Posts tagged as: WhatsApp

WhatsApp, Will Stop Running On Windows Phone At the Start of The Year

WhatsApp, the very popular messaging app, will soon stop working for users running it on some older mobile operating systems. According to a support FAQ, WhatsApp will running on all Windows Phone devices after December 31, 2019. That’s tomorrow! On February 1, 2020, WhatsApp will stop working on select older Android and iOS versions. That […]

WhatsApp Willing To Take Legal Action For Those Who Make Or Use Tools To Abuse The Service

WhatsApp has threatened legal action against those who publicly claim the ability to abuse its messaging platform, after  companies have been advertising products to bypass usage restrictions. A Reuters investigation report showed how WhatsApp clones and other software tools were helping Indian digital marketers and political activists bypass anti-spam restrictions for an upcoming election. The […]

WhatsApp Adding Support For Stickers

WhatsApp today announced that support for stickers and sticker packs is coming to its mobile apps for Android and iOS. The messaging service is initially offering stickers designed by its own staff and select artists, though it also hopes third party content creators will adopt WhatsApp stickers. WhatsApp has released a set of APIs and other […]

WhatsApp Expands Group Chat Tools

WhatsApp today added a handful of features to its group chat function that should improve the experience. For example, a new group description provides a short blurb that explains the purpose, topic, and guidelines behind each group. Admins have a fresh set of controls that allow them to restrict who can change the group’s subject, icon, […]

WhatsApp Now Supports Videos From Facebook And Instagram

WhatsApp has updated its iPhone app with new multimedia features. Now WhatsApp users who receive videos from Facebook or Instagram will be able to view them without leaving WhatsApp. This tool also supports picture-in-picture, allowing people to watch a video while navigating through their inbox. WhatsApp also gains new group admin tools, which allow administrators […]

BlackBerry Sues Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp For Patent Infringement

BlackBerry has filed lawsuits against Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, claiming all three violate its patented messaging technology. “Defendants created mobile messaging applications that co-opt BlackBerry’s innovations, using a number of the innovative security, user interface, and functionality enhancing features,” said the company in its filings. BlackBerry says it has spent years negotiating with all three […]

WhatsApp Has Stop Working on BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8.0

WhatsApp has ended support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8.0 and older, and Nokia S40. Users on these platforms can no longer create new accounts or re-verify existing ones. The app has stop working on these platforms altogether. “These platforms don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features […]

UK Home Secretary Wants Access to London Attacker’s WhatsApp Account

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd wants WhatsApp to give intelligence agencies access to encrypted messages following last week’s Westminster attack that left four dead. Appearing on the BBC’s “The Andrew Marr Show“, Rudd also called for social media giants to ensure that they don’t “provide a secret place for terrorists to communicate with each other.” […]

WhatsApp Taking Video Chat Global

WhatsApp has announced that it is enabling video calls for all users around the world. Video calling is being added to the Android, iOS, and Windows phone mobile apps over the coming days. With it, users will be able to make encrypted video calls to one another. WhatsApp said it developed the app such that the […]

Turkey Blocks Many Popular Social Networks

Access to social media and messaging services is blocked in Turkey. Restrictions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Skype were detected Thursday, according to Internet monitoring group Turkey Blocks. It appears the government is throttling social networks at the ISP level, slowing down major providers TTNet and Turkcell; smaller ISPs like UyduNet are not […]

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