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Facebook's WhatsApp is testing a Snapchat Stories-like feature

Facebook's WhatsApp is testing a Snapchat Stories-like feature

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Facebook is trying to go after Snapchat again.The company is developing an ephemeral photo feature for WhatsApp, the popular messaging app it acquired a couple years ago for more than $19 billion. Remember, Facebook once tried to buy Snapchat, but the... >>

WhatsApp says it's going to start giving user data to Facebook

WhatsApp says it's going to start giving user data to Facebook

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Ever since Facebook acquired the WhatsApp messaging app two years ago, users have worried about their privacy.The app's co-founder wrote a blog post at the time to alleviate their concerns, saying "respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA, and we... >>

WhatsApp for Android has started beta testing a new video-calling feature

WhatsApp for Android has started beta testing a new video-calling feature

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WhatsApp might update soon with a pretty cool feature: video calling.According to Fonearena, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is testing a video-calling feature. The latest Android beta of the popular messaging app apparently includes a new option to place a video... >>

WhatsApp tips and tricks: Amazing features you never knew about

WhatsApp tips and tricks: Amazing features you never knew about

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There's always a bit of a learning curve when it comes to mastering new apps and WhatsApp is no different. It's wickedly popular (it recently hit a billion users) and extremely easy to get started using right away, but the messenger does have a few quirks... >>

WhatsApp desktop app: What is it, how does it work and how do you use it?

WhatsApp desktop app: What is it, how does it work and how do you use it?

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Instant messaging service WhatsApp has announced a desktop app, offering yet another way to make it as easy as possible to keep up to date with all your WhatsApp messages throughout the day.The desktop app works in exactly the same way as WhatsApp web,... >>

WhatsApp wants to take over your Windows 10 or OS X desktop

WhatsApp wants to take over your Windows 10 or OS X desktop

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WhatsApp is heavily rumoured to be developing a native application for Windows 10 and OS X.It is possible to connect to your WhatsApp profile and display messages through a browser, but that only works through your phone. WhatsApp Web simply syncs through... >>

WhatsApp rolls out end-to-end encryption: What does that mean?

WhatsApp rolls out end-to-end encryption: What does that mean?

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp has updated with end-to-end encryption.The latest version of the messaging client now ensures all messages, photos, video, files, and calls are completely secure for its 1 billion users (no matter whether they are using iPhones,... >>

Facebook is the latest company to bail on BlackBerry 10

Facebook is the latest company to bail on BlackBerry 10

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BlackBerry has lost support for the Facebook app on its platform after the social media company reportedly announced it has abandoned the phone maker.The Facebook app will no longer be supported on BlackBerry devices, reports the BBC.This follows Facebook-owned... >>

BlackBerry abandoned by WhatsApp, beginning of the end for BB10?

BlackBerry abandoned by WhatsApp, beginning of the end for BB10?

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WhatsApp has announced that it will be stopping support for certain operating systems including BlackBerry's BB10 OS.WhatsApp has said that it will stop supporting certain operating systems as it wants to focus on those used by the majority of people.While... >>

WhatsApp now completely free for all, subscriptions scrapped

WhatsApp now completely free for all, subscriptions scrapped

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WhatsApp is ditching subscription fees to make the service completely free to use, no matter how long you use it for.Until now, the messaging app has been free for the first year of use but then charged a fee of 99 US cents for each extra year. That has... >>

iPhone users can now use WhatsApp on the web: Here's how to set it up

iPhone users can now use WhatsApp on the web: Here's how to set it up

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been ignoring iPhone users for a while.Sure, there's a WhatsApp app for iPhone. But the web client, which has been available for months and works with other mobile platforms like Android and BlackBerry, has never supported... >>

You can now use 'OK Google' to WhatsApp message your friends by voice

You can now use 'OK Google' to WhatsApp message your friends by voice

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If you use the Google app on Android to text someone, you'll be glad to know the app just got an update that now lets you do the same thing with popular messaging apps like Whatsapp.Just say something like “OK Google, send a Whatsapp message to Taylor."... >>

WhatsApp's voice over internet calling finally arrives for iOS

WhatsApp's voice over internet calling finally arrives for iOS

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WhatsApp is continuing its apparent mission to kill traditional voice calls.Traditionally voice calls have long been restricted to your network connection, but with voice-over-internet calling (also called VoIP calling), messenger apps like WhatsApp can... >>

5 apps that give you free voice calling

5 apps that give you free voice calling

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Messaging apps are becoming more and more popular as many offer more than the ability to just send a message to a contact. Using your data connection, they allow you to send images, videos and files, along with make video or voice calls, essentially making the... >>

WhatsApp voice over internet calling is here for Android, iOS incoming

WhatsApp voice over internet calling is here for Android, iOS incoming

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WhatsApp may be about to do to voice calls what its messaging did to texts - kill them. You can now call over internet using WhatsApp.The latest WhatsApp 2.12.5 update for Android will allow for voice calls over your internet connection, be it 4G, 3G... >>

Twitter takes on WhatsApp: New group messaging and video features explained

Twitter takes on WhatsApp: New group messaging and video features explained

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Twitter has updated its mobile apps and website, adding two anticipated and very useful features: group messages and 30-second videos.Twitter revealed a few months ago that it was planning to add video-sharing options as well as a new way for you to privately... >>

WhatsApp Web brings messaging to your desktop: Here's everything you need to know

WhatsApp Web brings messaging to your desktop: Here's everything you need to know

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WhatsApp, one of the most popular mobile messaging apps, has just announced that it is also coming to your desktop, thanks to a Chrome web client.Rather than making a desktop app, WhatsApp Web is simply a web client, so everything is still managed by... >>

9 Windows Phone apps you must download first

9 Windows Phone apps you must download first

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Microsoft Windows Phone has come on leaps and bounds in recent years. As the software has become better so too have the phones and as a result more apps than ever are available on the platform.If you're new to Windows Phone or just aren't sure you've... >>

What's new in WhatsApp? Blue ticks, security, and new features explained

What's new in WhatsApp? Blue ticks, security, and new features explained

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Following similar moves by Apple and Google, WhatsApp has started encrypting data.Apple And Google encrypt data stored on iPhones and Android devices by default, and now the world's most popular messenger - or at least the Android version - will do the... >>

iOS 8 features ruffle a few feathers, WhatsApp CEO accuses Apple of 'borrowing'

iOS 8 features ruffle a few feathers, WhatsApp CEO accuses Apple of 'borrowing'

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WhatsApp CEO and co-founder Jan Koum has spoken out about Apple's new features coming to iMessage with iOS 8 later in the year. He suggests that the Cupertino company may have been influenced by some of the functionality of his messaging application when... >>

What does Facebook own? Here's the companies it has acquired and the reasons why

What does Facebook own? Here's the companies it has acquired and the reasons why

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Facebook is on a spending spree, shelling out billions and billions of dollars on both small and large companies that the social network will either fold into its umbrella or tap to improve experiences.Facebook has gobbled up roughly 50 companies since... >>

WhatsApp Voice over LTE is going to push networks to compete or die trying

WhatsApp Voice over LTE is going to push networks to compete or die trying

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WhatsApp recently announced that it will be introducing voice calling in the next few months. According to network software engineers this means huge changes ahead for networks that will result in the death of 3G calls, the start of HD chatting, better... >>

WhatsApp is offering a SIM with unlimited messaging for free

WhatsApp is offering a SIM with unlimited messaging for free

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In a world first WhatsApp has teamed with a German network provider to offer its own SIM with free WhatsApp messaging. This is a step towards making WhatsApp an MVNO, meaning a carrier that doesn’t own an actual network – like GiffGaff.Initially this... >>

Google: We never tried to buy WhatsApp, what are you talking about?

Google: We never tried to buy WhatsApp, what are you talking about?

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Google has denied claims on Wednesday that it made a bid for WhatsApp, before the messaging app was acquired by Facebook earlier this month for more than $16 billion. Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android and Chrome at Google, called the... >>

Zuckerberg wants to make social networking, messaging and search free for all

Zuckerberg wants to make social networking, messaging and search free for all

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Mark Zuckerberg has said that Facebook wants to create a 911 style service for the internet to allow people to access services like social networking, messaging, and search for free to people around the globe."We want to create a similar dial tone for... >>