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WhatsApp launches its payment service in India
The WhatsApp payment service is being rolled out in ten Indian regional languages.
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WhatsApp’s Disappearing Messages feature to roll out this month
When the WhatsApp disappearing message is turned on, new messages sent to a chat will disappear after seven days.
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WhatsApp is adding a way to clean up GIF and photo spam, and I couldn’t be happier
It can be accessed by going to Settings > Storage and data > Manage storage.
Mute chats forever on WhatsApp
You can now mute chats forever on WhatsApp
WhatsApp is reportedly working on a slew of new features.
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WhatsApp might add face unlock support for Android
Once the feature rolls out, the “fingerprint lock” settings will be renamed to the more general “biometric lock”.
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WhatsApp users can shop directly from chats now
Facebook has been making a big push to expand its shopping features across its suite of apps.
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WhatsApp could soon allow you to make voice and video calls using its web client
When you get a call on WhatsApp while using the web client, a pop-up window appears with options for receiving and rejecting the call.
WhatsApp now lets you mute a contact or group forever. Hallelujah!
WhatsApp’s new ‘Always’ mute feature is now live on v2.20.201.9 and v2.20.201.10 beta builds, and might soon be released via stable channel.
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WhatsApp could soon allow you to sync chats between iOS and Android
WhatsApp is working to let you use the same account on four different devices.
WhatsApp adds a search tool to let users check if a forwarded message is fake news
WhatsApp says that the content of a forwarded message is uploaded directly on the browser and the company doesn’t see its content.
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WhatsApp makes it easier for businesses to connect with customers using QR codes
One can now also share product catalogs or an individual item in the form of links on websites or other social media platforms.
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Animated stickers make their way to WhatsApp
The animated stickers were one of the most demanded features on the app.
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You can now contact Samsung customer service via WhatsApp in India
You need to send a message to its support number 1800-5-SAMSUNG (1800-5-7267864) to register.
WhatsApp gets animated stickers, QR codes, one-tap group video calling, and more
Another cool feature making its way is a tap-and-hold gesture for expanding a tile in group video calls, alongside dark mode for its desktop client.
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WhatsApp’s payment service suspended in Brazil less than two weeks after launch
The reason behind the Central Bank’s move to suspend the payments service is to ensure a competitive environment and to assess the risks it poses.
WhatsApp users report issue updating their online status in the app’s privacy settings
The WhatsApp issue has raised its head due to a bug that will reportedly be resolved via a server-side update, but that is yet to happen.
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WhatsApp launches its payment service in Brazil after lengthy beta-testing in India
Users won’t have to pay a transaction fee to send payments via WhatsApp, but businesses will be charged a standard processing fee.
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WhatsApp adds QR code support in new Android beta
We expect it to roll out to the stable version soon.
WhatsApp starts testing Messenger Rooms shortcut on Android and iOS
The Messenger Rooms shortcut appears on the attachment tray and in the calls section, but it is only available to a small bunch of beta testers.
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WhatsApp falls under scanner of India watchdog over antitrust allegations
A complaint alleges that WhatsApp is forcing its payments service on 400 million-plus users in India and that the company is abusing its market position.
Poynter Institute’s WhatsApp bot will fact check COVID-19 claims to curb misinformation
Poynter Institute’s WhatsApp bot will let users in 70 countries quickly verify a coronavirus-related claim and see if it is true or just another hoax.
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WhatsApp Group video and voice calls are now available for up to 8 people
WhatsApp for iOS has been updated to support up to eight people who can simultaneously join a group voice or video call.
WhatsApp will soon allow up to eight participants in a group call
WhatsApp currently allows only up to four people in a group voice or video call, but that number will soon be increased to eight.
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WhatsApp and WHO partner to bring ‘Together at Home’ sticker pack amid coronavirus lockdown
These reflect all the moods during this period of staying indoors.
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You’ll soon be able to add more than 4 users on WhatsApp group calls
There is no clarity on how many the number of participants will be allowed on the group call once this extension is rolled out.