WhatsApp now supported by Apple's CarPlay

WhatsApp has just launched its newest update and the app now supports Apple’s CarPlay. This way the app joins iMessages as the only messaging platforms available on CarPlay.
WhatsApp comes with an interface, similar to the one on the iPhone – the app’s icon appears on the car dashboard, with a badge in the upper-right corner showing unread messages. From there on, you can open the app using your voice only with the ‘Siri, open…’ command. After entering the app, …


WhatsApp may soon implement a new tool to prevent fake news from spreading

It appears that WhatsApp is trying to take the necessary steps to stop fake news from spreading on its platform, as well as making it as free-spam as possible.

Reports about a new notification system that warns WhatsApp users they are at risk forwarding spam messages have just popped up online from various sources. Whenever the system detects that a message “has been forwarded many times,” it will start warning WhatsApp users that the message could be spam.

Unfortunately, the issue of fake news has become the norm these days and WhatsApp isn’t yet a platform not to be affected by …

Facebook launches WhatsApp Business app, but only on Android

The team behind the overwhelmingly popular WhatsApp messaging app revealed last year plans to launch business accounts, which will give users access to specific features. Today, the developers announced a new app called WhatsApp Business is now available for download via Google Play Store.

The new app is free to download, but it’s not available in all countries. At first, WhatsApp Business will go live in the following countries: Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. However, WhatsApp claims the app will be rolled out to more markets in the coming weeks.

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WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 didn't die right when 2018 arrived, but it will

Last week, we told you that once 2017 came to an end, messaging app WhatsApp would no longer be available for the BlackBerry 10 platform. So here we are, more than 21 hours into 2018, and the messaging app still appears to be functioning on BlackBerry 10 handsets like the BlackBerry Passport or BlackBerry Z30. But the truth is, as far as this particular platform is concerned, WhatsApp is a dead app walking.

According to a statement made by WhatsApp, on BlackBerry 10 the app is now in “deprecation” mode.” While it will still continue to function for a short time period, some behaviors will …

FYI: WhatsApp ending support for BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 on December 31

WhatsApp announced last year that it will stop supporting some mobile platforms that don’t offer the kind of capabilities the company needs to expand the app’s features. The first to go away are BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 mobile platforms, so if you use a smartphone powered by either of the two operating systems, you’ll want to know WhatsApp will end support for them on December 31.

Although in the first announcement WhatsApp said the application will stop working on mobile platforms that are no longer supported, a more recent update suggests users will not …

One day after adding an exclusive feature for its Windows Phone beta, WhatsApp disabled it

On Thursday, WhatsApp pushed out an update for the Windows Phone beta version of the messaging app. The update, to version 2.17.342.0, included a feature allowing those involved in a group chat, to reply to a message in private to a member of the group. A chat window to the recipient would automatically open, and it included the message from the group that the sender was replying to. Already available on the Windows 10 web version of WhatsApp, the new feature is not yet offered on the iOS or Android version of the app.

WhatsApp giveth, and WhatsApp taketh away. On Friday, another update, …

Fake WhatsApp listing draws over one million downloads from the Google Play Store

A fake WhatsApp listing on the Google Play Store drew over one million installations from Android users before Google removed the app from the store. Google also suspended the developer for violating Google’s policies. Luckily for those who did install the app, the only thing it did was push ads for other apps. Reddit users blew the whistle on the app yesterday as Google apparently didn’t spot the fake. The spoof used the name “Update WhatsApp,” and included the WhatsApp logo to make it appear as though the phony was an official update to the very popular messaging app.

Using a Unicode “white …

WhatsApp rolls out the ability to delete sent messages, but you'll have to be quick about it

It looks like WhatsApp has finished testing the ability to unsend messages that you feeling are inappropriate and wish you could take back. Yes, you will finally be able to delete WhatsApp messages that you sent to a contact, but you’ll have to be quick about it.

Although WhatsApp did not yet announce anything related to the new feature, the FAQ page of the application has been recently updated to reflect the addition of the new functionality. The new feature is called “Delete for everyone” and will be available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone users.

In …

WhatsApp announces Live Location feature is now available on Android and iOS devices

Live Location is a brand new feature that will be available on both Android and iOS devices starting today, WhatsApp announced. The developer confirmed the Live Location will be slowly rolled out worldwide in the coming weeks, so it might take some time be available to everyone.

The new Live Location feature will allow WhatsApp users to share their location in real-time with family and friends. It’s an end-to-end encrypted feature that enables users to control who they share with their location and for how long.

If you’re using WhatsApp on a daily basis, …

You can log with two Facebook, WhatsApp, and Viber accounts on the Galaxy Note 8, here's how

Being a productive powerhouse, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is packed to the brim with useful features, many of which remain neatly hidden until you really delve into the phone’s deep settings menu.
One of these allows you to log in with two separate messaging accounts on the device, giving you the means the keep your work and private stuff separate from one another. Nifty, right?
Well, what do you know, we always strive to be as helpful to you as possible, thus we will now show you how to enable and use this feature.
First …