Articles about Whatsapp

Watch Out For This WhatsApp ‘Hack’ That Could Lock You Out Of Your Account
One of the ways that WhatsApp verifies accounts is through a phone number. Basically, the number you use to verify your account should be the same number you use with your phone. However, according to security research Luis Márquez Carpintero and Ernesto Canales Pereña, it seems that this system is open to abuse that could negatively affect your account.

WhatsApp Testing Allowing iOS Users To Migrate Chat History To Android
If you use an iOS device but want to migrate to Android, it’s not that hard to transfer photos and contacts, but when it comes to migrating WhatsApp chat history, that’s when it gets a bit tricky. However, the good news is that WhatsApp is finally about to do something about it, according to a recent discovery by the folks at WABetaInfo.

Beware This WhatsApp Scam That Could Steal Your Account
Internet scams aren’t new and hopefully people have, over the years, gotten more educated and more aware about them. However, the reality is that people still fall for scams even today, but do be on the lookout for a new-ish WhatsApp scam that seems to be making its rounds these days.

WhatsApp For iOS Testing Voice Message Playback Speeds
One of the features that many of us can expect to find on instant messenger apps these days is the ability to send a voice message. This has been gaining in popularity as sometimes it might be quicker to just speak out your message rather than type it out, plus it can also help avoid misunderstandings as your tone of voice can be heard.

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WhatsApp Working On Password Protected iCloud Backups
WhatsApp on iOS backs up the chats to Apple’s iCloud service. This is a good thing since iOS devices typically rely on iCloud to sync their data, plus it also syncs with Mac computers. However, it should be noted that the backups stored on Apple’s servers are not necessarily encrypted.

WhatsApp Desktop Now Supports Voice And Video Calls
WhatsApp has a web and desktop version of its app which more or less does what the mobile version does. Almost. While it does almost everything the mobile version can do, like send messages, photos, videos, and documents, it cannot make voice or video calls, but that’s a feature that they were testing out last year.

This Is What Happens If You Don’t Accept WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy
As many of you might have heard by now, WhatsApp still has plans to implement its controversial privacy policy in May. Of course, some of you might be wondering what happens if you refuse to accept the terms of service following the changes, and it seems like nothing good will come of that.

WhatsApp’s Controversial Privacy Policy Will Not Be Going Away
Earlier in January, following the backlash after announcing their privacy policy changes, WhatsApp announced that they would be delaying its implementation. If you were hoping that this would mean that WhatsApp would eventually cave and cancel the changes entirely, you would be disappointed to learn that will not be happening.

WhatsApp Is Using Statuses To Clarify Its Privacy Policy Changes
WhatsApp is currently facing a crisis where it seems that they are losing millions of users over their proposed privacy changes. Now it seems that the company is leveraging one of its own features, Status messages, to help reassure users and to clarify what the upcoming changes will mean.

WhatsApp Web Will Now Require Biometric Authentication
If you’ve ever used WhatsApp for the web or desktop before, you know that to sync up the app on your phone and computer and also to ensure you are who you say you are, you have to launch the app and scan the QR code. However, it seems that WhatsApp is now taking steps to make its service even more secure.

Telegram Will Soon Allow Users To Import Chats From Other Messaging Apps
WhatsApp is currently facing an exodus of users where after they announced changes to their privacy policy, many started to seek out alternatives. Telegram has long been one of those alternatives, but the privacy changes to WhatsApp only served to boost its popularity amongst users.

WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy Change Could Have Lost Them Millions Of Users
Earlier this month, WhatsApp announced some changes that they will be making to their privacy policy. These changes basically state that data from WhatsApp will be shared with Facebook, and it didn’t really give users a choice – either they accepted it or they would need to find a new messaging platform.

WhatsApp Phone Numbers Can Be Found On Google
WhatsApp’s latest proposed privacy policy changes have been met with a lot of backlash since it seems like the company will be handing over even more of your data to Facebook. Unfortunately, it looks like WhatsApp might have another privacy issue on their hands, where it appears that WhatsApp phone numbers can be searched on Google.

WhatsApp Has Delayed Its Privacy Policy Change
Earlier this month, it was reported that WhatsApp would be implementing a new privacy policy that would essentially allow them to share data with Facebook. This has led to a lot of confusion as many were unaware of what exactly WhatsApp would be sharing, and many assumed the worst, which led to WhatsApp publishing an FAQ.

Telegram Sees 25 Million New Users In The Last 72 Hours
With WhatsApp announcing that they will soon start sharing data with Facebook, this has led to a bit of a panic where people are worried about what kind of data will be shared, and what it means for privacy. So much so that they have started to flock to other more privacy-based apps like Signal and Telegram.

WhatsApp Publishes FAQ On Its Data Sharing With Facebook
As many of you might have heard by now, WhatsApp is expected to begin sharing data with Facebook starting next month. Prior to this, WhatsApp had given users the option to opt out, but now it seems like it’s either you agree to WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, or you find yourself another app to use.

Signal Messaging App Sees Boost In Signups Following Changes To WhatsApp’s Policy
As many of you might have heard by now, WhatsApp has made some changes to its privacy policy where it basically says that your data will be shared with Facebook. The company did previously allow users to opt out of the data-sharing a while ago, but now it looks like it’s either you share your data or you stop using the app.

WhatsApp Will Soon Begin Sharing Data With Facebook
Given the number of users on WhatsApp, it is no doubt a treasure trove of information for companies like Facebook that thrive on user information to help sell personalized ads. For those worried about WhatsApp sharing data with Facebook, it looks like your nightmare is about to come true.

Over 1 Billion Calls Were Made On WhatsApp On New Year’s Eve
WhatsApp has to be one of the biggest messaging platforms available right now, and it certainly shows. According to an announcement by Facebook, WhatsApp’s parent company, they have revealed that for New Year’s Eve in 2020, over 1 billion voice and video calls were made through the app.

WhatsApp Testing Voice And Video Calls For The Web
WhatsApp has long supported both voice and video calls on its mobile application, but for some reason it was never available through its desktop/web client. However, there is some good news on that front because according to WABetaInfo, it seems that the latest beta of WhatsApp for the desktop/web has gained voice and video call support.