WHATSAPP

  • TRAI initiates regulatory preparations for WhatsApp, Skype, Viber and other services Yesterday

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI started the process to prepare regulatory framework for Internet-based calling and messaging applications like Skype, Viber, WhatsApp and Google Talk, known as over-the-top (OTT) players. "Worldwide, there is an ongoing debate among governments, industry and consumers regarding regulations of OTT services and Net-neutrality. In this background,...
  • WhatsApp voice calling coming to iPhones in 'a couple of weeks': Co-founder Brian Acton Yesterday

    New Delhi: In what could be good news for iPhone users, WhatsApp is planning to soon roll out its free voice calling feature for iOS. WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton, at the Facebook f8 conference, said that the company will launch the voice calling feature for iOS devices in a couple...
  • 'I'm not a liar, can't live without you,' IAS officer DK Ravi allegedly wrote to his female colleague 2 days ago

    Bengaluru: In a major breakthrough in Karnataka IAS officer DK Ravi death case, police sources claim that he might have committed suicide due to crisis in his personal life. According to the Whatsapp messages accessed by the police, Ravi was in love with one of his female colleagues. "After you hear...
  • WhatsApp and Messenger: Facebook explains how the two apps could coexist 3 days ago

    New Delhi: One of the biggest announcements made at the ongoing F8 - Facebook Developer Conference is the opening up of the company's Messenger app to outside developers. Facebook had spent $22 billion last year to buy WhatsApp, a competing mobile messaging service with more than 700 million users. Ever...
  • 11 Indian-Americans in Forbes's list of best venture capitalists 3 days ago

    New York: Eleven influential Indian-American investors feature in Forbes magazine's annual list of the 100 best venture capitalists with the "Midas" touch who are making big and early bets on the leading technology companies of on Friday and earning outsized returns for their investors. The Forbes 2015 Midas List represents...
  • Facebook reportedly testing new calling feature called 'Phone' for Android app March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: In what seems like a new upadate to Facebook, a dialer button has been spotted on the social media giant's Android app. The feature appears to have mistakenly popped live on the app with a FB-Only tag before its launch and showed a dialer icon, named Phone. However,...
  • Line app hopes cute factor will help accelerate global usage growth March 19, 2015

    Seoul: Mickey Mouse, Hello Kitty: Move over. And make way for laidback Brown bear and his irrepressible girlfriend Cony the bunny. Once just digital stickers that users of mobile messaging app Line send to each other like emoticons, the bear, the bunny and their seven friends will soon be unleashed through...
  • Woman gets 70 lashes for insulting Saudi man on WhatsApp March 16, 2015

    Jeddah: A 32-year-old woman will receive 70 lashes and have to pay USD 5,332 fine for defaming a Saudi man on an instant messaging application. The woman was found guilty by a criminal court in Eastern Saudi Arabia of tarnishing the reputation of the complainant through WhatsApp, local media said on...
  • How to activate WhatsApp calling March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: WhatsApp's latest voice calling feature that had been under testing is finally available. The WhatsApp voice calling feature is enabled in the latest version of the WhatsApp Messenger that is now available for download for Android devices on Google Play (version 2.11.561). However, the feature doesn't come right away...
  • Free WhatsApp voice calling: How to get it on your phone in 2 easy steps March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The voice calling feature that WhatsApp had been teasing and testing for some time now is finally going mainstream. The WhatsApp voice calling feature is enabled in the latest build of the WhatsApp Messenger that is now available for download for Android devices on Google Play (version 2.11.561)....
  • WhatsApp bans users of third-party clients until they uninstall offending apps March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has cleared the rumours about a 'lifetime ban' from its service if users violated its policy and used a third-party app. The company said that it will only deny access to account holders till the time they have unofficial, third-party apps installed in their devices. After third-party WhatsApp...
  • Rape videos on WhatsApp; Supreme Court orders CBI probe, issues notice to Centre February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking suo motu note of a letter on posting of two rape videos on WhatsApp, the Supreme Court on Friday asked CBI to launch a probe "forthwith" to nab the culprits and sought responses from the Centre and governments of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Delhi and Telangana. "The...
  • Judge orders suspension of WhatsApp in Brazil February 27, 2015

    Sao Paulo: A judge says he has ordered the suspension of the globally popular instant messaging system WhatsApp across Brazil because it has allegedly failed to help in an investigation. Judge Luiz de Moura Correia ordered the suspension earlier this month, though the service has continued to operate normally. The newspaper...
  • Delhi Police launches 'Himmat' Whatsapp group for women safety February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday launched 'Himmat' Whatsapp and Hike groups for women safety that will assist the force to effectively communicate with women in need of help. The facility will be available on mobile number 8800001091. Women travelling by public transport can now send photographs and other details of the...
  • WhatsApp reportedly starts rolling out voice calling feature February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: It seems that WhatsApp has started to roll out its much-awaited voice calling feature to users. While there is no official word on the availability of the free voice calling feature on WhatsApp from the company, reports are doing the rounds claiming that a Reddit user pradnesh07 found...
  • Here's how voice calls on messaging apps can open new revenue stream for mobile companies February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: With mobile operators getting wary about messaging apps eating into their voice call earnings, Hike messenger says such services in fact can open a new 'fat revenue stream' for the full-fledged telecom firms. Incidentally, Hike is run by Kavin Mittal, son of telecom czar Sunil Mittal, and is a...
  • Braveheart Colonel MN Rai's Whatsapp status summed up his motto towards life and duty January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The braveheart Indian Army Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, who was killed in an encounter with Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Tral area on January 27, was a daring soldier who always led his team from the front. His Whatsapp status captures his motto towards life. "Play your...
  • Tutorial: How to start using WhatsApp on your desktop in 5 easy steps January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has finally rolled out what most of you may have been waiting for a long time - the ability to use WhatsApp on your desktop. Wondering how to bring the app to your computer? Not anymore. Our step-by-step tutorial here will guide you through the process of...
  • WhatsApp comes to the desktop; only on Google Chrome to begin with January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A piece of news that many WhatsApp users have been eagerly waiting for quite some time is finally here. WhatsApp is now officially available on your Web browser, a feature that many competing instant messaging services already have. Though the WhatsApp roll out for desktop comes with a caveat...
  • Telcom operators not against Skype, WhatsApp: Bharti Airtel January 21, 2015

    New Delhi:Telecom operators are not opposed to over-the-top service providers like Skype, Viber, WhatsApp but looking to work in synergy with them, Bharti Enterprises Vice Chairman Akhil Gupta said today. "Our revenue streams are moving towards data services. Telecom industry is all for innovations among OTT and it is most welcome....
  • WhatsApp, iMessage, Snapchat could be banned in the UK under new surveillance plans January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Messaging apps like WhatsApp, iMessage, Snapchat and Telegram could face a ban in Britain as PM David Cameron aims to stop the use of encrypted communication services in his battle against terror. Cameron vows to introduce a legislation to provide intelligence agencies a legal framework to crack down on...
  • Which app will the breakout hit of 2015? January 2, 2015

    New York: Uber, Facebook, Instagram - sure, they've been all the rage, but with 2015 already here we're all ready for something fresh. From ride-hailing to photo sharing, here are a few up-and coming apps and startups to watch in in 2015. Which will be the breakout hit of...
  • Tech in 2014: The year of nothing December 22, 2014

    2014 has been a happening year. In politics, in sports, in cinema and elsewhere. But not in consumer technology. The year has almost passed by, and we are still waiting for something that we can remember the year by. Though we saw a lot of new products coming, new categories emerging...
  • Army fights misinformation campaign on Whatsapp December 10, 2014

    Srinagar: Battling a proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army now has to fight with a new problem of misinformation campaign on social media which appears to be a tough challenge. It all began with Northern Army Commander Lt Gen DS Hooda admitting to the "mistake" by his personnel in...
  • Photos: 'Facelook' beauty parlour, WhatsApp sari, Google hotel: 16 Indians who won the Internet with their slightly disturbing love for social media December 3, 2014

    Indians are normally very active on social media sites. If they aren't sharing jokes on WhatsApp groups, they're posting Goa vacation or Karwa Chauth pictures on Facebook or outraging against Honey Singh on Twitter. It's the perfectly normal thing to do unless someone takes their obsession to a new level....
  • Teenagers spend more time on WhatsApp than Facebook: Study November 27, 2014

    New York: A study involving 1,70,000 internet users across 32 countries has found that more and more teenagers are spending more time on instant messaging apps than on Facebook. Nearly 66 per cent of teenagers (aged 16-19) in the US and Britain said they were using Facebook less frequently. While the teenagers...
  • WhatsApp begins end-to-end encryption for all messages November 19, 2014

    San Francisco: WhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging system owned by Facebook, has begun using a powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting users' conversations from unwanted surveillance and snooping. The messaging service, which has 600 million users and is especially popular in Europe and Asia, added the new encryption to...
  • Saudi man divorces wife for ignoring his Whatsapp messages November 17, 2014

    Dubai: A Saudi man has divorced his wife after she ignored his Whatsapp messages despite reading them. The husband, in his 30s, was frustrated by his wife's seemingly endless interest in using her phone for chatting with friends and family. "She spent most of her time on the phone to the...
  • WhatsApp now lets users disable 'blue check marks' read receipt feature November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After receiving flak for its newly introduced 'read receipts' feature from users around the world, WhatsApp has now updated the app with a new setting that lets users disable the feature - giving some a sense of relief. The updated WhatsApp app is not available on Google Play...
  • WhatsApp updated with new 'blue check marks' feature; lets users know when their messages were read November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has added a new feature to its cross-platform instant messaging app that lets users know if their messages have been read by recipients, and if read, they can also see the exact time they were read. Once a message is read, the two check marks next to...