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WhatsApp update for iOS brings photo and video editing features

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WhatsApp for iOS 2.16.12 has been updated with Snapchat-like doodle feature within days after pushing a similar update for Android users. According to sources, the new feature updates the native camera integration within the app. This will enable you to work with enhanced camera...

WhatsApp for iOS updates to add Snapchat-like photo editing features

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WhatsApp for iOS 2.16.12 has been updated with Snapchat-like doodle feature within days after pushing a similar update for Android users. According to sources, the new feature updates the native camera integration within the app. This will enable you to work with enhanced camera...

WhatsApp says it will comply with Delhi High Court ruling, denies reports

Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp has officially confirmed that it'll comply with Delhi High Court's ruling to not share users' data with Facebook or any other related platform. After the report that WhatsApp would share the data with Facebook as decided, the company came...

WhatsApp to defy Delhi High Court order, will continue sharing user data with Facebook

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According to sources, the defiant WhatsApp will share data with Facebook as scheduled. This means the company is going to ignore the recent ruling of Delhi High Court restraining the mobile messaging company to reveal any data with Facebook. Recently, the Delhi High Court based...

Germany blocks Facebook from fetching data of WhatsApp users

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Germany-based data protection authorities has blocked social media giant Facebook from collecting data of WhatsApp users. According to sources, the move is being taken due to privacy concerns. Commenting on the development, Hamburg's Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Johannes Caspar revealed that...

WhatsApp reportedly testing six-digit passcode protection feature to improve security

Popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp could get an extra layer of security in the near future. As several reports now suggest that the IM could soon get updated with a six-digit passcode protection feature. And given the onslaught of security breaches off-late, WhatsApp is...

WhatsApp denies retaining user data after account deletion

The Delhi High Court has slammed WhatsApp about the existence of information and messages of a user when the user deletes the account. A bench headed by Chief Justice G. Rohini specifically asked the Facebook-owned company about the likely possibility when a specific user deletes...

WhatsApp allows tagging friends on Group Chat just like Facebook

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WhatsApp has secretly added a new feature in group chat that enables you to tag a specific person connected to your group. Moreover, the new group chat feature is not as attractive since it doesn't serve any specific purpose. Spotted by beta testers, the...

Delhi High Court gives WhatsApp clean chit, says it has no access to user data

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WhatsApp is in the news for all wrong reasons. On September 14, the Delhi High Court issued directions to the Facebook-owned instant messaging service to file an affidavit addressing the privacy policy and copyright concerns. A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed before the...

WhatsApp for iPhone gets upbeat with Siri Integration and Quick Forward button

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WhatsApp for iPhone has been refreshed with Siri integration and also with a Quick Forward button in version v2.16.10. Moreover, the iPhone app of the popular mobile messenger platform brings in new features to enhance in-app sharing. However, the app also takes advantage of...

WhatsApp privacy policy update informs mobile number sharing with Facebook

WhatsApp’s terms and privacy policy has been updated for the first time in four years, as a part of the company’s plans to test new ways for people to connect with businesses in the months ahead. The updated documents also reflect that the company...

WhatsApp GIF support added to Android: Here’s how to convert videos to GIF images

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WhatsApp for Android beta has rolled out a new feature with which you will be able to share videos as animated GIF images. It is now possible to convert a video of six seconds or less to an image in GIF format. The WhatsApp...

How to use FaceTime rival Google Duo app for Video Calling

Google Duo is another video calling app trying to claw its way in the video calling space. It's free to use and allows you to make one-on-one video calls to compete against the likes of FaceTime, WhatsApp, and Skype. The app's USP is its...

WhatsApp 2.16.229 update brings Voicemail, new font, call back feature on Android and iOS

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WhatsApp has become the foremost communication app for any smartphone. The application is equally famous with users using handsets which are based on Android and iOS platforms. The app has kept with the changing times and continually upgraded to give the users the maximum...

WhatsApp messages are not deleted on iPhone and Android, says security expert

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WhatsApp messages are not actually removed from the smartphone even if they are deleted or cleared from the device. This exposes the risk of hackers getting access to your personal data if they manage to sneak inside your device. According to Jonathan Zdziarski, a digital forensic...

WhatsApp Android beta update introduces voicemail, new interface, more

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WhatsApp Android Beta v2.16.189 has been updated with call back and voicemail features. If you are part of the Google Play beta testing program, you should have noticed these two new features on v2.16.189, which is the latest update to the mobile-based messaging app. Earlier,...

WhatsApp for Windows update fixes connectivity issues

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WhatsApp for Windows has come up with a new update which addresses the key issue of connectivity loses that has been plaguing users for quite some time now. Users often complained of their messages getting lost even in the middle of a conversation. The work...

WhatsApp adds cool font on Android and iOS: Know how to use it

WhatsApp has reportedly added a new font named FixedSys to its iOS and Android app. Spotted in Android beta build version 2.16.179, the new WhatsApp version integrated with FixedSys font is available via Google Play's beta program. As part of the update, you will be...

WhatsApp end-to-end encryption: Things you need to know

WhatsApp end-to-end encryption has gained a lot of attention from users as well the government. Recently a petition was filed by a WhatsApp user to ban its use. However, the request was turned down and the app is running successfully in India. Recently, many other companies...

WhatsApp for Nokia Symbian, BlackBerry OS to cease working from December 31

WhatsApp will not work anymore on Symbian phones after December 31, 2016. The company has begun informing users of this old operating system about the decision by a pop-up notification which reads "Unfortunately, you won't be able to use WhatsApp after 31/12/2016 because WhatsApp...

WhatsApp dispute continues, Facebook $6 million funds blocked by Brazil court

A Brazilian court blocked Facebook Inc’s funds worth $6.07 million after WhatsApp did not hand over messages that were sought by the court in a drugs case. In a similar case in India, an RTI activist, Sudhir Yadav’s petition to shut down WhatsApp’s services...