HI-TECH NEWS with #WhatsApp hashtag

by JASELINEte
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Typing long messages or holding multiple WhatsApp conversations on your smartphone is possible, but there are times when typing away on a full keyboard and viewing messages on a full-size computer screen would be better.

WhatsApp offers two different solutions for using its service on a computer: WhatsApp Web or desktop apps for Windows and OS X.

by Smartmon
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WhatsApp is tipped to add a new feature to its iPhone app that will let you edit and revoke sent messages. The upcoming feature is said to be disabled by default for WhatsApp for iPhone beta app users though we can expect it to be available soon. Another tipped feature is the ability to preview shared archive files, such as ZIP and RAR files.

by AnandaAnatoly
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Prefer video calls over voice? Is WhatsApp your favorite way to keep in touch? Then we've got good news for you.

The billion-user chat app is pushing video calls live in its Android app, as spotted by Android Police. 

There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the roll out - some users are getting it in recent beta versions while others aren't. Updating the app doesn't manifest the video chat function, and if the person on the other end doesn't have it enabled, they'll just see a voice call. 

by Paulite
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After introducing it on Android, WhatsApp has brought along the ability to draw, add text, and emojis on top of photos and videos to the iPhone app as well . The update also brings another new feature called 'Group Invite Link' that allows the admin to invite people simply by sharing a unique link with them.

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp on Wednesday opposed in Delhi High Court a plea alleging that privacy of its users has been threatened by a new privacy policy announced by Facebook, saying regulations were in place and the latter does not have access to any data as it provides end-to-end encryption.

WhatsApp had made extensive changes to its privacy policy on August 25, the first time since it was acquired by Facebook, giving users the option of sharing their account information with the social network giant. The messaging service gave its users 30 days till September 25 to opt out of the policy.

by Paulite
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When Facebook purchased WhatsApp for $16 billion (about £9.5b/AU$17.7b) back in 2014, it was inevitable that the two services would begin sharing some of your personal data. Today, that inevitability is finally coming to pass.

Facebook is being extra cautious about how it approaches data sharing between the services, as privacy is a constant concern with the social network. As a result, Facebook released an in-depth FAQ to answer questions about the updated Privacy Policy.

by Smartmon
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WhatsApp has started notifying Symbian users that the app will stop working on the platform on December 31. The Facebook-owned messaging app earlier this year had announced that it will drop support for several mobile operating systems from 2017, including Nokia's dated Symbian.

by Smartmon
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The Iranian government has given apps with data on Iranian users a year to move that data onto Iran-based servers, Reuters has reported. The move is a bid to keep closer tabs on conversations being conducted by Iranian citizens and crack down on the sharing of what the government considers "immoral content."

by AnandaAnatoly
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WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service that claims a billion users, haslaunched desktop clients for Mac and Windows. The release comes about 15 months after WhatsApp released its first web app.

by AnandaAnatoly
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WhatsApp has been working on adding various features to its messaging service. Earlier, WhatsApp was rumoured to add call back, voicemail, and zip file sharing support to the service. Now, a latest leak tips that the company is planning to add video calls alongside other features.