ detailing what information is not collected and not shared with its parent company, Facebook. Continue reading “WhatsApp pushes date to accept new terms of service and privacy policy to May 15”

WhatsApp beta testing voice and video calls on desktop

WhatsApp made it simple for its user to carry out long conversations even when they are away from phones through desktop mode. But, when it comes to calls, users need to run back to get the phone. Well, that changes now. Continue reading “WhatsApp beta testing voice and video calls on desktop”

WhatsApp adds ‘Cart’ feature to ease in-app shopping experience

In the latest development, WhatsApp has introduced ‘Carts’, enabling the users to buy their favorite product online through the instant messaging platform. With ‘Whatsapp Pay‘ and ‘Carts’ feature, the company wants to ease the shopping experience for the users under one roof. Continue reading “WhatsApp adds ‘Cart’ feature to ease in-app shopping experience”

You can soon shop directly with a business via WhatsApp

WhatsApp Business has become a really good and quick way for customers to reach businesses, both big and small. Since its release, WhatsApp have been steadily adding features to help businesses manage their chats, bringing new ways t0 interact with their customers. Now, an update has been announced where customers will be to shop directly with a business straight from the chat itself.

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WhatsApp adds new privacy settings for Groups to prevent people from adding you to a group

The instant messaging platform WhatsApp has come a long way and continues to thrive despite being owned by Facebook. In fact, WhatsApp has grown from being a messaging platform to becoming an important aspect of our life. Thanks to frequent updates and useful features. Continue reading “WhatsApp adds new privacy settings for Groups to prevent people from adding you to a group”

WhatsApp launches ‘Checkpoint Tipline’ in India to report fake news

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been making changes and adding features to its messaging platform recently. Today, WhatsApp has introduced a nifty feature for India called ‘Checkpoint Tipline’ to tackle fake news. This feature has been launched to understand and respond to misinformation during elections in India.

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WhatsApp and NASSCOM collaborate for Digital Literacy in India ahead of General Elections 2019

Ahead of General Elections 2019, WhatsApp and NASSCOM Foundation have announced a partnership to grant digital literacy training to help tackle the challenge of misinformation. Continue reading “WhatsApp and NASSCOM collaborate for Digital Literacy in India ahead of General Elections 2019”

WhatsApp uses machine learning to detect bulk messaging and automated behaviour

WhatsApp has outlined how it is tackling abuse and spread of fake news on the messaging platform. The company said that they have built a machine learning system to detect users with abusive behavior and those sending bulk messages and creating multiple accounts with the sole purpose of spreading false and abusive content.  Continue reading “WhatsApp uses machine learning to detect bulk messaging and automated behaviour”

WhatsApp for iOS gets Face ID or Touch ID biometric authentication

Leveraging on the Apple’s Touch ID and Face ID, Facebook-owned WhatsApp for iOS has gained with the ability to lock app and add an extra layer of security. Although it doesn’t work per chat basis, it locks down the app for biometric authentication.  Continue reading “WhatsApp for iOS gets Face ID or Touch ID biometric authentication”

WhatsApp for web gets Picture-in-Picture support for Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Streamable

WhatsApp has rolled out a new update for WhatsApp Web, bringing the version up to 0.3.2041. The update brings new improvements and security fixes, but most importantly, the company has enabled Picture-in-Picture mode with support for Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Streamable. Continue reading “WhatsApp for web gets Picture-in-Picture support for Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Streamable”

WhatsApp Business clocks 5 million active users; gets web and desktop support, new features

WhatsApp has announced that it now has more than five million Business app users. The app was launched in January 2018 and is growing at a rapid speed. Bengaluru-based eyewear brand Glassic has had 30% of its new sales generated through WhatsApp Business, said that company. Continue reading “WhatsApp Business clocks 5 million active users; gets web and desktop support, new features”