Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Tag Archives: WhatsApp

WhatsApp to offer in-app purchases, cloud services

LONDON: Facebook Inc said its WhatsApp messaging app would start to offer in-app purchases and hosting services, as it moves to boost revenue from the app while knitting together e-commerce infrastructure across the company. The world’s biggest social media company has been trying to boost sales from higher-growth units such ...

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Rhea shares WhatsApp messages with Sushant

BOLLYWOOD actress Rhea Chakraborty has shared screenshots of a WhatsApp conversation she had with her boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput, who allegedly committed suicide on June 14. In these messages, the late Bollywood actor had expressed concerns about his sister Priyanka’s behaviour with Rhea. Rhea shared the conversations with India Today, ...

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Oxford Student messaged teen for Sex jailed for 18 months

Oxford 27 years old student, Shiraaz Kureembokus, was jailed for 18 months after being caught out in a police sting operation. He thought he was speaking to a 14-year-old boy when in actual fact, it was a police officer. Kureembokus, who is a registered doctoral student, had been messaging the ...

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Facebook, WhatsApp say suspending user information request from Hong Kong

HONG KONG: Facebook and its messaging service WhatsApp said they are suspending requests from the Hong Kong government and law enforcement authorities for information on users. The pause will take place “pending further assessment” of a new national security law imposed on Hong Kong by China, and would include “formal ...

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Facebook to buy 10% stake in telco India for $5.7b

BENGALURU: Facebook will buy a 10% stake in the digital business of India’s Reliance Industries for $5.7 billion, as the social media firm looks to leverage its highly popular WhatsApp chat service to offer digital payment services. The deal will help the Indian conglomerate cut debt that has piled up ...

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WhatsApp tightened message forwarding limits

LONDON: WhatsApp tightened message forwarding limits, restricting users to sharing forwarded content one chat at a time after a jump in messages touting bogus medical advice since the start of the coronavirus crisis. The pandemic, which has killed more than 70,000 people worldwide, has been accompanied by what the World ...

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WhatsApp’s long-awaited Dark Mode feature launch soon

LONDON: Dark Mode has long been rumoured to come on WhatsApp. Some bits of the feature even made it to the older iterations of WhatsApp’s beta on Android. The stable version, however, never got the feature despite a lot of anticipation. Now, WhatsApp’s latest beta version on Android has revived ...

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Not Selling WhatsApp or Instagram at Any Cost: Mark Zuckerberg

WASHINGTON: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected a US lawmaker’s call to break his company, saying he’s not going to sell WhatsApp or Instagram at any cost. Senator Josh Hawley (Missouri Republican) tweeted that he met Zuckerberg during his visit to Washington, DC, and asked him to sell Instagram and ...

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Apple to restrict FB and WhatsApp messaging feature

LONDON: Apple Inc is making a change to its mobile operating system that will restrict a feature that apps like Facebook Inc’s Messenger and WhatsApp use to make voice calls over the internet, The Information reported. The calling feature in the apps runs in the background even when not in ...

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Facebook is changing the name of WhatsApp, Instagram

LONDON: Facebook confirmed that it’s changing the name of its two most popular apps, Instagram and WhatsApp, to better disclose its ownership of the apps. Soon, Instagram will be known as “Instagram from Facebook” while WhatsApp will become “WhatsApp from Facebook.” The re-branding effort was discovered on Friday by journalists ...

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