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
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The Minister also made it clear that "all platforms that do business in India and/or want to continue to do business in India, must use correct maps".
The banned WhatsApp accounts in India include 9.9 lakh accounts which were barred proactively before being flagged by users.
WhatsApp has rolled out an 'Accidental Delete' feature that gives you 5 seconds to retrieve a deleted message
The feature was first spotted earlier this month by WABetaInfo in beta builds for iOS
Vinay Cholatti's exit comes just four months after former WhatsApp Pay India head Manesh Mahatme quit the post to return to Amazon as the Director of Product and Engineering in September.
The criminals’ modus operandi included sending texts like “Hi mum” to grab the attention of the victim.
WhatsApp's made the statement before Justice Yashwant Varma who was hearing a lawsuit by one of the aggrieved parties whose identity was earlier allowed to remain concealed by the court.
Meta said it would continue to make improvements to 3D avatars
Senior officials tell Clegg that it can keep going to the courts, but the traceability obligation will be enforced one way or another
Some beta testers have reported seeing the feature enabled on the latest beta build for iOS
The number of accounts blocked in October was about 13 per cent less than the 26.85 lakh accounts the messaging platform banned in September.
The ‘Message Yourself’ feature allows Android and iOS users to send notes, messages, reminders, documents, web links, and more to their accounts
The database contains phone numbers from 84 different countries
Windows Beta update 2.2247.2.0 is now rolling out to select users on Windows. WABetaInfo spotted the update being pushed out to beta users on the Microsoft Store
Currently users can share images and videos as status updates
Brazil, one of the app's biggest markets, will be the first country to see the new tools deployed outside pilot programmes.
Mark Zuckerberg, addressing pointed questions at a company-wide meeting a week after Meta said it would lay off 11,000 workers, described the pair of messaging apps as being "very early in monetizing" compared to its advertising juggernauts Facebook and Instagram, according to remarks heard by Reuters.
Ashneer Grover shared the photo of a newspaper ad of WhatsApp and said the company should have instead put out an ad for WhatsApp Pay.
The Companion mode allows you to use the same account on multiple devices
Twitter's downfall, Elon Musk to charge users for Blue Check, WhatsApp's new feature, and more.
The company announced the feature in April and has started rolling them now, which will be gradually available to all users in the next few weeks.
Neighbourhoods, workplaces, NGOs, clubs, and schools can now connect multiple groups under one umbrella to organise group conversations on WhatsApp