Details of how third-party messengers work with WhatsApp have been revealed

WhatsApp Director of Development Dick Brower said that integration of third-party messengers will be optional and shared details on how it will work, writes Android Authority. Users who enable the ability to receive notifications from third-party messengers will see a separate tab where the relevant messages will be collected. According ... Read more

WhatsApp users on Android will lose unlimited storage for message backups

For owners of Android smartphones, saving backup copies of WhatsApp messages will no longer be unlimited, according to WIRED. Changes should be expected this year after adjustments are made to the Google Drive storage policy. Google currently offers 15 GB of free storage for all users, and customers who need ... Read more

WhatsApp AI creates an image of a boy with a gun in response to queries about Palestine

WhatsApp’s AI-powered image creation feature suggested stickers of a gun and a boy with a gun in response to the queries “Palestinian,” “Palestine,” and “Muslim Palestinian boy”, writes The Guardian. The results differed between users during testing. However, in response to the three queries, the function created stickers that depicted ... Read more

Meta is preparing to introduce an AI chatbot with dozens of characters

Meta plans to introduce an AI chatbot that will have different characters with distinct personalities. Inside the company, they are called Gen AI Personas, according to The Wall Street Journal. According to people with knowledge of the situation, the company is trying to attract more young people to the platform ... Read more

WhatsApp to be made compatible with other messaging apps

WhatsApp is testing a feature that will make it compatible with other messaging apps, writes Engadget with a reference to WaBetaInfo. This conclusion can be drawn based on the changes noticed in the latest beta version of WhatsApp. It has a section called “Third-party chats”, although the page does not ... Read more

WhatsApp introduces native app for macOS with enhanced video and audio calling features

WhatsApp has officially launched a native app for macOS that offers users the ability to participate in video calls with up to eight callers and audio calls with up to 32 callers. This was announced by Mark Zuckerberg on his Facebook page, and the application itself can be downloaded directly ... Read more

WhatsApp will allow users to send photos in HD quality

WhatsApp has introduced a switch that will allow users to send high-quality HD images. This was announced by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, writes The Verge. “Sharing photos on WhatsApp just got an upgrade,” he noted. “Now you can send in HD.” Over the next few weeks, the feature will be ... Read more

WhatsApp is adding a faster way to send short videos of up to 60 seconds

WhatsApp adds the ability to quickly send short video messages. The function will operate according to the principle of voice messages, which the service already offers. It is reported by The Verge. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared a short video about this feature and showed looping videos sent using it. ... Read more

WhatsApp introduced channels, Ukraine was one of the first to get access to the function

WhatsApp Messenger, owned by Meta, launches WhatsApp Channels. This is a one-way messaging tool, reports AIN.UA. Channels can be used by people, organizations and businesses. Admins will be able to send text, videos, photos, stickers or polls. At the same time, they will not be able to add subscribers to ... Read more

Russia’s Federal Security Service has learned to monitor, but not read correspondence in Telegram, WhatsApp and Signal

Thanks to the obtained technologies, the Federal Security Service of Russia learned to monitor correspondence in encrypted messengers Telegram, WhatsApp and Signal. This is reported by Babel with reference to The New York Times. The FSB can also track phone locations, identify anonymous users, and hack accounts. Russian technology firms ... Read more

WhatsApp can be used on several smartphones

WhatsApp messenger previously did not allow you to log into your account from several smartphones, despite the fact that it supported parallel use on tablets, computers, and browsers. Now Meta has announced that this policy will change and in the coming weeks, users will be able to install the messenger ... Read more

Meta has significantly updated WhatsApp Desktop for Windows, it’s faster and has improved calling features

Meta has announced an update for WhatsApp Desktop for Windows that will include a higher speed and improved calling features. The update promises faster app load times and smoother interface animations. The WhatsApp update also includes new options to change the size and position of video channels, which will allow ... Read more

WhatsApp is testing ‘expiring groups’

Probably, everyone at least once became a member of a “one-time” group chat, which is dedicated to some event, for example, the birthday of a work colleague. Once an event has occurred, it usually remains in your chat list. WhatsApp has started testing a new feature that will make it ... Read more

Meta assures that Ukrainian Facebook content is not moderated in russia

The company Meta, which owns the social networks Facebook and Instagram, announced at an online briefing for the media that Ukrainian content is not moderated in russia, and posts are not deleted just because they received a lot of complaints, reports The Village Ukraine. Platforms owned by the company have ... Read more

WhatsApp has updated the app for Windows, now it works without a smartphone

The new WhatsApp for Windows no longer requires a smartphone to be connected to send, receive and sync messages. You can already download the new version of WhatsApp in Microsoft Store. Previously, Windows users were offered the WhatsApp web application for the desktop, as well as the ability to access ... Read more

New features in Whatsapp: emoji response to messages, increasing the possible size of transferred files and expanding group chats

In the development of features, modern messengers mostly go hand in hand. The main useful and popular features appear in almost all messaging services. This time Whatsapp told about several updates. Now it has the feature of responding to messages with emoji. Competitive messengers have long had such reactions and ... Read more

WhatsApp announces communities. How they are going to work.

WhatsApp announced a new feature called the “Сommunity”.The application is used by schools, local clubs, public organizations and other associations. WhatsApp has taken into account their feedback and created a community to help users better manage active group conversations. Communities allow users to combine separate groups and make it more ... Read more

WhatsApp will receive the better voice messages

WhatsApp Messenger plans to introduce improvements to voice messages in the coming weeks, including the ability to listen to them while reading other chats and play messages at 1.5 or 2 times speed. WhatsApp plans to add the ability to pause and resume recording so that users do not have ... Read more