Monday, 6 December 2021

Tag Archives: WhatsApp

WhatsApp confirms Disappearing Mode

;  Image Credit:: Reuters LONDON – WhatsApp users will be thrilled to know that the messaging app has announced it is coming up with a new set of features for users in the days to come. Once again, it was WABetaInfo that broke the news around the world. This time, ...

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WhatsApp takes Indian govt to court over new digital rules

CALIFORNIA – Headquartered WhatsApp has taken the Indian government to court over the country’s new digital rules that make it mandatory for all instant messaging apps to trace the origin of all chats sent on their platforms. Interestingly, in January this year, the Indian government asked the instant messaging app ...

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Record WhatsApp calls on iPhone, Android

LONDON: if you are an Android user, chances are that you will already have a call recorder installed on your phone. You can use that to record both voice and video calls, given that your phone has the option of multitasking. As soon as you make a phone call, open ...

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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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