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Whatsapp now boasts 2 billion active monthly users

As if there was much - if any - doubt about the status of Facebook-owned Whatsapp as one of the biggest messaging platforms available, they now boast 2 billion users. This is roughly...

Whatsapp dark mode arrives for Beta users

It's about time... We saw the first glimpses of a dark theme in November but now Whatsapp has finally delivered a dark mode option to beta users of the app. Undoubtedly, the full release...

WhatsApp hits five billion installs

WhatsApp has further solidified its standing at the top of the messaging pile with a huge milestone. The five billion install mark has only been achieved by a few apps, and Facebook's self-titled app...

Facebook’s WhatsApp to remain ad free – for now

In what presents as a rapid retreat from previous plans to introduce adverts to status feeds, Facebook has - temporarily at least - halted its plans. The plan was in part a way for...

Whatsapp support finishing for some older phones

There are widespread reports surfacing that Whatsapp is ending support for some phones. That bit is true, but the headlines are edging towards deceitful though as it’s only some very old phones that...

Whatsapp has adopted new Facebook branding and some dark mode elements

Whatsapp... Love it or hate it, you or someone you know uses it. It's one of the first and still one of the largest messaging platforms. The offering is cross platform for mobile devices...

Whatsapp hands more control to users for group chats

WhatsApp is a pretty popular messaging platform these days. Odds are you’re using it, or know a lot of people who are. In our sphere, for example, if you're on a tech trip there's...

Fingerprint unlock arriving on WhatsApp for Android

While we are all talking about Face Unlock and the issues Google seems to be having getting developers to adopt the new biometric process, WhatsApp has released its new fingerprint unlock in the latest...

WhatsApp set to beta test disappearing messages

WhatsApp is one of the biggest messaging platforms on the planet. Encrypted end-to-end messaging is the norm and they’ve ridden the wave to the top of the pack. The Beta for WhatApp is taking...

Ads are coming to WhatsApp, but they won’t be as intrusive as you think

As first mentioned last year, Facebook had confirmed that ads will appear in WhatsApp, starting in 2020. Before arming up with pitchforks however, it's worth looking into the details. Facebook has long had a problem...

WhatsApp limiting forwarding to 5 users in an effort to reduce impact of rumours

WhatsApp has become the most widely used messaging platform in the world, which means it's being used to share memes, jokes and other media including hoaxes, fake news and other unsavoury material. Whatsapp has...

WhatsApp adding fingerprint security to prevent others accessing your messages

WhatsApp are (despite some failings, like multiple device login capabilities) are one of the biggest messaging platforms on the planet alongside Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Telegram and Viber. They're continuing to offer new functionality...

Whatsapp calling gets easier in the latest update

Group calls and chats are heavily utilised in social circles with many of the front-running options having capability of supporting significant numbers of participants such as Facebook Messenger which has up to 50 participants....

WhatsApp to run adverts on Status Screen… ugh!

After remaining ad-free since its inception, it's been confirmed that the worlds biggest messaging platform, WhatsApp will begin displaying ads in the Status screen in the near future. In an interview with Outlook India,...

Your WhatsApp backup will no longer consume Drive space from November

WhatsApp users rejoice, for your backups will no longer count against your Google Drive storage total from November 12th this year. The Google Drive team have emailed WhatsApp users who backup their chats...

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