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  • WhatsApp says no accounts deleted on May 15, will keep sending follow-up reminders on new policy to users May 20, 2021 09:06 AM IST

    WhatsApp says no accounts deleted on May 15, will keep sending follow-up reminders on new policy to users

    Most WhatsApp users have already accepted the revised policy, the Facebook-owned company said in a statement.

  • IT Ministry directs WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy: Govt sources May 19, 2021 02:43 PM IST

    IT Ministry directs WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy: Govt sources

    The IT Ministry believes that the changes to WhatsApp privacy policy and the manner of introducing the said changes undermines the sacrosanct values of informational privacy, data security and user choice and harms the rights and interests of Indian citizens, government sources said.

  • Delhi HC seeks stand of Centre, Facebook, WhatsApp on plea against new privacy policy May 17, 2021 01:02 PM IST

    Delhi HC seeks stand of Centre, Facebook, WhatsApp on plea against new privacy policy

    A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh issued notices to the central government and the two social media platforms, seeking their stand on the petition filed by a lawyer who has claimed that WhatsApp's new policy, which came into effect from May 15, violates users' right to privacy under the Constitution.

  • WhatsApp's New Privacy Policy Update: Here's what happens if you don't accept the new terms May 15, 2021 06:36 PM IST

    WhatsApp's New Privacy Policy Update: Here's what happens if you don't accept the new terms

    You may not have your account deleted but there are some things you should be aware off.

  • The Tech Weekender: WhatsApp new Privacy Policy, PS5 back in India, Intel and Nvidia target laptop gaming, and more May 15, 2021 05:03 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender: WhatsApp new Privacy Policy, PS5 back in India, Intel and Nvidia target laptop gaming, and more

    Here are the biggest developments in the world of technology from the week ending May 15.

  • Govt pro-actively looking for action on WhatsApp privacy rules issue: MeitY official May 14, 2021 02:59 PM IST

    Govt pro-actively looking for action on WhatsApp privacy rules issue: MeitY official

    Jyoti Arora was responding to concerns raised by a Jharkhand government official on people in rural areas being pushed to accept WhatsApp new privacy rules even though they are not aware of its impact on them.

  • WhatsApp Privacy Policy: You will lose out on these features if you do not accept new terms May 11, 2021 09:22 AM IST

    WhatsApp Privacy Policy: You will lose out on these features if you do not accept new terms

    WhatsApp, in its FAQ section, has revealed a list of features that will be limited if users do not accept the new privacy policy.

  • The Tech Weekender: PUBG Mobile coming to India in a new avatar, Google following Apple's lead, Discord coming to the PlayStation, and more May 08, 2021 05:05 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender: PUBG Mobile coming to India in a new avatar, Google following Apple's lead, Discord coming to the PlayStation, and more

    Here are the biggest developments in the world of technology from the week ending May 8.

  • New WhatsApp feature to suggest stickers on Android and iOS app under development May 07, 2021 10:11 AM IST

    New WhatsApp feature to suggest stickers on Android and iOS app under development

    WhatsApp will recommend a sticker based on the first word typed in the chat bar.

  • Locate nearest COVID-19 vaccination centre on WhatsApp - here is how May 05, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    Locate nearest COVID-19 vaccination centre on WhatsApp - here is how

    WhatsApp is employing the MyGov Corona Helpdesk chatbot on its platform.

  • WhatsApp group admin not liable for objectionable post by other member: Bombay HC Apr 27, 2021 11:43 AM IST

    WhatsApp group admin not liable for objectionable post by other member: Bombay HC

    A division bench headed by Justice Z A Haq and A B Borkar noted that an administrator of a WhatsApp group has only limited powers of adding or deleting members to the group and does not have the power to regulate or censor the content posted in the group.

  • WhatsApp is testing an update that lets you speed up playback of voice messages Apr 23, 2021 04:59 PM IST

    WhatsApp is testing an update that lets you speed up playback of voice messages

    The new feature is restricted to a few users in the beta group for now.

  • Delhi HC dismisses Facebook, WhatsApp pleas against CCI order to probe privacy policy Apr 22, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    Delhi HC dismisses Facebook, WhatsApp pleas against CCI order to probe privacy policy

    Justice Navin Chawla said that though it would have been "prudent" for the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to await the outcome of petitions in the Supreme Court and the Delhi HC against WhatsApp's new privacy policy, but not doing so would not make the regulator's order "perverse" or "wanting of jurisdiction".

  • Malicious Pink WhatsApp link masquerading as official update can hack your phone Apr 19, 2021 03:50 PM IST

    Malicious Pink WhatsApp link masquerading as official update can hack your phone

    Cybersecurity analysts have warned users to proceed with caution and stay away from such links.

  • Facebook looking to integrate Messenger and WhatsApp; Here's what it may look like Apr 19, 2021 01:55 PM IST

    Facebook looking to integrate Messenger and WhatsApp; Here's what it may look like

    The leak also reveals that users who have Messenger but not WhatsApp will still be able to chat with users of the latter.

  • New WhatsApp update | iOS-exclusive image preview, disappearing message settings rolled out Apr 18, 2021 10:05 AM IST

    New WhatsApp update | iOS-exclusive image preview, disappearing message settings rolled out

    The new WhatsApp update for iOS lets users view larger image and video previews.

  • A flaw in WhatsApp's Online status is aiding stalkers Apr 15, 2021 06:32 PM IST

    A flaw in WhatsApp's Online status is aiding stalkers

    A WhatsApp user's online status is accessible by anyone and can be tracked using services built to monitor it.

  • Buying diamonds in lockdown? WhatsApp can be your best friend Apr 14, 2021 11:41 AM IST

    Buying diamonds in lockdown? WhatsApp can be your best friend

    At the same time, sales assistants at luxury puffer jacket brand Moncler were arranging gourmet dinner deliveries to customers homes so they could dine in style while watching a video streaming of the brand's latest collection.

  • WhatsApp cannot be used to register for COVID-19 vaccination; govt clarifies Apr 14, 2021 08:54 AM IST

    WhatsApp cannot be used to register for COVID-19 vaccination; govt clarifies

    A user guide for the citizen registration and appointment for vaccination has also been uploaded on the websites of the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and the National Health Authority (NHA).

  • A flaw in WhatsApp may lock you out of your account Apr 13, 2021 04:54 PM IST

    A flaw in WhatsApp may lock you out of your account

    This WhatsApp security flaw may cause you to loose your account

  • CCI probe 'headline-grabbing endeavour': WhatsApp tells Delhi HC Apr 13, 2021 03:32 PM IST

    CCI probe 'headline-grabbing endeavour': WhatsApp tells Delhi HC

    The Delhi High Court reserved its order on the challenge by Facebook and WhatsApp to the CCI probe on WhatsApp's new privacy policy.

  • Fake Netflix app FlixOnline spreads malware through WhatsApp Apr 09, 2021 01:32 PM IST

    Fake Netflix app FlixOnline spreads malware through WhatsApp

    If it sounds like it is too good to be true, it probably is.

  • WhatsApp voice, video calls now rolling out to all users on desktop Apr 09, 2021 08:46 AM IST

    WhatsApp voice, video calls now rolling out to all users on desktop

    WhatsApp is informing users about the voice and video call feature via in-app Stories

  • Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp go down for most users worldwide; services back online Apr 09, 2021 08:27 AM IST

    Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp go down for most users worldwide; services back online

    According to DownDetector, Instagram users reported that they experienced a brief outage at around 2.45 am IST.

  • WhatsApp, WHO collaborate on new sticker pack called 'Vaccines for All' Apr 08, 2021 01:32 PM IST

    WhatsApp, WHO collaborate on new sticker pack called 'Vaccines for All'

    The new sticker pack will celebrate the healthcare professionals who put themselves at risk for out safety

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