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”
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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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”
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 v220.127.116.11 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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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”
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”
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”
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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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”
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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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 v18.104.22.168 for Android, they are now testing three new quality settings when sending images.
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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”