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  1. Hanno Labuschagne

    WhatsApp will slowly stop working if you don't accept its privacy policy

    WhatsApp will slowly stop working if you don't accept its privacy policy WhatsApp users will have no choice but to accept the app's new privacy policy if they wish to keep using the messaging platform, otherwise features will be systematically reduced until the app is unusable. This is...
  2. Chris

    Fraudsters using social media platforms to steal money from South Africans

    Fraudsters using social media platforms to steal money from South Africans Fraudsters are using social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, to target South African telecoms clients looking for support and steal money from them. Consumer activist Wendy Knowler told The Money Show’s...
  3. Chris

    WhatsApp working on chat history migration between iOS and Android

    WhatsApp working on chat history migration between iOS and Android WhatsApp is developing a feature that will allow users to transfer their chat history across devices running Android and iOS. This is according to a report by WABetaInfo, which stated that this feature forms part of WhatsApp...
  4. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp drops support for old iPhones

    WhatsApp drops support for old iPhones WhatsApp has dropped support for Apple's iOS 9 mobile operating system, cutting off users of older iPhones which are not capable of running more recent software. This is according to a recent update on the app's official FAQ page, which now states only...
  5. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp tests new self-destruct timer for disappearing messages

    WhatsApp tests new self-destruct timer for disappearing messages WhatsApp is working on a feature that will allow users to automatically delete sent messages faster than currently allowed. This is according to a recent tweet from WABetaInfo, which is well known for uncovering the latest...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    WhatsApp on desktop adds voice and video calling

    WhatsApp on desktop adds voice and video calling WhatsApp today officially rolled out voice and video calling for its desktop-based app on Windows PC and Mac. The company previously started testing the feature as part of a beta period with a limited set of desktop users starting in December...
  7. Jamie McKane

    Regulator says South African WhatsApp users cannot be forced to accept new privacy policy

    Regulator says South African WhatsApp users cannot be forced to accept new privacy policy The Information Regulator (IR) of South Africa said it has concerns about Facebook’s new privacy policy which forces WhatsApp users to accept the policy by 15 May or face losing functionality. Last month...
  8. Hanno Labuschagne

    WhatsApp voice note changes for iPhone users

    WhatsApp voice note changes for iPhone users WhatsApp is testing a number of new features for the iOS and Android versions of its messaging application. This is according to WABetaInfo, which reported that the beta versions of both applications have been updated to include new functionality...
  9. Hanno Labuschagne

    WhatsApp pushing ahead with privacy changes, responds to rivals

    WhatsApp pushing ahead with privacy changes, responds to rivals WhatsApp will go ahead with its planned privacy policy changes despite global backlash to the privacy policy update notification issued earlier this year. WhatsApp said it previously encountered a great deal of misinformation...
  10. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp tries to remind users of its privacy features

    WhatsApp tries to remind users of its privacy features WhatsApp has launched an official account on its Status platform within the mobile messaging app. WhatsApp Android users noted that on 27 January, WhatsApp published four images to its own account on the Status platform, which functions...
  11. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp remains dominant in South Africa

    WhatsApp remains dominant in South Africa New data shows that Telegram and Signal have seen a big usage increase in South Africa after WhatsApp announced its new privacy policy on 8 January. WhatsApp, however, is still the dominant player and traffic on its platform has not declined over the...
  12. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp users are flocking to Telegram

    WhatsApp users are flocking to Telegram Users around the world have flocked to Telegram after WhatsApp's most recent privacy policy update, and South Africans are no exception. WhatsApp updated its privacy policy and terms of service on 7 January, stating that users must accept them by 8...
  13. Solarion

    Users will be blocked from using WhatsApp unless they agree to Facebook privacy changes

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  14. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp privacy policy change only about business messaging - Facebook

    WhatsApp privacy policy change only about business messaging - Facebook Facebook has assured that recent changes to its terms of service and privacy policy is only about business messaging. In a statement sent to MyBroadband the company stated that WhatsApp will not be requiring data sharing...
  15. Jamie McKane

    The data that WhatsApp collects about you

    The data that WhatsApp collects about you WhatsApp recently updated its terms of service and privacy policy to enforce the sharing of data from WhatsApp to other products. Users must accept these new terms of service and privacy policy by 8 February 2021 or they will no longer be able to...
  16. Jamie McKane

    New features for WhatsApp on Windows 10

    New features for WhatsApp on Windows 10 WhatsApp has continued to roll out new features to its Windows 10 desktop application, most recently introducing support for third-party stickers. Softpedia News reports that the most recent version of the WhatsApp desktop app for Windows 10 now supports...
  17. Jamie McKane

    New "Read Later" feature coming to WhatsApp for iOS

    New "Read Later" feature coming to WhatsApp for iOS WhatsApp is working on a new feature called "Read Later", which will be implemented as a replacement for Archived Chats. The new feature is currently being tested on the beta version of WhatsApp for iOS, WABetaInfo reported, and is available...
  18. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp begins rolling out disappearing messages

    WhatsApp begins rolling out disappearing messages WhatsApp has begun rolling out its new disappearing messages feature in the latest update for the beta version of its Android messaging app. According to a report by WABetaInfo, the feature has begun rolling out but it may be a while before...
  19. Jamie McKane

    How to install WhatsApp and Google apps on the Huawei P40

    How to install WhatsApp and Google apps on the Huawei P40 South Africans who buy new Huawei smartphones are still able to download and use many popular and useful apps. Due to Huawei's usage of HMS (Huawei Mobile Services) instead of GMS (Google Mobile Services) on its new smartphones, apps...
  20. Jamie McKane

    New WhatsApp features for Android and iOS

    New WhatsApp features for Android and iOS WhatsApp has released new beta updates for the iOS and Android versions of its messaging application, WABetaInfo reports. According to the report, the latest WhatsApp beta update released for iOS through the TestFlight beta programme includes advanced...
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