WhatsApp Stories November 24

WhatsApp adds built-in sticker maker on the web, may expand time limit to delete an older message

WhatsApp has announced today a native tool for users to make stickers from its web app, with this feature coming to the Desktop version next week.

WhatsApp Stories November 23

WhatsApp for iOS to release playback speeds for audio messages in future update

After WhatsApp released the ability to choose from different playback speeds for voice messages a few months ago, the app is now working on the same function but with audio messages. Currently, these messages still have to be listened to at a regular speed.

WhatsApp Stories November 16

It’s been quite some time since WhatsApp has been teasing an iPad app. Now, the company is set to release a new macOS app thanks to Apple’s Catalyst project, which is heavily connected to a future iPad app.

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WhatsApp Stories November 13

WhatsApp for iOS to add new privacy features for seeing Profile Photo, Last Seen, About

In a new public beta, WhatsApp is adding more options for users to decide who can see their profile photos, last time they used the app, as well as their about page.

WhatsApp Stories November 8

WhatsApp has been teasing multi-device support for a while. Now, users can enable this feature, which is currently in public beta, using their iPhones or Android devices.

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WhatsApp Stories November 4

WhatsApp for iOS improving Status functionality for Business accounts

WhatsApp is releasing today another beta version of its app for iOS users. With this update, people will be able to view specific Business account status updates.

WhatsApp Stories October 30

After Facebook announced this week that the brand that will gather Facebook itself, Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, and more will be called Meta, the company is now changing the footer of its apps to reflect that.

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WhatsApp Stories October 16

WhatsApp has been working on new reaction features for at least a few months. Now, there’s more pieces of evidence regarding the development of this function.

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WhatsApp Stories October 14

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg last month announced that WhatsApp end-to-end encrypted backups were on the way for those who like to store backups on cloud services like iCloud and Google Drive. That privacy feature is now “slowly” rolling out for both iOS and Android users.

Actual WhatsApp chats are always end-to-end encrypted, but this new feature means that any backups you choose to make get the same level of protection …

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WhatsApp Stories October 10

If you enjoy sending a lot of voice messages on WhatsApp, you’ll be glad to know that the company is working on the ability to pause a voice message and then continue it without the need to record another message or send the one you need to interrupt.

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WhatsApp Stories October 7

WhatsApp for iOS starts rolling out end-to-end encrypted backups for beta testers

Almost a month since Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced WhatsApp would receive end-to-end encrypted backups, it looks like the feature is finally rolling out for some beta testers.

WhatsApp Stories October 5

Yesterday’s Facebook outage – which took down Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp as well as the main service – resulted from a mistake by the company’s own network engineers.

The mistake led to all of Facebook’s services being inaccessible, with one analogy likening it to a failure in the “air traffic control” services for network traffic …

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WhatsApp Stories October 4

As we’ve covered extensively here at 9to5Mac, Facebook’s suite of applications has been down for hours: Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. If you’re looking for an alternative to WhatsApp for cross-platform encrypted communication, head below for the top choices.

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WhatsApp for iOS working to improve voice message player

After releasing different playback speeds for audio messages, WhatsApp is now working on a global voice message player for its app.

WhatsApp Stories October 3

WhatsApp for iOS just released version 2.21.200.11 update to beta users. With that, users not only will users see redesigned chat bubbles redesign but even more about how the Disappearing Messages feature will work.

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WhatsApp Stories September 27

It’s been a while since we last covered news regarding multi-device support on WhatsApp. Now, a new report shows evidence that this feature is going to look more like what Telegram already does.

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WhatsApp Stories September 22

WhatsApp for iOS to introduce iMessage-like group icon editor

WhatsApp for iOS is working to introduce an iMessage-like group icon editor. With that, administrators won’t have to choose a photo or leave the default blank cover.

WhatsApp Stories September 12

WhatsApp for iOS to add voice message transcription feature [U]

Update 09/13: Added a statement from a WhatsApp spokesperson about privacy concerns.

WhatsApp is developing a new feature for iOS users that will help those who don’t like listening to long audio messages on the app.

WhatsApp Stories September 10

Following through with a long-requested feature from users, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is going to make cloud backups end-to-end encrypted to go along with the end-to-end encryption of the messages sent with the service. The app will offer the feature in “the coming weeks” to iOS and Android users with two ways to fully encrypt their backups.

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WhatsApp Stories September 9

Facebook has confirmed to me that all WhatsApp messages are end-to-end encrypted, and that a ProPublica report is based on a misunderstanding. Update: ProPublica has added a ‘clarification’ and amended its story to reflect Facebook’s explanation.

A previous version of this story caused unintended confusion about the extent to which WhatsApp examines its users’ messages and whether it breaks the encryption that keeps the exchanges secret. We’ve altered language in the story to make clear that the company examines only messages from threads that have been reported by users as possibly abusive. It does not break end-to-end encryption.

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WhatsApp Stories September 7

Popular messaging app WhatsApp is working to implement more privacy settings for its users. The company will soon add a new option to hide your “Last Seen” status from specific contacts, rather than having to hide it from everyone.

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WhatsApp Stories September 5

WhatsApp for iOS working on a redesigned chat bubbles

After the first look at WhatsApp’s implementation on reactions in messages, the company is also working on a redesigned chat bubbles for iOS devices.

WhatsApp Stories September 4

Almost two weeks since WABetainfo was able to discover that WhatsApp’s working on reactions to its messenger app, we now have a closer look at it.

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WhatsApp Stories September 3

WhatsApp recently announced that users would finally be able to transfer their chat history between iOS and Android devices, starting with Samsung Galaxy smartphones. While this feature was already available in WhatsApp Beta for some users, the transfer option has now been made available to everyone — but it requires nothing less than a cable.

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