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WhatsApp Payments to launch by the end of the year: Report

WhatsApp Payments to launch by the end of the year: Report

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 16 Sep, 2019

The company has faced many hurdles in the past, however, it seems that the company is planning to launch its payments service in the country by the end of this year.

WhatsApp finally brings Fingerprint locking through beta update

WhatsApp finally brings Fingerprint locking through beta update

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 13 Aug, 2019

The new Fingerprint Lock feature will be displayed inside WhatsApp > Settings > Account > Privacy. This will allow users to lock their chats and messages allowing them to be opened by registering their fingerprint on the phone.

WhatsApp said to be working on Boomerang-like video feature

WhatsApp said to be working on Boomerang-like video feature

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 09 Aug, 2019

The company is reported to be developing a Boomerang feature that will allow users to loop a video.

WhatsApp introduces Frequently Forward message label in India

WhatsApp introduces Frequently Forward message label in India

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 03 Aug, 2019

The messaging service has rolled out Frequently Forward message label in India.

Scam Alert: No, WhatsApp isn’t giving you 1,000GB free data

Scam Alert: No, WhatsApp isn’t giving you 1,000GB free data

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 31 Jul, 2019

A message is making the rounds on WhatsApp claiming to offer 1,000GB of data for free as part of WhatsApp’s tenth anniversary. Researchers have verified that this offer is false and is nothing more than a scam. Unsurprisingly, the message doesn’t come from WhatsApp neither is the 1,000GB data offer any real.

WhatsApp lands on KaiOS-running feature phones

WhatsApp lands on KaiOS-running feature phones

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 23 Jul, 2019

The KaiOS version of WhatsApp comes with end-to-end encryption like on Android and iOS and also supports messaging and calling services. The app can be download from the KaiStore on devices running KaiOS with 256MB or 512MB of RAM. WhatsApp is now available for a total of seven feature phones running KaiOS.

WhatsApp reported to add a ‘QR Code shortcut’ for scanning and sharing QR Codes

WhatsApp reported to add a ‘QR Code shortcut’ for scanning and sharing QR Codes

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 03 Jul, 2019

The company is planning to add a QR Code Shortcut on its application.

WhatsApp will soon roll out PIP mode 2.0, better multimedia sharing

WhatsApp will soon roll out PIP mode 2.0, better multimedia sharing

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 24 Jun, 2019

WhatsApp is working on a new picture-in-picture (PIP) mode which would no longer stop a video from playing whenever the user switched an application. Another new WhatsApp feature is improved multimedia sharing which will help users avoid accidentally sending media to the wrong contact.

Government urges WhatsApp to add digital fingerprint, gets denied

Government urges WhatsApp to add digital fingerprint, gets denied

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 18 Jun, 2019

Officials from the government have requested WhatsApp to allow traceability of messages shared within the platform without disabling the service’s end-to-end encryption. Reacting to the story, WhatsApp said it has “nothing new to add” to what was previously said on the matter.

WhatsApp will never be secure: Telegram founder Pavel Durov

WhatsApp will never be secure: Telegram founder Pavel Durov

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 17 May, 2019

Durov says every time WhatsApp has to fix a critical vulnerability in their app, a new one seems to appear in its place. Durov stresses that WhatsApp, unlike Telegram, is not open source and that’s one of the reasons why security researchers find it hard to check for backdoors inside the platform.

WhatsApp call vulnerability allowed Israeli spyware to exploit your phone

WhatsApp call vulnerability allowed Israeli spyware to exploit your phone

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 14 May, 2019

The malicious code was transmitted by calling users on WhatsApp and the method even worked when the call was not answered. In several instances, the call would disappear from the call logs, which meant that there was a possibility that users never knew they received the call in the first place, let alone know that they had been targeted by spyware.

You can now control people adding you to WhatsApp groups

You can now control people adding you to WhatsApp groups

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 04 Apr, 2019

You can now stop people from adding you to any groups if they are not in your contact list.

WhatsApp launches ‘Checkpoint Tipline’ to intercept fake news

WhatsApp launches ‘Checkpoint Tipline’ to intercept fake news

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 02 Apr, 2019

WhatsApp users can report and submit what they think is misinformation to Checkpoint Tipline at +919643000888, directly on WhatsApp. Once a WhatsApp user shares a suspicious message with the tipline, PROTO's verification centre will seek to respond and inform the user if the claim made in a message shared is verified or not.

Facebook testing Forwarding Info and Frequently Forwarded features

Facebook testing Forwarding Info and Frequently Forwarded features

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 23 Mar, 2019

It seems to be an attempt by Whatsapp to combat the menace of fake news which has led to a lot of problem in the recent past

WhatsApp will soon bring Group Invitation and Advance search on Android, iOS

WhatsApp will soon bring Group Invitation and Advance search on Android, iOS

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 27 Feb, 2019

The ‘Advanced Search’ mode is expected to come to all users and will bring enhanced search tools which will not init suggest you relevant texts when searched upon but also search the same across the media shared through WhatsApp. Additionally, for Android users, WhatsApp will soon be adding a Group invitation feature.