WhatsApp Will Soon Let Users Decide Who Can Add Them To Groups

We’re sure that some of you have experienced this in the past where you have been added to a group filled with random strangers, presumably for the purpose of spam. It can be annoying, although the good news is that it isn’t too difficult to quit these groups. However there is good news for WhatsApp users in a future update.


WhatsApp Bans 2 Million Accounts Monthly To Fight Spam

WhatsApp has been taking steps to deal with the fact that its platform is widely used to spread misinformation which has, in some cases, even proven to be fatal. It recently put a limit on text forwarding to prevent rumors from spreading. The Facebook-owned company has revealed that it bans some 2 million accounts every month to fight the spread of misinformation.


Indian Government Wants WhatsApp To Come Up With A Way To Curb Fake News

Fake news can spread through various mediums, such as social media. It can also be spread through messaging apps such as WhatsApp, where users can simply forward and pass along fake news to their contacts at a touch of a button. This has presented a problem in the past in countries such as India, where it now appears that the government has had enough.


WhatsApp Now Supports Face ID And Touch ID Locking

Most of us use some form of access control on our devices, be it a fingerprint or PIN, but if you’d like to have an additional layer of security for WhatsApp on your iOS device, you can now lock it with Face ID or Touch ID. The available method will obviously depend on the kind of iPhone that you have since Face ID isn’t available on legacy models.


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Facebook’s Plan To Unify Its Messaging Services Might Not Be Realized This Year

Recently there was a report on how Facebook was planning on unifying its messenger platforms, where they would be updated to share the same underlying infrastructure. The report claims that Facebook had planned to get it done by this year, but it seems that may no longer be a possibility.


WhatsApp For Web Gets Support For Picture-In-Picture

WhatsApp has a web client which users can use to access their chats on a computer. This is handy as it means that they won’t need to keep turning to their phone whenever a message comes in. Now it looks like the web version of WhatsApp just got a lot better thanks to a recent update.


Facebook Wants To Unify Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger

Companies like Apple tend to shut down the companies and services that they acquire and fold it into their own products and services. They did this with Workflow, Beats Music, and Texture, just to name a few. Facebook on the other hand seems to be more than happy to let their acquisitions continue operating as it is.


WhatsApp Puts A Limit On Text Forwarding To Prevent Rumors Spreading

WhatsApp is used by more than a billion people across the globe to stay in touch with their friends and family. The cross-platform messaging service has often received criticism for not taking enough steps to ensure that misinformation and rumors don’t flow from its service. There have been more than a few instances which resulted in violence after rumors against someone or a particular group of persons spread rapidly through […]


WhatsApp Testing Sticker Integration With Google’s Gboard

WhatsApp is admittedly a bit late to the sticker game. Other apps such as Facebook Messenger, KakaoTalk, and LINE have long offered its users stickers. However it seems that the Facebook-owned company might have found a way to quickly spread its stickers and that is by integrating it with third-party keyboard apps.


University of California Warns Students Against Using WhatsApp In China

The University of California has warned its students and faculty both to not use messaging apps such as WhatsApp and WeChat in China. It expressed concern that their communications could be used against them in the country so the students and faculty should exercise caution and not use the apps when they’re in China.


WhatsApp Will Soon Let You Lock It With Your Fingerprint

Earlier reports have suggested that WhatsApp has been developing biometric authentication features for its iOS app. This would allow iOS users to keep their favorite cross-platform messaging app locked using Face ID or Touch ID. WhatsApp’s latest beta for Android shows that a similar biometric authentication feature is also being developed for the Android app.


WhatsApp For Web To Support Picture-In-Picture Videos

The other day WhatsApp rolled out support for picture-in-picture videos for Android. This feature was previously available for iOS devices, but it later made its way to Android. However according to a report from WABetaInfo, it seems that the feature has found its way onto WhatsApp for web as well.


Facebook Could Be Developing Its Own Cryptocurrency For WhatsApp

If you’re looking to transfer money to friends or family members over mobile, there are several ways to go about doing that. There is PayPal, there is Venmo, there is Apple Pay, and so on. Now we have heard that WhatsApp has been working on a money transfer feature, and a report from Bloomberg has revealed that Facebook could be planning on using cryptocurrency to do so.


WhatsApp For Android Picture-In-Picture Feature Now Available

A couple of months ago, it was spotted that the WhatsApp beta for Android had a picture-in-picture mode in testing. Now according to various Android user reports, it looks like the feature has finally started rolling out to Android users so if you haven’t updated your WhatsApp yet, you probably should.