#whatsapp users

19 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Information about WhatsApp's new privacy policy will be provided with the help of banner. (Photo Credits: Unsplash.com)

  • To ensure credibilty of information regarding the new WhatsApp privacy policy, the company will use banner
  • 'We want everyone to know...we’re committed to protecting people’s privacy and security,' WhatsApp said
  • The policy roll out has been pushed back by 3 months to May 15 

19 January
The Indian government on Tuesday urged WhatsApp to withdraw the recent changes in the privacy policy. (Photo credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that India is home to the largest user of WhatsApp
  • Any unilateral changes to the policies would not be fair, the ministry said in its letter
  • IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the sanctity of personal communications needs to be maintained

13 January.California City, CA, USA
At present, WhatsApp lets users mute chats for eight hours, a week, or a year. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • WhatsApp reassured users about privacy at the Facebook-owned messaging service
  • The update regards how merchants using WhatsApp can share data with Facebook
  • Location data along with message contents is encrypted end-to-end, WhatsApp said

20 December 2020.New Delhi, Delhi, India
As spotted by WABetaInfo, these two features is only available in beta. (Photo Credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • WABetaInfo indicated that the video and voice calling will work differently from all other video calling tools 
  • For WhatsApp features one need to be on the app unlike other video calling tools who let users to use their tool without even signing up
  • This new feature will surely give a hard competition to other video call tools like Zoom, Google Meet, Google Duo

24 October 2020.California, USA
WhatsApp has announced users can now mute chats forever. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@WhatsApp)

  • WhatsApp took to Twitter to announce the new feature
  • Until now, users could mute a chat for a few hours, weeks or a year
  • The feature is available for both Android and iOS users

26 September 2020
Whatsapp is planning to roll out a few updates in the recent future (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • The Expiring Media feature allows users to delete an image, video or GIF in the receiver’s phone
  • The Customizable Wallpapers feature is would let users set different wallpapers for different chats
  • Multi-device support feature will allow users to sign into their WhatsApp account from multiple devices at a single point of time

26 June 2020.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Whatsapp new feature to be out soon. (Picture Courtesy: Unsplash)

  • Whatsapp launched its Quick Response (QR) code feature, enabling users to add contacts by a quick scan
  • WhatsApp Web is soon expected to get the Messenger Rooms feature.
  • Messenger Rooms will support up to 50 people to connect