Tag Archive: WhatsApp


WhatsApp should disable message forwarding to curb misinformation

WhatsApp forwards are uncontrollable, and the only way to curb misinformation is to remove the feature entirely.

WhatsApp has over 2 billion users globally, and over a quarter of those — just over 500 million — are from India alone. Affordable cellular data services combined with an influx of decent budget phones allowed WhatsApp to thrive, and usage of the Facebook-owned platform is ubiquitous across the country.

All of my friends are on the platform, and I  [Read More…]

The WHO and WhatsApp team up to inform billions about coronavirus

Combating the spread of misinformation as a pandemic rages.

What you need to know The WHO is partnering with WhatsApp to make information around the novel coronavirus more easily accessible. The Health Alert service is currently available in English, with support for Spanish and Arabic slated for later this week. Facebook is working on partnering with nation-specific health ministries, while the WHO is considering extending its service to more messaging apps like Viber.

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The WHO is using a WhatsApp bot to keep everyone updated on the coronavirus

The number is +41 79 893 18 92.

What you need to know The WHO is turning to WhatsApp as a way of disseminating the latest updates on the coronavirus. The WhatsApp bot will also answer any questions you might have about the pandemic. You can find the WHO at +41 79 893 18 92.

As fears around the coronavirus intensify, social media is abuzz with information pertaining to the virus. WhatsApp, often the primary vector for  [Read More…]

How to use fingerprint lock to protect your WhatsApp chats on Android

WhatsApp doesn’t have password protection, but the service lets you secure your messages with biometric authentication instead. If you enable this feature, you’ll have to unlock the app with your fingerprint to view your chats. Here’s how to get started with fingerprint lock on WhatsApp for Android.

How to password protect your WhatsApp chats on Android Open WhatsApp from the app drawer or home screen. Tap the action overflow menu (three vertical dots) on the top right corner.  [Read More…]

How to activate and use WhatsApp for Web

WhatsApp Web is a great way to extend the features of the messaging platform to the desktop. The web client is easy to set up and use, it has the same visual interface as the mobile version of the app, and messages sync instantly between your phone and the web. Here’s how you can set up and use WhatsApp Web.

How to activate and use WhatsApp for Web

To use WhatsApp on the web, you’ll need to link  [Read More…]

WhatsApp may soon be introducing self-destructing messages

Naturally, you’ll be able to set a timer for when the message is deleted.

What you need to know The latest WhatsApp beta shows the company is planning on copying more than just Stories from Snapchat. It’s also working on bringing self-destructing messages to its own app. A clock icon next the read receipts will show if a message is slated for automatic deletion.

Having already made a pledge toward ensuring your privacy by password protecting your  [Read More…]

WhatsApp may be introducing self-destrusting messages soon

Naturally, you’ll be able to set a timer for when the message is deleted.

What you need to know The latest WhatsApp beta shows the company is planning on copying more than just Stories from Snapchat. It’s also working on bringing self-destructing messages to its own app. A clock icon next the read receipts will show if a message is slated for automatic deletion.

Having already made a pledge toward ensuring your privacy by password protecting your  [Read More…]

How to download the latest WhatsApp beta for Android

WhatsApp’s latest features show up in the beta app a month before they’re rolled out to the general public. If you want to be the first to try out the latest WhatsApp features, here’s how to download the WhatsApp beta app.

Products used in this guide Level up: Google Pixel 3a XL ($ 420 at Amazon) How to download the latest WhatsApp beta for Android

Usually, it takes about a month for a new feature to make its  [Read More…]

WhatsApp officially brings Dark Mode to Android and iOS

After a long beta testing period, WhatsApp finally delivers the goods.

What you need to know WhatsApp has rolled out dark mode for iOS and Android. Android 10 and iOS 13 users will be able to use the system-wide dark theme to control the setting. Users of Android 9 and below will have to use an in-app setting to toggle the theme,

WhatsApp is finally joining the dark theme train for iOS and Android, rolling out an  [Read More…]

Take control of your WhatsApp notifications with these settings

Ready to get your notifications under control?

In the endless world of messaging apps, one of the best ones is WhatsApp. Why? It’s available on Android and iOS, has tons of features, offers end-to-end encryption, and is 100% free to use.

As you start diving into the app and make it your primary messaging service, you’ll likely start to receive a lot of notifications. WhatsApp notifications are perfectly fine in their default state, but there are tons  [Read More…]