WhatsApp

WhatsApp Announces Screenshot Blocking and More Privacy Features

WhatsApp parent company Meta today announced new privacy features for the popular communication app. "Today, we’re introducing new privacy features that provide interlocking layers of protection and give you more control over your messages on WhatsApp," Meta said in a news release. The new features include the option to hide your 'Online' status on WhatsApp,...

You Can Now Transfer WhatsApp Chat History Between iOS and Android

If you're moving from an Android phone to an iPhone, you can now easily transfer your entire WhatsApp account information, including your profile photo, individual chats, group chats, chat history, media, and settings. According to the official WhatsApp FAQ page, however, you cannot transfer your call history or your display name when transferring data between...

WhatsApp Now Lets Users React to Messages with Any Emoji

In celebration of the upcoming World Emoji Day on Sunday, July 17th, WhatsApp has announced it is rolling out an update to its iOS and Android apps that allows users to react to messages with any emoji included within their emoji keyboards (via Emojipedia). Since you asked… ... all emoji Reactions are here! We’re feeling 🤩😎🙌🤸🎉💚...

Hide WhatsApp ‘Online’ Status? Feature Looks to Be Coming Soon

After giving users the ability to disable Read Receipts and hide their Last Seen, WhatsApp will soon let them go completely incognito by also concealing their 'Online' status. According to WABetaInfo, the Facebook-owned messaging platform is working on a new feature that gives users control over whether others can see when they are 'Online.' The functionality...

WhatsApp Rolls Out New Options for Privacy Control Settings

In its continued effort to keep users safe while using the platform, Meta-owned WhatsApp announced last week some new features and options for privacy control settings that you can adjust as you see fit. https://twitter.com/WhatsApp/status/1537213566717075456?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Updated WhatsApp privacy settings allow you to select who from your contact list can see your Profile Photo, About, and Last...

How to Import WhatsApp Chats from Android to iOS

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of WhatsApp parent company Meta, recently announced that users of the messaging app can now finally transfer their chat history from Android to iOS (via WABetaInfo). Zuckerberg made the announcement in a recent Facebook post. WhatsApp has been working on chat migration between iOS and Android for over a year now. Conversation history...

Here’s How WhatsApp’s New Message Reactions Feature Works

WhatsApp is finally joining the likes of iMessage, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram with its much-awaited message reactions feature, and the folks over at Android Police have offered us a look at how these message reactions work in WhatsApp. According to Mark Zuckerberg, message reactions are rolling out on WhatsApp starting today, so make sure you download the...

WhatsApp Announces ‘Communities’ Group Chat Feature

WhatsApp is now testing a new Communities feature that aims to significantly improve group chats on the world's most popular messaging app. WhatsApp today announced that it is adding a new feature to the platform that aims to better help organize and manage multiple, similar group chats users are part of. The new feature is...

How to Use WhatsApp On Your Apple Watch

WhatsApp may not be officially available for the Apple Watch, but you can still bring the popular messaging platform to your Apple wearable with WristChat (via 9to5Mac). WristChat is an Apple Watch app designed by indie developer Adam Foot that uses the WhatsApp Web API to bring WhatsApp access to your wrist. WristChat lets users access their WhatsApp conversations...

WhatsApp Testing 2GB File Size Sharing Limit

WhatsApp has reportedly started testing a new 2GB file size limit for media sharing. The rollout of the new limit is currently being tested as a part of its beta program. According to WABetaInfo, the beta rollout for larger file sharing is being handled exclusively in Argentina as of now. The increase in limit effectively increases...

WhatsApp Unveils ‘Code Verify’ Security Browser Extension

WhatsApp has revealed a new open source browser extension to help further protect those who use its online messaging service. The Meta-owned company has teamed up with web infrastructure company Cloudflare to launch Code Verify, which they say provides independent, third-party, transparent verification of the code users are served on WhatsApp Web. Available in the form of...