The FBI took on Apple and lost, but it’s still looking for ways to persuade tech companies to give it back doors to encrypted devices. However, the extra attention the encryption debate received in the past few weeks won’t work in the FBI’s favor. The most recent service to announce end-to-end encryption is WhatsApp, Facebook’s most popular messaging app. More →
Earlier this week, Facebook announced that its WhatsApp messenger app now has more than one billion users, an impressive number considering that Facebook Messenger has less than that (over 800 million).
While some users may have intimate knowledge of the way WhatsApp works, others might be new to the chat app. If you’re one of them, the following 15 tips and tricks should come in handy.
More than 900 million people use WhatsApp on a regular basis, making the Facebook-owned app one of the most popular communication tools out there. WhatsApp offers encrypted instant messaging, voice calls and file transfers, making it a must-have app for many smartphone users. The app is available for a plethora of mobile operating systems, including computers, though it needs to be installed first on a smartphone.
Considering its massive popularity, it’s no surprise to hear that hackers are targeting WhatsApp users with specially crafted malware. On top of that, a serious bug might be used by some people to crash certain WhatsApp chats. More →
Facebook’s $22 billion WhatsApp deal bought it the most popular messaging app in the world, and the service has continued to grow since the record-setting deal took place. Beyond adding users, WhatsApp has added a variety of new features to further enhance the user experience and to more firmly lock users into the app’s ecosystem.
Now, according to a recent leak, it looks like WhatsApp is getting ready to add a major new feature that could take a huge bite out of some of the app’s top rivals. More →
Officials involved in the ongoing investigation of the horrible ISIS attacks on Paris from mid-November have told the media that suspects have likely used encrypted apps. More →
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 →
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 →