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WhatsApp

Started as an alternative to SMS, WhatsApp has become the most popular cross-platform messaging app. It is available on both Android and iOS. WhatsApp supports sending and receiving a variety of media, including text, photos, videos, documents, and location. It also allows users to make voice call and video calls.

 

WhatsApp messages and calls are secured with end-to-end encryption, meaning that no third party including WhatsApp can read or listen to them. WhatsApp was founded by Jan Koum and Brian Acton who had previously spent 20 years combined at Yahoo.

 

WhatsApp joined Facebook in 2014, but continues to operate as a separate app with a laser focus on building a messaging service that works fast and reliably anywhere in the world.

 

In February 2014, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for approximately $19.3 billion. WhatsApp has grown in multiple countries, including Brazil, India, and large parts of Europe, including the United Kingdom and France.

 

WhatsApp was officially made available for PCs through a web client, under the name WhatsApp Web, in late January 2015 through an announcement made by Koum on his Facebook page, "Our web client is simply an extension of your phone: the web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device-this means all of your messages still live on your phone."
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WhatsApp for Business gets multi-device support, Cloud API and more

May 20, 2022

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company is opening WhatsApp to any business of any size around the world with WhatsApp Cloud API.

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WhatsApp launches Global API, paid tier for WhatsApp Business coming soon

May 20, 2022

WhatsApp’s Cloud API is now available to all businesses worldwide

WhatsApp is working on two new features for groups: Here are the details

WhatsApp is working on two new features for groups: Here are the details

May 19, 2022

A fresh report from WaBetaInfo shows that a new feature called "View Past Participants" is under development. WhatsApp is also testing a way to allow people to silently exit groups.

WhatsApp may soon let users exit groups without letting anyone know

May 17, 2022

Currently, when you exit a WhatsApp group, a message is displayed on the chat window that reads "XXX left", so this method lets everyone in the group know that a member has left.

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You might soon be able to exit WhatsApp groups without too much drama

May 17, 2022

Only group admins will be notified of the exit of a user.

This facility can be availed 24x7 and there is no waiting time for the home loan approval letter, as per the official release.

HDFC rolls out ‘Spot Offer’ for home loans on WhatsApp; here’s how to apply 

May 17, 2022

The housing finance bellwether has developed this solution on WhatsApp Business Platform in association with Congo AI.

WhatsApp to display legal name of users for transactions made using WhatsApp Pay

May 17, 2022

As per the messaging app, this requirement is set by NPCI and designed to mitigate fraud across the UPI payments system.

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WhatsApp’s status updates might get support for rich link previews soon

May 16, 2022

The under-development feature has been spotted by WABetaInfo on WhatsApp beta for iOS.

New leak shows WhatsApp is planning to make Status section more useful

New leak shows WhatsApp is planning to make Status section more useful

May 16, 2022

WhatsApp update: A new leak shows a new feature on the platform that allows a user to add links to any website or source in the Status section.

WhatsApp may soon introduce chat filters for all users in future update

May 13, 2022

WhatsApp chat filter feature is already available to the business accounts, but now WhatsApp is planning to introduce it to non-business accounts as well.

WhatsApp is working on a new Companion mode feature. (Image credit: Reuters)

WhatsApp Companion mode spotted: How will the feature work?

May 09, 2022

WhatsApp update: It is being said that this is an extension of the multi-device feature that was added to the platform a few months back, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Here's everything we know about the Companion mode.