WhatsApp

WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a cross-platform, free-to-use instant messaging service for smartphones.

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Timeline

May 15, 2020

WhatsApp launches new campaign to curb fake news amid COVID-19

March 22, 2020

WHO launches a messaging service with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus.

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Anton Borzov

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Bosco Zubiaga

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Brayson Ware

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Brian Aspland

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Bridget McDowell

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Charles Deets

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Charles Kung

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Christian Bloom

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Evgeny Levin

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Helen Chen

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Jean Leconte II

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Julian Maingot

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Justin Clegg

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DNA Web Team
September 18, 2020
DNA India
WhatsApp Web likely to get fingerprint authentication feature soon - WhatsApp has dedicated a team to work on adding biometric scanning support and making the entire browser service more secure.
ANI
September 1, 2020
@bsindia
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has called for an investigation into the operations of social media giants, Facebook and WhatsApp, in India and asserted that no one can be allowed to interfere in our nations affairs.He claimed that international media have fully exposed Facebooks and WhatsApps brazen assault on Indias democracy and social harmony.International media have fully exposed Facebooks & WhatsApps brazen assault on Indias democracy & social harmony. No one, let alone a foreign company, can be allowed to interfere in our nations affairs. They must be investigated immediately & when found guilty, punished, he tweeted while citing a media report.Earlier, the Congress leader had alleged that the BJP has a hold over WhatsApp and said the platform now needs the approval of the Central government to launch its payment services in India.Americas Time magazine exposes WhatsApp-BJP nexus: Used by 40 Cr Indians, WhatsApp also wants to be used for making ...
ANI
August 29, 2020
@bsindia
Congress party, in the letter, wants to know about steps Zuckerbergs company is planning to take to investigate these matters
Greg Kumparak
August 24, 2020
TechCrunch
Today was part one of Y Combinator's two-parter Summer 2020 Demo Day, where nearly 100 companies debuted their efforts to the world for the first time. The Summer 2020 batch of companies was the first fully remote YC cohort, with the ongoing pandemic leading the accelerator to take its program entirely virtual. But it was [...]
DNA Web Team
August 21, 2020
DNA India
Following Google, WhatsApp experiences global outage - "WhatsApp is experiencing a partial outage for several users. It's not possible to use the service because the server is down. Note that some users might still be able to use the service," said WABetainfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp in Beta.
Ruchika Chitravanshi
August 19, 2020
@bsindia
The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) had granted permission to WhatsApp in February to operate its payment service to 10 million users in India in the first phase
Reuters
August 19, 2020
@bsindia
The order will come as a relief for WhatsApp, which is seen close to a full launch of its payments service, but where it has for months struggled to get required clearance
IANS
August 17, 2020
@bsindia
The party said that a meeting with Facebook officials took place on May 15, but the social media company did not take any action
ANI
August 17, 2020
@bsindia
On the basis of a report published in an American newspaper, The Wall Street Journal, Rahul Gandhi has alleged that Facebook and WhatsApp are controlled by BJP and RSS in India
DNA Web Team
August 15, 2020
DNA India
WhatsApp rival Telegram finally adds video call support - The video calling feature will officially arrive with version 7.0 of Telegram messenger.
Danny Boyle
August 11, 2020
The Telegraph
Plus, McDonald's sues former boss over relationships & Her Majesty's favourite film revealed
IANS
August 7, 2020
@bsindia
Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature to allow ShareChat users to play videos within its main app via the picture-in-picture (PIP) mode
Manish Singh
August 4, 2020
TechCrunch
WhatsApp, one of the most popular instant messaging platforms on the planet, has rolled out a new feature in select markets that makes it easier for users to verify whether the assertions made in messages they have received on the app are true. The Facebook -owned service has enabled users in Brazil, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, [...]
Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Jennifer Rankin
August 3, 2020
the Guardian
Bishop Benoît Alowonou, a critic of Togo's repressive regime, was targeted by the malware, which is sold by the NSO Group to governments. Photograph: YouTube
IANS
August 1, 2020
@bsindia
People can now access Messenger Rooms which allow group video calls of up to 50 people with no time limit via WhatsApp on the desktop
IANS
August 1, 2020
@bsindia
In a bid to curb irresponsible use of animated stickers, WhatsApp has introduced a new limit on sharing these stickers, according to WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp beta.
Peerzada Abrar
July 31, 2020
@bsindia
Facebook wants to use the Jio deal to get thousands of small businesses on-boarded onto WhatsApp to do commerce in India
Stephanie Kirchgaessner
July 28, 2020
the Guardian
WhatsApp confirms Catalan politician's phone was target of 2019 attack | WhatsApp | The Guardian
BS Web Team
July 24, 2020
@bsindia
JioMart services are now available through smartphone app, web portal and WhatsApp
Business Standard
July 22, 2020
@bsindia
Apart from the troubles in the northeastern and northwestern borders, another problem seems to be emerging down south
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