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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.