WhatsApp

WhatsApp challenge to decision that led to $267M GDPR fine tossed by EU court

More bad news for Meta in Europe: The tech giant has lost an attempt to annul a binding decision on its messaging app, WhatsApp, taken by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) last summer —

WhatsApp starts rolling out 3D avatars

WhatsApp has started rolling out 3D avatars for its users around the globe that can be used as profile photos or custom stickers — months after their debut on Instagram, Facebook and Messenger. On W

WhatsApp rolls out a feature that makes it easier to message yourself

WhatsApp has started rolling out a feature to let you chat with yourself. Sending messages to your own account can be a way to keep a piece of information easily accessible, right next to your other W

WhatsApp broadens in-app business directory and search features

WhatsApp is introducing new Yellow Pages-like features to help users find businesses from within the instant messaging app, part of the Meta-owned platform’s growing attempts to make deeper inroads

Meta appoints new India head amid key departures in its largest market

Meta has appointed Sandhya Devanathan as the new head of its India business following several high-profile departures in the key overseas market. The social juggernaut said on Thursday that Devanathan

WhatsApp India head Abhijit Bose, Meta India public policy director Rajiv Aggarwal quit

WhatsApp’s head of India Abhijit Bose and Meta’s public policy head for the country Rajiv Aggarwal have both left the social networking firm — just days after Meta India chief Ajit Mohan

WhatsApp officially launches its new discussion group feature, Communities

WhatsApp today is officially launching Communities, the new feature offering larger, more structured discussion groups that first entered into testing earlier this year. Designed to help organizations

Bengaluru launches QR train ticketing service on WhatsApp

WhatsApp users in the city of Bengaluru can now use the instant messaging app to purchase train tickets and recharge their travel passes, the Meta-owned platform said Monday in what it described as &

Meta hit with antitrust breach order in Turkey for combining user data across FB, WhatsApp, Instagram

Meta won’t be quaking at the size of the penalty it’s just been handed by Turkey’s competition authority, which announced a 346.72 million lira sanction today. The circa $18.6 millio

WATI, a CRM tool built for WhatsApp, raises $23M led by Tiger Global

WhatsApp is used by more than two billion around the world and is an important tool for many small businesses. But as they scale up, even WhatsApp for Business might not be able to keep up with their

WhatsApp back after massive global outage that lasted for two hours

WhatsApp was inaccessible for about two hours in several countries worldwide Tuesday, leaving Meta engineers scrambling to identify and resolve the issue in the early morning hours. WhatsApp started t

Brands are spamming WhatsApp users in India, Facebook’s largest market

As Meta makes deeper inroads with businesses on WhatsApp, its biggest bet to monetize the instant messaging app with over 2 billion users, we are getting an early glimpse at how user experience might

WhatsApp fixes ‘critical’ security bug that put Android phone data at risk

WhatsApp has published details of a “critical”-rated security vulnerability affecting its Android app that could allow attackers to remotely plant malware on a victim’s smartphone during

WhatsApp is rolling out sharable call links feature

Links for video calls are common across apps like Zoom or Google Meet. But now popular chat app WhatsApp is also rolling out this feature so you can share a link of a call with family and friends. Mar

WhatsApp’s first original film to air on Prime Video and YouTube, NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo stars

Meta-owned messaging app WhatsApp is stepping into the film business. Earlier this week, WhatsApp announced its first original short film “Naija Odyssey,” which tells the story of NBA player Giann

25+ iOS 16-ready apps featuring Lock Screen widgets you can try today

One of the major changes with today’s launch of iOS 16 is the ability for users’ to now personalize their Lock Screen with widgets, in addition to adding widgets to the Home Screen, which

Tim Cook would rather have you buy an iPhone than use RCS

Tim Cook is not a fan of Rich Communication Services (RCS). The Apple CEO made this clear at the Code 2022 conference, when an audience member asked Apple to adopt RCS so his mother could better see t

Twitter is testing a ‘share to WhatsApp’ button in India

Twitter is testing a new way to share tweets in India, by adding a WhatsApp button under the posts for Android users. People will be able to share tweets with their contacts and groups on WhatsApp by

Apple readies its next iPhone, Joe Rogan interviews Zuck, and Twitter purportedly pauses plans to compete with OnlyFans

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Meta and Jio launch grocery shopping on WhatsApp in India

Meta and an e-commerce venture between India’s Reliance Retail and Jio Platforms are bringing grocery shopping to WhatsApp in what they said was a global-first end-to-end shopping experience on
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