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WhatsApp plans to add multi-device support, allowing you to use your phone number across phones

WhatsApp is reportedly planning on launching a new feature that would make it a much more viable service for using across devices. Currently there’s no way to use your linked phone number across several devices (you can do the opposite and utilize two numbers on one device, like for dual-SIM business phone) which is a […]

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WhatsApp is (finally) adding dark mode for the web and desktop, animated stickers, QR codes, and a whole lot more

After a long, long wait, WhatsApp is finally bringing dark mode to its web and desktop interfaces, along with animated stickers, QR codes, improved group video chats, and the ability to share updates on KaiOS that disappear after 24 hours. The popular messaging platform You can check out the new features in the video embedded […]

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WhatsApp claims spyware firm launched attacks with US servers

Facebook just escalated its lawsuit over surveillance firm NSO Group’s WhatsApp call exploit attacks. The WhatsApp team has filed accusations that NSO relied on US-based servers to stage its spyware attacks using Pegasus software. NSO reportedly used…
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WhatsApp rolling out eight-way video calls

After years of capping video calls at only four participants, Facebook has finally deemed this socially-isolating time as a sign to upgrade video call sizes. A fact I found extremely limiting when I recently began using Facebook-owned WhatsApp to stay in touch with family while (briefly) overseas was the limit to only three other people […]

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WhatsApp imposes even stricter limits on message forwarding

At a time people are more reliant on messaging platforms than ever before, WhatsApp has introduced new measures in a bid to limit the spread of fake news. If you receive a frequently forwarded message – one that’s been forwarded more than five times…
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[Guide] How to enable Dark Mode on WhatsApp

When it comes to words overly used by tech sites to describe the eventual appearance of a long-awaited feature or device, the word ‘finally’ is usually the word that comes to mind. Finally this, finally that. But, in this case, I feel entirely justified in saying that dark mode is finally rolling out to WhatsApp […]

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[Guide] How to secure your WhatsApp messages by enabling Fingerprint Lock

Keeping your WhatsApp messages safe from prying eyes has meant that you needed to lock down your whole phone with access provided via the lock screen’s security, but not anymore. WhatsApp has just announced that you can now keep your messages hidden away while keeping the rest of the phone easily accessible, thanks to the […]

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The Morning After: Google Assistant can read out your WhatsApp replies for you

Welcome to your Monday! This week, we've got Samsung's big Unpacked event (Galaxy Note incoming), as well as Disney reporting on how its expansion is faring so far. Over the weekend, you might have missed an E3 data breach that leaked thousands of re…
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[Guide] Ten WhatsApp tricks that you need to know

Keeping in touch with friends and loved ones has never been easier thanks to the range of messaging services available today, with WhatsApp proving to be the most common choice the world over. There are some negative aspects to being so easily accessible, though, and whether the messaging app is using too much data or […]

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Facebook wants to integrate messaging from Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger

Facebook has made many major acquisitions over the years, with Instagram and WhatsApp being two of the most notable integrations. Up to this point, though, all of those services and platforms have been almost totally separate, but it looks like that might be changing in the future. Mark Zuckerberg reportedly wants to have users from […]

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WhatsApp limits forwarding worldwide to fight hoaxes and rumors

WhatsApp limited forwarding in India as part of an effort to curb hoaxes and rumors that could lead to violence, and now that policy is spreading. The Facebook-owned messaging service has announced that it's lowering the forwarding limit worldwide f…
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WhatsApp launches sticker packs

If you use WhatsApp as a universal, cross-platform messenger, you already know that emoji, animated GIFs, camera features and Status are among the extras. The service is now adding sticker packs to the list and they’re from both in-house designers and hand-picked artists. This is yet another way to express yourself without words as WhatsApp […]

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WhatsApp chat backups won’t count towards your Google Drive storage anymore

WhatsApp offers a nifty little feature that allows users to back up their chats and image storage to Google Drive, which is very useful when changing devices. Whether you’re upgrading or you’ve accidentally lost your phone, it’s nice to have a backup so you don’t lose everything with an old device. What makes this feature […]

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WhatsApp clamps down on forwarding to reduce hoaxes and spam

While parent company Facebook shifts policies on how to handle content that it said can lead to violence, WhatsApp is also in a state of change. A blog post describes how it's limiting the ability to forward messages to multiple chats at once, appare…
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Fake news on WhatsApp is inciting lynchings in India

Fake news isn't just an American problem, or a political problem, or a Facebook problem or a Twitter problem. Yesterday, the Washington Post reports five people were killed in a lynching in India spurred by online rumors of child trafficking. The Tim…
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BlackBerry targets Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp for patent infringement

BlackBerry Ltd. filed a lawsuit in US Federal Court on Tuesday that accused tech giants Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp of stealing intellectual property from BlackBerry Messenger. The 117-page lawsuit claims that the three companies created applications that infringe on BlackBerry Messenger patents and a jury trial has been requested. Financial compensation is being sought, but […]

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Signal Messenger receives $50 million from WhatsApp co-founder

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton left Facebook in 2017 to start a non-profit. Turns out that non-profit involves another messaging app: Signal. In a blog post, Signal chief Moxie Marlinspike has announced the launch of Signal Foundation, a 501(c)(3) n…
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WhatsApp finally getting complete message recall and erase feature

WhatsApp is rolling out an extremely privacy-focused new feature to users that should help you quickly fix mistakes in your messages, whether that’s a typo or something that you just really should not have said. The message recall feature has been mentioned before, but it’s finally happening for a small set of users and is […]

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WhatsApp updates out of beta, rolling out to users

WhatsApp has been working on some updates to make the communications platform a bit more useful and a little bit easier to use. Several of these new features have been available to beta testers, but the final version started rolling out to regular customers as of a couple days ago. The updates includes improvements to […]

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Hackers are now using WhatsApp to target unsuspecting users

WhatsApp users should tread carefully. Hackers are now using the messaging platform to send viruses through legit-looking Word documents. Two viruses have been identified in India, a hotbed of low-end Android devices.

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WhatsApp marches on, now has 1 billion monthly users

WhatsApp has finally reached the billion-user milestone. While the Facebook-owned messaging app doesn’t generate any revenue, recently revealed plans suggest that could change by developing features within the app that help businesses connect with customers.

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WhatsApp cozies up to Facebook: Beta app build offers to ‘improve my Facebook experience’

A new beta build of WhatsApp has an option that allows WhatsApp to share data with Facebook to “improve my Facebook experience.” Screenshots also show a document manager is likely on the way.

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WhatsApp for web is now iOS friendly

Facebook-owned chat messenger WhatsApp launched a web client earlier this year, but the QR code you need to scan to access it didn't work for iOS devices. If you felt left out that time, update your app and check for "WhatsApp Web" in the Settings…
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