Following the footsteps of Snapchat and many other social media apps, WhatsApp added a feature called Status that is quite similar to Snapchat Stories. With WhatsApp Status, you can share photos and videos with all of your contacts, which lasts for up to 24 hours before disappearing automatically.
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.
The latest update to WhatsApp has added the ability for Siri to read out latest messages for iPhones running is 10.3 or higher.
As per people familiar with the matter, WhatsApp is going ahead with its plan to monetize its offering. It was revealed a few months ago that the company was in touch with businesses so as to finally start earning revenues out of its massively popular IM application. The plan involves businesses directly getting in touch with users of WhatsApp.
WhatsApp is a well-known messaging app that is used by millions of users to send and receive messages from friends and families, send photos and videos as well as make a voice call. Just like other messaging apps that require a phone number, WhatsApp has been built for iPhone only and doesn’t support other devices such as iPad.
Stories is a big thing, and Snap should be happy that the mega-popular Snapchat feature has been copied so much.