Tag: WhatsApp

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 […]

WhatsApp launches dark mode for iOS and Android

Earlier this week, WhatsApp updated its app for both Android and iOS to now support native dark mode. On iOS dark mode is enabled or disabled system wide via the Settings app or Control Centre and on Android 9, the setting is within the WhatsApp app, under WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Theme > Dark This isn’t a deep dark colour, it’s a very dark green colour, to match the […]

Over two billion people now use WhatsApp

Just today, Facebook owned WhatsApp has now passed the two billion user mark, something Facebook only achieved in 2017. “We are excited to share that, as of today, WhatsApp supports more than two billion users around the world.” WhatsApp Also in the blog post, the company touts its encryption efforts as WhatsApp has end-to-end encryption. “Strong encryption is a necessity in modern life. We will not compromise on security because […]

WhatsApp stops supporting Windows Phone and old Android versions

WhatsApp is everywhere, web, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, Android, macOS, Windows and more but if you support that large array of operating systems, older versions have to give and so do certain platforms. It’s time up for WhatsApp on Windows Phone soon, the company has now said that as of 31st December 2019, Windows Phone will no longer be supported. WhatsApp has also said that the WhatsApp might not […]

WhatsApp now works on CarPlay

Today WhatsApp has been added to the list of supported apps on CarPlay, more notable is that it is the first third-party app on CarPlay which supports messaging. Other apps, mainly music ones are offered such as Spotify and Google Play Music. But today WhatsApp was updated to add in support for CarPlay, which allows the driver to read unread messages, ask Siri to read those messages as well as […]

UPDATE – Yes, WhatsApp is down

It isn’t just you, WhatsApp does seem to be down for a lot of users. People are reporting they can’t send or receive chats and it just shows “Connecting”. As there is no “fix” for this, symptoms lead to an issue with WhatsApp servers. UPDATE: WhatsApp came back up around 22:30 Wednesday evening, a statement from the company was issue shortly after service was restored. “Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all […]

WhatsApp will stop supporting older phones at the end of the year

Millions of people use WhatsApp, in fact nearly a billion people are using the ever popular service to communicate for work and with friends. But now the company has revealed that by the end of 2016, a number of older handsets won’t be able to run WhatsApp. Any phone that’s running iOS 6 or earlier, Android 2.3 Gingerbread or earlier and Windows Phone 7 or earlier won’t be able to […]

WhatsApp is dropping charges to be completely free

Good news, WhatsApp has backtracked on its decision to charge for the use of the service, now earlier today the company has announced that to make the app more accessible to people and for people not to lose their messages and to do that it needs to be a totally free service, in the past it has been free for one year then $0.99/69p a year there after. The co-founder […]

‪‎WhatsApp‬ is now more popular than texting

WhatsApp, the popular messenger app is now more popular than normal SMS texting. The app has now overtaken traditional texting by 50% when comparing the amount of messages sent each day. Also WhatsApp now has a staggering 700 million active monthly users, which has seen a massive increase from the 50 million in April last year. Ofcom has revealed that the forgotten SMS has seen a decline in the amount […]

Facebook have bought WhatsApp for $16 billion.

Facebook announced that they are purchasing WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps for about $16 billion. The move “accelerates Facebook’s ability to bring connectivity and utility to the world,” Facebook said. Despite the acquisition WhatsApp will still operate and remain independent, Co-Founder and CEO Jan Koum will join Facebook’s Board of Directors. This isn’t new for Facebook, to make high value purchases; They purchased Instagram for $1 billion. WhatsApp has over […]