WhatsApp

WhatsApp gets picture-in-picture mode for video calls

WhatsApp gets picture-in-picture mode for video calls

WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps on the Internet with millions of monthly users, has just recently received an update that brings a couple new features. Chief among the changes is a new picture-in-picture mode for video calls, enabling users to see both themselves and the person they're calling. This functionality has already been available in Skype and some competing products, making it a welcomed addition to WhatsApp.

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WhatsApp turns to business accounts to make some cash

WhatsApp turns to business accounts to make some cash

WhatsApp is unquestionably one of the most popular apps in the world, but thus far, it hasn't been all that great at actually making money for parent company Facebook. Facebook, of course, has enough money in its coffers to let some apps and services mature a bit, but generally speaking, not making any significant money from a $19 billion purchase isn't really a winning strategy. Now it looks like WhatsApp and Facebook may have figured out a way to make money by offering new services to enterprise customers.

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WhatsApp just hit a major milestone

WhatsApp just hit a major milestone

Financial reports have been landing over the past couple of days, and in determining the who had a good quarter and who didn't, we can safely count WhatsApp among the winners. As part of its end-of-quarter financial report, WhatsApp announced that it has surpassed a major milestone in terms of user count. If there was ever any question that WhatsApp would become one of the world's most popular messaging apps, the matter can now be laid to rest.

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You can now send any file you want in WhatsApp

You can now send any file you want in WhatsApp

People talk a lot on the Internet. While many are nonsense chatter, some communication does happen to involve serious business. Or at least serious enough to involve sending files between one another. Perhaps trying to shed off the image of being just a fun, whimsical communication tool, WhatsApp is now letting any and all users send any and all kinds of files to one another, practically turning it into a one-on-one file sharing channel.

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WhatsApp private info “leak” video goes viral

WhatsApp private info “leak” video goes viral

This morning a potentially hazardous feature in WhatsApp was the subject of a Tweet and video, both of which went viral. What we're going to do right now is discuss whether the information these bit of media present is an actual hazard for the end user - you. If you're worried about your data being shared with 3rd-party users, there's little to worry about - sort of.

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Man sentenced to death for Social Media “Blasphemy”

Man sentenced to death for Social Media “Blasphemy”

A man has been sentenced to death this week in a government court of law for committing "blasphemy" on Facebook and WhatsApp. Mr. T. Raza, age 30, was found guilty in a government-sanctioned "antiterrorism court" in a first for the country. This man will be put to death for his crimes against society unless he appeals the sentence, at which point it'll be taken to a higher court.

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Facebook just got a €110m spanking over its WhatsApp deal

Facebook just got a €110m spanking over its WhatsApp deal

Facebook has been slapped with a 100 million Euro fine by the European Commission, after misleading an investigation into its acquisition of WhatsApp back in 2014. The fine comes after the EU deemed Facebook's staff as negligent in how it disclosed the company's abilities to automatically match Facebook and WhatsApp users. Still, it doesn't affect the EU's approval for the deal overall.

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WhatsApp is bringing back its text ‘Status’ feature

WhatsApp is bringing back its text ‘Status’ feature

Since its very beginning, WhatsApp featured a text-based ‘Status’ feature that allowed users to choose a status that their friends and other contacts could see. This feature persisted when messaging functionality was added to the app, but was stripped away late last month in favor of a Snapchat-like ‘reinvention’ of the feature — one that involved sharing videos and photos. Users, predictably, revolted.

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WhatApp’s revamped Status feature sure seems a lot like Snapchat Stories

WhatApp’s revamped Status feature sure seems a lot like Snapchat Stories

We're dealing with a bit of déjà vu today, as WhatsApp has decided to roll out a massive update to its years-old Status feature. Early adopters will remember that WhatsApp launched as an application for sharing your status with friends and family, which means this feature was in place before even messaging - now the main draw of WhatsApp - was introduced. Today's update to the Status feature is a revamp in every sense of the word, but you'd be forgiven if you find it instantly familiar.

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WhatsApp two-step verification arriving now for all users

WhatsApp two-step verification arriving now for all users

Your WhatsApp account is about to get a lot more secure, thanks to the roll out of two-step verfication. The security feature has been going through a testing phase with select users on iOS and Android, but now the folks behind WhatsApp have decided to roll it out to all users. It's arriving as part of the latest update, but there are a few steps you need to follow in order to make sure it's activated on your account.

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WhatsApp for iOS updated with offline messages queue

WhatsApp for iOS updated with offline messages queue

WhatsApp has released an update for its iOS app, bringing it up to version 2.17.1. The update brings a few changes to the iOS messaging app, perhaps the most notable being the new queue for offline messages. When WhatsApp users on iPhone don’t have an Internet connection, they can still send messages, which will be added to a messaging queue and sent to the recipient the next time the handset has a connection.

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WhatsApp Enterprise references found in beta apps

WhatsApp Enterprise references found in beta apps

We’ve known for a while now that WhatsApp has plans for businesses, and now references to those plans may have been found in the messaging app’s latest beta release for mobile devices. According to @WABetaInfo, references to "Enterprise" have been found in the newest Android, iOS, and Windows Phone versions of the beta app, as well as some changes to how messages are handled.

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