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WhatsApp rolling out global voice note player for iOS beta

WhatsApp rolling out global voice note player for iOS beta

🕔14:13, 12.Jan 2022

San Francisco, Jan 12 (IANS) Meta-owned WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out a new global voice note player on iOS beta that will let users listen to a voice message while on a different chat. According to WABetainfo, the voice note that

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Swiss army bans WhatsApp use over security concerns

Swiss army bans WhatsApp use over security concerns

🕔20:50, 8.Jan 2022

London/New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Citing privacy concerns, the Swiss army has banned the use of Meta-owned WhatsApp among other popular messaging services by army personnel. The army staff has been asked to use encrypted Swiss messaging app ‘Threema’ instead, reports

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WhatsApp banned 1.75 mn bad accounts in India in Nov 2021

WhatsApp banned 1.75 mn bad accounts in India in Nov 2021

🕔10:21, 2.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) Meta-owned WhatsApp on Saturday said that it banned 1,759,000 accounts in India in November in compliance with the IT Rules 2021. WhatsApp also received 602 grievance reports in the same month from the country, and took

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WhatsApp to enable users to search businesses nearby: Report

WhatsApp to enable users to search businesses nearby: Report

🕔14:08, 27.Dec 2021

San Francisco, Dec 27  Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp is reportedly planning to rollout a new feature which enables users to search for businesses nearby. As per a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is developing a functionality that will let users easily

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WhatsApp rolls out new ‘Voice Message Preview’ feature

WhatsApp rolls out new ‘Voice Message Preview’ feature

🕔07:25, 15.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) With an aim to allow users to review their voice messages before sending, Meta-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday announced that it is rolling out new ‘Voice Message Preview’ feature for Indian users. The company said it will

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WhatsApp blocks third-party apps from seeing online details

WhatsApp blocks third-party apps from seeing online details

🕔17:26, 13.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Meta-owned WhatsApp has brought in a new privacy update to prevent unknown contacts to see a user’s last seen and online status. This new feature has been reportedly rolled out for both Android and iOS enabled

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WhatsApp begins payments via Novi digital wallet in US

WhatsApp begins payments via Novi digital wallet in US

🕔07:38, 10.Dec 2021

San Francisco, Dec 10 (IANS) Meta-owned Novi has announced that a limited number of users in the US will be able to send and receive money using Novi on WhatsApp. Novi is a digital wallet that helps people send and receive

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WhatsApp enables disappearing messages by default for new chats

WhatsApp enables disappearing messages by default for new chats

🕔07:33, 7.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 7  WhatsApp on Monday announced that its users will now have the option to turn on disappearing messages by default for all new chats. Meta-owned platform said that it is adding two new durations for disappearing messages:

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Now book your Uber ride via WhatsApp in India

Now book your Uber ride via WhatsApp in India

🕔13:50, 2.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) In a global-first move, ride-hailing major Uber and Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp on Thursday announced that people in India can now book an Uber ride via the company’s official WhatsApp chatbot. The service is being rolled

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WhatsApp says banned over 2 mn accounts in India in Oct

WhatsApp says banned over 2 mn accounts in India in Oct

🕔05:43, 2.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) WhatsApp on Wednesday said that it banned over two million accounts in India in October in compliance with the new IT Rules 2021. The Meta-owned platform also received 500 grievance reports in the same month, and

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WhatsApp testing playback speed controls for audio messages: Report

WhatsApp testing playback speed controls for audio messages: Report

🕔10:21, 24.Nov 2021

San Francisco, Nov 24 (IANS) Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp in May rolled out the ability to change the playback speeds of voice messages and now the firm is working on bringing the same feature to audio messages. As per a

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RIL activates Chatbot to assist investors for second and final call of partly paid shares

RIL activates Chatbot to assist investors for second and final call of partly paid shares

🕔12:46, 13.Nov 2021

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has re-activated WhatsApp Chatbot to assist investors for the second and final call on its partly paid shares. The smart WhatsApp chatbot to address investor queries on the Second and Final Call

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WhatsApp for iOS working on new message reaction feature

WhatsApp for iOS working on new message reaction feature

🕔15:03, 17.Oct 2021

San Francisco, Oct 17  Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been working on new reaction features as the new beta version of the platform brings the ability to manage reaction notifications with new settings to disable them or change their tone for iOS

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WhatsApp begins rolling out end-to-end encryption for chat backups

WhatsApp begins rolling out end-to-end encryption for chat backups

🕔12:27, 15.Oct 2021

San Francisco, Oct 15  Facebook-owned WhatsApp has finally started rolling out end-to-end encrypted chat backups for iOS and Android users globally. With the new update, if a user chooses to back up his chat history with end-to-end encryption, it will

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How Facebook outage wreaked havoc on the global ad empire

How Facebook outage wreaked havoc on the global ad empire

🕔11:14, 5.Oct 2021

New Delhi, Oct 5  Facebook reported a 47 per cent (year-over-year) increase in ad revenue amounting to $28 billion in the second quarter (Q2) this year. The massive outage that left the entire family of Facebook apps down for several

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WhatsApp payment adds India’s rupee symbol in chat composer

WhatsApp payment adds India’s rupee symbol in chat composer

🕔08:10, 1.Oct 2021

New Delhi, Sep 30  WhatsApp on Thursday unveiled the Indian rupee symbol in its chat composer to make sending payments using its platform easier for users in India. The Rupee symbol rollout has begun and would soon be available to

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WhatsApp Payments testing ‘cashback’ feature in India

WhatsApp Payments testing ‘cashback’ feature in India

🕔17:28, 25.Sep 2021

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) After enabling a new payment chat shortcut, to quickly send payments from the chat bar, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is working on another feature for payments called “Cashback” for Indian users. As the name suggests, users can receive

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WhatsApp announces end-to-end encrypted backups for privacy, security

WhatsApp announces end-to-end encrypted backups for privacy, security

🕔08:12, 11.Sep 2021

New Delhi, Sep 11  Facebook-owned WhatsApp has completed building end-to-end encrypted backups and will soon begin rolling out this extra layer of privacy and security protection to the users, the company announced on Friday. The company claimed that with end-to-end

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WhatsApp likely to allow users to hide online status soon

WhatsApp likely to allow users to hide online status soon

🕔11:08, 7.Sep 2021

San Francisco, Sep 7  Facebook-owned WhatsApp will reportedly let users hide their online status from anyone who can’t be trusted. As spotted by WABetaInfo, new privacy tools are in development to allow control over exactly who can see parts of

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Covid vaccine slot can be booked on WhatsApp now

Covid vaccine slot can be booked on WhatsApp now

🕔07:17, 25.Aug 2021

New Delhi, Aug 25 The Union Health Minister announced on Tuesday that people can now book slots for Covid vaccination using the MyGov Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp. The messaging app has partnered with the Health Ministry to provide the users vaccination

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