WhatsApp is a free to download messenger app for smartphones that uses the internet to send messages, images, audio or video. WhatsApp, founded by former Yahoo employees, was acquired by social media giant Facebook in 2014. Today Whatsapp, commonly popular among youngsters, has over two billion users worldwide. WhatsApp’s popularity grew rapidly across the globe primarily because it was one of the first mobile apps to offer free, internet-based messaging. Instead of sending texts using cellular-data networks, with comparatively higher charges, WhatsApp primarily relies on a Wi-Fi connection to send and receive messages and calls for free. Which means, there is no fee to sign up, and no data plan allowances to worry about. Since the app is virtually free, it has enabled users globally to make international calls from anywhere at any time. To use WhatsApp one needs a compatible smartphone or tablet with a sim card, an internet connection, and a phone number. The app uses a phone number as its username, and an account is locked to the phone. However, users can transfer contacts over to new devices. You can also use Whatsapp on your desktop, by visiting the official Whatsapp website and downloading it to Mac or Windows. More
The move came amid violent protests against the scheme in different parts of the country since it was announced a few days ago.
With the new update, you will require the admin's approval to join a group chat
WhatsApp already allows iOS users to transfer their chat history to Android devices.
The new Calls tab will reside in the bottom navigation bar
For Facebook’s critics, the company was causing damage to society because of a growth-at-all-costs mindset driven by Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg
The feature was teased five years ago as well but was then cancelled
The option was spotted in the latest iOS and Android betas for the app
This digital patient education tool, as per company will be available in 6 different regional languages including Hindi and English, enabling better patient compliance to the technology.
The Meta-owned messaging platform will drop support for iOS 10 and iOS 11 starting October 24
Mark Zuckerberg said that more than 1 billion users connect with a business account across its messaging services on a weekly basis.
Neeraj Arora was WhatsApp’s chief business officer during the negotiations for its sale to Facebook in 2014.
This feature will allow WhatsApp users to acknowledge a message in group chats without flooding chats with new messages.
The premium subscription gives users access to exclusive emojis and stickers
The new feature will let you link multiple mobile devices to one account
The latest move comes days after WhatsApp won regulatory approval to more than double its payments offering to 100 million users in India, its biggest market with more than half a billion users overall.
The study was done as part of civil society group CyberPeace Foundation's eKawach program
Facebook last year had 7.5 million users in Russia and WhatsApp had 67 million, researcher Insider Intelligence estimates, while Instagram has said its ban will affect 80 million users in Russia.
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WhatsApp has announced five new features that will soon be introduced to its 2 billion users
He said there were no current plans to charge for the new feature, which is being beta tested with a small number of global communities, but did not rule out offering "premium features to enterprise" in the future.
While WhatsApp has been pushing for an increase in user cap, NPCI wanted to increase this in a phased manner so that the payment system is not overwhelmed.
WhatsApp received an approval to increase its UPI user base to 100 million on April 13 from the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
With this approval, WhatsApp will be able to expand the service to its 100 million users, intensifying competition in the digital payments space in India
The feature has been spotted on a beta build of the app
The company says it wants to limit the flow of misinformation on its platform