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WhatsApp updates emoji set in latest version
WhatsApp updates emoji set in latest version
Facebook's WhatsApp has gotten around to pushing out the upgraded emoji set it showed off several weeks ago. The new emojis are available ...... 30 Oct 2017 - 1 comment
WhatsApp added one of the most anticipated features
WhatsApp added one of the most anticipated features
World's most popular instant messaging platform has announced a new feature. WhatsApp, a mobile messaging platform that has attracted over one ...... 28 Oct 2017 - 1 comment
WhatsApp rips off iPhone emojis to create their own set
WhatsApp rips off iPhone emojis to create their own set
WhatsApp has released a new beta version of their world-leading messaging app. You might not immediately notice anything new after downloading ...... 03 Oct 2017 - 1 comment
WhatsApp competitor confirms: All data is revealed to Chinese government
WhatsApp competitor confirms: All data is revealed to Chinese government
It has been revealed that the messaging platform WeChat, owned by the Chinese technology giant Tencent, shares all its data with the government, ...... 25 Sep 2017 - 2 comments
Secret code found in WhatsApp beta - adds support to payment transactions
Secret code found in WhatsApp beta - adds support to payment transactions
Mobile payments have been the de facto method of making person-to-person payments in developing countries for more than a decade now - and the ...... 11 Aug 2017 - 2 comments
Leak reveals new features for WhatsApp users
Leak reveals new features for WhatsApp users
WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app of our time. Only another Facebook owned messaging platform comes close, the Facebook Messenger, ...... 19 Apr 2017
WhatsApp Status feature explained
WhatsApp Status feature explained
WhatsApp added a feature called "Status" to its app in February, 2017, copying the feature from the likes of Snapchat, Instagram and Messenger. ...... 24 Feb 2017 - 1 comment
A surprise feature from the world's most popular messaging platform
A surprise feature from the world's most popular messaging platform
WhatsApp has long ago surpassed SMS in popularity and its billion users is rivaled only by Facebook Messenger, both obviously owned by Facebook. ...... 21 Feb 2017 - 2 comments
WhatsApp has finally introduced video calling
WhatsApp has finally introduced video calling
WhatsApp has not been trying to implement every feature under the sun. The company has trusted that a well working app with thought out features ...... 15 Nov 2016
Facebook stops using WhatsApp data thanks to UK watchdog
Facebook stops using WhatsApp data thanks to UK watchdog
As Facebook bought the world's largest messaging platform WhatsApp in 2014 it promised to keep it clear of ads and keep messaging private. Now ...... 09 Nov 2016
WhatsApp video calling support goes live
WhatsApp video calling support goes live
WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app across various platforms, is rolling out video call support although it is unclear how long it will ...... 26 Oct 2016
WhatsApp to share your number, data with Facebook unless you opt out
WhatsApp to share your number, data with Facebook unless you opt out
WhatsApp has updated its privacy policy for the first time in years and will share your phone number and other data with Facebook to offer more services. ...... 25 Aug 2016 - 3 comments
Facebook Messenger reaches 1 billion users
Facebook Messenger reaches 1 billion users
Facebook has yet another service that has reached 1 billion users. The company's "Messenger" messaging and payments service hit the milestone ...... 22 Jul 2016 - 2 comments
Brazil temporarily banned WhatsApp, again
Brazil temporarily banned WhatsApp, again
For the third time since last December, Brazil temporarily banned the WhatsApp messaging service before a court overturned the ruling. A ...... 20 Jul 2016 - 2 comments
WhatsApp testing video calling
WhatsApp testing video calling
Just two months after launching voice call functionality to the app, WhatsApp now appears to be testing video calling. The latest beta for ...... 15 May 2016
Official WhatsApp client released for Windows and Mac OS X
Official WhatsApp client released for Windows and Mac OS X
One of the most frequently requested "features" among WhatsApp users has been an official Windows desktop client. Now, the messaging app reaching ...... 11 May 2016 - 3 comments
WhatsApp just launched end-to-end encryption for all communications
WhatsApp just launched end-to-end encryption for all communications
Popular messaging app WhatsApp has launched end-to-end encryption for all communication, making it the largest service to do so. The company, ...... 06 Apr 2016 - 2 comments
WhatsApp will drop support for dead operating systems by end of the year
WhatsApp will drop support for dead operating systems by end of the year
In news that will likely not affect you - popular messaging application WhatsApp has announced it will drop support for some older, dead operating systems. ...... 28 Feb 2016
WhatsApp likely to cross billion user mark by end of month, drops $1 price
WhatsApp likely to cross billion user mark by end of month, drops $1 price
WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum has announced today that the popular app now has 990 million users, suggesting it will hit the billion user milestone ...... 19 Jan 2016
WhatsApp down for nearly a billion people
WhatsApp down for nearly a billion people
One of the most popular messaging apps WhatsApp is down. Nearly a billion people have been suffering from the outage for the majority of the past four hours. ...... 31 Dec 2015 - 3 comments
Brazil blocks WhatsApp, overturns decision within hours
Brazil blocks WhatsApp, overturns decision within hours
Earlier today Brazil court ordered mobile carriers to block WhatsApp traffic because the company had failed to cooperate in an investigation. ...... 17 Dec 2015 - 1 comment
WhatsApp reaches 900 million users
WhatsApp reaches 900 million users
WhatsApp founder Jan Koum has announced this week that the popular messenger app has now reached 900 million monthly active users. The Facebook-owned ...... 05 Sep 2015
Apple has your back when it comes to data, Whatsapp doesn't
Apple "has your back" when it comes to data, Whatsapp doesn't
EFF has conducted another annual Who Has Your Back? survey and the results are in. The survey which researched the practices relevant to user ...... 21 Jun 2015
WhatsApp adds ability to backup and restore from Google Drive
WhatsApp adds ability to backup and restore from Google Drive
Following last week's Android update to Material Design, the WhatsApp team is still hard at work, adding the ability to backup and restore from Google Drive. ...... 19 Apr 2015
WhatsApp on track for 1 billion users by the end of the year
WhatsApp on track for 1 billion users by the end of the year
Massive messaging app WhatsApp has announced 800 million monthly active users, on pace for the 1 billion mark by the end of the year. CEO ...... 19 Apr 2015
WhatsApp sees huge growth, soon has a billion users
WhatsApp sees huge growth, soon has a billion users
When Facebook last year announced it will acquire WhatsApp many sighed in frustration and went even so far as switching messengers. There was ...... 19 Apr 2015
WhatsApp for Android updated with Material Design
WhatsApp for Android updated with Material Design
WhatsApp has updated their Android app with Material Design, putting the app's language and code in line with Lollipop counterparts. As with ...... 15 Apr 2015 - 2 comments
Facebook integrating WhatsApp, adding messaging to profiles
Facebook integrating WhatsApp, adding messaging to profiles
A year after Facebook spent $19 billion to acquire the messaging giant WhatsApp, the social media behemoth is beginning to integrate the service. ...... 07 Apr 2015 - 3 comments
WhatsApp's voice calling feature is here for Android devices
WhatsApp's voice calling feature is here for Android devices
With the latest update to WhatsApp, anybody with the Android app can use the voice calling feature - albeit with a little bit of 'hacking.' ...... 15 Mar 2015
WhatsApp reaches 1 billion installs on Android
WhatsApp reaches 1 billion installs on Android
We have a small blurb today that comes with an astounding figure. Jan Koum, founder and CEO of WhatsApp has announced today that the messaging ...... 12 Mar 2015
WhatsApp blocks third-party clients and any user using them until they switch, clarifies recent reports
WhatsApp blocks third-party clients and any user using them until they switch, clarifies recent reports
WhatsApp has taken the next step in tightening their policies, basically banning the use of third-party clients or even their installation. ...... 08 Mar 2015 - 1 comment
WhatsApp web client now available for Firefox, Opera browsers
WhatsApp web client now available for Firefox, Opera browsers
WhatsApp has announced this weekend that its Web client is now available for Firefox and Opera users, a month after it launched for Google Chrome. ...... 01 Mar 2015 - 1 comment
WhatsApp launches Web client
WhatsApp launches Web client
WhatsApp has launched their first web client, allowing desktop and mobile users to use the cross-platform messaging service directly from their Web browser. ...... 24 Jan 2015 - 1 comment
WhatsApp reaches 700 million active users
WhatsApp reaches 700 million active users
Popular mobile messaging service WhatsApp has reached 700 million monthly active users, continuing its extremely strong growth. Co-founder ...... 07 Jan 2015
WhatsApp disappears from Windows Phone Store
WhatsApp disappears from Windows Phone Store
Facebook's $19 billion acquisition WhatsApp has disappeared from the Windows Phone Store, with the app now showing up as "no longer published." ...... 18 May 2014
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