QR code tickets via WhatsApp launch on Bengaluru train lines

QR code tickets

The Indian city is now letting riders use the messaging app to purchase their fare and travel passes. WhatsApp using travelers in the Indian city of Bengaluru will now be able to use the application to scan and purchase QR code tickets and make travel pass refills to ride the train. The Meta-owned messaging app announced the new service, describing it as a first ever for the application. According to Meta’s news release announcing the QR code tickets, it is a “first-ever” service for its WhatsApp. The application and the…

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More paid features slated for Meta apps

Meta apps - Facebook and Instagram logos

Facebook and Instagram are among the applications that are lining up for additional premium features. A newly established team focused on Meta apps are getting ready to identify and build “possible paid features”, including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, according to an internal memo issued to the company’s employees last week that was cited in a The Verge report. The new division of the company is its first step into the development of paid social media features. The company’s social media platforms have billions of active users. That said, the Meta…

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WhatsApp developing video call masks and profile photo avatars

WhatsApp Video call masks - Avatars

The Meta-owned messaging application is working on an entirely new feature for its users to deploy. WhatsApp is currently developing a new feature that will make it possible for users to create an avatar that they can use as video call masks or as their profile photos. The feature has been in the works for quite a bit of time but has not yet been released to users. Once the feature for video call masks and avatars is ready, it will be available for both Android and iOS device users.…

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WhatsApp is launching new privacy updates to users this month

Privacy updates - WhatsApp on Mobile

The roll out will begin for all users before the end of August to give users greater visibility control. WhatsApp has announced that it is rolling out several new privacy updates and intends to have incorporated them into the experience of all users before the end of the month. The changes will include the ability for users to check messages without others knowing they were viewed. Soon, the privacy updates will have rolled out to everyone, letting users decide who will be able to see when they are online, while…

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WhatsApp disappearing messages roll out to more than 1 billion users

WhatsApp Disappearing Messages - person using WhatsApp on phone

The goal of this new feature, according to the app, is to make communication more natural. WhatsApp disappearing messages have started rolling out, with over 1 billion users being included in the initial wave of the launch, starting at the end of last week. This feature is appealing to people who would like parts of their chat histories to be less permanent. The WhatsApp disappearing messages feature is rolling out to both iOS and Android device customers. The idea behind the feature is to make it possible for users in…

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