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.
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps on the planet, and for iOS users the app has been updated to add a few new tricks.
Facebook has been fined $122 million by the European Commission for misleading the EU regulators with incorrect information when it acquired WhatsApp in 2014. Back then, Facebook had said that it won’t be able to link the profiles of users on WhatsApp and Facebook.
While WhatsApp allows users to call their friends via the app, it is also possible to record and send voice messages within a conversation. This usually comes in handy when you’re in a place where you can’t type such as while driving.
Late last year, WhatsApp further beefed up the security of the chat logs that it uploads to iCloud. Since late 2016, WhatApp has been secretly encrypting the backups using a special key created by the app before being uploaded to iCloud.