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WhatsApp Launches Snapchat Stories Clone 'Status'

WhatsApp Launches Snapchat Stories Clone 'Status' The instant messaging service on Monday launched a revamped status feature, allowing folks to share fleeting photos, videos, and GIFs for 24 hours.The latest version of the app includes a Status tab, where you’ll find updates from people in your WhatsApp network, PCMag explained.

WhatsApp hits 200 million active users in India

WhatsApp hits 200 million active users in India Moving forward, Brian Acton, a founder of WhatsApp, said the company will explore ways to contribute to "India's vision for digital commerce.Hike hasn't shared how many active users it has, but early last year it said Hike had been downloaded more than 100 million times.

WhatsApp might be testing a business feature in its biggest market

WhatsApp might be testing a business feature in its biggest market This is also the instant messaging giant's first attempt at monetization after eight years of ad-free, subscription-free existence.It comes soon after WhatsApp hired its first COO, Matt Idema, who was reportedly brought in to monetize the platform, three years since Facebook's $22-billion acquisition.

Businesses may soon be able to chat with you over WhatsApp, according to report

Businesses may soon be able to chat with you over WhatsApp, according to report The popular messaging service is reportedly testing the new feature with companies affiliated with startup incubator Y Combinator, according to Reuters.If successful, courting businesses could provide WhatsApp with a sorely needed revenue stream.

Wikileaks says they contacted Apple, Google and more about protection from the CIA

Wikileaks says they contacted Apple, Google and more about protection from the CIA The group tweeted on Tuesday that it had reached out to Microsoft, Google, Apple, Mozilla and "MicroTik" (we're assuming they meant MikroTik) to talk with those companies about protecting customers from the intrusions of CIA malware.The document dump is allegedly part one in a series to come.

WhatsApp will once again let you update your Status like it's 2002

WhatsApp will once again let you update your Status like it's 2002 The new Status feature is just like Snapchat and Instagram Stories, which are well-loved — but it came at the expense of WhatsApp's old-school Status tool, which allowed users to display a simple text message.The text status update is found in the "About" section of WhatApp.

'Homeland' star mastered WhatsApp to reconnect with refugee family he helped rescue

'Homeland' star mastered WhatsApp to reconnect with refugee family he helped rescue As the show progressed into its fifth and six season, the war and the subsequent refugee crisis in Europe were weaved into the plot.A fear growing among people, who have never even met a so-called "refugee.

This mum's well-meaning WhatsApp fail may be the greatest of all time

This mum's well-meaning WhatsApp fail may be the greatest of all time When you're getting to grips with new technology or testing out a freshly downloaded app, mistakes can happen.No one knows this better than anyone who's ever received a bungled attempt at communication from a parent or a grandparent.

A bunch of 5-star reviews of WhatsApp's Snapchat update sure look fake

A bunch of 5-star reviews of WhatsApp's Snapchat update sure look fake Just like everything else owned by Facebook, WhatsApp is becoming more like Snapchat.Whether that's a good or bad thing depends on your own preferences and loyalty to the actual Snapchat.

UK targets WhatsApp and encrypted messaging after London attack

UK targets WhatsApp and encrypted messaging after London attack The UK government wants there to be "no place for terrorists to hide," and that includes on encrypted messaging services.But in this situation, we need to make sure that our intelligence services have the ability to get into situations like encrypted WhatsApp.

Politician's baffling quote about hashtags gets the mocking it deserves

Politician's baffling quote about hashtags gets the mocking it deserves Home Secretary Amber Rudd has called for tech companies that provide "completely unacceptable" end-to-end encrypted messaging services to work with law enforcement.Rudd's interview with BBC's Andrew Marr Show came after reports that the Westminster Bridge attacker, Khalid Masood, had sent a WhatsApp message prior to the incident that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted.

U.K. targets Whatsapp encryption in the wake of Parliament attack

U.K. targets Whatsapp encryption in the wake of Parliament attack The attack, which took place on March 22 and saw many people injured and several killed, involved just one man, though many related arrests have been made since.However, the lone attacker was found to have used Whatsapp half an hour before the attack began, which has prompted the authorities’ increased scrutiny of the messaging application.

WhatsApp says it won't create an encryption backdoor, and that's a good thing

WhatsApp says it won't create an encryption backdoor, and that's a good thing Build a backdoor allowing government officials, and potentially nefarious actors, a future way in?But it's not like WhatsApp doesn't want to help.

How Microsoft helped British authorities after the London attack

How Microsoft helped British authorities after the London attack In a statement, the tech giant said it had received orders seeking email information related to the attack and it swiftly provided the information requested.“Our team responded in under 30 minutes last week to verify that the legal order was valid and provided law enforcement the information that was sought,” said Microsoft President Brad Smith.

Soon you'll be able to make payments using WhatsApp in India

Soon you'll be able to make payments using WhatsApp in India The company is in talks with the government to add support for UPI, a new payment system by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).In a statement to Mashable, WhatsApp spokesperson didn’t deny the claims and said, "India is an important country for WhatsApp, and we're understanding how we can contribute more to the vision of Digital India.

WhatsApp is testing a feature to make changing numbers easier, thank goodness

WhatsApp is testing a feature to make changing numbers easier, thank goodness Since WhatsApp is tied to your phone number, changing numbers can be a huge hassle.Now, the Facebook-owned company is reportedly testing a new "Change Number" feature in the beta version of WhatsApp.

How WhatsApp brings my family closer together

How WhatsApp brings my family closer together A few months ago my aunt, who is decades older but significantly savvier than any of us, started a WhatsApp group for our family.But even at our modest level of use, WhatsApp has completely changed the way we communicate.

WhatsApp just added an important feature for Siri

WhatsApp just added an important feature for Siri If the integration is not already set up, Siri will guide users towards authorizing it to send and read WhatsApp messages.The latest WhatsApp update on iOS enables the feature for users running iOS 10.

PayPal follows Amazon, applies for mobile wallet license in India

PayPal follows Amazon, applies for mobile wallet license in India Global payments major PayPal wants a slice of the blossoming mobile wallet pie in India, according to reports.This comes at a time when the payments space in India is abuzz with potential foreign investments, mergers and acquisitions.

Malaysia wants to hold WhatsApp group admins responsible for fake news spread over chat

Malaysia wants to hold WhatsApp group admins responsible for fake news spread over chat Those found allowing false information to be spread will face punishment, he said, adding that group admins should be a "gatekeeper to filter news before sharing.Another man was arrested in April for a photo he took and spread on Whatsapp, which "insulted" an unnamed government leader.