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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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WhatsApp set to empower SMBs go digital in India

WhatsApp set to empower SMBs go digital in India

🕔21:26, 22.Jul 2019

New Delhi, July 22  After picking 5 Indian startups who would receive nearly Rs 35 lakh ($50,000) each to develop country-first products, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now set to further empower the 50-million plus small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the

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WhatsApp to end Android 2.3.7 and iOS 7 OS support in 2020

WhatsApp to end Android 2.3.7 and iOS 7 OS support in 2020

🕔11:15, 26.Jun 2019

San Francisco, June 26  Facebook-owned mobile Messaging service WhatsApp would no longer support devices using the Android 2.3.7 operating system and iPhones using iOS 7 after February 1, 2020. WhatsApp’s updated FAQs said on Tuesday that users whose devices have

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WhatsApp confirms Status Ads coming in 2020

WhatsApp confirms Status Ads coming in 2020

🕔12:04, 25.May 2019

San Francisco, May 25 Ads are coming to WhatsApp, finally, and the intrusion into the popular ad-free mobile messaging platform would begin from Status page. At a Facebook Marketing Summit in the Netherlands, Facebook revealed a 2020 launch date for WhatsApp

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Facebook to become ‘privacy-focused’ like WhatsApp: Zuckerberg

Facebook to become ‘privacy-focused’ like WhatsApp: Zuckerberg

🕔10:51, 7.Mar 2019

San Francisco, March 7  Mired in several data breaches amid growing government hearings, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said he is working to make his social networking platform “privacy-focused” like WhatsApp. Admitting that people want private, encrypted services, he

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WhatsApp removing 2 mn suspicious accounts a month

WhatsApp removing 2 mn suspicious accounts a month

🕔10:57, 7.Feb 2019

New Delhi, Feb 7  Facebook-owned WhatsApp is removing at least two million accounts each month for bulk or automated behaviour and over 75 per cent of those without recent user reports. According to the company, these efforts are particularly important

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Facebook to integrate Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger: Report

Facebook to integrate Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger: Report

🕔16:23, 26.Jan 2019

San Francisco, Jan 26  Facebook is currently working towards integrating its chat services — WhatsApp, Messenger, and photo-sharing app Instagram — to let their users to message each other across platforms. All of the three apps will support end-to-end encryption

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