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WhatsApp faces outage, down for thousands of users 

WhatsApp faces outage, outage for thousands of users

Meta-owned instant messaging platform faced a major global outage that prevented users from sending and receiving text and video messages WhatsApp faced problems on Tuesday with thousands of users complaining of outages on Twitter. Meta, which owns the popular messaging app, said it had fixed the glitch and that the service is back. Service restoration …

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WhatsApp users can back up their chat history before moving to the new device

Want to change your WhatsApp number without losing your chat? Follow these steps

Owned by Meta, WhatsApp has become an important tool for connecting with your friends and family. The platform comes with several features that offer a refined experience to its users. These include disappearing messages, starred messages, the ability to pin a chat, and more. One such feature is the ability to change mobile numbers on …

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WhatsApp allows some beta testers to add up to 1,024 users to groups

After announcing several new features, Meta-owned WhatsApp is now rolling out the ability to add up to 1,024 participants to groups for some beta testers. According to WABetaInfo, the feature is available on WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS, but is limited to an undefined number of beta testers. The report mentioned that if any …

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WhatsApp clone app spying on Indians through video and audio recording

India is among the countries with the highest number of Android Trojan detections, and a cloned unofficial third-party version of WhatsApp is leading the way in spying on people’s chats in the country, a new report has warned. Behind much of the Android spyware detection in the past four months was “GB WhatsApp” — a …

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Telegram founder warns users to stay away from WhatsApp again

Telegram messaging app founder Pavel Durov has launched a scathing attack on WhatsApp, calling the Meta-owned platform a “surveillance tool”. In Thursday’s message, Durov urged users to stay away from WhatsApp and highlighted a security issue that WhatsApp disclosed in September. He said that WhatsApp had put user data at risk and claimed that the …

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The new feature would allow users to include a caption while sharing documents.

WhatsApp is testing a new feature; users can soon share documents with the caption: Message

WhatsApp, the instant messaging platform, is testing a new feature for Android that would help users share documents with a caption based on the message. The news follows recent developments that the Meta-owned direct messaging service is testing a subscription program for some users. WhatsApp is constantly beta-testing several features for both Android and iOS …

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WhatsApp bans over 23.28 lakh Indian accounts in August

WhatsApp banned more than 23.28 lakh Indian accounts in August

More than 10 million banned accounts were proactively removed before any notification from users, WhatsApp said WhatsApp banned more than 23.28 lakh Indian accounts in August, of which more than 10 lakh accounts were proactively removed before any notification from users, the messaging platform said on Saturday. This is less than in the previous month. …

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WhatsApp is exposing a critical bug in older versions on several devices

Meta-owned WhatsApp has revealed a critical bug that could affect older installations on various devices that have not been updated with the latest software versions. This vulnerability could allow an attacker to exploit a code flaw known as integer overflow. “An integer overflow in WhatsApp for Android before v2.22.16.12, Business for Android before v2.22.16.12, iOS …

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WhatsApp reveals security flaw that puts users’ data at risk  

WhatsApp has shared details of a critical “security flaw” affecting its Android app that could allow attackers to remotely plant malware on users’ phones during video calls. The messaging app mentioned details of a critical vulnerability known as CVE-2022-36934 with a severity rating of 9.8 out of 10, which WhatsApp described as an integer overflow …

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WhatsApp says it is working to keep Iranians connected

WhatsApp says it is working to keep Iranians connected

Iran on Wednesday restricted access to Instagram and WhatsApp, two of the country’s last remaining social networks WhatsApp by Meta Platforms Inc. said on Thursday that it was trying to keep users in Iran connected after the country restricted access to the Instagram app and social media platform. WhatsApp will “do everything” within its technical …

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