WhatsApp Beta Seemingly Tweaks ‘Delete For Everyone’ Feature

Last year WhatsApp teased the ability to allow users to unsend messages by letting users essentially delete messages that they sent. The initial timeframe that WhatsApp gave to users was seven minutes, which we suppose is good enough but they later expanded on this by giving users over an hour.

WhatsApp Fixes Video Call Bug That Lets Hackers Take Over The App

Over the years WhatsApp has grown in terms of features and functionality. The app initially started as an app that would let users send messages to each other, but in recent years users have also been able to make voice and video calls. Unfortunately it seems that the video call feature had a bug that might have been missed by the company.

Future WhatsApp Status For Android Will Contain Ads

Given that WhatsApp no longer has an annual subscription fee and that the app is free to download, it has left many wondering how on earth does Facebook plan to monetize it, especially given how much they paid for it. Turns out it is pretty simple: ads, except that these ads will come in WhatsApp Statuses.

Latest WhatsApp For Android Beta Adds Swipe To Reply Gesture

One of the features of WhatsApp for iOS is the ability for users to swipe a message to quote and reply it. This isn’t a new feature and has been around for a while now, but the good news for Android users is that if you wanted the same feature, you’ll be pleased to learn that in the latest WhatsApp for Android beta, the feature was spotted.


WhatsApp Picture-In-Picture Mode Rolling Out On Android

WhatsApp has been testing a new feature for its Android app that will enable users to view videos hosted on select platforms using the Picture-in-Picture or PiP mode. This feature wasn’t available in the 2.18.234 Android beta version but improvements have since been made to it and now the feature has been enabled for all users who use the beta version.

WhatsApp To Get A Dark Mode As Well

Many major apps have been updated in recent months with a “dark mode” that has become quite popular with users across the globe. This particular mode is very easy on the eyes and one of the reasons why people like it so much. It makes it easier to use the apps in the dark or when there’s low light. The WhatsApp team is now reportedly working on a dark mode […]

WhatsApp Now Shows Media Previews In Notifications

Whenever an image or GIF is sent over WhatsApp, iOS users will see a camera emoji that depicts that a media file has been sent. However it appears that in an update to the messaging app, media previews will now be shown in notifications which means that you can see what has been sent without having to open the app.

WhatsApp Google Drive Backups Don’t Get End-To-End Encryption

WhatsApp is the most popular cross-platform messaging service. It lets users backup data to Google Drive. Many don’t send a lot of media files through WhatsApp so their backups would be small. However, those who share a lot of content would have heftier backups which would obviously take up space in Google Drive. The company recently teamed up with Google and announced that WhatsApp backups won’t count towards Drive storage. […]

WhatsApp Android Backup Will No Longer Count Towards Google Drive Storage

WhatsApp for Android backups its data onto Google Drive. If you’re the type that doesn’t keep a lot of media files in WhatsApp, or chooses not to backup media files, chances are your backup data is pretty small. However there are probably many who use the backup to store photos and videos and that can get pretty big.

Researchers Find That WhatsApp Messages & Usernames Can Be Faked

One of the security features that WhatsApp touts is end-to-end encryption. This means that messages are sent and received encrypted, meaning that even if in the event they are intercepted, they cannot be read by the person(s) intercepting it. However according to security researchers, it seems that isn’t necessarily the case.

WhatsApp Status Will Soon Start Showing Ads

For the longest time ever, many were wondering how Facebook planned on making money from WhatsApp. Considering how much money Facebook paid for WhatsApp, obviously Facebook would like to recover their investment. Recently Facebook’s plans to start monetizing WhatsApp was revealed, and now more details have surfaced.

Facebook Is Getting Serious About Making Money From WhatsApp

WhatsApp is the world’s most popular cross-platform messaging service. It’s free for all users and doesn’t serve any ads. However, after reporting less than desirable earnings last Wednesday, Facebook is now showing that it’s getting serious about making money from WhatsApp. Fortunately, its new revenue stream for WhatsApp won’t impact the average user’s experience with the service.

WhatsApp Rolling Out ‘Mark As Read’ Button On Notifications

Notifications are a great way to let us know we have messages, emails, and so on that we need to deal with. However we can’t always attend to them all the time, and for WhatsApp users on Android it looks like as handy new feature has started to roll out for some users in the form of a “Mark as read” button.

WhatsApp Group Calling Feature Is Now Live

During Facebook’s F8 keynote from a couple of months ago, the company announced some new features that would be coming to WhatsApp, such as group calling. As the name implies, group calling is where users can call groups of friends together at once, and it works with both voice and video.