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WhatsApp Updates With New Group Features and More Admin Controls

Facebook-owned chat app WhatsApp today updated its iOS and Android applications with a collection of new features aimed at making group chats more in-depth and easier to catch up with. The update also introduces revamped administrator controls to enhance a group’s privacy during chats. To start, users can set a short blurb under their group …

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WhatsApp Co-Founder Jan Koum to Leave Facebook Over Disagreements on Data Sharing and Encryption

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum today announced plans to leave the company, which is owned by parent company Facebook. Koum has worked with Facebook and served on the company’s board since Facebook acquired WhatsApp for over $19 billion in February of 2014. WhatsApp is the largest messaging service in the world with more than 1.5 billion …

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Screenshots of WhatsApp's First Peer-to-Peer Payments System Surface Online

Over a year ago now, we reported on claims that popular mobile chat platform WhatsApp was looking at introducing a peer-to-peer payments system, beginning with a rollout for users in India. Today, the first iPhone screenshots of such a system appeared online via social media, revealing a list of Indian banks that will apparently support …

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WhatsApp Just Made It Easier to Record Long Voice Messages and Watch YouTube Video Links

WhatsApp received an update on Tuesday introducing a couple of notable feature additions, namely, a more convenient way to record long voice messages, and a picture-in-picture mode for viewing YouTube videos. WhatsApp’s voice message recording ability has been a popular feature on the chat platform for a good while now, but the fact that you …

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WhatsApp Starts Letting Users Delete Messages After They've Been Sent

WhatsApp is currently rolling out the ability to delete and revoke messages after they’ve been sent. The function has been in testing as a hidden feature in several earlier versions of the mobile chat app, but is officially going live this week. Going forward, WhatsApp users will be able delete messages from conversations and group …

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Trump's campaign manager reportedly tried planting a mole at Facebook

Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon had designs to infiltrate Facebook's hiring practices leading up to last year's election, according to BuzzFeed News. The aim was to "flood the zone with candidates of all stripes who will report back… Source: Engadget