Tag: WhatsApp

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are all down this evening

Facebook is having some issues this evening, as its own website along with Instagram and WhatsApp, of which it owns are all offline. Facebook has said it is working on getting the issues resolved, but it hasn’t explained yet what the issue could be. Downdetector is showing reports in the tens of thousands, with 35,000 currently showing. Due to Facebook owning Oculus too, this issue is affecting the services from […]

WhatsApp ends support for iOS 9

This week, WhatsApp has announced that the app no longer supports iOS 9 and earlier version, the news came via an updated support document that WhatsApp now requires iOS 10 or later. The newest iPhone to run iOS 9 is the iPhone 4s and now that iOS 10 is the minimum, the oldest iPhone that can run iOS 10 is the iPhone 5, released in 2012. The following is from […]

Instagram and WhatsApp back online following outage

This afternoon Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp all had issues and were offline for just under one hour. WhatsApp was left with “connecting” messages and Instagram was unable to refresh the feed. Facebook hasn’t said what caused the issue but WhatsApp said at 06:41pm UK time on Twitter that it has restored services. Thanks for your patience, that was a long 45 minutes but we are back! #WhatsAppDown — WhatsApp […]

WhatsApp Desktop now supports voice and video calls

Today, WhatsApp for desktop has been updated to now support audio and video calling for the first time. The desktop client is available on Mac and PC and it is surprising that it hasn’t had this ability up until now. WhatsApp say that all the calls, video or audio are all end-to-end encrypted. WhatsApp calls work between Facebook Portal, Android, iOS and more wherever the client app is supported. However […]

WhatsApp has now delayed the update to its privacy policy

Following the bad press and issues with privacy earlier this month, WhatsApp has now delayed the planned privacy update activation date from 8th February until 15th May 2021. The activation date is only delayed now, the Facebook and WhatsApp still intend on it coming into action soon. WhatsApp has said the bad press and users jumping ship to alternatives such as Telegram, iMessage and the most popular, Signal was the […]

WhatsApp issues update via Twitter, urges it protects users privacy

WhatsApp and Facebook has had a lot of negative feedback and users flocking from the messaging service in the past week, due to its new updated privacy policies. The company has urged on Twitter this week that the new privacy policy will not affect the company’s ability to read messages. Last week, WhatsApp started with popups appearing on users phones, and if you didn’t agree, your account will be deleted […]

CAIT asks Indian government to ban WhatsApp and Facebook

The CAIT in India (Confederation of All India Traders) has asked the government in the country to ban the use of WhatsApp and Facebook in the country following on from the revised privacy policy WhatsApp is forcing users to agree to by 8th February if they want to continue using the service. WhatsApp has over 200 million users in India and since the news regarding the privacy policy, users have […]

Opinion – Its time to say goodbye to WhatsApp from our lives

Its time to say goodbye to WhatsApp and as Facebook owns it, that too and Instagram from our lives and this is so long overdue. The company has no regard and care for its users privacy and the latest news regarding how it is changing the privacy policy for WhatsApp is scary, crazy and downright wrong all at the same time. The below can be found in the revised privacy […]

WhatsApp will start sharing your data with Facebook from next month – agree or lose your account

WhatsApp and Instagram are both owned by Facebook and like it or not Facebook is going to start collecting more information from WhatsApp users, starting in February. Starting earlier this week and yesterday for Europe based countries, WhatsApp has been notifying users that the privacy policy for WhatsApp is going to change, you can opt in or opt out. Opting out will mean your WhatsApp account will be deleted on […]

WhatsApp is testing support for more people in video calls

According to a report from WABetainfo WhatsApp is working on improving its video calling offering, which is especially important considering the need for working from helm and video conferencing apps and services have really taken the stage at the moment. Apps like Zoom have risen to the top recently, whether that is a good thing or not remains in peoples opinion. WABetainfo has said that WhatsApp is soon going to be rolling out […]