WhatsApp to add new ‘forwarded message’ feature to fight spam


WhatsApp is one of the biggest messaging platforms in the world, with millions and billions of messages being sent every day. Unsurprisingly, spam is a big problem on the platform, and WhatsApp seems to have a plan to fight it now. A new report, according to techradar.com reveals that WhatsApp could be adding a new ‘Forwarded message’ feature […]

WhatsApp launches ‘full feature’ money transfer service in India

The National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) has given WhatsApp, an instant messaging platform the go-ahead to launch a “full feature” inter-bank money transfer service in the country. The Facebook-owned app, which has more than 1 billion users in over 180 countries, launched the limited service in India, its biggest market of over 200 million […]

Indonesia threatens to block WhatsApp messaging over obscene content

Indonesia Monday vowed to block Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp Messenger within 48 hours if the service did not ensure that obscene Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images were removed. The WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. WhatsApp, which is widely used in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, said message […]

China disrupts WhatsApp texts as censor tools grow more powerful

China is tightening the screws on Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp, honing and employing cutting-edge surveillance technology to disrupt the messaging service as part of a longer-term crackdown on its online spheres. The latest disruptions are affecting users intermittently across the world’s second-largest economy, intensifying a blocking effort that began around July but has gotten more sophisticated […]

WhatsApp adds huge new feature making the chat app more useful

Users will soon be able to use WhatsApp for more than just sending messages and pictures. WhatsApp may have started as an online messaging system to rival SMS, but it’s evolved into much more than that. The Facebook-owned chat app has introduced key features like voice and video calls as and the ability to pin […]