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iOS and Android users can now switch easily without losing WhatsApp data

Mark Zuckerberg has finally announced a long-awaited WhatsApp update that will make the Android to iOS transition much smoother, and vice-versa. According to Mark, users will now be able to switch between the two operating systems seamlessly, without losing their WhatsApp chat history or content. 

June 21, 2022
June 21, 2022

WhatsApp rolls out tons of new features

This week, WhatsApp added a number of new features, including the ability to mute people during group calls (via Android Central). This sanity-saving feature appears to be useful not only for muting people who forget to do so, but also if you're in the same room as someone else on the call and don't want to hear an echo of their words.

June 15, 2022
June 15, 2022

iOS and Android users can now switch easily without losing WhatsApp data

Mark Zuckerberg has finally announced a long-awaited WhatsApp update that will make the Android to iOS transition much smoother, and vice-versa. According to Mark, users will now be able to switch between the two operating systems seamlessly, without losing their WhatsApp chat history or content. 

October 5, 2021
October 5, 2021

The time when social media was out

The impossible has happened. Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp et al — social media, as we know it, was down for some six hours. And, we survived!

January 26, 2019
January 26, 2019

Facebook getting its messaging apps to be friends

Facebook said it is trying to get its messaging apps to be friends, allowing encrypted missives be exchanged no matter which of its services are used.

January 21, 2019
January 21, 2019

WhatsApp limits text forwards to 5 recipients

Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight "misinformation and rumours", company executives say.

November 16, 2018
November 16, 2018

Taking a week off from social media causes withdrawal symptoms

New European research finds that even just a one-week break from social media can cause withdrawal symptoms similar to those experienced when quitting addictive substances.

August 10, 2018
August 10, 2018

Researchers find flaw in WhatsApp

Researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm said Wednesday they had found a flaw in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to modify and send fake messages in the popular social messaging app.

July 12, 2018
July 12, 2018

WhatsApp labels forwarded messages to fight fake news

In an attempt to curb the spreading of inaccurate and sometimes downright wrong information, WhatsApp announces that it is rolling out a feature that indicates which message has been "forwarded".

April 6, 2016
April 6, 2016

WhatsApp toughens encryption after Apple-FBI row

The popular messaging service WhatsApp says it had implemented "full end-to-end encryption," a move which steps up privacy but may lead to conflicts with law enforcement agencies.

December 29, 2015
December 29, 2015

Why is Mark Zuckerberg angry?

Mark Zuckerberg is feeling the force of critics who believe his effort to provide Indians with free access to a limited number of internet services hurts India's democracy and violates net neutrality.