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  • The Tech Weekender: Google connects with Reliance Jio, the big Twitter hack and Apple to pay iPhone users for 'Batterygate' Jul 18, 2020 09:33 AM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Google connects with Reliance Jio, the big Twitter hack and Apple to pay iPhone users for 'Batterygate'

    In case you missed them, here are the biggest developments from the world of tech from the week ending July 18.

  • Communication collapse: Inside Facebook's tussle with Brazil's central bank Jul 16, 2020 05:15 PM IST

    Communication collapse: Inside Facebook's tussle with Brazil's central bank

    The ubiquitous messaging service was finally entering the financial services arena with a payment service in Latin America's largest economy, after years of questions over how Facebook would make money from it.

  • Here's why WhatsApp went down globally early morning for an hour on July 15 Jul 15, 2020 09:19 AM IST

    Here's why WhatsApp went down globally early morning for an hour on July 15

    During the downtime, users were unable to send and receive messages as the app refused to connect.

  • COVID-19 lockdown: How WhatsApp can double up as your banking assistant Jul 13, 2020 09:10 AM IST

    COVID-19 lockdown: How WhatsApp can double up as your banking assistant

    Customers can access a host of their banking requirements on their own, without visiting a branch

  • WhatsApp latest beta update for iPhone brings Contacts Shortcut and Voice Over improvements Jul 10, 2020 07:43 PM IST

    WhatsApp latest beta update for iPhone brings Contacts Shortcut and Voice Over improvements

    The new beta update should work for iPhone users currently running iOS 13.6 beta.

  • WhatsApp for Business hits 15 million monthly users in India, 50 million globally Jul 09, 2020 06:51 PM IST

    WhatsApp for Business hits 15 million monthly users in India, 50 million globally

    The app has launched QR Code stickers for quick chats between customers and businesses.

  • Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp cross-chat feature in the works; may roll out soon Jul 08, 2020 02:57 PM IST

    Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp cross-chat feature in the works; may roll out soon

    The hints reveal how Facebook is working on a way to contact WhatsApp users through the Messenger.

  • WhatsApp to pause processing law-enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong Jul 06, 2020 06:27 PM IST

    WhatsApp to pause processing law-enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong

    WhatsApp is 'pausing' such reviews 'pending further assessment of the impact of the National Security Law, including formal human rights due diligence and consultations with human rights experts,' a spokesperson said in a statement.

  • WhatsApp rolls out 'It's Between You' brand campaign in India Jul 04, 2020 03:20 PM IST

    WhatsApp rolls out 'It's Between You' brand campaign in India

    WhatsApp collaborated with Bollywood director Gauri Shinde along with BBDO India to create two 60-second ads that highlight how its features like texts, video calls or even a voice message (which is end-to-end encrypted) help replicate in-person conversations, it said in a statement.

  • The Tech Weekender: India's ban on Chinese apps, the spark of Chingari and is an edit button on Twitter coming? Jul 04, 2020 02:46 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender: India's ban on Chinese apps, the spark of Chingari and is an edit button on Twitter coming?

    Here are the biggest developments from the world of tech from the week ending July 3.

  • Latest WhatsApp features | Dark mode, animated stickers, QR code for contacts Jul 02, 2020 08:24 AM IST

    Latest WhatsApp features | Dark mode, animated stickers, QR code for contacts

    The Facebook-owned messaging app has also confirmed to bring the Status feature to phones running on KaiOS.

  • WhatsApp updates round-up: Animated stickers, Payment services suspension in Brazil, Camera shortcut and more Jun 29, 2020 08:06 PM IST

    WhatsApp updates round-up: Animated stickers, Payment services suspension in Brazil, Camera shortcut and more

    WhatsApp also has confirmed that its payment service will launch as scheduled in India.

  • The Tech Weekender: Apple reveals iOS 14, Microsoft shuts retail stores and Realme X3 shows up Jun 27, 2020 03:04 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Apple reveals iOS 14, Microsoft shuts retail stores and Realme X3 shows up

    Here are the biggest developments from the world of tech from the week ending June 27.

  • WhatsApp says payments service on track for launch in India: Report Jun 25, 2020 10:56 AM IST

    WhatsApp says payments service on track for launch in India: Report

    WhatsApp Pay has been in beta stages for over two years due to regulatory issues

  • This new WhatsApp feature will make chatting on Android and iOS better Jun 24, 2020 06:31 PM IST

    This new WhatsApp feature will make chatting on Android and iOS better

    The feature will work on WhatsApp Business as well.

  • Brazil suspends WhatsApp's new payments system Jun 24, 2020 07:41 AM IST

    Brazil suspends WhatsApp's new payments system

    The central bank said in a statement that rolling out the service without previous analysis by the monetary authority could damage the Brazilian payments system in the areas of competition, efficiency and data privacy.

  • The Tech Weekender: Oppo cancels live launch, voice tweets are here and Elon Musk sued for his fat paycheck! Jun 20, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Oppo cancels live launch, voice tweets are here and Elon Musk sued for his fat paycheck!

    Here are the biggest developments from the world of tech from the week ending June 20

  • The WhatsApp feature you have been waiting for is coming soon Jun 15, 2020 12:00 PM IST

    The WhatsApp feature you have been waiting for is coming soon

    Once the feature is available, all your WhatsApp conversations and media files shared with other users on the platform will be accessible on multiple devices, much like Telegram Messenger.

  • A WhatsApp feature may be exposing users' phone numbers on Google search Jun 09, 2020 03:33 PM IST

    A WhatsApp feature may be exposing users' phone numbers on Google search

    According to a cybersecurity researcher, the mobile numbers of users are available on Google search in the plain text format.

  • WhatsApp asks SC to throw out plea against payments service, says petitioner a ‘busybody’ Jun 05, 2020 11:39 AM IST

    WhatsApp asks SC to throw out plea against payments service, says petitioner a ‘busybody’

    The petitioner has not done any privacy-related advocacy and is looking to block the launch of WhatsApp Payments, the Facebook-owned messaging service has told the top court.

  • WhatsApp, Paypal invest in Indonesian payments and ride-hailing firm Gojek Jun 03, 2020 07:37 AM IST

    WhatsApp, Paypal invest in Indonesian payments and ride-hailing firm Gojek

    WhatsApp and Paypal did not mention how much money it was investing in Go-Jek or how big a stake it would acquire.

  • Now, book your BPCL cooking gas via WhatsApp May 26, 2020 09:00 PM IST

    Now, book your BPCL cooking gas via WhatsApp

    WhatsApp booking can be done on BPCL Smartline number -- 1800224344 -- from the customer's mobile number registered with the company.

  • COVID-19 impact | Now, you can place order for a pair of shoes via WhatsApp May 26, 2020 03:34 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Now, you can place order for a pair of shoes via WhatsApp

    Battling revenue loss due to the pandemic, footwear brand Bata India is now allowing customers to buy shoes via the popular app.

  • Jio dials it right. Investors queue up to take the call May 22, 2020 11:40 AM IST

    Jio dials it right. Investors queue up to take the call

    The latest KKR deal goes on to prove investors can’t take their eyes off India’s single-largest opportunity

  • Samsung India partners with Facebook to enable offline retailers go digital May 21, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    Samsung India partners with Facebook to enable offline retailers go digital

    The major focus of this training programme is on enabling offline retailers build a digital presence through the Facebook family of apps -- Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp, it added.

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