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WhatsApp Video and Photo Messages Reportedly Blocked in China

WhatsApp Video and Photo Messages Reportedly Blocked in China

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SOURCE:macrumors.comChina has reportedly started blocking some features of the WhatsApp messaging service, as authorities continue to tighten controls over the country's internet. WhatsApp users began reporting problems with sharing content on the chat platform yesterday, with many unable to send video and pictures. Despite initial fears of a communications-wide ban of the Facebook-owned service, text-based messages within the app appear to be unaffected. WhatsApp's reach in China is small compared to homegrown chat service WeChat, which boasts 900 million users but is routinely subjected to state monitoring and censorship. However, Chinese users concerned about privacy have increasingly turned to the encrypted WhatsApp platform to communicate with friends and relatives as well as bus...
Latest WhatsApp Update Brings Pinned Chat and Multi-Format File Sharing Features

Latest WhatsApp Update Brings Pinned Chat and Multi-Format File Sharing Features

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SOURCE:macrumors.comThe latest update to WhatsApp Messenger rolled out on iOS on Sunday and adds a couple of notable new features, one of which is the ability to share files of any type within conversations. Version 2.17.40 of WhatsApp is the first to allow any file type to be sent using the Document option in the Share menu. Previously files were limited to PDF documents, but now the only limitation is file size, which is officially 100MB. It's also now possible to pin chats to the top of the chat list to quickly find important conversation threads. To pin a chat, swipe right on the chat and tap the pin icon. Additionally, users can now tap and hold on groups of multiple photos they've received to quickly forward or delete them. Version 2.17.40 also includes a couple of new hidden ...
‘I paid my bride price’- Tonto Dikeh reveals in leaked Whatsapp messages (screenshot) – Nigerian: Breaking News In Nigeria

‘I paid my bride price’- Tonto Dikeh reveals in leaked Whatsapp messages (screenshot) – Nigerian: Breaking News In Nigeria

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SOURCE: www.lailasblog.com/More alleged details have emerged in the marital crisis between Tonto Dikeh and her estranged husband, father of her only child, Oladunni Churchill.In an alleged leaked chat supposedly between Tonto Dikeh and her mother-in-law and obtained by Pulse.ng, the actress revealed she paid for her own bride price.Tonto didn’t stop there – she also accused her mum-in-law of witchcraft and alleged that Olakunle’s ex-wife, Bimbo Coker,  paid for her own wedding.Read the full chat below:“Thinking back and after talking to Bimbo Coker, it’s safe to say you are in on Kunle’s fraud and dirty lifestyle.Flew your son, clothed him, gave him pocket money, helped him with every sweat in my body, you watched your son dupe me for all my hard earned money.”“You disappoint me even
Gay Alert! Married Pastor Proposes Love to Another Man as Church is Thrown Into Disarray After Whatsapp Chat Leaks

Gay Alert! Married Pastor Proposes Love to Another Man as Church is Thrown Into Disarray After Whatsapp Chat Leaks

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SOURCE:TORI.NGThe church pastor, Collen (Photo: H-Metro)   A married pastor of Zimbabwean-based AFM Church, identified as Collen Dandure, has been trailed with criticisms and gay allegations with his congregant, Frank Nyavaranda after a 29 pages of Whatsapp chat between the AFM Chitungwiza West Overseer and his member leaked on social media.   According to an exclusive report by H-Metro, the shenanigans have been running for almost two years from 2015 to this year when Frank made a complaint to the church on the attempts to be violated by the man of cloth.   Dandure last Friday, referred the issue to the church committee who said they would comment for him during a meeting at Zengeza 3 AFM church where several disgruntled people were demanding that the gay issue be addressed by the ch
Hike beats WhatsApp to launching messenger app payments in India

Hike beats WhatsApp to launching messenger app payments in India

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SOURCE:techcrunch.comIndia-focused mobile messaging service Hike took in funding from Tencent last year, and today it took a major step to emulating the Chinese firm’s WeChat app with the introduction of mobile payments. The launch of Hike Pay not only shows an ambition to build a messaging platform, it also means Hike has beaten WhatsApp, the chat app that dominates India, to the punch. Facebook-owned WhatsApp is typically coy about future updates and services, but co-founder Brian Acton has spoken publicly of plans to launch digital payments in India, which is its largest market with over 200 million active users. Hike, meanwhile, was most recently valued at $1.4 billion, but it is still not disclosing active user numbers other than to say that over 100 million people are registe
Phyno replies Decarlo who said his version of ‘I’m a fan’ is unauthorized with Whatsapp screenshots – Nigerian: Breaking News In Nigeria

Phyno replies Decarlo who said his version of ‘I’m a fan’ is unauthorized with Whatsapp screenshots – Nigerian: Breaking News In Nigeria

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SOURCE: www.lailasblog.com/Indigenous rapper and “Alobam’ crooner, Phyno, who is at the center of a copyright scandal, has replied Decarlo who tweeted that Phyno’s version ‘I’m a fan’, which made it to his last album is unauthorized one.Phyno who shared Whatsapp chats he had with Decarlo who he featured on the song alongside Starboy records artiste, Mr. Eazi. The Whatsapp chat actually revealed that Decarlo who claimed he wrote the authorized version, was even begging for a favour from Phyno.Here are the chats; Phyno went further to reveal that this is the last time he’ll talk about this, here are his tweets; Knw lies when u hear one ! Use ur brain not ur nose.. #osuimi— EZEGE 1 (@phynofino) June 12, 2017I Knw RT @tflourish: @phynofino Smart enough you didn’t clear this chat. D produc
WhatsApp Gains Photo Filters and Automatic Albums, ‘Recall’ Feature Reportedly Imminent

WhatsApp Gains Photo Filters and Automatic Albums, ‘Recall’ Feature Reportedly Imminent

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SOURCE:macrumors.comWhatsApp gained a handful of new features this week, including photo filters, quick replies, and automatic albums in chat threads. The photo filters in WhatsApp 2.17.30 are similar to those found in Snapchat and Instagram: users can now add one of five filters to photos, videos, and GIFs before sending, enabling them to enhance the look or correct poor lighting. Pop, black and white, cool, chrome, and film filters can be selected with a simple swipe up on the image. Image via TechCrunchIn addition, WhatsApp now automatically generates album views when multiple images or videos are sent consecutively in the same chat window, thereby avoiding the usual stream of individual images that clog up a thread. Elsewhere, users can reply to a specific message in a thread b...
Facebook fined $122M in Europe over misleading WhatsApp filing

Facebook fined $122M in Europe over misleading WhatsApp filing

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SOURCE:techcrunch.comFacebook’s 2014 acquisition of messaging app WhatsApp cost $19 billion when it was announced. Now the price tag has been bumped up a little more, after European regulators slapped the company with a €110M (~$122M) fine for providing “incorrect or misleading” information at the time of the deal. The European Commission said today that Facebook told it at that time that it could not automatically match user accounts on its own platform and WhatsApp — yet the company subsequently revealed it would be doing just that. The controversial change to WhatsApp’s privacy policy to share user data including phone numbers with Facebook took place in August last year — and led to widespread condemnation of the privacy U-turn. In a statement today, the European Commission sai
Facebook Fined $122 Million for Misleading EU Regulators Over WhatsApp Deal

Facebook Fined $122 Million for Misleading EU Regulators Over WhatsApp Deal

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SOURCE:macrumors.comThe European Commission has fined Facebook $122 million for misleading regulators over its 2014 acquisition of WhatsApp. The announcement came on Thursday in a press release in which the Commission said that the social media company had provided "incorrect or misleading information" when it told regulators that it would be unable to link the profiles of users on WhatsApp and Facebook. However, WhatsApp announced in 2016 that it would start sharing some user data, including phone numbers, with Facebook, contradicting the earlier claim. In its press release, the Commission said that Facebook knew the data crossover was technically feasible in 2014 when it bought WhatsApp for $22 billion, but that it had stated otherwise when asked by merger regulators. "When Facebook...