According to sources, Whatsapp is all set to launch its first ever revenue-generating product in India. The new Whatsapp for business API's will enable any business to respond to messages upto 24 hours free of cost. This new feature is going to mark its debut with companies like MakeMyTrip, Zendesk and 1mg.
The Government of India has delayed the launch of WhatsApp payments Service until it sets up an office and recruits a team for the same in India. Earlier, the company had released a 'beta product' to limited users in the country however now it has removed that statement. The ministry of electronics and IT (MeitY) has asked RBI to intervene to check if payment solutions like WhatsApp violate rules laid for financial services in India.
According to a latest update, what's app is all set to launch its new video calling feature which has now gone live. In this feature upto four users can simultaneously video chat at the same time.
According to recent news, Facebook owned WhatsApp has now released a new update, version 2.18.80, for its iOS users. This update now allows users to send voice controlled texts through Siri. Prior to this update, Siri only sent text messages and emails. However, now it can also send WhatsApp texts.
WhatsApp started using a new strategy to fight fake news after Indian Govt warned WhatsApp for irrelevant information. After receiving the warning from the Indian government, WhatsApp made a few changes to handle the spread of fake and irrelevant news on its platform. WhatsApp on Thursday declared that clients can forward messages to just five persons at once.
After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg detailed all the new features coming to WhatsApp in the F8 keynote address last week, the social chatting app has now released an update for iOS users. WhatsApp iOS update 2.18.51 apparently brings the ability to watch Instagram and Facebook videos in-app. This means that now, along with YouTube videos, iPhone users can view Instagram and Facebook videos right within their WhatsApp chat as well.
Popular photo sharing apps Instagram and Snapchat have temporarily removed their Giphy GIF features.