New WhatsApp QR code feature will allow users to easily share contact info

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WhatsApp to introduce a new tool that will make adding and sharing contact info easier. A WhatsApp QR code feature is reportedly in the works. This new tool will supposedly give WatsApp users the ability to easily share contact information and add contacts via a quick response code. Users simply need to scan a QR code to automatically add the contact to the app. WhatsApp has reportedly been working on these new features for weeks and adding the improvements it has been making in recent app updates, according to WABetaInfo.…

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WhatsApp co-founder joins Delete Facebook movement

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Brian Acton made billions from the social media company but still says we should #DeleteFacebook. WhatsApp co-founder, Brian Acton is among those calling for social media users to delete Facebook. He joined the #DeleteFacebook movement even though he made billions from the company. Scandals have plagued Facebook over the last while, most recently involving user privacy. Facebook now owns WhatsApp after having purchased it from Acton. Now the co-founder of the popular messaging app is saying it’s time to delete Facebook. The backlash from this movement has sent the social…

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The text message celebrates its 25th birthday after first SMS was sent

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The world’s first SMS was sent in 1992, having been sent from a computer to Vodaphone network. Twenty five years ago, British engineer Neil Papworth sent the world’s very first text message. Papworth sent the message from a computer to a cell phone on the Vodaphone network. The mobile phone belonged to Richard Jarvis, who was the director of Vodaphone in 1992. The first SMS text message was quite short and reflected the time of year in which it was sent, stating simply: “Merry Christmas.” According to Papworth, the text…

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WhatsApp monetization to increase for Facebook through new business function

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The app will make it possible for companies to be able to communicate with other app users. New WhatsApp monetization efforts are going into effect as Facebook looks to boost its earnings on the messenger app. The additional income will be generated through new business tools for small companies and bigger enterprises. A new free WhatsApp Business app is being tested and developed for smaller sized companies. At the same time, an enterprise solution is in development for larger companies that operate at a bigger scale and that serve a…

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WhatsApp security gets a boost with newly introduced patch

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The messaging app’s vulnerabilities had been exposing users to having their accounts hijacked. Encrypted messaging service Telegram and WhatsApp security has now improved as patches correct detected vulnerabilities. The problems were leaving users open to having their accounts taken over, including providing access to photos and videos, personal and group conversations, and other types of files. The vulnerabilities were recently identified and revealed b here different Check Point Software Technologies researchers. The researchers were: Roman Zaikin, Eran Vaknin and Dikla Barda. They stated that the flaw in the Telegram and…

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Mobile app security gets tighter at WhatsApp

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The popular messenger application now features two-step verification to keep it more secure. WhatsApp has bumped up its mobile app security by rolling out its two-step verification. The security boost is now available to its complete use base. The announcement of the feature was made quite subtly within an updated version of the official website FAQ. The official mobile app security update rollout occurred on Wednesday. Now, all users can use two-step verification to tighten the security of their app. The step, when selected, requires phone users to enter a…

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WhatsApp QR codes, NFC and links added in new update

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The long awaited quick response codes and other methods of group invite have now launched. The most recent update of the beta version of the popular mobile messaging app has included new WhatsApp QR codes, links and NFC contactless features. A quick forward media sharing button was also added to the newest version. The link sharing option not only lets users send a link invite out, but also revoke it. The ability to revoke the link that was sent is important as it helps people to withdraw the invitation if…

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WhatsApp QR codes and NFC tags may soon be the key to group invites

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The hugely popular messaging app is working with quick response codes and near field communication technology. WhatsApp QR codes have now become the very latest announcement from the tremendously used mobile messaging app, following a seemingly endless line of additional features and news that have been added to this application. This is among the most recent changes being made in order to differentiate WhatsApp even further from Line and WeChat. At the moment, the announcement being shared by the media is only in the form of rumors but sources connected…

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WhatsApp mobile app won’t continue supporting BlackBerry and other platforms

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The messaging platform owned by Facebook will also stop supporting a number of older platforms. The popular messaging mobile app, WhatsApp, has now announced that it will no longer be supporting a number of different platforms, which include older versions of Android and Windows Phone, as well as any BlackBerry version. The support for those platforms will cease for the mobile app at the close of this year. The announcement made by the mobile app has revealed that it will stop working with BlackBerry based devices, as well as those…

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Facebook continues with its mobile commerce initiatives

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WhatsApp will be integrated into Facebook mobile app Facebook will be integrating WhatsApp into its mobile application for Android devices. WhatsApp is a mobile messaging platform that Facebook acquired for $1 billion in 2014. The social media company has been showing more interest in the mobile space, establishing itself as a leader therein and taking note of the growing popularity of mobile commerce. WhatsApp integration is meant to augment Facebook’s other mobile initiatives, including a plan to launch a new service that will allow users to send money to one…

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