WhatsApp to Soon Get Fingerprint Authentication on Android: Report

WhatsApp to Soon Get Fingerprint Authentication on Android: Report

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WhatsApp is reportedly working on a fingerprint authentication feature to protect its users’ chats from being seen by others. The authentication, once enabled, will be required for users to open the app. The Facebook-owned instant messaging service was recently reported to bring a similar feature to iPhone as well, supporting two biometric authentication methods –
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WhatsApp Gold Hoax Makes a Comeback, Ignore Its Circulation

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While WhatsApp is busy in trying to curb the circulation of fake news through its platform, a message specifying a “WhatsApp Gold” update has made a comeback. The message, which originally reached the masses on the instant messaging platform back in 2016, now warns users that a video titled ‘Martinelli’ will be posted on WhatsApp
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WhatsApp for Android Gets Picture-in-Picture Feature for All Users

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WhatsApp has brought the anticipated Picture-in-Picture (PiP) feature to all Android users. The Facebook-owned company has been adding new features to the messenger on a regular basis, and usually introduces them though beta builds. The Picture-in-Picture feature arrived in beta back in October, is now rolling to Android users through the WhatsApp version 2.18.380 –
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WhatsApp Launches TV Campaign in India to Fight Fake News

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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 for Android Now Previews Text You Share From Third-Party Apps

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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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WhatsApp, DEF Train Community Leaders to Tackle Fake News

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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 Names Ezetap Co-Founder Abhijit Bose as Its First India Head

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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 to Get ‘Share Contact Info via QR’ Feature, Easier New Contact Functionality: Report

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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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WhatsApp, DEF Train Community Leaders to Tackle Fake News

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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 Testing Forward Preview Feature on Android: Report

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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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