Google is making private WhatsApp group chats discoverable by indexing invite links

By indexing the invite links to WhatsApp group chats, Google is letting anyone join a private conversation with just a random keyword search.

WhatsApp for iPhone beta update brings Dark Mode and Advanced Search Mode

Dark Mode on WhatsApp for iPhone is only compatible with devices running iOS 13 or a later version following the fresh beta update.
Google Gboard Emoji Kitchen

Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen allows you to combine emojis to create new ones

Emoji Kitchen enables users to take their favorite emojis and mix them into customized stickers. However, it works only with those supported by Google.

Pocketnow Daily: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra to be the SELFIE KING?!(video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the possible 40MP selfie camera in the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, Huawei P40 Pro leaks and more

Facebook has stopped plans to insert ads into WhatsApp, for now

According to a new report, Facebook plans for integrating ads into WhatsApp may be on hold, at least for a while

Pocketnow Daily: OnePlus Launching a NEW Device at CES 2020?!(video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the surprise we may get from OnePlus, China and US possible trade deal and more

Facebook may not integrate WhatsApp and Instagram because of the FTC

It seems that Facebook may soon start its WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger integration, but the Federal Trade Commission may want to think otherwise

Pocketnow Daily: New Galaxy Fold Tablet to COUNTER Surface Duo?! (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about a new Samsung Galaxy Fold tablet, the display on 2020 iPhones, more leaked Galaxy S11 images and more
WhatsApp

WhatsApp might be working on Snapchat-like “self-destructing” messages

WhatsApp was spotted testing a “Delete messages” feature in its latest beta for Android (version 2.19.348). Check out the details!

Fingerprint unlock feature is now available in the latest Android Whatsapp beta

Whatsapp’s Fingerprint Lock feature is now available for Android users through an APK beta version you can try right now

WhatsApp working on disappearing, self-destructing messages

Available in other chatting and messaging systems, disappearing messages or self-destructing messages is a feature that will likely be added to future versions of WhatsApp
WhatsApp

WhatsApp beta for Android introduces fingerprint lock feature

A future update of WhatsApp for Android will likely introduce the fingerprint lock feature available on iPhones to protect the app from third parties.

Facebook to append its name to Instagram and WhatsApp

A recent report, later confirmed by Facebook, describes how the social media giant will append its name to WhatsApp and Instagram, for branding purposes.

Pocketnow Daily: Apple is KILLING Face ID & The Notch?! (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the possible changes coming in future iPhones, upgrades in the Nintendo Switch and more

Pocketnow Daily: Samsung Galaxy Fold is Ready… Sort Of? (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the Samsung Galaxy Fold and how it’s supposed to be ready, Apple’s take on Ive’s departure and more

Pocketnow Daily: Apple Ban REJECTED by Huawei (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the interview with Huawei’s CEO, how he is against an Apple ban in China and more.

Pocketnow Daily: Apple Ban from China being considered?! (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the possibility of Apple being banned from China, new iPhone 11 certifications and more.

This is how WhatsApp ads will look like once they roll out in 2020

You will start seeing WhatsApp ads next year, and Facebook showed off just how exactly these will look like. Check out these pictures to find out!

Pocketnow Daily: OnePlus 7 Pro is HOT, Apple affected by tariffs & more (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the official launch of the OnePlus 7 Pro, costs going up for Apple along with their prices and more.
WhatsApp

WhatsApp vulnerability allowed installation of spyware on phones

A WhatsApp vulnerability was discovered that allowed attackers to install government-grade spyware on phones running affected versions.

Messenger Instagram WhatsApp interoperability confirmed by Facebook

At the Facebook F8 2019 conference, the company confirmed the upcoming Messenger Instagram WhatsApp interoperability. Read more!
WhatsApp Group

WhatsApp Group privacy settings updated. Only join groups you want

Today WhatsApp announced changes to the WhatsApp Group privacy settings. You can now choose who can add you to a group chat.

WhatsApp beta features reverse image search, in-app browser

It’s not exactly clear how the in-app browser will help cut the spread of fake news as much as the other feature on WhatsApp.

German watchdog to Facebook: stop combining data without consent

Germany’s competition watchdog, the Bundeskartellamt, has ordered Facebook to stop combining data without users’ consent.

Google and WhatsApp are using AI to kick users, flag spam on a massive scale

Google is using machine learning to block more spam on Gmail. WhatsApp is trying to cut users who spread fake news as an election looms in India.