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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...

Instagram, Facebook and Whatsapp services returning to normal after a major overnight outage

A major outage has impacted Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp overnight for Australian users. The impact to users was that messages weren't sending, feeds weren't loading and access to some features simply broke. ...

WhatsApp may soon let you hide your last seen status from selected contacts

Last seen is a great way to know and understand when your contacts have been online most recently. But there are times when people knowing you've been online can be a problem. ...

Signal can now be used for announcement groups

Signal is one of the messaging apps that has seen a huge increase in userbase during the messaging wars of 2020 and 2021. As part of this upturn in userbase, their developers have...

WhatsApp takes aim at Snapchat with single view photos and videos

In what seems to be a bit to rebuild the userbase, WhatsApp continues to add features and improve its platform. This time taking aim at bringing some Snapchat users over to the collective....

Multi-device login is now rolling out for WhatsApp Beta users

We saw the intial reports that multi-device functionality was coming to WhatsApp at the start of last month. Now through WA Beta Info, we're seeing confirmation that some Beta users are getting early...

WhatsApp link previews may soon actually be useful

If you're a heavy user of WhatsApp you'll know that while you can send links, the previews aren't great. In fact, they really just take up more space to show a line or...

WhatsApp will support multiple devices soon, but only one phone at a time

Since the furore around changes in the data-sharing arrangement with Facebook, WhatsApp has been scrambling to maintain its market. As part of this, the company has been adding features (often that other platforms...

Confirmed: WhatsApp multi-device functionality is coming

The team over at WhatsApp Beta Info had a chat with WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart recently. During the conversation, Cathcart discussed a number of issues facing the platform currently, particularly privacy. During the conversation,...

WhatsApp backs down on threats to remove accounts if users don’t accept new terms

If you're a heavy user of WhatsApp concerned about the new terms of use, fear not. You'll be able to continue using your account even if you don't agree to the new terms....

Shots fired: Telegram and WhatsApp take their war to Twitter

When the messaging war began, who knew we would end up with over a dozen viable options? The issue that most people face is that not everyone you want to message is on...

Facebook Messenger hits 5 billion installs

If there was ever any doubt that Facebook has a stranglehold on the messaging market, they've hit 5 billion installs on another messaging app. Following -- Facebook-owned -- WhatsApp hitting the marker in...

PSA: You’ll need to accept the WhatsApp privacy policy soon or lose functionality

Since the announcement that WhatsApp was changing their privacy policy and sharing more data with Facebook, there's been quite the buzz. This has resulted in a lot of concern about user privacy and...

WhatsApp accounts can be disabled without the users consent

It's a bit of a process, but unfortunately, a fairly gaping hole (via Forbes) in the account management process has been uncovered with WhatsApp. All the attacker needs are your phone number and...

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