WhatsApp Launches TV Campaign in India to Fight Fake News

Facing flak for the misuse of its platform, WhatsApp on Monday launched its first-ever TV campaign in India as part of its efforts to address the challenge of misinformation and pernicious rumours. The popular messaging platform earlier launched two phases of a radio campaign to create awareness among users. The first phase of the campaign
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WhatsApp has upgraded its multi-share feature on Android with the ability to preview the text you share with two or more contacts from third-party apps. The new development works similar to how the instant messaging app started previewing a message or media you forward to two or more chats. It is initially available for WhatsApp
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Aiming to address the challenge of misinformation during the upcoming Rajasthan Assembly polls, WhatsApp on Monday conducted training for community leaders in Jaipur, in partnership with the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), the Facebook-owned mobile messaging platform said. The education workshop encouraged WhatsApp users to see themselves as “agents of change” by addressing socio-behavioural change and empowered them
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Facebook-owned WhatsApp said on Wednesday that it has appointed Abhijit Bose as head of its operations in India, its biggest market by users. Bose, the co-founder and Chief Executive of mobile payments firm Ezetap, is the first-ever country head for the messaging platform, WhatsApp said in a statement. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Cornell
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WhatsApp as usual is busy testing new features. The Facebook-owned messaging service most recently unveiled its Stickers functionality after months of testing, and while it working on enhancing stickers on its platform by adding a dedicated search feature and the ability to create custom stickers, it is now rumoured to bring an ability to let
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Aiming to address the challenge of misinformation during the upcoming Rajasthan Assembly polls, WhatsApp on Monday conducted training for community leaders in Jaipur, in partnership with the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), the Facebook-owned mobile messaging platform said. The education workshop encouraged WhatsApp users to see themselves as “agents of change” by addressing socio-behavioural change and empowered them
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WhatsApp is constantly working on bringing new features, and some of them are already in test in beta, including vacation mode and even the private reply feature. Now, the social messaging app is testing the ability to preview forwards before sending them. This means that users will get one more step before forwarding a text,
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With Android 9 Pie now rolled out to the Pixel family, WhatsApp has started testing support for Messaging Style inline images for the notification panel. WhatsApp used to show inline images in notifications earlier as well, but it looks to now support the new MessagingStyle notification format for expandable and collapsible inline images in the future. WhatsApp is currently
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WhatsApp has informed the government that it is building a local team, including India head, as part of steps to check fake news circulation but has not met the key demand of identifying message originators, according to official sources. The popular messaging app is under fire over abuse of its platform for circulation of fake news
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Mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Friday announced that it has 200 million monthly active users in India. In a post on Twitter, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum announced the statistic, while reiterating that the company now has 1.2 billion monthly active users – a figure revealed to Gadgets 360 last week by WhatsApp Product Manager Randall
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