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iPhone users can finally send WhatsApp messages offline

iPhone users can finally send WhatsApp messages offline On Monday, WhatsApp, the popular Facebook-owned messenger, welcomed iOS users to the world of offline messaging.The app's latest iOS update allows iPhone users to engage in offline message queueing, so they can prep messages to send while they're waiting for a connection and quickly keep their conversations going when they regain one.

WhatsApp is testing a feature that lets you 'revoke' unread messages you sent prematurely

WhatsApp is testing a feature that lets you 'revoke' unread messages you sent prematurely The Facebook-owned messaging service is reportedly testing the ability to edit or recall messages that have already been sent.The feature was first spotted by Twitter account @WABetaInfo, which tracks features that WhatsApp is testing across platforms.

Scottish man messages boss asking for day off, gets a hilarious response

Scottish man messages boss asking for day off, gets a hilarious response LONDON — There are probably many, many brilliant exchanges that have taken place between bosses and employees asking for last-minute sick days, but this has to be one of the best.On Sunday, Mark McLelland from Glasgow, Scotland, messaged his boss to ask if he could take the day off.

Change this security setting on WhatsApp right now

Change this security setting on WhatsApp right now The app is officially adding support for two-step verification, which prevents someone else from activating your phone number without a six-digit passcode.The feature, which has been testing in beta since November, is starting to roll out now to WhatsApp's iOS, Android and Windows apps.

Security first: WhatsApp begins rolling out two-step verification for its users

Security first: WhatsApp begins rolling out two-step verification for its users On Friday, the Facebook-owned messaging service announced the implementation of two-step verification to improve security for its more than 1 billion monthly users.Once activated, you’ll have to enter a six-digit security code alongside your phone number and text or voice call verification.

This privacy app may work for White House aides, but it's still a mystery

This privacy app may work for White House aides, but it's still a mystery Second, the texts disappear as soon as they're read.This all fits with the app's motto of sorts, which is that they believe texts should be as private as "the spoken word.

Of course Facebook is putting a Snapchat clone inside WhatsApp

Of course Facebook is putting a Snapchat clone inside WhatsApp Launching now in the Netherlands and France, the feature will eventually be live in all the countries where the messaging app is available.But the feature is far closer to Snapchat (or Instagram) Stories than a status update.

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.