A new report has suggested that WhatsApp will soon introduce video and voice calling feature in the desktop version for non-beta users. Currently, WhatsApp's video or voice calling is available only for the mobile version. In this regard, WAbetainfo tweeted, "It might take some time, but it's good news." The company has also planned to introduce Instagram-like self-destructing photo feature, wherein the sent picture will get deleted… read-more
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The Supreme Court, through a February 27 circular, has banned the use of WhatsApp to share video conference links. Owing to the new Information Technology Rules, 2021, registered email ids and mobile numbers of advocates and parties will be used to share video links for court proceedings form March 1. Earlier, the Centre has introduced several modifications in the IT rules to regulate the operations of social media and OTT platforms in India… read-more
Messaging platform Telegram has announced to roll new features to benefit users amid the WhatsApp row. Telegram will introduce features like auto-delete timer for texts with two expiry limits - 24 hours and 7 days. Moreover, the invite links will also have an expiry limit. With update, chat imports will also be sorted by their original date. Besides providing new emojis, it will enable users to report messages with comments to explain the… read-more
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To clarify its motive behind its new controversial policy update, WhatsApp on February 19 announced to launch public outreach exercise. The company stated that it will simplify the update to make people understand the nuances of the revised policy. Reportedly, the users will come across banner pop-ups that will guide them through the update. However, WhatsApp has indicated to enforce the controversial privacy update which was earlier flagged… read-more
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Social Networking & Messenger platforms, Facebook and WhatsApp were served a response notice over its new privacy policies by the Supreme Court of India. The bench of CJI, SA Bobde, AS Bopanna, and V Ramasubramanian, after listening to a petition seeking stay on the new privacy policies, stated that the apex court will have to intervene in-order to protect people's rights. Furthermore, the court added that "people value their privacy more… read-more
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US-based mobile app watcher Sensor Tower's report has suggested that ‘Telegram’ became the most downloaded non-gaming app globally in January 2021. Interestingly, of the last month’s 63 million installation of the messaging app, India alone accounted for 24% of the downloads. Clocking 62 million downloads, TikTok stood second with most downloads coming from China and US. Meanwhile, WhatsApp slipped to fifth from third position, possibly due… read-more
In response to a plea, the Supreme Court on February 1 asked WhatsApp to confirm that the latter would abide by the RBI and NCPI guidelines and not share UPI data with third parties. Reportedly, the plea also urged the court to ensure that WhatsApp Pay is not launched in India until it fulfils all legal compliances. The court reminded WhatsApp of the other interlocutory applications regarding data security deferring the hearing after four… read-more
The Supreme Court asked the Centre to frame a law that regulates social media platforms on February 1. The direction came after a petition had been filed to hold any social media - Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter - engaged in spreading fake news directly accountable. Besides, the petition has sought instructions from the authorities to set up a media tribunal that dispel fake news and hate speeches within a short span.
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Uttar Pradesh police reported complaints from Etawah BJP MLA Sarita Bhadauria on receiving murders threats from a Pakistani number on WhatsApp. Reportedly, police informed that the miscreant threatened to kill PM Narendra Modi with senior BJP and RSS leaders. As per Sarita, the number had Pakistan's ISI logo on WhatsApp. Etawah SSP Akash Tomar confirmed the number starting from +92 and assured a probe with security for Sarita.
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