However, the current beta version does not contain the feature to react to messages yet.
Whatsapp, a very well known software, is a popular messaging application in India that is not just available for the Android and iOS users but also on KaiOS. The inbuilt language change support mechanism of this application is highly useful in a linguistically diverse country like India.
This feature is already available on Samsung Galaxy devices but unlike with Samsung phones, where the feature is available on devices running Android 10 and above, here it is limited to phones with Android 12.
With that users can be alerted (or not) by new reactions the same way they are with messages and groups notifications citing WABetaInfo, 9To5Mac reported on Saturday.
According to DownDetector, a website that tracks WhatsApp outages, 40 per cent users were unable to download the app, 30 per cent had trouble in sending messages and 22 per cent had problems with the web version.
WhatsApp’s clarification came in response to a report by non-profit newsroom ProPublica that said even though WhatsApp says it does not see user content, the Facebook-owned company has an extensive monitoring operation and regularly shares personal information with prosecutors.
People of Delhi can get easy and authentic COVID-related information by just sending ‘Hi’ to the WhatsApp number.
The Data Protection Commission said Thursday that it was also ordering WhatsApp to take “remedial actions” so that its data processing complies with the EU rules. WhatsApp said the fine was out of proportion and it would appeal the decision.
”CPR exposed a security vulnerability in WhatsApp…An attacker could have exploited the vulnerability to read sensitive information from WhatsApp memory,” CPR said in a statement.
It received 137 reports for account support, of which one was actioned, and 316 requests to ban accounts, the messaging giant said in its second compliance report under the new Information Technology Rules, 2021.
Earlier, the popular messaging application had stated that it is working on view once messages that would disappear forever after just being viewed once, GizmoChina reported on Thursday.
Cathcart said that he saw parallels between the attack against WhatsApp users in 2019, which is now the subject of a lawsuit brought by WhatsApp against NSO, and reports about a massive data leak which are at the centre of the Pegasus Project.
WhatsApp said that the ‘Joinable calls’ reduce the burden of answering a group call as it starts, and brings the spontaneity and ease of in-person conversations to group calling on WhatsApp.
This is a significant development after the new Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw made it crystal clear within minutes of taking charge that “law of the land is supreme” and no one can afford to disrespect it.
After persistent reminders, the users will encounter limited functionality on WhatsApp until they accept the updates.
To date, iOS 9 users were able to use the encrypted chat service.However, now iOS 10 is required which means users will need an iPhone 5 or later model to use WhatsApp
WhatsApp allows you to archive your chats, mute groups, and even start important messages but now you can use it to chat with yourself for taking notes, making to-do lists, saving important links and many more.
In the note, WhatsApp linked to a newly created FAQ page that says its policy related to inactive users will apply after May 15, TechCrunch reported.
In a new blog post on Thursday, WhatsApp said that in the coming weeks, it will display a banner in its main platform providing more information that people can read at their own pace.
According to the WABetaInfo report, the WhatsApp feature is available for Android 126.96.36.199 beta. The feature is not visible to users as of now, as the messaging platform is still working on the feature that is expected to roll out sometime in the future.
The policy was, however, put on hold till May 15 due to a massive backlash by the users. It aims to share commercial user data with parent Facebook.
In a bid to allow cross-messaging among its family of apps, Facebook has reportedly started merging Instagram and Messenger chats. The social network has already integrated Messenger rooms with WhatsApp on the Web.
According to the information on the WhatsApp FAQ section, WhatsApp will only be compatible with phones running the Android 4.0.3 operating system or newer as well as iPhones running on iOS 9 and newer.