WhatsApp

MPs Face Legal Challenge Over Disappearing Messages

Legal challenge seeks to ban ministers from using disappearing messages on apps such as WhatsApp and Signal over transparency fears

2 weeks ago

India Orders Watchdog Probe Over WhatsApp Privacy Policy

WhatsApp's largest market in India is launching an official antitrust investigation over its mandatory privacy policy update

3 weeks ago

Facebook Fixes Glitch That Took Services Offline Worldwide

Facebook fixes 'technical issue' that caused Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp and other services to go offline globally for about an hour

4 weeks ago

WhatsApp Adds Voice And Video Calling To Desktop App

Bigger screen time. Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service has finally added voice and video calling capabilities to its desktop version

1 month ago

WhatsApp To Limit Messaging, Unless Users Agree New Terms

Users who don't agree to WhatsApp's updated terms will be blocked from messaging, and their account could be eventually deleted

2 months ago

WhatsApp To Press Ahead With Privacy Update

What backlash? Facebook's WhatsApp says it will go ahead with its privacy policy update, but hopes that it has better…

2 months ago

India To Quiz Facebook Over WhatsApp Privacy Terms

Delayed mandatory privacy policy update by Facebook's WhatsApp, to reportedly trigger questions from Indian parliamentary panel

3 months ago

WhatsApp Delays Deadline For New Privacy Terms

WhatsApp delays deadline for users to agree to new privacy policy by three weeks as notice triggers backlash over Facebook…

3 months ago

Signal Ramps Up Hiring After Surge – Report

Signal reportedly hiring more staff to cope with surge, as it and Telegram benefit from WhatsApp data policy update controversy

3 months ago

Signal Installations Surge Amid WhatsApp Data Concerns

Research shows installations of Signal messaging app approaching one million a day, amid concern over WhatsApp data policy update

3 months ago

WhatsApp Will Share Data With Facebook, Despite User Wishes

What is the point of end-to-end encryption? Facebook to access people's WhatsApp data, whether they like it or not, from…

3 months ago

Facebook, WhatsApp And Messenger Services Crash In Europe

Significant outage for a number of Facebook services including Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram on Thursday for thousands of users

4 months ago

Facebook Hit With Two Antitrust Lawsuits From FTC And US States

Breakup threat. Social networking giant sued by federal regulator and US states, and could be forced to sell WhatsApp, Instagram

4 months ago

Children At Risk From End-to-End Encryption, Says Report

Plans by social media firms to widen the use of end-to-end encryption will put children a risk, Children Commissioner warns

4 months ago

WhatsApp Setting To Remove Messages After Seven Days

Messaging titan to implement setting to allow for “disappearing messages” option after seven days, in an effort to bolster privacy

5 months ago

WhatsApp To Bring Voice, Video Calls To Web Version

Watch out Zoom! WhatsApp is reportedly deliver voice and video calling to WhatsApp Web, its desktop based offering

6 months ago

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger To Integrate Chats – Report

Chat integration? Facebook is reportedly working to allow WhatsApp users to chat with Facebook Messenger users, and vice versa

9 months ago

WhatsApp Launches Digital Payments Service

Chat-based payments system, offered first in Brazil, allows users to send money or pay merchants without leaving chat service

10 months ago

WhatsApp Challenges Zoom With 50 Person Video Calling

Serious video conferencing move by Facebook. Desktop users of WhatsApp will soon be able to add up 50 people on…

11 months ago

WhatsApp Rolls Out Eight-Person Group Video Calls

Blow to video conferencing systems? Latest version of WhatsApp allows for eight-person video calling, and it is encrypted

12 months ago

WhatsApp Alleges NSO Was ‘Deeply Involved’ In Hack – Report

Facebook unit files new court documents alleging NSO was 'deeply involved' in mobile phone hack of 1,400 WhatsApp users, including…

12 months ago

Facebook Invests $5.7 Billion In Indian Conglomerate

Social network makes biggest acquisition since acquiring WhatsApp by purchasing 10 percent stake in Indian firm Reliance Industries

12 months ago

Coronavirus: WhatsApp To Limit Forwarding To Slow Spread Of Fake News

False Covid-19 claims that has seen mobile masts and towers attacked, has resulted in WhatsApp imposing a strict limit on…

1 year ago

Coronavirus: NSO Offers Covid-19 Tracking Software

Surveillance specialist NSO offers Western governments software that uses mobile phone data to monitor and predict the spread of coronavirus

1 year ago

NSO Asks US Court To Sanction Facebook Over Lawsuit

NSO alleges Facebook failed to follow 'international law', after the Israeli firm failed to show up in US court to…

1 year ago

NSO Fails To Appear In Court After WhatsApp Lawsuit

NSO Group fails to show up in US court to contest WhatsApp spyware lawsuit, despite promising to 'vigorously fight' Facebook's…

1 year ago

Facebook Ordered To Unlock NSO Staffer Account

WhatsApp hack development. Israeli court orders Facebook to unblock a personal account belonging to an employee at NSO Group

1 year ago

WhatsApp Hits Two Billion Users, Defends Encryption

Facebook-owned messaging app now used by a staggering 2 billion people, as platform defends its default use of end-to-end encryption

1 year ago

WhatsApp Stops Working On Millions Of Android, iOS Phones

Phones using Android 2.3.7 'Gingerbread' and earlier or iOS 8 and older are no longer able to run WhatsApp as…

1 year ago

Did Saudi Arabia Hack Phone Of Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos?

Owner of the Washington Post allegedly had his phone hacked months before murder of Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi…

1 year ago