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  • Here's what to expect from WhatsApp’s new features in 2021 Jan 08, 2021 07:33 PM IST

    Here's what to expect from WhatsApp’s new features in 2021

    The biggest update for WhatsApp will be its multi-device support. People using different devices find it difficult as the web version or the desktop app still requires the primary phone to be active.

  • WhatsApp 2.21.1.3 beta update for Web and Desktop gets new UI for Linked Devices Jan 07, 2021 12:55 PM IST

    WhatsApp 2.21.1.3 beta update for Web and Desktop gets new UI for Linked Devices

    The latest beta update 2.21.1.3 update comes with a new UI for WhatsApp Web/Desktop.

  • WhatsApp updates terms of service and privacy policy; everything you need to know Jan 06, 2021 03:00 PM IST

    WhatsApp updates terms of service and privacy policy; everything you need to know

    Users have to accept these new policies to continue using WhatsApp on Android or iOS after February 8.

  • Over 1.4 billion WhatsApp calls exchanged on New Year’s Eve 2020 Jan 02, 2021 04:00 PM IST

    Over 1.4 billion WhatsApp calls exchanged on New Year’s Eve 2020

    The stupendous rise in the number of calls was possibly because most people stayed home due to the virus scare.

  • How to place an order on WhatsApp Carts Dec 21, 2020 10:48 AM IST

    How to place an order on WhatsApp Carts

    WhatsApp Carts will help customers by allowing them to begin the order process directly, without having to individually message the business for every product listed on their catalog.

  • WhatsApp video call feature coming to desktops next year Dec 20, 2020 10:18 AM IST

    WhatsApp video call feature coming to desktops next year

    The WhatsApp voice and video call feature is available on the iOS and Android app.

  • 10 best WhatsApp features launched in 2020: WhatsApp Pay, Dark mode, Group video-calling, and more Dec 19, 2020 03:30 PM IST

    10 best WhatsApp features launched in 2020: WhatsApp Pay, Dark mode, Group video-calling, and more

    As the company continues to make more additions, here is a recap of 10 WhatsApp features that were launched in 2020.

  • No WhatsApp updates for select iOS and Android smartphones starting January 2021: Report Dec 17, 2020 02:43 PM IST

    No WhatsApp updates for select iOS and Android smartphones starting January 2021: Report

    Reports suggest that starting January 1, 2021, WhatsApp will stop offering support on devices that are not running on iOS 9 or Android 4.0.3 or newer.

  • Will 2021 be the year of super apps? Dec 17, 2020 01:20 PM IST

    Will 2021 be the year of super apps?

    This year saw many startups broaden their service bouquet and large players march into the superapp battlezone. While on one side there is Paytm and PhonePe, on the other there are players such as Amazon and WhatsApp. And to make matters more interesting, Reliance and Tata have thrown their hats into the ring. So, 2021 could mark the beginning of a fight for the largest share of the pie.

  • Whatsapp to launch insurance, pension products: Report Dec 17, 2020 03:21 AM IST

    Whatsapp to launch insurance, pension products: Report

    The insurance and pension products are likely to be out by 2020-end

  • WhatsApp adds 'carts' feature to simplify in-app shopping Dec 09, 2020 09:04 AM IST

    WhatsApp adds 'carts' feature to simplify in-app shopping

    With WhatsApp carts, people can browse a catalog, select multiple products and send the order as one message to the business.

  • WhatsApp to introduce new features and a change in terms of service for 2021 via in-app announcements Dec 03, 2020 08:53 AM IST

    WhatsApp to introduce new features and a change in terms of service for 2021 via in-app announcements

    WhatsApp terms of services are also changing in 2021, and the upcoming feature is likely to be used to make that announcement.

  • WhatsApp OTP Scam: Here's all you need to know Nov 23, 2020 09:06 PM IST

    WhatsApp OTP Scam: Here's all you need to know

    The hackers have been using simple OTP to hack into people's WhatsApp account. Here's how they operate, and how you can avoid the WhatsApp OTP scam

  • WhatsApp Disappearing Messages feature now in India: Check how to turn it on or off on Android, iOS and other devices Nov 23, 2020 02:06 PM IST

    WhatsApp Disappearing Messages feature now in India: Check how to turn it on or off on Android, iOS and other devices

    The new feature will be available across all platforms, including Android, iOS, KaiOS, along with WhatsApp Web and Desktop platform.

  • WhatsApp Business gets a new shopping button, check how the feature works Nov 10, 2020 12:04 PM IST

    WhatsApp Business gets a new shopping button, check how the feature works

    The feature is an upgrade over the existing WhatsApp business account feature wherein people had to click into the business’ profile to see if it had a catalog.

  • WhatsApp Pay now available in India: 5 things to know Nov 10, 2020 07:00 AM IST

    WhatsApp Pay now available in India: 5 things to know

    WhatsApp Pay is built atop Unified Payments Interface or UPI, a payments infrastructure built by a coalition of large banks in India.

  • WhatsApp Pay | Let a hundred flowers bloom Nov 09, 2020 01:21 PM IST

    WhatsApp Pay | Let a hundred flowers bloom

    Imposing a market share cap on UPI is a retrograde step that will restrict customer choice and stifle innovation

  • The Tech Weekender: WhatsApp Pay in India, Apple's 'One More Thing', and Micromax launches Nov 07, 2020 05:08 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender: WhatsApp Pay in India, Apple's 'One More Thing', and Micromax launches

    In case you missed them, here are the biggest developments from the world of tech from the week ending November 6.

  • WhatsApp Pay Explained: How to set it up, how to send and receive money, how it works and other questions answered Nov 06, 2020 12:04 PM IST

    WhatsApp Pay Explained: How to set it up, how to send and receive money, how it works and other questions answered

    In a decision that will have a huge impact on India’s payments space, NPCI has allowed WhatsApp to go live on its United Payments Interface.

  • As WhatsApp Pay goes live, Mark Zuckerberg says India has created something 'truly special' with UPI Nov 06, 2020 08:49 AM IST

    As WhatsApp Pay goes live, Mark Zuckerberg says India has created something 'truly special' with UPI

    Mark Zuckerberg, in a video message, said that the company had been working on WhatsApp UPI with the NPCI to ensure that it is secure and reliable.

  • Explained | WhatsApp Payments goes live in India, what does this mean for the ecosystem? Nov 06, 2020 08:37 AM IST

    Explained | WhatsApp Payments goes live in India, what does this mean for the ecosystem?

    Almost three years after being launched in a beta testing stage, NPCI has finally allowed WhatsApp to start payments with an initial limit of 20 million users.

  • Latest WhatsApp feature updates storage management tool to delete junk messages easily Nov 03, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    Latest WhatsApp feature updates storage management tool to delete junk messages easily

    The latest feature has a new storage bar at the top that shows how much space is being used by chats and media shared on WhatsApp.

  • WhatsApp rolls out disappearing messages feature — here's how it works Nov 01, 2020 06:31 PM IST

    WhatsApp rolls out disappearing messages feature — here's how it works

    This feature is set to be introduced on WhatsApp for web, Android, iOS, and KaiOS.

  • Plea in SC seeks to make Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram accountable for hate, fake news Oct 30, 2020 05:34 PM IST

    Plea in SC seeks to make Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram accountable for hate, fake news

    The PIL requested the apex court to ask the central government to establish a mechanism that would automatically remove any forms of hate speech or fake news within a stipulated time frame.

  • WhatsApp was most commonly used medium by schools to send learning materials during lockdown, shows survey Oct 28, 2020 08:58 PM IST

    WhatsApp was most commonly used medium by schools to send learning materials during lockdown, shows survey

    WhatsApp was by far the most common medium used for sharing learning materials and activities, followed by phone calls and visits, says the ASER 2020 report

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