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WhatsApp adds Netflix trailer viewing without leaving chat
WhatsApp adds Netflix trailer viewing without leaving chat By Rik Henderson

Users are reporting the discovery of a new, secret feature added to WhatsApp on iOS; the ability to watch Netflix movie and show trailers directly in chat. Read more

How to turn on WhatsApp's Fingerprint Lock security feature on Android and iOS
How to turn on WhatsApp's Fingerprint Lock security feature on Android and iOS By Maggie Tillman

WhatsApp said its app can now be locked with biometric security: Your fingerprint. Here's what you need to know and how it works. Read more

WhatsApp Android app bug enabled hackers to steal files - here's how to avoid it
WhatsApp Android app bug enabled hackers to steal files - here's how to avoid it By Dan Grabham

A security flaw within WhatsApp for Android enabled hackers to take over people's phones - just by sending them a GIF. As is often the case when these Read more

WhatsApp is testing self-destructing messages
WhatsApp is testing self-destructing messages By Adrian Willings

It seems that WhatsApp is developing and testing a new feature that includes self-destructing messages for even more privacy. Read more

3 great ways to transfer your WhatsApp data from iPhone to Android if you're changing phones
3 great ways to transfer your WhatsApp data from iPhone to Android if you're changing phones By Pocket-lint Promotion

While backing up your messages on iPhone or Android is easy via the WhatsApp app, switching from iPhone to Android or vice versa isn't. Read more

Future WhatsApp update will allow you to use one account across multiple platforms
Future WhatsApp update will allow you to use one account across multiple platforms By Britta O'Boyle

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp could be getting an upgrade that will see us able to use the service on multiple platforms, including iOS, Android, Read more

WhatsApp just confirmed ads will appear in Statuses starting next year
WhatsApp just confirmed ads will appear in Statuses starting next year By Maggie Tillman

Bringing ads to this is a controversial move, which even lead to the resignation of one of the co-founders, Brian Acton, in the past. Read more

Here's why you need to update your WhatsApp app right now
Here's why you need to update your WhatsApp app right now By Cam Bunton

WhatsApp has discovered a major vulnerability in its app that allowed spyware to be installed on a user’s phone through a WhatsApp voice call.Having Read more

Bonkers new WhatsApp screengrab blocking feature only works one way
Bonkers new WhatsApp screengrab blocking feature only works one way By Rik Henderson

WhatsApp is trialling a new feature on some Android handsets that allows you to restrict screengrabs of your personal chats. Read more

WhatsApp plugs a huge privacy hole with this small update
WhatsApp plugs a huge privacy hole with this small update By Chris Hall

A WhatsApp update gives you a little more control Read more

How to lock WhatsApp on iPhone
How to lock WhatsApp on iPhone By Britta O'Boyle

Here's how to lock WhatsApp on your iPhone so your face or fingerprint are required to see your WhatsApp chats even if your iPhone is already unlocked Read more

39 secret WhatsApp tricks you might not know about
39 secret WhatsApp tricks you might not know about By Britta O'Boyle

For those familiar with WhatsApp, here are some secret tips you might not know about, mixed in with a few standard tips for those new to the service. Read more

WhatsApp's new dark mode: Here's how it looks on Android
WhatsApp's new dark mode: Here's how it looks on Android By Maggie Tillman

Dark modes are a new fad that developers have begun adopting, as users prefer for cooler color schemes that are easier on the eyes. Read more

Momo Challenge just a hoax and no danger to kids, say child safety experts
Momo Challenge just a hoax and no danger to kids, say child safety experts By Rik Henderson

There is no evidence whatsoever of the Momo Challenge having any effect on kids, claim child safety experts. Read more

Give the gift of speech, text and Whatsapp this holiday with a Total Wireless prepaid card
Give the gift of speech, text and Whatsapp this holiday with a Total Wireless prepaid card By Pocket-lint Promotion

Do you have a child, grandchild, or friend who doesn't call or text you as much you'd like? There's an easy solution to that: get them a Total Wireless prepaid card for Christmas. Read more

End of an era for WhatsApp, will soon carry adverts
End of an era for WhatsApp, will soon carry adverts By Rik Henderson

Facebook-owned WhatsApp will soon follow its chat and social app peers in offering adverts. Read more

WhatsApp backups to be free and unlimited on Android, not so iPhone
WhatsApp backups to be free and unlimited on Android, not so iPhone By Rik Henderson

Thanks to a deal with Google, WhatsApp backups to Google Drive will be free and unlimited from 12 November 2018.That means, if you use an Android handset Read more

How to make WhatsApp group voice and video calls
How to make WhatsApp group voice and video calls By Maggie Tillman

Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced last May that it would soon offer group calling with both voice and video support. That feature is now live. Read more

WhatsApp updates group chats, makes it easier to catch up on missed messages
WhatsApp updates group chats, makes it easier to catch up on missed messages By Max Langridge

WhatsApp has become the go-to messaging service for many, offering simple cross-platform chat for over a billion people worldwide. Groups are an essential Read more

How to download and view your WhatsApp data report
How to download and view your WhatsApp data report By Maggie Tillman

WhatsApp is allowing users to download and view the data it collects.The Facebook-owned service is announcing this feature ahead of the European data privacy Read more

You now have to be 16 or older to use WhatsApp in Europe
You now have to be 16 or older to use WhatsApp in Europe By Elyse Betters

If you live in Europe and let your kids use WhatsApp to communicate with friends and family, that's about to change. 15 secret WhatsApp tricks you might Read more

WhatsApp will drop support for these phones on New Year's Eve
WhatsApp will drop support for these phones on New Year's Eve By Elyse Betters

WhatsApp has announced it will abruptly stop supporting many older smartphones in the New Year.The decision mirrors WhatsApp's announcement from last year, Read more

WhatsApp back up again: The Chumbawamba of apps
WhatsApp back up again: The Chumbawamba of apps By Rik Henderson

This morning, WhatsApp users worldwide reported issues with the chat service. Instead of being able to communicate with friends and colleagues, they were Read more

WhatsApp now lets you delete sent messages - here's how it works
WhatsApp now lets you delete sent messages - here's how it works By Elyse Betters

Have you ever sent a quick message that you quickly regretted?Yeah, same here. It really makes us wish messenger services had, like, some sort of undo Read more

WhatsApp with soon be able to play YouTube videos in chats
WhatsApp with soon be able to play YouTube videos in chats By Rik Henderson

WhatsApp is soon to add a new feature and it's one that many will have had on their wishlist for years. You will soon be able to view YouTube videos in Read more

How to get Siri to read out your WhatsApp messages
How to get Siri to read out your WhatsApp messages By Rik Henderson

After the recent WhatsApp update for iOS the messaging app now works with Siri. You can get Apple's voice assistant to read out your messages, reply to Read more

How to enable WhatsApp's two-step verification on iPhone and Android
How to enable WhatsApp's two-step verification on iPhone and Android By Cam Bunton

WhatsApp recently implemented two-step verification in its popular messaging app for both Android and iOS, and you're going to want to enable it as soon Read more

BlackBerry users get reprieve from WhatsApp cutoff
BlackBerry users get reprieve from WhatsApp cutoff By Elyse Betters

Although WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps available, it will stop working for several users in the new year. Early last year, WhatsApp Read more

WhatsApp gets video calling at last, move over FaceTime
WhatsApp gets video calling at last, move over FaceTime By Rik Henderson

A feature that many have been requesting for years is soon to be added to WhatsApp: video calling.Engadget reports that the Facebook-owned company will Read more

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

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 Read more

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

WhatsApp might update soon with a pretty cool feature: video calling.According to Fonearena, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is testing a video-calling feature. Read more

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? By Britta O'Boyle

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 Read more

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

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 Read more

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

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has updated with end-to-end encryption.The latest version of the messaging client now ensures all messages, photos, video, files, Read more

ChatSim gives you unlimited messages worldwide for just £8 a year, including WhatsApp
ChatSim gives you unlimited messages worldwide for just £8 a year, including WhatsApp By Rik Henderson

ChatSim is a new network idea that enables you to use any of the messaging apps on your phone or tablet as much as you like, all for just one yearly fee Read more

WhatsApp now completely free for all, subscriptions scrapped
WhatsApp now completely free for all, subscriptions scrapped By Rik Henderson

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 Read more

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 By Elyse Betters

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 Read more

WhatsApp's voice over internet calling finally arrives for iOS
WhatsApp's voice over internet calling finally arrives for iOS By Elyse Betters

WhatsApp is continuing its apparent mission to kill traditional voice calls.Traditionally voice calls have long been restricted to your network connection, Read more

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

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 Read more

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 By Chris Hall

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 Read more

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

Following similar moves by Apple and Google, WhatsApp has started encrypting data.Apple And Google encrypt data stored on iPhones and Android devices by Read more

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 By Luke Edwards

WhatsApp recently announced that it will be introducing voice calling in the next few months. According to network software engineers this means huge changes Read more

WhatsApp is offering a SIM with unlimited messaging for free
WhatsApp is offering a SIM with unlimited messaging for free By Luke Edwards

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 Read more

WhatsApp acquisition: Why did Facebook spend more than $16bn on a messaging app?
WhatsApp acquisition: Why did Facebook spend more than $16bn on a messaging app? By Elyse Betters

Facebook has bought WhatsApp for a headline figure of $16 billion, but the deal goes well beyond that.The monumental deal involves both cash and stock, Read more

Facebook's WhatsApp acquisition is huge: The 10 big company buyouts in recent memory
Facebook's WhatsApp acquisition is huge: The 10 big company buyouts in recent memory By Jake Smith

Facebook has just made the big announcement that it's buying hit messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion. To compare the size of the deal, we've rounded Read more

WhatsApp CEO: No ads or change after the Facebook deal
WhatsApp CEO: No ads or change after the Facebook deal By Jake Smith

WhatsApp won't see any major changes after being bought out by Facebook for $19 billion. WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum took to the company's blog on Wednesday Read more

Facebook buys WhatsApp messaging service for more than $16 billion
Facebook buys WhatsApp messaging service for more than $16 billion By Jake Smith

Facebook plans to acquire hit messaging app WhatsApp for $16 billion, in a deal that is said will help accelerate growth and user engagement across Read more

WhatsApp reaches 400M monthly active users - without relying on 'distracting features'
WhatsApp reaches 400M monthly active users - without relying on 'distracting features' By Elyse Betters

WhatsApp now has 400 million active users. Yes, active. Not just registered. And it got this far without going the way of rivals.WhatsApp is a mobile messaging Read more

BBM takes on WhatsApp: Should you switch?
BBM takes on WhatsApp: Should you switch? By Britta O'Boyle

After months of waiting, BBM finally arrived on iPhone and Android last week but with so many other great instant messaging services, is it a little late Read more

In-app chat overtakes SMS texting for first time
In-app chat overtakes SMS texting for first time By Rik Henderson

More mobile phone owners are using in-app chat and messaging services rather than traditional SMS text messaging, says a report by research firm Informa.The Read more