It looks like Facebook services across the world are currently affected by an outage. This includes Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Combined, these services are used by over a billion people on a daily basis.
In a move that’s going to make a lot of iPad owners happy, WhatsApp is finally working on adding iPad support to its app. While WhatsApp is available on the App Store, it is only compatible with the iPhone and does not show up when searched from an iPad.
How can Facebook, a company that has relied on handing out personal user information, find a new way forward in 2019?
WhatsApp has finally added Face ID/Touch ID support to its iOS app. This means that one can now lock WhatsApp and protect it using Face ID or Touch ID. Given how popular the app has become in Europe, UAE, India, and other parts of Asia, this was a much-needed feature.
The latest WhatsApp update for iOS has added the ability to lock the app using Face ID or Touch ID. Since iOS itself locks a native app locking ability, it is up to developers to add this feature to their apps.
Zuckerberg Wants to Merge Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp to Offer a Secure Messaging Experience
A report last week claimed Mark Zuckerberg was planning on merging the underlying platform of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram messaging into one. This would make the services interoperable and allow users from one messaging app (say WhatsApp) to send end-to-end encrypted messages to a user on Instagram. Now, Zuckerberg has provided more details on this during Facebook’s Q4 2018 earnings call.
If you are a heavy WhatsApp user, there are two scams going on currently that you should be aware of. The first one is ‘WhatsApp Gold,’ an old scam which is recirculating again. You might receive a message from an unknown number or from your friend or family warning you not to open a video called Martinelli which will be launched in WhatsApp tomorrow.
WhatsApp today announced that it is adding Stickers support to its platform. For now, WhatsApp has added support for sticker packs designed by its in-house designers along with some designed by other artists.
WhatsApp has rolled out a new update for its iOS app which adds support for iPhone XS Max and the upcoming iPhone XR. Apart from some other minor usability changes, the code in the app also hints at WhatsApp for iOS soon gaining a Dark mode.
If you’re looking for the official WhatsApp iPad app on the App Store then you won’t find it, as for some strange reason Facebook still doesn’t offer a WhatsApp app for the iPad. It means that you have to either use WhatsApp Web client or alternative WhatsApp apps for iPad.