WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum has announced that he will be leaving the company. He has not provided any reasoning as to why he is leaving WhatsApp and what he intends to do in the future.
A report last month suggested that WhatsApp was working on a new P2P payments system for India. We are now getting some screenshots of the feature as captured on an iPhone. The screenshot reveals a list of Indian banks as well as UPI (Unified Payments Interface).
WhatsApp is expected to make its payment feature live in India next month as per a new report. The new payment feature in WhatsApp will make use of UPI (Unified Payment Interface) and allow users of the messaging platform to easily send money to each other.
WhatsApp has been testing a feature that allows users to watch YouTube videos within the app itself. It seems like the update is now live with most users seeing the feature on their iPhones. The feature is pretty simple but incredibly helpful. When you’re sent a YouTube URL, the video will play directly in the app without navigating to the browser or the official YouTube app.
WhatsApp is currently issuing an update to its app, allowing users to unsend or delete messages for both parties after they’ve been sent. This can be done for private conversations as well as group chats. A feature like this has been long overdue on WhatsApp, given how rival IM application, Telegram, has had it for quite some time.
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps out there, and the company has just announced a new way to share your location while chatting.
WhatsApp has long been the only notable messaging app to use Apple’s emoji set on both iOS and Android. However, starting with the latest beta version of the app for Android, the company has decided to use its own emoji set across all platforms.
WhatsApp today announced that it in the coming months it will be testing and providing businesses with tools that will make it easier for them to interact with their customers over the messaging platform. Many businesses in India are already using WhatsApp to keep in touch with their clients but due to the lack of proper tools, the process is quite cumbersome.
WhatsApp has struggled to monetize its service ever since it was launched. The initial $1/year fee didn’t work out well, with the company ditching the option altogether. Now that Facebook owns WhatsApp, there could be some crucial changes coming to the instant messaging platform. According to a dedicated page on WhatsApp’s website, the company is launching a pilot program, allowing businesses to interact with customers.
Almost a year ago, WhatsApp announced that more than one billion people were using its service every month to talk to their friends and relatives. Today, the company has announced that its messaging service is being used by over 1 billion active users on a daily basis.