Alert! Cyber agency warns users against WhatsApp flaw

A cyber security agency has now alerted people who are using WhatsApp against certain vulnerabilities detected in the popular instant messaging app that could compromise with sensitive information.

Apr 17, 2021, 15:56 PM IST

Alert! Stalkers tracking WhatsApp status? Here’s how a flaw compromising people’s privacy

WhatsApp status trackers are tracking users’ status even when they are not online. The report further takes examples of few users and these trackers showed that they can get to know the exact time and date the user was online. 

Apr 16, 2021, 23:06 PM IST

WhatsApp brings two major updates for iOS users: More prominent media previews and changes in Disappearing Messages Setting

When it comes to the Disappearing Messages setting, it has been enabled for all participants in a group instead of the admin. But admins can also control the feature by changing the Edit Group Info setting. The new update could be done in a phased manner.

Apr 16, 2021, 17:13 PM IST

Pakistan temporarily shuts down all social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

As per the local media reports, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Friday (April 16) temporarily shut down all social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, and TikTok, in the nation for a few hours. 

Apr 16, 2021, 13:23 PM IST

Shocking! WhatsApp’s new privacy policy could lead to user stalking, says CCI

CCI has maintained that it was not examining any alleged violations of individuals’ privacy, as the Supreme Court of India is investigating the matter separately.

Apr 14, 2021, 10:49 AM IST

Beware! A WhatsApp flaw can suspend your account

Discovered by Security researchers Luis Márquez Carpintero and Ernesto Canales Pereña found out that this attack is done by hackers to steal personal details and lock you out of the account. After you are locked out, it becomes really difficult to get back access to your account. 

Apr 13, 2021, 17:09 PM IST

Alert! WhatsApp forward claiming to register for COVID-19 vaccine is fake

The Press Information Bureau (PIB) has warned people to not believe in this fake WhatsApp forward and it has put out an advisory that the registrations for COVID-19 vaccination is only done through the Co-WIN portal and Aarogya Setu app and not by any other methods.

Apr 12, 2021, 22:21 PM IST

TikTok most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide in March despite India ban

The countries with the largest number of TikTok installs were from Douyin in China at 11 percent, followed by the US at 10 percent, Sensor Tower said. The countries with the largest number of Facebook installs were — India at 25 percent, followed by the US at 8 percent. 

Apr 12, 2021, 20:51 PM IST

Lost your phone? Here’s how you can still use your WhatsApp account

Popular messaging platform WhatsApp is one of the most used platforms to communicate in India and it only works when the user’s device is connected to the internet. What if someone loses his/her device and is unable to access their WhatsApp account, it is advisable to ensure that a stranger should not get access to a WhatsApp account.

Apr 10, 2021, 13:34 PM IST

Mark Zuckerberg uses Signal instead of WhatsApp, gets heavily trolled on Twitter

Twitterati dont seem to be in the mood to spare Mark Zuckerberg for using rival Signal app instead of WhatsApp and are heavily roasting the latter on Twitter.

Apr 07, 2021, 14:22 PM IST

Book LPG cylinders through WhatsApp: HP, Indane, Bharat Gas customers check the process and other details here

Customers can book their LPG gas cylinder by speaking to a gas agency or distributor, online booking by visiting the website and also by sending a text on the company's WhatsApp number.

Apr 06, 2021, 18:07 PM IST

WhatsApp, Facebook petition against CCI probe order in Delhi High Court

Both Facebook and WhatsApp filed the petitions separately but it was almost the same and they contend that cases on WhatsApp’s privacy policy update are already being heard in the Supreme Court and therefore, CCI should be restricted from any probe until those cases are resolved. 

Apr 06, 2021, 16:04 PM IST

WhatsApp may soon allow chat history migration from iPhone to Android

The company had been exploring the possibility of using WhatsApp on multiple devices at the same time and the ability to migrate chat history between iOS and Android is part of this effort, the report said.

Apr 06, 2021, 13:41 PM IST

Want to check who is online on WhatsApp? Here’s how to do it being offline

Popular messaging platform WhatsApp has come up with many features last year and they are still testing a few of them.  With features, WhatsApp has many tricks that are unknown to a lot of users. However, there is one such way that helps you to know who is active in your contact list without being online.

Apr 05, 2021, 17:35 PM IST

Signal replaces WhatsApp to become the fastest growing app

The upcoming WhatsApp privacy policy has actually helped Signal and Telegram grow their user base. Facing a backlash in February, WhatsApp deferred its new data privacy policy by three months that is reported to be sharing users` data with Facebook (which the company has denied).

Apr 02, 2021, 18:26 PM IST

WhatsApp to introduce this new feature to modify its app colour, check details

WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature that will allow users to change colours inside the app. 

Apr 02, 2021, 00:16 AM IST

Replacing your old Android phone with a new one? Here's a checklist of top 5 things to do before switching over

Here's a checklist of top 5 things to do with your old Android phone before switching over to a new Android phone.

Mar 31, 2021, 13:11 PM IST

WhatsApp unveils Holi stickers: Here’s how to download on Android phones and iPhones

However this time, the wishes on WhatsApp have increased as compared to previous years and everyone is wishing each other digitally. WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging platforms where people use stickers and gifs to send wishes to their loved ones.

Mar 29, 2021, 10:38 AM IST

WhatsApp Chat Threads feature available for select beta users on Android: Check how it works

WhatsApp Chat Threads is one such feature that will be launched later this year. However, the company has released this feature for select WhatsApp beta users.  As per the website WABetaInfo, the Chat Threads WhatsApp feature is made available for a few beta users on Android.

Mar 28, 2021, 12:33 PM IST

WhatsApp rolls out a new feature, now lets you import animated sticker packs

This feature is available for use on both iOS and Android for a while now and the messaging platform is now allowing users to import animated images as sticker packs (using a compatible app) into WhatsApp -- just like users can already import sticker packs made of static images into the app.

Mar 27, 2021, 09:56 AM IST