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WhatsApp update: Tap to unblock, reply privately in groups soon

WhatsApp update: Tap to unblock, reply privately in groups soon

The Private Replies feature will let users reply privately to a person within a group.

Dec 11, 2017, 10:50 AM IST
WhatsApp's standalone Business app set for launch soon

WhatsApp's standalone Business app set for launch soon

In a new FAQ published on its site, WhatsApp has revealed more details about the upcoming Business accounts like how to identify verified Business accounts from non-verified ones.

Dec 08, 2017, 11:29 AM IST
WhatsApp group admins likely to get more power: All you need to know

WhatsApp group admins likely to get more power: All you need to know

Administrators can keep sharing media and chatting as normal as they restrict other members.

Dec 02, 2017, 17:30 PM IST
Google detects spy app stealing info from social media, phones

Google detects spy app stealing info from social media, phones

Tizi is a fully featured backdoor that installs spyware to steal sensitive data from popular social media applications.

Nov 29, 2017, 20:12 PM IST
WhatsApp new feature to let users switch from voice to video call: All you need to know

WhatsApp new feature to let users switch from voice to video call: All you need to know

WhatsApp has over 200 million monthly active users in India and 1.2 billion users worldwide.

Nov 29, 2017, 07:47 AM IST
SC junks plea against Blue Whale Challenge as Centre says can’t regulate it

SC junks plea against Blue Whale Challenge as Centre says can’t regulate it

The Supreme Court on Monday disposed of petition against the Blue Whale Challenge after the central government argued that it was not possible to regulate the game.

Nov 20, 2017, 13:34 PM IST
Switch from voice to video call on WhatsApp soon as you talk

Switch from voice to video call on WhatsApp soon as you talk

The popular messaging service may also be working on an app for iPad users as references of WhatsApp for iPad were spotted on latest WhatsApp desktop app.

Nov 16, 2017, 18:58 PM IST
Airtel-Karbonn unveil new bundled smartphones to take on Jio

Airtel-Karbonn unveil new bundled smartphones to take on Jio

To counter JioPhone, Bharti Airtel has teamed up with Celkon and Karbonn Mobiles to offer low-cost bundled 4G smartphones.

Nov 16, 2017, 17:48 PM IST
AMU sanskrit professor's talaq to wife on WhatsApp: 'Is this how educated people act,' ask woman activists

AMU sanskrit professor's talaq to wife on WhatsApp: 'Is this how educated people act,' ask woman activists

Several women activists lashed out at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) professor who recently gave triple talaq to his wife via WhatsApp and text message, despite Supreme Court declaring the practice illegal. 

Nov 13, 2017, 09:39 AM IST
AMU professor gives triple talaq, wife threatens to kill kids, commit suicide; appeals to PM for justice

AMU professor gives triple talaq, wife threatens to kill kids, commit suicide; appeals to PM for justice

The SC on August 22 by a 3-2 decision struck down the centuries-old practice of instant triple talaq among Indian Muslims as unconstitutional, manifestly arbitrary and void in law.

Nov 12, 2017, 18:11 PM IST
WhatsApp to introduce app for iPad users?

WhatsApp to introduce app for iPad users?

References of WhatsApp for iPad are spotted on latest WhatsApp desktop app.

Nov 12, 2017, 16:52 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh Elections 2017: Teacher on poll duty clicks selfie with postal ballot, booked

Himachal Pradesh Elections 2017: Teacher on poll duty clicks selfie with postal ballot, booked

A government teacher, who was roped in for poll duty, has been booked for allegedly clicking a selfie, which he later circulated on social media, while casting his postal ballot, an election official said on.

Nov 09, 2017, 08:26 AM IST
Fake version of WhatsApp downloaded more than one million times from Play Store

Fake version of WhatsApp downloaded more than one million times from Play Store

Spotted by users on web forum Reddit, the fake contained ads and could download software to users' devices.

Nov 07, 2017, 08:39 AM IST

Afghanistan moves to block WhatsApp, Telegram messaging services

Use of social media and mobile instant messaging services has exploded in Afghanistan over recent years. Social media users and civil rights groups reacted with outrage to initial reports of the move and the letter sent by telecoms regulator ATRA was widely shared on social media. 

Nov 04, 2017, 15:29 PM IST

Afghanistan temporarily bans WhatsApp

WhatsApp and Telegram are often used by the Taliban and other militant groups to evade government surveillance, The New York Times reported.

Nov 04, 2017, 11:52 AM IST
WhatsApp was down, and Twitter came to the rescue

WhatsApp was down, and Twitter came to the rescue

And there were reasons why people turned to Twitter. They wanted to check if WhatsApp was really down, even as the app was back up after an hour-long global outage.

Nov 03, 2017, 22:25 PM IST
WhatsApp sorry for global outage, says full services restored

WhatsApp sorry for global outage, says full services restored

Several users took to Twitter to confirm the development and vent their frustration with #whatsappdown trending on the micro-blogging site. WhatsApp has now issued an apology.

Nov 03, 2017, 22:04 PM IST
Outgoing Twitter worker responsible for Trump account outage

Outgoing Twitter worker responsible for Trump account outage

Twitter initially said the account had been "inadvertently deactivated due to human error", but later indicated it was done intentionally by a departing worker.

Nov 03, 2017, 16:54 PM IST
How and why WhatsApp grew to mean the world to its one billion users worldwide

How and why WhatsApp grew to mean the world to its one billion users worldwide

What happens when one of world's most widely-used communication channel goes down? Virtual pandemonium! That is what happened when WhatsApp suffered a global outage on Friday for well over an hour.

Nov 03, 2017, 16:05 PM IST
WhatsApp is back but Twitter can't keep calm

WhatsApp is back but Twitter can't keep calm

WhatsApp suffered a global outage on Friday afternoon with users

Nov 03, 2017, 15:15 PM IST