Given the scourge of fake news and killings in India, WhatsApp has reportedly decided to develop a dedicated team to fight this menace. The Facebook-owned firm recently launched a new feature on the messaging platform, letting users know when a message has been forwarded and limiting the forwarding of a message to only five people.
WhatsApp has taken the first step towards generating revenue from its platform with the launch of its WhatsApp Business API. The company had initially announced WhatsApp Business last year and made it available to only a selected few organization and companies.
Yesterday, WhatsApp announced that it has started rolling out group voice and video calling facility to its platform for both iOS and Android users. The rollout of group voice and video calling makes WhatsApp among the very few messaging platforms out there to support this feature across platforms.
WhatsApp today announced that it is adding support for group video and voice calls to its messaging platform for iOS and Android users. The move comes just a couple of months after Apple announced that group video calling is coming to FaceTime with iOS 12.
In a bid to counter fake news forwarding on its platform in India, WhatsApp today announced that it is going to limit the ability to forward messages to their contacts. There’s no word from the company on how many messages a user can forward per day before the limit applies and until how long it will be applicable.
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.