WHATSAPP

  • How is WhatsApp different from Facebook Messenger? Mark Zuckerberg explains 3 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: You might not be convinced with Facebook's idea of owning two messaging apps, but CEO Zuckerberg finds it to be a smart move as he believes both apps - WhatsApp and Messenger - have different purposes to serve. Explaining how the two apps differ from each other, Zuckerberg, in...
  • WhatsApp voice calling finally comes to iOS 3 days ago

    New Delhi: WhatsApp's iOS users will finally be able to place calls over the Internet with the company's latest free calling feature which is now being extended to the Apple platform. Only a few weeks back, calling on WhatsApp was rolled out for the messaging app's Android users and now the...
  • Delhi Traffic Police's new WhatsApp helpline will give you information on towed vehicles 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The next time your vehicle is towed away for being improperly parked, don't panic. Just send a message on the WhatsApp number of the Delhi traffic police and you'll get a contact number to find out the whereabouts of your vehicle. This facility is available on WhatsApp number 8750871493,...
  • Over 85,000 complaints on Delhi Traffic Police's WhatsApp 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Traffic Police has received nearly 85,000 complaints regarding traffic violations and related issues on its WhatsApp helpline which was launched in October, 2014 and so far action has been taken in over 7,500 of them after due verification. This WhatsApp helpline number 8750871493 was launched on October 16...
  • WhatsApp now lets you backup conversations to Google Drive. Here's how you can do it 6 days ago

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has rolled out an update to its Android app that lets you backup your conversations to Google Drive, a feature that had been long requested by users. While there already had been an offline conversation backup option, the online backup feature is more convenient. It is available...
  • WhatsApp reaches 800 million monthly active users milestone 6 days ago

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has reached the 800 million monthly active users mark on Friday, retaining its position of being one of the largest platforms for messaging around the globe. CEO of the Facebook-owned messaging service, Jan Koum took to the social network to announce the news and clarified that active...
  • WhatsApp's popularity forces EU to rethink telecom rules 1 week ago

    Brussels : The European Commission will take into account increased competition from cable operators and alternative services such as WhatsApp when it overhauls Europe's telecoms rules next year, a move that will be cheered by the telecoms industry. A draft seen by Reuters of the Commission's strategy for creating a...
  • WhatsApp for Android gets a new look: 5 design changes in the restyled app April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The WhatsApp for Android app has got a new design. While the redesigned app is not yet available to download from the Google Play store, you can get an early look at it by downloading the latest build (Version 2.12.41) of the app from the company's official site....
  • Did WhatsApp introduce a blink-and-you-miss-it feature? April 16, 2015

    The WhatsApp Android has just received a makeover that is congruent with Google's material design principles.The new WhatsApp for Android is currently available on the official WhatsApp website and is expected to roll out via Google Play soon.While much of the new features that the latest build of WhatsApp for...
  • Real issue of equitable access to content shrouded by noise over net neutrality: Experts April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as high pitch demands are being made to protect the Internet and promote net neutrality, experts in the Telecom Ministry are claiming that the real issue is getting lost in the noise. According to sources at Sanchar Bhawan, Internet users in India must focus on ensuring that...
  • WhatsApp for Android gets a new design, and here's how you can get it April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Popular cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp is on an update spree. After introducing the much-awaited voice calling feature, WhatsApp has now revamped the app for Android with a new design. The latest WhatsApp build (Version 2.12.41) that brings with it a new layout design and fresh icons, among other...
  • RBI warns against fraudulent 'All Bank Balance Enquiry No' app April 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Cautioning public against a fraudulent bank account mobile app in its name, the Reserve Bank of India had on Saturday said it has not developed any such application. In a statement, the Reserve Bank said that it has come to its notice that an app (application) "is doing rounds on...
  • Indians rally for Internet freedom, send over 1 lakh emails to TRAI for net neutrality April 13, 2015

    The Internet is under threat in India as telecom operators have gone to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to allow them to block apps and websites and charge money from both consumers and businesses to the detriment of users. People from a cross section of society including politicians, who...
  • RBI warns public against fraudulent 'all bank balance enquiry app' April 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Cautioning public against a fraudulent bank account mobile app in its name, the Reserve Bank on Saturday said that it has not developed any such application. In a statement, the Reserve Bank said that it has come to its notice that an app (application) "is doing rounds on WhatsApp...
  • BBM beats WhatsApp in user loyalty April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Social apps is the big battleground and there is a clear winner - Facebook. Along with user acquisition, another big challenge for the companies is user retention. According to user-retention information for 19 well-known social apps from the first quarter of this year collected by a startup called...
  • 5 easy steps to automatically transfer your WhatsApp photos to Dropbox April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: We share so many pictures on WhatsApp every day and it is but a task to keep a track of them. If the pictures are important and your phone's storage is running low, you end up frantically searching for a USB chord to transfer the content to a...
  • WhatsApp voice calling for Windows Phone 'still in the works', no release date yet April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: WhatsApp Calling that is now available for all Android smartphones and is expected to be available on iPhones very soon is "still in the works" for Windows Phone users. In an email response to a query, WhatsApp support team confirmed that the company was indeed working to bring...
  • DK Ravi death case: Karnataka government can't order time-bound probe, says CBI April 6, 2015

    Bengaluru: In a huge blow for the Karnataka government, the Central Bureau of Investigation has returned its order into the investigation in the death of IAS officer DK Ravi. According to sources, while returning the order, the CBI has said that the scope of investigation cannot be decided by state the...
  • Facebook starts integrating WhatsApp into 'Facebook for Android' app April 5, 2015

    New York: After one year of acquiring mobile messaging service WhatsApp, Facebook has begun testing a new feature in its 'Facebook for Android' app that includes the first major integration of WhatsApp. The social networking site has added a 'Send' button with the familiar WhatsApp icon as a part of the...
  • How to activate free WhatsApp calling in 1 simple step April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: While most of you may have got the free WhatsApp calling activated on your phone by following our two-step guide, there must be some Android users left who may still be looking forward to get access to the much-discussed feature. For them, we have an even simpler process...
  • WhatsApp voice calling now available to all Android users, no invite necessary April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: The latest version of the WhatsApp Messenger app now available for downoad on Google Play includes the much discussed WhatsApp Calling feature activated by default. Users no longer will need to receive a WhatsApp call from a friend to have the feature activated. Describing what's new in the app,...
  • WhatsApp to soon roll out video calling with Meerkat-like live streaming abilities April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst plans to roll out the much talked-about free voice calling feature to iPhones, WhatsApp is reported to be parallelly working on introducing video calls on its immensely popular instant messaging app. The plans to bring video calling to WhatsApp are still in its closed alpha stage and it...
  • UPPCS exam cancelled after paper leak, 3 arrested March 30, 2015

    Lucknow: The UP government cancelled the provincial civil services preliminary examination (UPPCS) after an exam paper was leaked on Whatsapp messaging service even as the STF arrested three persons in connection with the leak. "The preliminary examination of UPPCS has been cancelled on the directives of the Chief Minister. He has...
  • TRAI initiates regulatory preparations for WhatsApp, Skype, Viber and other services March 27, 2015

    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 March 27, 2015

    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 March 27, 2015

    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 March 26, 2015

    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 March 26, 2015

    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...