Latest WhatsApp update rolls out 138 new emojis on Android beta

WhatsApp is also reportedly testing a “Mute Always” option to let users put an individual or a group chat on mute till they use the app. Another new feature that the messaging app is testing is “Expiring messages”, aka disappearing messages. The feature will auto-delete a particular message after a stipulated time set by the […]

Facebook moves closer to WhatsApp payment service debut in India

Facebook Inc. is moving a step closer to launching its long-delayed WhatsApp payments service in India after wrapping up an audit of related data practices, according to people familiar with the matter.The payments offering has been in beta mode in India since early 2018 for a million users, but the nationwide debut has been delayed, […]

WhatsApp getting disappearing messages feature, new details revealed

Just last week, WABetaInfo reported that WhatsApp’s disappearing messages feature that has been long under development may be rolled out as ‘Expiring Messages’ and also suggested how the feature may work. Now a new report states that in the WhatsApp beta version of the app 2.20.197.10, the Facebook-owned app has further improved the UI that […]

WhatsApp pilots ‘forwards’ verification feature to tackle misinformation

When a user forwards a message, WhatsApp labels it with a single arrow icon, and allows the user to share the message with five chats at one time. A message forwarded many times gets a double-tick to let users know it was shared several times.

Fashion social network Roposo launches new chat-to-buy feature

Roposo’s chat-to-buy feature is set to alter the paradigm of social commerce in India by combining the best of two worlds; over 3 million Indian fashion lovers and more than 10,000 brands and small sellers.Until now, small businesses closed most of their online transaction on call or phone chats. However, they struggled to use a […]

New Zealand beat Pakistan comfortably on Mohammad Amir’s ODI return

When Santner departed for 48 with the score on 178 for seven, it brought Henry to the crease and the tailender swung the innings in New Zealand’s favour. Henry plundered four fours and four sixes in a 30-ball 48 not out and, after Nicholls departed 18 short of a century, was ably assisted by McClenaghan […]

‘Trident is old technology’: the brave new world of cyber warfare

Meanwhile, the national defence debate remains focused on Trident. According to former defence secretary Des Browne, Britain has not even begun to make a comprehensive assessment of its vulnerability. “When it comes to our strategic security, it appears that we are willing to bet the farm on having one undetectable and assuredly reliable nuclear armed […]

Akshay Kumar shares pic of Ram temple digital billboard from New York’s Times Square, says ‘Diwali came early this year’

— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 5, 2020 Pictures and videos of the digital billboard were shared by many Twitter users as well. One user wrote: “Shree Ram Mandir digital billboard in New York’s Times Square, USA #JaiShriRam.” Another user wrote: “I was so proud to see our Ram Mandir and Ramji in Times Square today. […]

Updated WhatsApp Statuses let you share photos and videos that disappear

Now you can choose to add photos, videos, and animated gifs and scribble over them to add more personality to your statuses. Any update you make to your Status will remain on your account for 24 hours before it disappears. If you update it multiple times a day, that will create a string of status […]

Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti shares her WhatsApp chat with actor: You loved us so dearly

Sushant was found dead at his home in Mumbai on June 14. His death case was handed over to the CBI on Wednesday. Sushant’s father KK Singh has accused the actor’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty of abetment to suicide and filed an FIR against her in Patna in July.