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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
Girl shoots self with gun while playing Russian roulette on WhatsApp video chat

Girl shoots self with gun while playing Russian roulette on WhatsApp video chat

A lethal game, Russian roulette involves a revolver with a single-loaded bullet. 

Sep 11, 2018, 14:58 PM IST
JioPhone users get Whatsapp access

JioPhone users get Whatsapp access

JioPhone users can record and send voice messages on Whatsapp.

Sep 11, 2018, 10:31 AM IST
SC fumes over trial through WhatsApp in Jharkhand court, asks if it’s a joke

SC fumes over trial through WhatsApp in Jharkhand court, asks if it’s a joke

Have you ever heard of a trial in a criminal case being conducted through instant messaging app WhatsApp? Bizzare but true.

Sep 09, 2018, 12:10 PM IST
Some Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram users face temporary outage

Some Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram users face temporary outage

Facebook Inc on Monday said a technical problem prevented some users from accessing and posting on the social network as well as messaging app Whatsapp and Instagram, and it had mostly fixed the issue.

Sep 04, 2018, 08:33 AM IST
WhatsApp to use All India Radio to caution on fake news

WhatsApp to use All India Radio to caution on fake news

Instant messaging app WhatsApp on Wednesday declared that it would launch an awareness drive through radio to prevent spread of fake news. As part of the drive, people will be told to verify any news before forwarding the same.

Aug 29, 2018, 22:15 PM IST
WhatsApp yet to appoint grievance officer in India; SC seeks response within 4 weeks

WhatsApp yet to appoint grievance officer in India; SC seeks response within 4 weeks

Over the past few months, fake messages circulating on WhatsApp have incited incidents of mob fury across parts of India.

Aug 27, 2018, 11:36 AM IST
Trace fake messages, comply with Indian laws: Centre warns WhatsApp

Trace fake messages, comply with Indian laws: Centre warns WhatsApp

WhatsApp has led to 'sinister developments, that provokes crime like mob lynching, revenge porn,' said IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Aug 21, 2018, 13:30 PM IST
WhatsApp officially rolls out forward message limit in India to curb fake news

WhatsApp officially rolls out forward message limit in India to curb fake news

Henceforth, Indian users will not be allowed to forward more than five chats at once.

Aug 09, 2018, 11:47 AM IST
Can FB, Whatsapp, Instagram be blocked in specific situations? DoT seeks industry views

Can FB, Whatsapp, Instagram be blocked in specific situations? DoT seeks industry views

The Section 69A of IT Act talks about power to issue directions for blocking for public access to any information through any computer resource.

Aug 07, 2018, 11:34 AM IST
WhatsApp responds to government notice, says message attribution may lead to misuse

WhatsApp responds to government notice, says message attribution may lead to misuse

WhatsApp has received flak from the Indian government over fake news and false information being circulated on its messaging platform.

Aug 06, 2018, 16:48 PM IST
WhatsApp to charge businesses for sending marketing, customer service messages

WhatsApp to charge businesses for sending marketing, customer service messages

WhatsApp has acknowledged that it is charging a premium compared to SMS rates.

Aug 02, 2018, 11:14 AM IST
Now WhatsApp photos of dirty stations to Western Railway to ensure cleanliness

Now WhatsApp photos of dirty stations to Western Railway to ensure cleanliness

Special teams to monitor such messages have been deputed round-the-clock to handle such complaints.

Aug 01, 2018, 14:04 PM IST
WhatsApp group calling for voice, video rolled out to Android, iOS users

WhatsApp group calling for voice, video rolled out to Android, iOS users

The group calling feature supports up to four people simultaneously and is available for both voice and video options.

Jul 31, 2018, 11:34 AM IST
Experts working on app to flag 'fake news' on WhatsApp

Experts working on app to flag 'fake news' on WhatsApp

For example, if a message is received, there will be colour codes that will indicate the authenticity.

Jul 30, 2018, 16:37 PM IST

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