Category: Communication

    WhatsApp Messenger

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    • Vendor: WhatsApp Inc.
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    • Price: Free

    WhatsApp is a leading non-SMS messaging app that's available on several platforms but has seen dramatic success on Android with over 1 billion app installs. The app lets you send messages with text, pictures and video, and also has the ability for group messages, all without any carrier charges or involvement. WhatsApp ties into your contacts list to keep it up to date at all times without the need to add or edit friends manually.

    One of its biggest draws (and growth areas) is that WhatsApp works internationally without a hitch.

    Facebook acquired WhatsApp in February 2014 for over $16 billion, but the app has since operated independently with little or no intervention from the new parent company. It continues to be one of the most popular messaging apps in the world.

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    WhatsApp now has 1 billion users

    WhatsApp now has 1 billion users. The communications platform has seen a meteoric rise in its userbase over the last year, adding 500 million new users. More recently, WhatsApp announced that it would be eliminating the annual subscription fee entirely, relying on connecting businesses with...
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    WhatsApp gets rid of annual subscription fee

    WhatsApp has announced that it will axe its $1 annual subscription fee starting today. The Facebook-owned messaging service is nearing a billion users, and will start exploring alternate business models. WhatsApp failed to monetize in emerging markets due to low debit and credit card...
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    It's not just you: WhatsApp hit by New Year's Eve gremlins [Update: It's back]

    Update: It looks like WhatsApp service is back online after a couple of hours of disruption. Original story: As different regions around the world begin to celebrate the arrival of 2016, there are signs that popular messaging platform WhatsApp may be struggling to keep up with demand. Countless...
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    WhatsApp will be blocked by courts in Brazil for 48 hours [Update: suspension lifted]

    Update: Reuters is now reporting that a Brazilian higher court has lifted the 48-hour block of WhatsApp, overturning the lower court's ruling. Original story: A Brazilian court has issued a block on the massively-popular messenger service WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook. This temporary...
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    WhatsApp enters into tiff with Telegram by blocking links

    Facebook-owned WhatsApp is causing some issues with Telegram users by blocking links to the competitor's platform. This appears to affect those using the messaging app on Android alone, which will see WhatsApp remove the link attached to any Telegram URL. Facebook doesn't appear to be...
    Whatsapp gains Google Drive backup

    WhatsApp gains Google Drive backup for chat history, voice messages, photos and more

    Google and WhatsApp have teamed up to bring Google Drive support to the popular messaging app. The new feature will be rolling out over the course of the next few months to all of Whatsapp's 900 million users. With Google Drive integration, you'll now be able to create private backups of your...
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    WhatsApp now has 900 million active monthly users

    After Facebook announcing earlier this month that it witnessed one billion daily active users, it is now WhatsApp's turn to share some usage figures. According to co-founder Jan Koum, the service now has 900 million active users, up from 800 million in the month of April. Acquired by Facebook...
    Send Whatsapp, and other messages using 'OK Google'

    You can now send Whatsapp, WeChat, Viber, and other messages using 'OK Google'

    Using the simple 'OK Google' voice command, you can now send messages through Whatsapp, Viber, WeChat, and a variety of other apps. Sometimes, you just don't want to pick up the phone and type out a reply, and now you don't have to. You have been able to send Hangouts messages using your voice...
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    WhatsApp receives Material Design visual refresh in latest update

    The WhatsApp team have rolled out an update to the popular messaging platform, introducing a Material Design refresh, but you can't get it on the Google Play Store just yet. Currently, the update (version 2.12.38) is only available from the WhatsApp website, which will require you to have app...
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    WhatsApp voice calling starts rolling out to everyone

    Available to select users previously, WhatsApp has commenced rollout of its voice calling feature to all users on Android. The feature is automatically enabled to all users updating to version 2.12.5 of WhatsApp via the Play Store, which brings a revamped user interface sporting three tabs:...
    Pushbullet

    Pushbullet now offers desktop replies for Whatsapp, Hangouts, and more

    The Pushbullet notification synchronization tool now lets users compose and send replies via five different messaging apps. Those apps would be WhatsApp, Telegram, Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, and Line. Pushbullet picked up text message reply support several months ago. Four of those...
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    WhatsApp now has a Chrome web client

    About a month back, there were rumors that the Facebook-owned and very popular messenger service WhatsApp would soon be available on your computer via the web. Today, the folks at WhatsApp have pulled it off. The new web client is an extension of the data from your phone, displayed in a Google...

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