Tag: WhatsApp

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 […]

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 […]