Whatsapp

Reliance JioPhone tipped to run special version of WhatsApp

Reliance Jio is in talks with WhatsApp to create a special version of the popular messaging app for newly launched JioPhone, according to a latest report from Factor Daily. Both the companies are planning to introduce a toned-down version of WhatsApp on the feature phone. The discussions, between the Jio team and WhatsApp, still seem to be in its preliminary stage. Although

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How to Disable/Remove the new “WhatsApp Status” feature

If you’re one of the guys who’s hating the new “WhatsApp Status” feature like me, this thread is for you!! Requirements: 1. ROOTed device 2. Any Root File Explorer or SharedPreferences Editor Steps: 0. Force Stop WhatsApp before proceeding. 1. a. For Root Explorers, open the file ‘/data/data/com.whatsapp/shared_prefs/com.whatsapp_preferences.xml‘ b. For SharedPreference Editors, select ‘WhatsApp’ and

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WhatsApp overhauling status tab with encrypted Snapchat Stories-like feature

WhatsApp is introducing a new feature in its app called Status that uses a similar format to Snapchat Stories, TechCrunch reports. Like messaging through WhatsApp, however, Status will bring encryption to the popular format. WhatsApp describes the new status feature as easy to use and secure: We are excited to announce that, coinciding with WhatsApp’s 8th

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WhatsApp GIF support is finally on its way

Pretty much every messaging app out there supports some form of GIF integration, but so far WhatsApp has remained staunchly stuck to static images. The latest beta release for iOS shows that will likely change soon. @WABetaInfo, which tracks changes to WhatsApp beta updates, notes that version 2.16.7.1 of the app will now autoplay GIF

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WhatsApp introduces new desktop app for Windows and Mac

From WhatsApp: Today we’re introducing a desktop app so you have a new way to stay in touch anytime and anywhere – whether on your phone or computer at home or work. Like WhatsApp Web, our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device.

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WhatsApp, FB Messenger, Hangouts, Slack, and More in One Chat App

There was a time when people’s friend list was split across Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM and any of the other dozen services. Software such as Pidgin and Adium helped them bring all the services into one platform and maintain their sanity. The rise of smartphones meant new services took over and everything was fragmented again.

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WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryption by default

WhatsApp has turned on end-to-end encryption across all of its apps, the company has announced. The Facebook-owned app, which has more than one billion monthly active users, turned on the Signal Protocol, developed by Whisper Systems, by default. The open-source private messaging system, which has been supported by Edward Snowden, will protect group chats, attachments, voice

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WhatsApp beta adds Quick Reply and font stylizations, moms everywhere rejoice

WhatsApp is rolling out a beta update today that adds a multitude of features to customize your messaging experience. Most noticeable is the Quick Reply feature that lets you respond straight from the notification. You can attach emoji or a voice message in the toolbar as well.   Today’s update also lets you bold, strikethrough, or italicize text should

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