WhatsApp Reportedly Testing ‘Vacation Mode’, Linked Accounts; Tweaks Notification Behaviour for Muted Chats

Alongside actively working on curbing the circulation of fake news, WhatsApp is looking to improve the end user experience by adding new features. WhatsApp recently brought Picture-in-Picture mode for Instagram videos and a ‘Swipe to Reply’ gesture to its users on Android devices. Now, the Facebook-owned company is reportedly planning to introduce a Vacation Mode, as well as a “Linked Accounts” feature. Additionally, WhatsApp…

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram Users Faced Temporary Outage on Monday

Facebook on Monday said a technical problem prevented some users from accessing and posting on the social network as well as messaging app WhatsApp and Instagram, and it had mostly fixed the issue. “Earlier today, a networking issue caused some people to have trouble accessing or posting to various Facebook services. We quickly investigated and started restoring access, and…

WhatsApp Group Video, Voice Calling Feature Rolled Out for Android, iOS Users

WhatsApp group calling feature with both voice and video support is finally live. First discovered back in October last year, group calling on the Facebook-owned messaging app was officially announced by Facebook at its annual F8 developer conference in May this year. The new WhatsApp feature is now available for users around the world on iOS and Android. Notably, the…

There’s no escape from WhatsApp with its new desktop app

There’s more than one billion monthly active WhatsApp users and now all of them will be able to access it from a computer as well as their phones, because a WhatsApp desktop app has just been launched. Technically you could already access the service from a computer using WhatsApp Web, but where that lives in…