Last week, Apple rolled back one of the key FaceTime features that was supposed to drop with iOS 12 and macOS Mojave this fall: group video chat. The feature, which would let you and up to 31 friends not-quite-make-eye-contact through their phones and laptops, was removed from the beta versions of each OS last week,…
Earlier this week Google announced that thanks to a partnership with WhatsApp, backups from the app will no longer count against your Google Drive storage limits. That means it’s an even better idea than ever to use Google Drive as a backup for your messages.
WhatsApp Messenger (iOS, Android) is a free messaging platform that you can use to send messages, voice notes, and photos to your friends; ring them up for a quick video call; or send secrets.
In the show I’m in right now, there’s an scene when the less-than-pleasant Archdeacon of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Claude Frollo, tells his adopted son, Quasimodo, that “it takes two people to communicate.” But it’s not just the hunchback that forgets this lesson—I’m surprised, but not that surprised, about how easy…
Privacy has always been a key feature and popular selling point for the messaging app WhatsApp. Company co-founder Jan Koum grew up in the Soviet Union under heavy government surveillance, and he promised to keep user data protected after Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014. Now, with Koum on the way out, it may be…
Facebook spies on us all the time, and, by extension, so do the companies it owns like Instagram and WhatsApp. Now, one app is turning the tables by letting you use all that data they’re quietly collecting to spy on your own WhatsApp friends and contacts.
As the lead product designer at WhatsApp, Charlie Deets makes decisions that affect over 1.5 billion users each month. That means solving some unusual challenges, like building a chat interface that even illiterate users can navigate. It also means distinguishing WhatsApp’s visual “stories” feature from similar…
The popularity of cheap messaging service WhatsApp is so intense that over a million people have downloaded a fake update on it from Google Play.
WhatsApp users with fingers moving faster than their brain will be happy to know the company’s rolling out a new feature that lets you retract that last message, and wipe it from the conversation. Right now the feature is rolling out to certain users, according to The Next Web.
WhatsApp announced on Wednesday that it’s adding live location sharing, making it easier to find your friends in real life with the Facebook-owned messaging app. It’s also great for sharing your commute so people know when you’ll arrive and that you’re safe.
So, you’re interested in secure, encrypted chat apps. You have a few different choices, but as with any chat app, what all your friends are using is important. To that end, Signal and WhatsApp are easily the most popular. Here’s how they compare.
Finding a place to securely save files online or send them between computers is surprisingly difficult. Over at Digital Inspiration, Amit Agarwal uses WhatsApp as a clever workaround to store through an encrypted connection. Here’s you can do it too.
WhatsApp has rolled out two-step verification for all its users. The feature, which was previously in beta for Android, now works on all platforms.
WhatsApp is one of the most popular private messaging apps out there, so it’s a little surprising it didn’t have support for two-step authentication. Now, the beta version of the app has added the feature so, like always, turn it on now.
WhatsApp is one of the biggest chat apps in the world, but it’s still been missing one key feature until now: video calling. If you’re running the WhatsApp beta, you can try it out.
WhatsApp is easily one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. Until today, though, if you wanted to invite someone to join a group chat, you had to do so one person at a time. The new beta changes that with public group links.
Facebook and WhatsApp announced a new data sharing plan that’ll improve targeted advertising and friend suggestions. If you’re not a fan of the idea of Facebook and WhatsApp cozying up so closely together, it’s easy to opt out.
Windows/OS X: WhatsApp is working hard to become your go-to messenger. Now that it’s free for everyone, you can use WhatsApp on your computer with the new desktop apps.
Android: If you use WhatsApp messenger a lot, you’ve probably received a ton of useless images that you don’t need to keep. Those pictures are taking up space on your phone, but Magic Cleaner can fix that.
Android: Previously mentioned hands-free driving app Drivemode has a lot of great features, but it just added a great one—the ability to respond to messages in almost any texting app with your voice. SMS is included, but so is Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Gmail, and more.