By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 17 Dec, 2018
The new feature enables users to watch videos in a floating window while using the app’s other chat features simultaneously. Users can now open video links from Facebook, YouTube and Instagram directly on their WhatsApp screen. PiP mode will be ported to all Android devices running the version 2.18.380 of WhatsApp.
By: Meenu Rana, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 14 Nov, 2018
The features are still under testing and cannot be accessed by Android and iOS users.
By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 26 Oct, 2018
WhatsApp is launching sticker packs created by their own designers and a selection of stickers from other artists. Developers can build sticker apps that add stickers to WhatsApp on Android or iOS and then publish their sticker app like any other app to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 18 Oct, 2018
The company is reportedly working on introducing silent and vacation modes and linked accounts feature.
By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 15 Oct, 2018
The latest WhatsApp update now adds a recipient limit feature for ‘Delete for everyone’ which checks whether the recipient of the message receives a delete request from the sender within a certain time limit, only after which will the message be deleted from both party’s threads.
By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 05 Oct, 2018
Reliance Jio and WhatsApp will both travel across the country, visiting 10 cities in different states that include the likes of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in a hope to teach users how to responsibly use WhatsApp to connect with family and friends in a secure and reliable way.
By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 17 Sep, 2018
With this, Android users will be able to quickly reply to a message with a gesture. Users can simply swipe right the message, which they want to reply and WhatsApp will automatically loads the message in the reply context.
By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 23 Aug, 2018
WhatsApp has told the government that it has no access to user data as it is end-to-end encrypted. The brand says that deriving such mechanism will strike at its key feature, which is none other complete privacy of the users.
By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 16 Aug, 2018
The changes will be effective starting November 12, 2018, and all backup data from WhatsApp that’ll be stored henceforth will be the treated as free and unlimited. Now you can get your most recent WhatsApp chats available to you even if you lose your old phone or are trying to transfer data to a newer phone, for free.
By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 10 Aug, 2018
Researchers discovered that by creating a hacked version of WhatsApp, attackers will be able to change the quoting feature. The purpose of such an attack will be to give someone an impression that someone sent a message that was never actually sent in the first place and thus spread fake information in the process.
By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 03 Aug, 2018
Facebook is planning to finally monetise WhatsApp Messenger with the company’s own advertising system. The ads will be shown in a similar fashion as we have seen on Instagram. The report further highlights that companies might keep copies of the exchanged messages in a decrypted state.
By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 01 Aug, 2018
The Indian government has asked WhatsApp to open up an office in India first and only it will be able to roll out its payments services in the country. The government has asked for RBI’s views on whether payment solutions controlled remotely violate its rules or not. This will further delay the rollout of the service.
By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 31 Jul, 2018
All WhatsApp users as of today, be it on Android or iOS, will be able to use group calling with audio or video. The company also announced that users spend over 2 billion minutes in WhatsApp calls per day which can now be shared among four people at the same time.
By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 20 Jul, 2018
WhatsApp is testing a limit forwarding feature which will restrict the number of people or groups you can send a forwarded message to, simultaneously. While the limit is kept at 20 for users worldwide, the same has been reduced to just 5 in India following over a dozen lynchings in the country.
WhatsApp rolls out ‘Mute’ button shortcut to notifications panel, Stickers reportedly found in testing
By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 17 Jul, 2018
The new Mute button feature is currently available on Android devices. The new shortcut is enabled for everyone running version 2.18.216. Through this feature, users can mute a conversation right from the notification panel. However, in order to do so, the chat they want to mute should have 51 and above messages.