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Not possible to remove child porn content due to end-to-end encryption technology, WhatsApp tells SC

Not possible to remove child porn content due to end-to-end encryption technology, WhatsApp tells SC

In today's hearing, Internet giants agreed that child pornography needs to be stamped out.

Dec 06, 2018, 22:36 PM IST
WhatsApp launches TV campaign in India to fight fake news

WhatsApp launches TV campaign in India to fight fake news

Each film's protagonist teaches someone important in their lives to not spread rumours and to use WhatsApp controls such as the ability to leave groups where rumours are spread and block unknown senders.

Dec 03, 2018, 11:39 AM IST
WhatsApp chief writes to RBI, seeks nod to expand payment services to all users

WhatsApp chief writes to RBI, seeks nod to expand payment services to all users

The development comes at a time when competitors such as Google have forged ahead with their payments offerings.

Dec 02, 2018, 16:56 PM IST
WhatsApp's Chief Business Officer Neeraj Arora quits

WhatsApp's Chief Business Officer Neeraj Arora quits

Arora has been with WhatsApp since 2011 -- well before the mobile messaging service's $19 billion acquisition by Facebook.

Nov 27, 2018, 11:10 AM IST
WhatsApp appoints Ezetap Co-founder Abhijit Bose as India head

WhatsApp appoints Ezetap Co-founder Abhijit Bose as India head

Bose will join WhatsApp in early 2019, the company said.

Nov 22, 2018, 15:10 PM IST
WhatsApp selects 20 teams, including Indian experts, to curb fake news

WhatsApp selects 20 teams, including Indian experts, to curb fake news

The research examines the ways in which WhatsApp users understand and find solutions to the spate of "WhatsApp lynchings" that has killed over 30 people so far.

Nov 13, 2018, 10:10 AM IST
TRAI begins consultation on regulatory regime for OTT services

TRAI begins consultation on regulatory regime for OTT services

OTT services refer to applications and services that are accessible over the Internet and ride on an operator's network.

Nov 12, 2018, 16:19 PM IST
WhatsApp testing preview feature for forwarded messages: Report

WhatsApp testing preview feature for forwarded messages: Report

The new preview feature will give you a pop up message before you forward an item, allowing you to take the final decision before sending it across.

Nov 08, 2018, 16:17 PM IST
WhatsApp geared up to show ads in 'Status,' confirms VP Chris Daniels

WhatsApp geared up to show ads in 'Status,' confirms VP Chris Daniels

Daniels, however, did not give any timeline to this development that has been in the news for some time.

Nov 01, 2018, 12:05 PM IST
WhatsApp to organise start-up challenge in India

WhatsApp to organise start-up challenge in India

Also, the company would invest an additional $2,50,000 to a select few firms from the entrepreneurial community to promote their WhatsApp business number on Facebook.

Nov 01, 2018, 11:54 AM IST
WhatsApp to appoint India head by year-end

WhatsApp to appoint India head by year-end

Under pressure to curb sinister and fake messages, WhatsApp said Wednesday it will appoint head of India operations by the year-end.

Oct 31, 2018, 23:13 PM IST
WhatsApp officially rolls out stickers – Here's how you can use it

WhatsApp officially rolls out stickers – Here's how you can use it

The messaging app has also added support for third-party sticker packs to allow designers and developers around the world to create stickers for WhatsApp.

Oct 26, 2018, 10:34 AM IST
WhatsApp 'delete message for everyone' feature to soon get a new update

WhatsApp 'delete message for everyone' feature to soon get a new update

'Delete for Everyone' allows users to revoke their messages in case they sent those to a wrong person or a group.

Oct 15, 2018, 10:38 AM IST
WhatsApp bug let hackers hijack accounts with a video call: Reports

WhatsApp bug let hackers hijack accounts with a video call: Reports

Facebook has suffered a string of security-related problems in the last year.

Oct 10, 2018, 17:33 PM IST
WhatsApp appoints grievance officer for India, but in the US

WhatsApp appoints grievance officer for India, but in the US

Sources in the IT ministry reveal the government has taken a grim view of the decision to station the grievance officer in the US. Cyber security experts largely call it a cosmetic move.

Sep 24, 2018, 19:06 PM IST
BBC to offer 'reality check' service during 2019 elections to counter fake news

BBC to offer 'reality check' service during 2019 elections to counter fake news

With general elections coming up, Director of BBC World Service Group feels "it is vital people have access to news they can trust". 

Sep 24, 2018, 16:18 PM IST
WhatsApp to soon add inline image style for notifications, currently on beta

WhatsApp to soon add inline image style for notifications, currently on beta

The feature will not work for GIFs or videos.

Sep 24, 2018, 14:55 PM IST
IT Ministry mulls third notice to WhatsApp; may insist on message traceability

IT Ministry mulls third notice to WhatsApp; may insist on message traceability

According to government sources, an internal discussion was held on the issue and a third letter could now be sent to WhatsApp in the next 7-10 days.

Sep 20, 2018, 18:18 PM IST
WhatsApp working on dark mode, swipe to reply features

WhatsApp working on dark mode, swipe to reply features

The Swipe to reply feature is currently available only in iOS.

Sep 17, 2018, 11:18 AM IST
JioPhone users get Whatsapp access: Here's how to download it

JioPhone users get Whatsapp access: Here's how to download it

To get started, JioPhone users only need to verify their phone number and then they can begin chatting with other WhatsApp users, one-on-one or in groups.

Sep 11, 2018, 15:01 PM IST

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