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WhatsApp makes shopping easy on its business platform

WhatsApp makes shopping easy on its business platform

🕔10:53, 7.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 7  WhatsApp on Wednesday announced two new features to make it easier for people to know whats available and for entrepreneurs to quickly sell their products on WhatsApp for Business. The company said that it is now

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WhatsApp may be worth $2-3 tn, people value privacy more: SC

WhatsApp may be worth $2-3 tn, people value privacy more: SC

🕔17:45, 15.Feb 2021

New Delhi, Feb 15  People have grave apprehensions on loss of privacy, the Supreme Court said on Monday, making it clear that it is the court’s duty to protect this right as it heard an application against WhatsApp’s new privacy

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We’ve to protect people’s privacy: SC issues notice to WA, FB

We’ve to protect people’s privacy: SC issues notice to WA, FB

🕔12:45, 15.Feb 2021

New Delhi, Feb 15  People have grave apprehensions on loss of privacy, the Supreme Court said on Monday and made it clear that it is the court’s duty to protect people’s privacy as it was hearing an application against the

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WhatsApp investment tips’ land two in trouble with SEBI

WhatsApp investment tips’ land two in trouble with SEBI

🕔07:25, 21.Jan 2021

New Delhi, Jan 21  Securities market regulator SEBI on Wednesday imposed a penalty of Rs 25 lakh on Mansoor Rafiq Khanda and Firoz Rafiq Khanda for offering trading tips through WhatsApp messages and internet websites including www.fullonoption.com without being registered

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IT Ministry tells WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy

IT Ministry tells WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy

🕔22:16, 19.Jan 2021

New Delhi, Jan 19 Raising concerns over the recently announced changes to WhatsApp’s privacy policy, the Union Ministry of Electronics and IT has asked the messaging platform to withdraw the recent change. In its strongly worded letter to WhatsApp CEO

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US govt, 48 states sue Facebook for ‘illegally’ maintaining ‘monopoly power’

US govt, 48 states sue Facebook for ‘illegally’ maintaining ‘monopoly power’

🕔11:44, 10.Dec 2020

New York, Dec 10  In a landmark anti-trust action headlined by bipartisan support, the US federal government and 48 states led by the New York Attorney General have sued Facebook in two separate lawsuits, accusing it of abusing its market

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FB to roll out secure hosting service for businesses on WhatsApp

FB to roll out secure hosting service for businesses on WhatsApp

🕔09:55, 23.Oct 2020

New Delhi, Oct 23  In next step towards monetising WhatsApp after introducing shopping and pricing tiers to the mobile-messaging platform, Facebook has now announced a new way for businesses to store and manage their WhatsApp chats with customers using Facebooks

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No nod to WhatsApp to go live on full scale UPI ops: RBI

No nod to WhatsApp to go live on full scale UPI ops: RBI

🕔08:36, 1.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 01  The RBI has told the Supreme Court it has not granted permission to WhatsApp to go live for full scale operations on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) payment system. The central bank, in its counter-affidavit, said:

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With Jio, WhatsApp Pay to empower millions of Indians: Zuckerberg

With Jio, WhatsApp Pay to empower millions of Indians: Zuckerberg

🕔11:50, 31.Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 31  Reiterating his commitment to launch WhatsApp Pay for over 400 million users of the messaging platform in India, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the Reliance Jio partnership is a huge opportunity to enable small businesses

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WhatsApp rolls out first-ever global brand campaign in India

WhatsApp rolls out first-ever global brand campaign in India

🕔12:54, 4.Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 4  WhatsApp on Saturday launched its first brand campaign in India that narrates real stories about how Indians communicate daily on WhatsApp with their closest relationships. The campaign called ‘It’s Between You’ gives thrust on WhatsApp’s commitment

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WhatsApp introduces animated stickers, QR codes globally

WhatsApp introduces animated stickers, QR codes globally

🕔07:33, 2.Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 2  WhatsApp on Wednesday introduced animated stickers, QR codes and improvements to group video calls for its more than 2 billion users globally. Animated stickers are one of the fastest growing ways people communicate on WhatsApp, with

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WhatsApp on way to become India’s digital banking channel

WhatsApp on way to become India’s digital banking channel

🕔16:54, 15.Jun 2020

New Delhi, June 15 WhatsApp Pay is on the cards for its over 400 millions users in India but before it becomes a mainstream mode of payment and mobile-based ecommerce, banks in India are already leveraging the app in helping digitally-inactive

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WhatsApp see 70% drop in frequently forwarded messages with new limit

WhatsApp see 70% drop in frequently forwarded messages with new limit

🕔17:28, 27.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 27  Facebook-owned WhatsApp which earlier thin month introduced a limit on frequently forwarded messages to one chat at a time has seen a massive 70 per cent drop in such posts being shared or going viral globally,

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Reliance JioMart goes live on WhatsApp

Reliance JioMart goes live on WhatsApp

🕔18:18, 26.Apr 2020

Mumbai, April 26  After signing a massive $5.7 billion deal with Facebook, Reliance Industries latest venture to expand into the retail market, JioMart, has reportedly gone live with its official WhatsApp number. According to media reports, JioMart is currently available

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Odisha govt launches Covid-19 helpdesk on WhatsApp

Odisha govt launches Covid-19 helpdesk on WhatsApp

🕔19:24, 22.Apr 2020

Bhubaneswar, April 22 The Odisha government on Wednesday launched its Covid-19 helpdesk on WhatsApp for disseminating information on various measures taken to contain the virus. People will need to send a ‘Hi’ on WhatsApp number 9337929000 to get the latest information

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WhatsApp becomes medium of education for students amid lockdown

WhatsApp becomes medium of education for students amid lockdown

🕔17:45, 20.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 20  In a bid to ensure that studies do not suffer during the current lockdown, Delhi government school teachers have resorted to tutoring students remotely via WhatsApp. Schools under the East, South and North Municipal Corporations have

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Indian Navy bans smartphones, social media on bases, ships

Indian Navy bans smartphones, social media on bases, ships

🕔11:13, 30.Dec 2019

New Delhi, Dec 30  After the recent arrest of seven navy personnel for allegedly leaking sensitive information to an espionage racket with links to Pakistan, the Indian Navy has issued direction to ban the use of all smartphones and social

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Had warned of vulnerability in WhatsApp in May: Govt

Had warned of vulnerability in WhatsApp in May: Govt

🕔20:17, 20.Nov 2019

New Delhi, Nov 20  Rejecting allegations regarding purchase of Israeli spy software Pegasus to tap WhatsApp calls and messages of individuals as “misleading” and attempts to “malign” government’s image, the Centre on Wednesday informed Parliament that its CERT-In division had

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WhatsApp yet to fix flaws that allow messages manipulation

WhatsApp yet to fix flaws that allow messages manipulation

🕔06:46, 9.Aug 2019

New Delhi, Aug 9  Even as rumours on WhatsApp have been linked to dozens of deaths in India, the Facebook-owned messaging app is yet to address a security flaw pointed out a year ago by Check Point, an Israeli security

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WhatsApp rolls out ‘frequently forwarded’ feature in India

WhatsApp rolls out ‘frequently forwarded’ feature in India

🕔17:39, 2.Aug 2019

New Delhi, Aug 2  WhatsApp has started rolling out the frequently forwarded messages feature on both Android as well as iOS apps to let users know if the message they have received has been forwarded over five times. This feature

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