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  1. Jamie McKane

    New group privacy blacklist option for WhatsApp

    New group privacy blacklist option for WhatsApp WhatsApp is working on a new Group Privacy Blacklist feature designed to prevent unwanted group invitations, WABetaInfo reports. This feature forms part of a number of new group privacy settings which have already been partially rolled out to...
  2. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp dark mode coming to Android

    WhatsApp dark mode coming to Android WhatsApp is developing a dark mode for its Android application, WABetaInfo reports. The latest beta version of the app (version 2.19.282) includes information regarding the platform's upcoming "Dark Theme" feature.
  3. Jamie McKane

    US pushes Facebook for access to encrypted messages

    US pushes Facebook for access to encrypted messages The US Department of Justice has asked Facebook to delay its plans to implement end-to-end encryption across all its messaging services. Facebook announced in March that it was enhancing privacy on its platforms. The company is also...
  4. Jamie McKane

    Disappearing messages launch on WhatsApp beta

    Disappearing messages launch on WhatsApp beta The latest WhatsApp beta update for Android includes the first signs of its upcoming "Disappearing Messages" feature, WABetaInfo reports. This feature is still under development, and it has been included in the new beta update for the Android...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Facebook and WhatsApp required to share messages with UK police

    Facebook and WhatsApp required to share messages with UK police Social media platforms based in the U.S. including Facebook and WhatsApp will be forced to share users’ encrypted messages with British police under a new treaty between the two countries, according to a person familiar with the...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Facebook Pay could be coming to WhatsApp

    Facebook Pay could be coming to WhatsApp The latest beta version of WhatsApp for Android includes a number of new features, including the first signs of Facebook Pay appearing in the mobile app. Following the rebranding of WhatsApp to "WhatsApp from Facebook", Facebook is working to integrate...
  7. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp is killing regular phone calls in South Africa

    WhatsApp is killing regular phone calls in South Africa The popularity of VoIP services like WhatsApp has heavily impacted traditional voice income for South African mobile networks. Vodacom, MTN, Telkom, and Cell C told MyBroadband that traditional voice usage has decreased in recent years...
  8. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp is destroying SMS in South Africa

    WhatsApp is destroying SMS in South Africa South Africans have flocked to messaging apps due to the much cheaper cost of communication compared to legacy technologies like SMS. Platforms that were popular in the past included Mxit and BBM, which allowed users to communicate with each other at...
  9. Jamie McKane

    New features coming to WhatsApp for iOS

    New features coming to WhatsApp for iOS WhatsApp has launched a new update for the beta version of its iOS application, WABetaInfo reports. The messaging app has now added support for Memoji stickers, which are compatible with iPhone X, Xr, and Xs devices running iOS 13.
  10. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp to implement underage user ban

    WhatsApp to implement underage user ban WhatsApp has released a new beta update for its Android application, bringing a number of changes to the platform, WABetaInfo reports. According to the report, WhatsApp has begun its rebranding to reflect its Facebook ownership, with the settings menu...
  11. Jamie McKane

    All the big changes coming to WhatsApp

    All the big changes coming to WhatsApp WhatsApp, the most popular messaging service in South Africa, is getting an extensive list of changes - including an adjustment to its official name. Bloomberg reported that Facebook - the owner of WhatsApp - will change the official name of the messaging...
  12. Jamie McKane

    Serious WhatsApp security flaw discovered

    Serious WhatsApp security flaw discovered A cybersecurity firm says it has identified flaws in the popular messaging app WhatsApp that could allow hackers to manipulate messages in both public and private conversations, raising the prospect of misinformation being spread by what appears to be...
  13. Jamie McKane

    How to save mobile data using WhatsApp bundles

    How to save mobile data using WhatsApp bundles WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in South Africa and is installed on the majority of local smartphones. The service has gained popularity locally not only because of its accessible and powerful features, but also its affordability.
  14. Jamie McKane

    Best WhatsApp data bundles in South Africa

    Best WhatsApp data bundles in South Africa There have been a number of changes to the price of WhatsApp data bundles in South Africa, with the cost of these bundles increasing significantly over the past few years. The price of mobile data is not dropping very quickly in South Africa, and many...
  15. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp working on new Edit Media feature

    WhatsApp working on new Edit Media feature WhatsApp is working on a new quick edit media shortcut which will be enabled in the next few updates, WABetaInfo reports. This feature helps users to save time and storage by allowing them to quickly and easily edit media they have sent and received...
  16. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp beta now lets you share your status to Facebook

    WhatsApp beta now lets you share your status to Facebook WhatsApp has begun rolling out its new Share to Facebook feature for the beta version of its mobile app, The Verge reports. Users with the beta version of the messaging app will now be able to post their status to Facebook or share it...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Easy steps to keep your WhatsApp chats safe

    Easy steps to keep your WhatsApp chats safe WhatsApp is ubiquitous in the western world, and you would struggle to find a South African who owns a smartphone without the Facebook-owned messaging app installed. The app includes a variety of features, from Instagram-like statuses to group video...
  18. Jamie McKane

    5 features WhatsApp should take from other messengers

    5 features WhatsApp should take from other messengers WhatsApp continues to dominate the instant messaging space in South Africa, and ubiquitous across most people’s smartphones. However, there are other messaging apps which offer some valuable features which are currently unavailable on WhatsApp.
  19. Jamie McKane

    Cell C launches WhatsApp Boosta promotion

    Cell C launches WhatsApp Boosta promotion Cell has launched its new WhatsApp Boosta bundle, a promotional offering that provides customers with additional WhatsApp-only data when they recharge. The WhatsApp Boosta option can be purchased every time a customer purchases a qualifying 1, 5, or...
  20. Jamie McKane

    New WhatsApp features coming to iPhone

    New WhatsApp features coming to iPhone WhatsApp has updated the beta version of its iOS messaging app, adding a number of improvements focused around media sharing, WABetaInfo reports. WhatsApp has changed the way messages containing multiple photos are presented to the receiver, with the...
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