WhatsApp end-to-end encrypted backups rolling out on iOS and Android globally

Earlier last month, WhatsApp announced that end-to-end encrypted backups will be rolling out soon. As promised, the company has started rolling out end-to-end encrypted backups feature on iOS and Android globally now. Continue reading “WhatsApp end-to-end encrypted backups rolling out on iOS and Android globally”

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram outage caused by faulty networking configuration

If you used any social media platform yesterday, you might have realised that Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger services went down for a couple of hours yesterday. The services were restored yesterday, but not before it created an internet spectacle as loads of people flocked to other services like Twitter with funny tweets and memes.

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WhatsApp to introduce end-to-end encrypted backups on iOS and Android soon

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been constantly adding new features to its platform like the recent iPhone to Android chat history transfer. Following that, the company is all set to introduce end-to-end encrypted backups soon. Continue reading “WhatsApp to introduce end-to-end encrypted backups on iOS and Android soon”

WhatsApp beta reveals Android to iOS chat history migration is coming soon

After months of development, WhatsApp finally began rolling out their cross-platform chat migration feature last week, however it was limited to iOS to Android transfer and supported on Samsung smartphones at the time. Now, the latest WhatsApp beta v2.21.19.1 for Android has now revealed that the company is working on the ability to migrate the chat history from Android to iOS too.

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WhatsApp will soon let users hide ‘last seen’ from specific contacts

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been constantly adding new features to its platform like the recent iPhone to Android chat history transfer. Following that now, the company is reworking the privacy settings and is testing new options on the iOS and Android apps. Continue reading “WhatsApp will soon let users hide ‘last seen’ from specific contacts”

WhatsApp hit with €225 million fine for breaching EU privacy law

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has finished the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) investigation it conducted on WhatsApp in Ireland that commenced in December 2018. This was to examine whether WhatsApp has discharged its GDPR transparency obligations with regard to the provision of information and the transparency of that information to both users and non-users of WhatsApp’s service. Continue reading “WhatsApp hit with €225 million fine for breaching EU privacy law”

WhatsApp iPhone to Android chat history transfer starts rolling out

Update: WhatsApp has started rolling out the ability to move WhatsApp history from iOS to Android, finally. This includes voice messages, photos and videos. As announced earlier, this feature is available for Samsung devices running Android 10 or higher, and will be available on more Android devices soon. Continue reading “WhatsApp iPhone to Android chat history transfer starts rolling out”

WhatsApp testing 90 days option for Disappearing Messages feature

Back in November last year, WhatsApp introduced the 7 days option for Disappearing Messages feature, and the company has been working on expanding the feature to include a 24-hour option as well. Now, WhatsApp is reportedly testing a new option for this feature. Continue reading “WhatsApp testing 90 days option for Disappearing Messages feature”

WhatsApp cross-platform chat history transfer will first be available on the Galaxy Fold 3

Over the last few months, WhatsApp has been testing a new feature that will allow users to transfer their chat history between Android and iOS smartphones. The feature has finally begun rolling out to the public, however it is currently limited only to the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Fold 3.

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WhatsApp ‘view once’ feature for photos and videos rolling out for everyone starting this week

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Update: August 4, 2021: Facebook has confirmed the roll-out of WhatsApp View Once photos and videos feature to everyone starting this week, after beta testing is back in June. These disappear from the chat after they’ve been opened. Continue reading “WhatsApp ‘view once’ feature for photos and videos rolling out for everyone starting this week”

WhatsApp will now allow users to join ongoing group video calls

Missing out on a group video calls with your friends and family is not a great feeling. To solve this, WhatsApp has released a new update that will allow users to join existing calls and also rejoin ongoing calls if they momentarily leave.

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WhatsApp pauses privacy policy update roll out until data protection bill comes into effect

After facing multiple hurdles when trying to rollout their new privacy policy, WhatsApp has now told the Delhi High Court that they will hold back on rolling out the update until the new Personal Data Protection Bill comes into force.

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WhatsApp for Android beta testing support to send images in high quality

While sending images and video on WhatsApp is a highly convenient way of transferring images and videos to friends and family, it is well known that the quality of the image suffers due to compression. In the latest version of WhatsApp beta v2.21.14.16 for Android, they are now testing three new quality settings when sending images.

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WhatsApp beta update reveals voice waveforms UI for Voice messages

Voice messages on WhatsApp are an extremely convenient way of sending messages without needing to type. The developers of WhatsApp are working on improving the feature’s UI, in particular, they are looking to introduce voice waveforms.

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Ex-Amazon Pay India Director Manesh Mahatme appointed as Head of WhatsApp Pay in India

Back in 2018, WhatsApp started rolling out WhatsApp Payments in Beta and has been gradually rolling it out for all users in India. Today, the company has appointed the ex-Amazon Pay India Director to lead the WhatsApp Pay business in India. Continue reading “Ex-Amazon Pay India Director Manesh Mahatme appointed as Head of WhatsApp Pay in India”