Items tagged with WhatsApp

Meta’s WhatsApp says it will soon bring other encrypted messaging apps into one handy dandy location, making finding users a lot easier. The upcoming change is not all WhatsApp’s doing, however, as European lawmakers deemed Meta, the parent of WhatsApp, to be one of six “gatekeeper” companies that fall under the... Read more...
WhatsApp is one of the most popular communication platforms in the world, and it reached that lofty position before it even had a backup solution. Beginning in 2015, the Facebook-owned app added support for Google Drive backup and restore. Google and WhatsApp inked a deal that ensured those backups would not count... Read more...
Meta (Facebook) is introducing a new security feature to its WhatsApp chat service that allows users to lock messages behind an additional layer of security, even while the app is open. Meta designed this feature for situations where a phone might be used by multiple people (say taking photos at a party), and the... Read more...
Meta is shoring up WhatsApp's multi-device support by releasing a new WhatsApp app for Windows. This latest update not only is said to launch faster, but now allows video calls for up to eight people and 32 for audio calls. WhatsApp is one of the largest go-to text/video messaging platforms and is a crucial... Read more...
Popular messaging app WhatsApp catches up to Slack and Telegram with a new feature that users have been asking for. The Meta-owned platform is now offering a way to message oneself. Some may not see the need for the ability to send a message to yourself. After all, aren't messaging apps meant to carry on... Read more...
You now have more time to get rid of that embarrassing WhatsApp message you sent while tipsy in the middle of the night. The popular messaging app is allowing users more than just one hour to delete a regrettable message. Most all of us have hit send on a message to someone, only to regret it moments it later... Read more...
WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Meta that employs the end-to-end encryption Signal Protocol, is massively popular worldwide. The app boasts more than 2 billion users, which is over a fourth of the world's population. Unsurprisingly, given the app’s popularity, scammers and hackers often target WhatsApp and its... Read more...
There are reportedly nearly two billion WhatsApp users globally as of 2021. This is a number that is far too tempting to those with bad intent. A phishing campaign recently impacted nearly 28,000 email accounts by impersonating a notification for a WhatsApp voicemail message. The phishing campaign utilizes... Read more...
WhatsApp users may soon be able to migrate their chat history from an Android phone to an iPhone. Incidentally, the chat migration feature is already available for users moving their chat histories from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel phones. When it comes to messaging apps, WhatsApp is one of the most... Read more...
WhatsApp is a very popular communications app with millions of users that is owned by Meta, formerly known as Facebook. Now there is evidence that the app may be adding a new feature soon aimed at improving its communities experience. Facebook has been receiving a lot of negative attention as of late due to the... Read more...
Facebook recently said it was looking to do a rebrand amidst the scandal that was caused from release of internal company documents. Today, Mark Zuckerberg announced that rebrand and it is simply Meta. Zuckerberg has been talking about moving Facebook as a company into what he calls the "metaverse," So, it is no... Read more...
Hide your chickens, Facebook is pouring egg on its face like nobody's business this week, and may not be finished. It started when 60 Minutes aired an interview with a former Facebook product manager who secretly copied tens of thousands of seemingly damning documents, alleging the social media giant has a culture of... Read more...
If you’re a frequent user of Facebook services, you’re probably having some withdrawal pains now. It’s widely reported worldwide that Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are down at the moment. Besides the avalanche of panicking users reporting their problems on Twitter, we can confirm that the Facebook website is... Read more...
Wondering if Mark Zuckerberg and the gang at Facebook are reading your encrypted WhatsApp messages? The social networking site insists it does not, as end-to-end encryption is what keeps everything private. Nevertheless, if you send a message through WhatsApp, it could still end up being read by a Facebook moderator... Read more...
It is somewhat common for enterprising developers to add features to popular apps via plug-ins, companion apps, or even by modifying the original when possible. By reverse-engineering apps, like WhatsApp for example, a skilled developer can tweak and modify features or even add their own spin on things. However, this... Read more...
Facebook is reportedly pouring resources into research that would potentially allow it to analyze encrypted messages without actually decrypting the data, so that it can serve up targeted ads based on private communications. The technique is called homomorphic encryption. Should users of WhatsApp, the secure instant... Read more...
The social media market is constantly shifting and evolving, with new players entering the ring almost daily, it seems. However, just because you have been in the ring for a while does not mean you are at the head of the pack, as newcomer TikTok from ByteDance has now shown. The popular app has hit three billion... Read more...
Last week, cybersecurity researchers discovered an open Elasticsearch database that exposed an extensive fake Amazon reviews scam ring. The database contained millions of direct messages between Amazon vendors and upwards of 200,000 customers willing to provide fake reviews in exchange for free products. It is... Read more...
Contrary to some beliefs, mobile devices are vulnerable to malware, such as recent spyware that was posing as an Android system update. Today, researchers have disclosed a new piece of mobile malware that hides in a fake application and is spreading itself through WhatsApp. This is just the latest reminder that people... Read more...
Recently, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been on the hook for privacy and data tracking concerns. While the company is not backing down on the new policy, it is implementing new features which help with other concerns, such as cloud backups. At present, users can backup their conversations to the cloud, but they are not... Read more...
One would think that a company would learn from its mistakes after causing mass public outcry and departure from its platform. However, it seems that is simply not the case for WhatsApp, which has decided to plunge forward with its new privacy policy though it has since bled millions of users. According to a blog... Read more...
It has been one crazy month for the messaging service WhatsApp. Many users fled WhatsApp after it shared its upcoming privacy update. However, one messaging service’s loss is another’s gain. Telegram recently added a feature where users can import their WhatsApp chat history and contacts on iOS devices. This new... Read more...
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