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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...

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...

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