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WhatsApp features added and upcoming confirmed

WhatsApp is one of the biggest cross-platform messaging options, but that doesn't mean their team just relies on reputation. There is a consistent stream of features being added, which we regularly see through WABetaInfo. It's...

Downdetector’s biggest outages of 2022

We're all living a connected lifestyle these days, with social media, emails, messaging, streaming and gaming being part of our lives. Each of these services is dependent on Internet connectivity for functionality, so when...

Google wishes SMS happy birthday and farewell, further backing RCS through Google Messages

It's nearly 30 years since SMS was first introduced -- Am I that old? -- and Google has again upped the ante on messaging standards. In a blog post a short time ago, several...

WhatsApp call links are rolling out now

Announced in a Facebook post, WhatsApp call links are very much what you'd expect from the name. Like other conferencing opitons such as Zoom and MS Teams, you can create a call link for...

WhatsApp group admins may soon have more control

Chat groups are great, they can be used for fun, productivity or general communication. Depending on the platform though, they can get out of hand quickly. WABetaInfo has shared some information that will be...

Finally, WhatsApp may soon allow a second device to link to your account

It's been a very long time coming, but WABetaInfo has shown we may soon be able to link a second device to a WhatsApp account. The change is still in development but it looks...

WhatsApp is rolling out granular privacy controls

Great news for those of you who want to have more control over who can see your status on WhatsApp. The Meta-owned company is rolling out new privacy controls. https://twitter.com/WhatsApp/status/1537213566717075456 This is an extension of the...

WhatsApp chat history can soon transfer from Android to iOS

A long-overdue feature for those who like to keep their chat history is ready and rolling out. Soon, users will finally be able to transfer chat history between iOS and Android. While it has been...

WhatsApp’s upcoming features are long overdue

WABetaInfo is a remarkably reliable source of information for what is likely to land on WhatsApp for regular users. This time around, we're seeing a couple of overdue features that are in the works. One...

WhatsApp emoji reactions are finally rolling out

Following a very brief testing period, the emoji reactions are rolling out to stable channel users. The update was announced by none other than Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a brief and somewhat unceremonious...

WhatsApp may soon support secondary phones and tablets from a single account

Nearly a year ago, we heard through WABetaInfo that WhatsApp was slated for true multi-device support. Finally, and somewhat disappointingly, it's taken the best part of a year to come to fruition. The team at...

WhatsApp Communities is coming and it will give group chats more purpose

Messaging is a bit of a mess that we all just have to deal with these days. We all have friends who won't use a certain app and disparate friendship groups. WhatsApp is set...

Meta owned WhatsApp introduces default disappearing messages

Last year we saw the early stages of disappearing messages from WhatsApp. The only problem was, you need to activate it for each chat. The feature is now rolling out to final...

Telegram blazes through 1 billion installs on the Play Store

For some time, Telegram has been steadily gathering momentum but the recent Facbook, Instagram and Whatsapp outage provided a huge boost. In fact that boost was so significant that during the outage, Telegram...

The winner from the Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook outage was Telegram

Believe it or not, when the biggest social media and messaging provider goes down there can be a winner. Clearly, it's not their users since critical services are offline. But when that...

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