Facebook, WhatsApp, And Instagram Have Another Outage

For the second time within a month, Facebook’s three core services were down yet again. Reports starting coming in early this morning that Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram were down for users in several parts of the world. Users were unable to message each other and it was also not possible to load new content.


WhatsApp Could Soon Be Supported On The iPad

The use of WhatsApp has largely been for mobile devices like our smartphones, but the good news is that if you’re on the iPad quite frequently and would love the ability to respond to messages, you might soon get the chance to do so. This is according to a report from WABetaInfo who claims that support for the iPad could be coming soon.


New WhatsApp Privacy Setting Helps Prevent Spam Group Invitations

For those who use WhatsApp, we’re sure that you have at some point in time been on the receiving end of spam group invites, where suddenly you’re added to a WhatsApp group with people you’re unfamiliar with. This can be annoying, but the good news is that it looks like WhatsApp is finally doing something about it.


WhatsApp Rolls Out Fact-Checking Service Ahead Of Indian Elections

WhatsApp’s role in the spread of misinformation in India has often been called into question. The Facebook-owned company has taken some steps to prevent the flow of fake news. One of the steps it took recently involves limiting the number of times a message can be forwarded. Five times is the limit now and a label is also applied to any forwarded messages. Now it’s taking things up a notch. […]


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WhatsApp To Get Dark Mode On Android

Beta versions of WhatsApp for Android often reveal the new features and improvements that are in development. The latest beta has now been submitted and version 2.19.82 reveals that a dark mode is being developed for the Android app. This feature is obviously not available for everyone just yet.There has been sort of a dark mode awakening among app developers over the past couple of months. Many popular apps have […]


WhatsApp Will Make It Easier To Identify Spam And Fake News

WhatsApp has a spam and fake news problem where due to the ease of use of the messenger, it allows users to easily spread spam and fake news without necessarily knowing about it.  The company has been trying to do something about it and according to WABetaInfo, they have more features in the WhatsApp beta that will help deal with spam and fake news.


WhatsApp Business Now Rolling Out For iOS

WhatsApp Business is not a part of the main app. It’s actually a separate version of WhatsApp that’s meant for businesses who want to communicate with their clients directly. It has already been available on Android for quite some time and is now being rolled out for iOS. A beta was first released for iOS devices last month.


WhatsApp Co-Founder Calls On Users To Delete Facebook

Facebook has been taking some hits recently to their reputation, namely due to the privacy scandals that the social media platform has been embroiled in time after time. So much so that WhatsApp’s co-founder, Brian Acton, has called upon users to delete Facebook. This is according to a report from BuzzFeed News (via 9to5Mac) where Acton spoke to an undergraduate computer science class at Stanford University.


WhatsApp Testing In-App Browser, Reverse Image Search

When you click on a link to a website on WhatsApp, it usually opens the link in your phone’s browser, whichever browser that you have set as your default. However according to the folks at WABetaInfo, it seems that WhatsApp is testing out using an in-app browser, similar to how Facebook links open up within the app’s own browser.


Facebook’s Outage Was Due To Server Configuration Change

Just yesterday the entire world was thrown for a loop when Facebook’s various products and services, including Facebook itself, WhatsApp, and Instagram were down. It was unclear as to what had happened, but for those who might have been worried that it was some kind of attack on Facebook, it turns out it was nothing more than a server configuration change.


WhatsApp To Prevent Fake News With Image Search Tool

The spread of fake news remains a constant problem for WhatsApp and the Facebook-owned company continues to take steps in order to clamp down on it. A new report reveals that the company is developing a new feature which will enable users to identify whether an image that they have received is legitimate or not.


WhatsApp Banning Users Running Modified Apps

WhatsApp is the world’s most popular cross-platform messaging service. It’s sending warns that urge users to not use third-party modified versions of the app such as WhatsApp Plus and GB WhatsApp. The company has said that those who use these apps are at a security risk since WhatsApp can’t vouch for the security practices of the modified versions. The Facebook-owned company has even said that it will ban users that […]


WhatsApp’s Biometric Security Feature For iOS Has A Vulnerability

Earlier this month, WhatsApp announced a new feature for iOS users where they will be able to use Face ID to protect the app, meaning that users will need to scan their faces to open the app. This means that users can add an additional layer of security and privacy to the app and prevent others from reading their messages even if their phone is unlocked.


WhatsApp Business Beta For iOS Devices Launched

For a while now, WhatsApp has a separate Business app for Android devices that allows business owners to communicate with their customers. However this app was pretty much exclusive to Android devices which meant that business users who had iOS devices weren’t able to take advantage of this.