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One WhatsApp feature Android received months ago is finally available on iPhone

By on August 20, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

One WhatsApp feature Android received months ago is finally available on iPhone

While iPhone is usually the first device many developers think when creating their apps, that doesn’t always happen. Such is the case with WhatsApp, a popular messaging app purchased by Facebook for a lot of money not too long ago, which is finally rolling out a feature many WhatsApp users might be anxiously waiting for – you know, the ones using iPhones, as the feature has been available on Android for months. More →

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Every WhatsApp and Viber user is going to love Google’s latest Google Now feature

By on July 29, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Every WhatsApp and Viber user is going to love Google’s latest Google Now feature

If you happen to love Google Now and spend plenty of time on your smartphone texting, you should know that Google is rolling out a brand new feature that will let you send messages to friends using other Android apps than Google’s Hangouts. More →

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iPhone Siri Whatsapp Spying Bug

Video: How iPhone thieves can use Siri to steal your Whatsapp account

By on June 2, 2015 at 1:19 PM.

Video: How iPhone thieves can use Siri to steal your Whatsapp account

One iPhone user has discovered that a Siri feature might be used by thieves, or anyone who has access to your iPhone, to steal your WhatsApp account. What’s even more troubling is that the vulnerability will also allow anyone to enable your WhatsApp account on another device. More →

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WhatsApp’s latest iOS update finally delivers free voice calling

By on April 21, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

WhatsApp’s latest iOS update finally delivers free voice calling

If you’re an iPhone owner and you’ve been looking for a reason to download WhatsApp, I have good news for you. As of the latest update, voice calling has been added to the iOS version of the app, which means that you can now call friends and family anywhere in the world for free as long as you have an Internet connection. More →

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The one WhatsApp feature you crave is finally here… with a huge caveat

By on January 22, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

The one WhatsApp feature you crave is finally here… with a huge caveat

WhatsApp, the instant messaging service Facebook paid lots of millions for not too long ago, is growing more and more popular with users across mobile operating systems, and the company has finally released the one feature some users have been anxiously waiting for. WhatsApp on Wednesday announced that it’ll finally let users continue their conversations on the desktop, launching a web version of the chat application. However, there’s also some bad news to go with this terrific announcement. More →

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WhatsApp vs. iMessage vs. FaceTime

Charlie Hebdo fallout: U.K. wants to ban WhatsApp, iMessage and other encrypted chat apps

By on January 13, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Charlie Hebdo fallout: U.K. wants to ban WhatsApp, iMessage and other encrypted chat apps

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack, some governments are already planning to take preemptive action against similar future events, by coming up with additional security means that could also further infringe on the privacy of regular users. Such is the case in the U.K., The Independent reports, where Prime Minister David Cameron said he wants to ban securely encrypted communication services including WhatsApp, SnapChat, iMessage and FaceTime should he win the next elections. More →

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WhatsApp Voice Calling

Leak: Here’s what voice calling will look like when it’s finally added to WhatsApp

By on December 24, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

Leak: Here’s what voice calling will look like when it’s finally added to WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging solutions on the planet. It’s so popular, in fact, that Facebook recently paid $22 billion to acquire it. There’s no question that WhatsApp was a pioneer that amassed a gigantic user base by being among the first companies to do a good job of bringing BlackBerry Messenger’s functionality to a cross-platform app. But unfortunately, WhatsApp has not done a good job of keeping pace with newer offerings in terms of adding popular new features to its app.

We have known for quite some time that WhatsApp has plans to add a voice calling feature, which is something that has been included in other mobile messaging apps for quite some time. Now, however, a new leak will at least show us what voice calling is going to look like in WhatsApp once it finally arrives. More →

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Here’s one clever, evil way to forcefully delete a WhatsApp conversation on Android

By on December 3, 2014 at 3:00 PM.

Here’s one clever, evil way to forcefully delete a WhatsApp conversation on Android

WhatsApp users interested in removing content in a conversation they’re having over the popular messaging system can now do so by taking advantage of a vulnerability discovered in the Android version of the app. The Hacker News reports that two Indian teenage security researchers found the flaw, which lets anyone crash any conversation between Android devices, or remove certain users from a group chat. More →

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Read Receipts: How to Turn Off

How to stop your friends from seeing when you read their Facebook and WhatsApp messages

By on November 25, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

How to stop your friends from seeing when you read their Facebook and WhatsApp messages

Texting apps on smartphones are very popular with users, and third-party social apps with instant messaging features are gaining ground as well. But most of them also come with one annoying feature, at list for some people, that lets senders know the recipient has read the message. The “read receipts” feature can be turned off on most popular instant messaging apps, though not on all of them, with Facebook being one such example. More →

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Messaging mania has shocked tech leaders twice – in 1994 and again now

By on June 25, 2014 at 5:35 PM.

Messaging mania has shocked tech leaders twice – in 1994 and again now

One of the most unanticipated developments surrounding mobile phones is the fact that people don’t really want to use them to talk to each other. They want to use them to send messages. This phenomenon was so counterintuitive that it has now disrupted the entire tech industry twice — first in 1994 and later in 2012. It was messaging that turned Nokia into king of the mobile phone market in 1990s and then WhatsApp into one of the most successful startups in the history as Facebook was forced to pay $19 billion for a tiny company that was just five years old.

The astonishing popularity of text-messaging on phones has now blindsided two generations of tech leaders. It goes to show how difficult reading consumer behavior can be for even the most accomplished companies. More →

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