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WhatsApp Working On New Read Later Feature to Replace Archived Chats: All the Details

WhatsApp could be working on a Read Later feature. A report by WABetaInfo says that Read Later will sit exactly in the same position as Archived Chats, on top of the chat list. Tapping on the button will show an introductory banner that explains what it is about To reduce interruptions, chats with new messages stay here and you wont get any notifications.

15 Jan 2021 11:05 am
Mobile App Downloads Hit 218 Billion, Consumer Spend Reaches $143 Billion in 2020: App Annie

Mobile app downloads grew seven percent year-over-year to 218 billion in 2020, App Annie said in its annual State of Mobile industry report. Consumer spending on app stores also resulted in a growth of 20 percent year-over-year to $143 billion (roughly Rs. 10,45,988 crores).

13 Jan 2021 7:37 pm
WhatsApp Clarifies on Privacy Policy Update Amid Criticism, Says No Effect on Individual Chats

WhatsApp on Tuesday provided clarification on its recent privacy policy update. It stated that the latest change didnt affect the privacy of messages sent between users.

12 Jan 2021 10:20 am
80TB of Parler Posts, Videos, and Other Data Leaked by Security Researchers

Parler, the social network popular among US President Trump supports, has just been taken off Google Play, the App Store, and taken down by Amazon Web Services. Before the takedown, security researchers have taken a huge data dump from the site, totalling around 80TB

11 Jan 2021 8:08 pm
Shifting to Telegram? Here Are 5 Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

Telegram is one of the top alternatives to WhatsApp, and many new users are signing up after users raised concerns about Facebook's new privacy policy for the messaging app. WhatsApp users must accept the updated terms of service and privacy policies or they will lose their access to the app by February 8, 2021.

11 Jan 2021 2:51 pm
Paytm CEO Posts 'Move on to Signal Now', Says Facebook and WhatsApp Abusing Monopoly

Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma tweeted to tell people to switch to Signal, saying that the market has to let Facebook know not to take its users' privacy for granted.

11 Jan 2021 1:19 pm
WhatsApp Group Chat Invite Links, User Profiles Made Public Again on Google

WhatsApp group chat invites have been started indexing by Google yet again. The issue was previously discovered in 2019 and was addressed in February last year after caused public outrage on social media. WhatsApp has also started allowing Google to start indexing its user profiles again.

10 Jan 2021 2:27 pm
Signal and Telegram Seeing Huge Waves of New Users Amid WhatsApp Privacy Row

After WhatsApp's new privacy policy, users are switching in droves to Signal and Telegram. The movement to leave Facebook-owned WhatsApp grew even stronger after whistleblower Edward Snowden recommended Signal as well. Asked for a reason to trust Signal, Snowden replied, Here's a reason: I use it every day and I'm not dead yet.

8 Jan 2021 6:59 pm
WhatsApp Says Privacy Policy Changed to Address Business Accounts, Consumer Chats Unaffected

In an official statement, WhatsApp says, The update does not change WhatsApps data sharing practices with Facebook and does not impact how people communicate privately with friends or family wherever they are in the world. WhatsApp remains deeply committed to protecting peoples privacy.

8 Jan 2021 3:28 pm
WhatsApp May Soon Allow Public Testing of Multi-Device Support for Android Users

WhatsApp is apparently planning to soon allow users to test multi-device support using Android devices. The feature that is rumoured to let users access their WhatsApp accounts on multiple devices simultaneously is among the most-anticipated developments by the instant messaging app.

8 Jan 2021 2:57 pm
WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger Collect Much More User Data Than Other Messaging Apps, Reveal Apples Privacy Labels

Wondering which messaging app collects the most user data? WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger appear to be the leaders, as per Apples privacy labels.

7 Jan 2021 7:42 pm
WhatsApp Privacy Policy, Terms of Service Update Makes Facebook Data Sharing Mandatory

WhatsApp has updated its privacy policy and terms of service to better integrate with Facebooks products and services. The messaging app has informed users about the latest change through a notice.

6 Jan 2021 11:39 am
WhatsApp Sets Single Day Record With 1.4 Billion Voice, Video Calls on New Years Eve

WhatsApp users globally made over 1.4 billion voice and video calls on New Years Eve 2020, as per statistics shared by Facebook. This makes it the most ever calls in a single day on WhatsApp, said the company. Facebooks other services, Instagram and Messenger, also experienced big surges in usage on New Years Eve 2020.

4 Jan 2021 12:55 pm