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Unsend feature coming soon on WhatsApp; embarrassing texts not going to haunt you any more

Unsend feature coming soon on WhatsApp; embarrassing texts not going to haunt you any more

Technology
Following in the footsteps of fellow messenger apps like Telegram, WeChat and Viber, WhatsApp is getting closer to rolling out its ‘Delete for everyone’ feature, which lets you wipe out messages you sent by mistake before your contact has had a chance to read them. The company has finally begun testing the functionality on Android and iOS devices, serial WhatsApp leaker WABetaInfo reports. According to the insider, the dedicated recall server is now working and successfully deleting messages. Still, most users still won’t have access to the feature and will likely have to wait until the Facebook-owned messenger eventually enables it remotely for everyone. https://twitter.com/WABetaInfo/status/907406754488700928 What is particularly nifty about this feature is that, according to
UK Govt to enforce new powers to compel tech giants to hand over encrypted data

UK Govt to enforce new powers to compel tech giants to hand over encrypted data

UK
UK Govt are apparently using recent terror attacks to bring in new legislation that would force technology giants, such as Apple and WhatsApp, to hand over encrypted data. A report originating with The Sun claims that the Conservative government will lobby MPs to get the new rules, known as the Technical Capability Notices (TCN), through Parliament as quickly as possible after the general election. "We will do this as soon as we can after the election, as long as we get back in," a government minister apparently told The Sun. "The level of threat clearly proves there is no more time to waste now… The social media companies have been laughing in our faces for too long." Companies like Apple and WhatsApp make a major point of keeping users' messages safe. However, if the TCN were passed
India is a very important country to us: Whatsapp

India is a very important country to us: Whatsapp

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WhatsApp has reached a new milestone, having garnered 200 million monthly active users in India. This milestone makes India WhatsApp’s largest market. Essentially, the company has added 40 million in just over three months after revealing it had 160 million users in India back in November last year. “India is a very important country to us, and we’re proud to have 200 million people who use WhatsApp to connect with their friends, family and communities. We build every WhatsApp feature to be simple, reliable, and secure, and this vision is in line with what Digital India promises to achieve,” Brian Acton, WhatsApp co-founder said. “We will continue to invest so we can help more people across India, and we hope to contribute more to India’s vision for digital commerce in the future.”
WhatsApp has rolled out two-step verification to enhance security for all users

WhatsApp has rolled out two-step verification to enhance security for all users

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WhatsApp on Friday rolled out a two-step verification process for all devices (Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps) to enhance the security of users' accounts. The security feature was available to beta users for quite some time now, but it has now been made official. "When you have the feature enabled, any attempt to verify your phone number on WhatsApp must be accompanied by the six-digit passcode that you choose," WhatsApp said in a statement. The two-step verification feature can be activated by heading to Settings > Account > Two-step verification > Enable.
[ANDROID] How To Extend The WhatsApp License for Free

[ANDROID] How To Extend The WhatsApp License for Free

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I’ve been using Whatsapp application for my android phone for almost 1 year, and usually they will limit the license only for one year only and charge $1. This is very cheap i know but the problem is the payment is using credit card, I assume many of you (read : youngster) don't have one, so here we go on How To Extend The WhatsApp License for Free : Steps : Login to Whatsapp and go to Whatsapp >Settings> Account Info Find your expiration date then click “Purchase Online” button, a new windows will appears. In the payment page, choose Google Checkout and finish your purchase In the credit card column you don't need to enter anything, just enter the month and year of credit card expiration date (make it make sense!) Follow the instructions When you need to enter PIN, ent
How to Install Whatsapp On Tablets

How to Install Whatsapp On Tablets

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Good Morning Friends, Just thought I'd share what I've found about installing WhatsApp on Tablets without sim support. Use this version, WhatsApp version 2.8.4776 1. Install WhatsApp, once installed, close the app without running it. 2. Install AppGuard (Appguard apk: SRT AppGuard (don't worry about the German, the app is in English. This also can be DL using your N7, but you'll have to click and hold the "Download der appguard.apk" and Save link as.)) - Start up open/run appguard. - Select "Secure a new app" - Select "Whatsapp" - Appguard will take you through 3-steps: Scan and secure application Uninstall existing application Install secured application Once the process is completed, within Appguard, you'll need to change Whatsapp Permissions by removing the setting f...
How to Get WhatsApp Messenger Work On Blackberry

How to Get WhatsApp Messenger Work On Blackberry

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To fix the problem go into Settings > Options > Advanced Options and select 'Applications' menu. Choose WhatsApp and select Edit Permissions:                                          Set WhatsApp Permissions to Allow and Save: After saving new permissions, reboot your BlackBerry by removing battery from the deviceIf you are still having problems performing the above steps, go to Options -> Security Options -> Firewall, and select Reset Firewall from the menu. Be sure to Save and reboot your BlackBerry by removing battery from it for 30 seconds.