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  1. Jamie McKane

    New beta update comes to WhatsApp for iOS

    New beta update comes to WhatsApp for iOS The latest updates for WhatsApp Messenger submitted through Apple's TestFlight beta programme reveal that a number of new features are under development for the iOS version of the application. According to a report by WABetaInfo, these features include...
  2. Jamie McKane

    New WhatsApp features coming to iPhone

    New WhatsApp features coming to iPhone A number of new WhatsApp features are set to launch on Apple's iOS operating system, according to a report by WABetaInfo. These changes have reportedly appeared on WhatsApp through Apple's TestFlight beta programme, although they are not yet available for...
  3. Pavan

    WhatsApp launches payments in Brazil

    https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/15/whatsapp-finally-launches-payments-starting-in-brazil/ Brazil is the first country where Facebook is widely rolling out payments in WhatsApp. The feature comes as a build up on Facebook Pay
  4. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp phone numbers exposed in Google search results

    WhatsApp phone numbers exposed in Google search results The phone numbers of many WhatsApp users are accessible through Google search results, according to independent cybersecurity researcher Athul Jayaram. In a blog post published on the issue, Jayaram states that up to 30,000 WhatsApp...
  5. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp and Twitter in the firing line over privacy

    WhatsApp and Twitter in the firing line over privacy Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp are in the firing line as Europe’s leading privacy watchdog for U.S. tech giants edges closer to delivering its first major sanctions under the region’s tough data-protection rules. The Irish Data...
  6. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp launches QR code support for Android

    WhatsApp launches QR code support for Android WhatsApp has launched its new QR code feature for the beta version of its Android messaging app, WABetaInfo reports. Support for QR codes was made available through a server-side update for the 2.20.171 beta version of WhatsApp, the report said.
  7. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp groups beware - You are liable for cigarette and alcohol sales on your channel

    WhatsApp groups beware - You are liable for cigarette and alcohol sales on your channel If you are an admin on a Facebook or WhatsApp group, you can be held vicariously liable for illegal cigarette and alcohol sales on that platform. This is the warning from Megan Harrington-Johnson, managing...
  8. Jamie McKane

    New details on linked devices feature for WhatsApp

    New details on linked devices feature for WhatsApp The latest Android beta update for WhatsApp includes new details on the application's upcoming feature to connect different devices to the same account. WABetaInfo reported that WhatsApp's multi-device feature is still under development.
  9. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp working on new multi-device feature

    WhatsApp working on new multi-device feature The latest Android beta update for WhatsApp includes new data which shows that the company is working on support for simultaneous logins across different devices. This is according to a report by WABetaInfo, which inspected the latest beta update...
  10. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp sees massive drop in viral messages

    WhatsApp sees massive drop in viral messages WhatsApp's recently-implemented restrictions on the forwarding of viral messages have had a significant impact on the spread of these types of messages. Speaking to TechCrunch, the company said that the spread of highly-forwarded messages on its...
  11. Jamie McKane

    Facebook still plans to bring adverts to WhatsApp

    Facebook still plans to bring adverts to WhatsApp Facebook plans to bring adverts to its WhatsApp messaging platform at some point in the future, according to a report by The Information. Earlier this year, Facebook suspended plans to add advertisements to WhatsApp and disbanded the team which...
  12. Jamie McKane

    No, you have not been banned from posting coronavirus updates to WhatsApp

    No, you have not been banned from posting coronavirus updates to WhatsApp A message doing the rounds on WhatsApp claims that the South African government has banned everyone but its own departments from providing updates about COVID-19 and the coronavirus that causes it. The message encourages...
  13. Jamie McKane

    How to get COVID-19 news on WhatsApp

    How to get COVID-19 news on WhatsApp The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a free-to-use WHO Health Alert chatbot on WhatsApp. This service aims to keep the public informed about the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and it can also answer questions from users about the...
  14. Jamie McKane

    New WhatsApp icons and sharing features for iOS 13

    New WhatsApp icons and sharing features for iOS 13 WhatsApp is working on new features for the iOS version of its app, according to WABetaInfo. The latest beta version of WhatsApp Messenger for iOS brings a number of changes, including redesigned icons and Share Sheet integration.
  15. Jamie McKane

    Encrypted chat backups coming to WhatsApp

    Encrypted chat backups coming to WhatsApp WhatsApp is working on a new security feature for the Android version of its app which will allow users to protect their message backups. According to a report by WABetaInfo, this feature is currently in alpha and is not yet available to users.
  16. Jamie McKane

    Big uptake in companies using WhatsApp Business API

    Big uptake in companies using WhatsApp Business API The WhatsApp Business API (Application Programming Interface) has seen impressive adoption in South Africa, according to Infobip senior sales manager Andre Joubert. Joubert said that the corporate communications environment is changing...
  17. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp dark theme coming to desktop and web apps

    WhatsApp dark theme coming to desktop and web apps WhatsApp is working on expanding its dark theme roll-out to other platforms, WABetaInfo reports. The messaging app is reportedly working on launching a dark theme for its dedicated desktop app as well as its web-based platform.
  18. Jamie McKane

    WhatsApp no longer works on these phones

    WhatsApp no longer works on these phones WhatsApp will no longer work on millions of smartphones running older versions of Android and iOS. As of 1 February, devices running operating system versions older than Android 2.3.7 or iOS 8 no longer support the Facebook-owned instant messaging platform.
  19. Bradley Prior

    Jeff Bezos hacked through WhatsApp by Saudi prince - Report

    Jeff Bezos hacked through WhatsApp by Saudi prince - Report The Guardian reports that Jeff Bezos was successfully hacked through WhatsApp by Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in 2018. A digital forensic analysis found that it was "highly probable" that the infiltration of Bezos'...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Vodacom WhatsApp add-on bundle - All the details

    Vodacom WhatsApp add-on bundle - All the details A Vodacom contract customer recently contacted MyBroadband about an issue she experienced while purchasing data bundles via USSD. The customer claimed that Vodacom deducted extra airtime on every bundle she had purchased, with the extra amount...
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