Tag: messaging app

App Review, Applications

WhatsApp users in Singapore can now pay merchants directly from the app

May 12, 2023

Via: 9to5Mac

WhatsApp has its own payment platform called WhatsApp Pay, which lets users transfer money within a WhatsApp chat. After launching the platform in India and Brazil, the messaging app is now rolling out WhatsApp Pay to businesses in Singapore. WhatsApp […]

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Facebook’s Messenger Kids app gains dark mode, voice effects, more; PAC-MAN coming to Gaming

December 6, 2021

Via: 9to5Mac

Facebook is updating its Messenger Kids app this week with three new features including dark mode and voice effects. Each update is available first on iOS and coming later to Android. Facebook is also introducing a new way to interact […]

App Review, Applications

Oh no, was my WhatsApp hacked? Don’t fret, most likely not.

August 10, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Every now and then, we get a good scare when we receive one of those notifications when there has been a problem with one of our numerous accounts on the web. Well, recently, you might have come across such a […]

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Mission Possible: iOS beta of WhatsApp now offers disappearing messages

July 12, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

It’s funny-well, not yuck, yuck funny-but funny in an odd sort of way how several social media apps started out popular for a certain feature and morphed into something else. Take Snapchat which first became known for its disappearing messages […]

App Review, Applications

What you need to know about Telegram, the WhatsApp alternative

January 27, 2021

Via: Mashable

Are you looking to leave the Facebook-owned private messaging app WhatsApp? You’re not alone. Following a terms of service update that now allows WhatsApp to share your data with its parent company, privacy-concerned users are looking for alternatives. Enter Telegram. […]

App Review, App security, Applications

Google Messages adds a long-awaited security feature — can it compete with iMessage?

December 9, 2020

Via: Laptop Mag

Last month, we reported that Google had begun beta testing an updated version of their messaging app with end-to-end encryption, which has been a long-awaited feature. Google has now begun releasing a beta version that will encrypt message only during […]

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WhatsApp may get multi-device login and expiring messages feature soon

April 2, 2020

Via: Pocket Now

WhatsApp is used by millions across the world and the app is soon getting some useful features according to details found in the latest beta version. Using the same account of WhatsApp on two devices simultaneously sounds like a dream. […]

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WhatsApp fixes one of its most annoying bugs in new update to iOS app

October 29, 2019

Via: 9to5Mac

WhatsApp has finally fixed one its annoying bugs in the latest update to its iOS update: you will no longer see unread notifications badges for muted chats … Muted chats are one of the most handy features of WhatsApp. It’s […]

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Telegram’s latest update helps you cut down on notification overload

August 12, 2019

Via: The Verge

The messaging app Telegram has been updated with a number of features that should cut down on the amount of notifications and noise generated by the app. Up first is a new silent messaging feature, which allows you to send […]

App security, Applications

WhatsApp Used By Attackers To Install Spyware On Phones

May 14, 2019

Via: Pymnts

Hackers found a way to use messaging app WhatsApp to install spyware onto phones. The Financial Times reported that a vulnerability in the popular app — which currently has 1.5 billion users worldwide — allowed the attackers to install commercial […]

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WhatsApp at work: Companies grapple with a popular ad hoc tool

November 28, 2018

Via: Computerworld

Popular consumer technology often makes the jump from the personal to the professional. AOL Instant Messenger, the iPhone and Facebook, for example, started off as consumer apps and devices and quickly gained ground in the office. More recently, WhatsApp, the […]

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WhatsApp reveals it’s extending support for Android Gingerbread until 2020

June 14, 2018

Via: Phone Arena

As of last month, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which made its debut way back in 2010, was still running on 0.3% of all Android devices, with a bunch of them apparently being keen WhatsApp users. After all, the popular messaging app’s […]

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WhatsApp is banning teens under 16 in Europe ahead of privacy law changes

April 25, 2018

Via: Mashable

For teenagers in the European Union, WhatsApp is about to change in a big way. The Facebook-owned messaging app is raising its age limit from 13 to 16 in Europe to meet the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) […]

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Updated: Yahoo is launching its new video messaging app Livetext tomorrow

July 19, 2015

Via: itCurated

Updated July 29: Yahoo’s new Livetext messaging app is set to make its way to the US, UK, Canada, France and Germany starting tomorrow. The app, which was launched in Honk Kong earlier this month, lets you send live (and […]