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WhatsApp: Two-factor authentication

WhatsApp begins rolling out two-factor authentication to all users

February 10th, 2017

WhatsApp just became a safer chat platform on Friday as two-step verification (the company’s phrase for two-factor authentication) has finally been added to the popular app. The security feature has been available in the beta version of the app since last fall, but starting today, anyone with a WhatsApp account can head to the Settings menu of …

WhatsApp Encryption Backdoor Vulnerability

WhatsApp vulnerability: Encryption backdoor or convenience feature?

January 17th, 2017

The government, it turns out, could intercept WhatsApp texts if it wanted to, a new report revealed a few days ago. That’s even if Facebook’s most popular chat app is end-to-end encrypted. Some people have called this feature an encryption backdoor, while Facebook and WhatsApp have defended against such claims, saying that the vulnerability is …

Whatsapp encryption broken

Whatsapp bug allows viewing of encrypted messages

January 13th, 2017

Whatsapp’s messaging app supposedly ensures strong end-to-end encryption, with the idea being that only the people involved in a conversation will ever be able to read the messages. But as it turns out, a programming bug — that Whatsapp has known about for some time and has not fixed — theoretically allows Whatsapp to snoop …

Facebook-WhatsApp Data Sharing

EU goes after Facebook for misleading information during WhatsApp purchase

December 20th, 2016

WhatsApp represents one of Facebook’s most important acquisitions and a very costly one. It’s also one of the most popular messaging applications out there, having more users than Facebook’s own Messenger app. Given WhatsApp’s popularity, it’s not surprising to see the European Union investigate Facebook, as the giant social network now owns two major communication …

WhatsApp Revoke Message Feature

What if one of Gmail’s coolest features came to chat apps?

December 14th, 2016

How many times have you sent a message to the wrong person and wished you could take it back? There’s a neat feature inside Gmail that lets you undo such mistakes, but what if it was also available on a popular chat app? After all, we use chat apps on mobile devices a lot more than email …

WhatsApp Video Calling iPhone

WhatsApp finally receives support for video calling

November 15th, 2016

It took WhatsApp long enough, but the feature you may have been waiting for is finally here: free video chatting for all. Just like any other chat/messaging app out there, WhatsApp now lets you initiate and receive video calls. All you need to do to get them is to update the app to the latest …

WhatsApp GIF iPhone Update

WhatsApp finally lets iPhone users share GIFs

November 8th, 2016

Sharing GIFs, short videos, and Live Photos is now possible in WhatsApp, as long as you have an iPhone. The functionality is built in other popular instant messaging apps, including Facebook’s Messenger, its other valuable chat platform. Apple’s iMessage also does GIFs. But it’s only now that WhatsApp is beginning to see the light.