- Meta is rolling out a broadcast-based messaging feature, called Channels, on WhatsApp, similar to a recent update it sent out to Instagram.
- The company is also aiming to earn money from this feature down the road.
- On WhatsApp, Channels messages will show up in a new tab called Updates. It’s a departure from Meta’s approach on Instagram, where channel announcements are communicated via direct messages.
Read More at techcrunch.com
- Messenger service WhatsApp faces a maximum fine of 4 million roubles (51,500) after Russia accused it of failing to delete banned content, state-owned news agency RIA reported on Friday, citing a Moscow court.
- The RIA report did not specify what information WhatsApp had allegedly failed to delete.
- It said the administrative case was filed by communications regulator Roskomnadzor.
Read More at reuters.com
- A new WhatsApp update is rolling out to users around the world that brings several improvements to polls and captions.
- The improvements could help you create more accurate polls where people can only cast one vote and prevent misunderstandings by giving you more control over captions.
- If you've created a poll and want to get the results as soon as possible, WhatsApp will now send you a notification when the results are in.
Read More at neowin.net
- WhatsApp has introduced a significant update to disappearing messages that allows users to hang onto these fleeting texts for later — with a caveat.
- Essentially, the sender will be notified if someone wants to keep a disappearing message, the feature rolled out by WhatsApp in Nov. 2020.
- The sender will have the final say in whether they can save it or not.
Read More at mashable.com
- The latest report suggests that with WhatsApp beta v184.108.40.206, you will soon be able to add a description to forwarded files on Android smartphones.
- This feature helps users by negating the need to explain things over and over again.
- The recipient can read the caption and understand the intent of the forwarded media.
Read More at sammobile.com