The facebook-owned messaging platform, WhatsApp has announced a new feature that will allow users to join a group call in the middle of it and at their preferred time. This new feature has been effective from July 20. WhatsApp group calls will show a similar feature of Zoom and Google Meet which allows users to join on their preferences. Users can drop and rejoin the call at their convenience.
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The facebook-owned digital messaging platform, Whatsapp has evicted over 1 million Indian accounts within May 15- June 15 period. The app also recorded 345 grievance reports during the same time period. Reportedly, the majority of the accounts were banned for spamming users and automated messaging. Also, some accounts were banned for using provoking content. Every month, at least eight million accounts are disabled globally.
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WhatsApp is testing real-time waveform for voice message and some new features for business accounts. However, a user will also be able to listen to a voice message before sending it. This feature was previously removed owing to users’ complaints. Also, Business accounts will now not have an online status or their "last seen" displayed. As of now, the date has not been revealed for the new updates.… read-more
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The Crime Branch of Delhi police has arrested the kingpin of a Sextortion racket Mewat-based criminal, Mohammed Barkat Ali in Gurgaon. However, the police is still looking for his associates in Mewat. Reportedly, the gang was luring people through fake female IDs, initiating sex chat on WhatsApp and would extort money through blackmailing. Besides, the police said selling fake cars and bikes on WhatsApp were the major tasks.
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WhatsApp scraped its dark blue coloured notifications and is bringing back its green coloured notifications for Android Beta users. Previously the "Reply" and "Mark As Read" options in the notifications were in deep blue colours but is now changed due to the users' complaints of it not being visible due to its contrast. The users will now not receive the blue coloured option in the app's stable release.
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Messaging application WhatsApp is working on a 'flash call' feature for login verification. Likely to be launched in the upcoming update, the feature will enable login verification through an automated call. Notably, it would not be available for iOS as Apple does not permit reading its call logs. Meanwhile, the Facebook-owned platform has clarified that it would not use users' call history for any purpose other than the verification.
Recently-surfaced screenshots of chats between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart have revealed a series of new features set to be rolled out by the messaging platform. The new features include the "view once" function, disappearing mode of any chat-thread, multi-device support without internet connection on the main device and possible WhatsApp for iPad. Reportedly, the news was leaked by a person handling the… read-more
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WhatsApp on June 1 announced Paresh B Lal as the grievance officer of the website. Reportedly, the decision came week after the new IT rules came into the effect. According to new rules, the sites with 50 lakh users have to appoint a grievance officer, nodal officer and, chief compliance officer. As per WhatsApp, users can contact Paresh through a post box in Banjara Hills in Hyderabad, Telangana.
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Facebook-owned WhatsApp has sued the central government over the new IT rules, which the former claims to be unconstitutional and breach of privacy. As per the rules, social media platforms are required to identify the "first originator of information", which would make WhatsApp to break the end-to-end encryption protection for users. On the other hand, while Facebook has agreed with most of the provisions, Twitter's response over compliance… read-more
Tech giants Google and its platform YouTube have agreed to comply with India’s new IT rules after a threat of criminal action lingered over them. Google officially stated that they were working to "ensure that we're combating illegal content in effective and fair way". The development has taken place after Facebook pledged to meet the requirements. However, Twitter and WhatsApp have not issued any statement yet.
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