WhatsApp has become an essential part in our lives. Be it personal, informal, friendly
or professional talks, marketing and business communications, Whatsapp is the best
ever option and medium. Apart from private one-to-one chats, there are a huge
number of features available. The extravagant status tab, allowing us to update both
pictures and own lines, has helped many to showcase to the world what they are
currently on to and spread awareness about the same. Another most highlighted and
tremendously used dimension is the exclusively different and full-fledged group chat
Be it events, parties, functions, meetings or vacations, WhatsApp group is the
ultimate platform for all the involved persons to discuss, plan, and get complete
information about the schedule. Yet there are a couple of drawbacks: during a
serious discussion, someone can start a chat, which in turn changes the forum’s
knowledge. There may also arise some confusion and misinterpretation due to
multiple persons messaging continuously.
WhatsApp puts an end to all such demerits by planning to introduce a setting for the
group chat to keep it as clear and efficient as possible. The new emergent will allow
the messages and replies only from trusted group administrators to reach you. It
may seem to be a plain change, but it certainly helps you filter out unwanted
messages. Aiming at elevating the quality of group chat, WhatsApp continues to
emphasize no change-bringing actions along with the recently added updates like
group descriptions and anti-spam mechanisms.
On its official blog, WhatsApp has stated – “One way people use groups is to receive
important announcements and information, including parents and teachers at
schools, community centers, and non-profit organizations. We’ve introduced this new
setting so admins can have better tools for these use cases.” The new update
facilitates you to receive only important and useful information and announcements
as they are messages from the admin.
All in all, users have seen a lot of changes in the app. The upgradation and changes
were all for bettering the functionality of the app. Let us now be ready to welcome,
learn, and use the new update, which is all set to release and rock.
WhatsApp has become an essential part in our lives. Be it personal, informal, friendly
In February this year, the popular chat app WhatsApp tried the initial roll-out of WhatsApp Pay. All major players are under tremendous pressure to provide payment features to its users in order to stay competitive in the market. WhatsApp Pay is making use of UPI, the Indian government’s Unified Payments Interface.
After the initial rollout, now it looks like this Facebook-owned app is ready to officially launch this feature latest by next week. To access this feature that allows the users to transfer money, they need to go to Settings > Payments > Send Payment > Send to UPI ID. You can send money by either choosing the person from your contact list or you can directly enter the UPI ID of the person and make the transfer.
Though WhatsApp came out with its Beta version for 1 million users in February itself, it was because of its partners that it was not able to go ahead with the widespread rollout until now. It has partnered with four banks ICICI, HDFC, Axis Bank, and SBI, but the lack of necessary systems in place it caused the delay. Now WhatsApp has decided to go ahead with three partners. SBI will join in later.
WhatsApp has more than 200 million users in the country and with this feature it has the potential to threaten the Paytm business. Research shows that the users of this popular chat app are 20 times more than that of Paytm.
All the players like MobiKwik, Paytm, and Google Tez are looking for ways to capture a greater market share. With a new kid on the block, the competition is only going to get fiercer.
Brian Acton, one of the co-founders of WhatsApp is leaving the messaging service company. He shared this news via Facebook Post. Acton is Quitting Whatsapp to start his own non-profit foundation.
Acton was with Whatsapp when Social networking giant Facebook acquired it in the year 2014. Along with Jan Koum, Acton founded the Whatsapp in 2009. Acton spent eight years with WhatsApp, and is lesser known among the two co-founders.
Both Jan Koum and Brian Acton worked at Yahoo before starting their messaging sensation WhatsApp. Acton is a computer programmer and He played an important role in the internal engineering of WhatsApp. He is the main person behind WA’s End-to-End Encryption.
As per the Internal Sources, Acton’s role won’t be filled by any employee. He announced the decision to his colleagues at WhatsApp during an meeting at Facebook headquarters. Acton has posted the same on his Facebook later.
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“I am very fortunate at my age to have the flexibility to take new risks and focus on what I’m passionate about,” Acton, 45, wrote in a Facebook post. “I’ve decided to start a non-profit focused at the intersection of nonprofit, technology and communications. It’s something I’ve thought about for a while, and now it’s time to just focus and execute. I’ll have more to share in the coming months.”
However, there’s no clarity on what Acton will be working in future. According to Forbes Acton’s net worth is $6.5 billion. The reason for Acton’s sudden departure is not known yet.vSome rumors say that WhatsApp transforming into a revenue generating model made Acton leave the company.
It is known that Whatsapp with 1.3 billion users, is preparing to make some money and hiring for some key business positions, Right now, WhatsApp does not generate any revenue. The Other Co-founder and WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum will continue at the company
Happy Friendship Day 2016, Get the Best Facebook and WhatsApp Status
Young people all around the world hold all the excitement when it comes the first Sunday of August. Now it’s time to make plans for upcoming friendship day once more. International Friendship day, which gained an enormous fame in recent years, is being celebrated in many countries. Happy Friendship Day which falls on first Sunday of every August. This year we celebrate Friendship Day on 5th August.
Friendship has been valued a lot since the humankind gets to civilize. No friendship is an accident, and on this day, you get all the privilege to take the process of socialization to a next level. There are many folktales and added mythological instances to state the significance of this day.
However, it’s all about celebration matters for social creatures. The tradition of dedicating a day for friends started in 1935 by US Congress. Within no time, the culture of celebrating friendship day took over the world and became International Friendship Day.
Though there is no clue for making this specific day as a Friendship day, it was also alleged to be a promotion by greeting card industry. Typical friendship day celebrations came with an idea of honouring relationships.
Meeting friends, exchange of greetings cards and friendship bands, gifts and flowers has been a part of traditional friendship day celebration. Back in 1997, fictional cartoon characters, Winnie-The-Pooh were declared as the brand Ambassador of International Friendship Day.
These days Friendship Day took a very commercial makeover, and greetings turned to a messages and status in social media. We provide you with a few of Friendship Day status messages to share it with your dear friends.
Friendship Day Status for Whatsapp
“If you ever need a hand, you will always find My Hand. “Happy Friendship Day dear friend.”
“A Single Soul dwelling in two bodies, Thanks for being such a special part of my life. That you are and always be! “Happy Friendship Day.”
“I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it; friends make life a lot more fun.”
“Time & distance are important between friends. When a friend is in your heart, they remain there forever. I may be busy, but I assure you, you are always in my heart!”
“Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.”
“Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe of life.”
“To be depressed is to be lonely; to have a friend is to be happy…”
“Your friend is your needs answered.”
“Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.”
“The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.”
Friendship Day Status for Facebook
“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.”
“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.”
“Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.”
“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.”
“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”
“Friendship is like a violin; the music may stop now and then, but the strings will last forever.”
“A true friend is someone who knows there’s something wrong even when you have the biggest smile on your face. Happy Friendship Day.”
“The one, who likes you most, sometimes hurts you, but again he is the only one who feels your pain. Happy Friendship Day…”
Indian Government had expressed their inability to monitor objectionable content sent using social messaging application Whatsapp. Due to the End-to-End Encryption, it is not possible for the third person to view messages sent through Whatsapp.
In Rajya Sabha,, Electronics and Information Technology Minister replied to a question asked by Congress member Raj Babbar. He answered that they are no route ways to check objectionable content on Whatsapp. Once content is reported government can take any action as it has laws in place.
Then the member again asked whether the government had the plan to stop sharing of objectionable videos through Whatsapp. Prasad answered laws dealing with transmitting offensive contents. He said the offensive videos which are uploaded using mobile phones and shared through Whatsapp had been seen, but he added end-to-end encryption for message can’t be seen to third party
“Instances of objectionable videos being uploaded through mobile phones and shared through WhatsApp have been noticed. According to WhatsApp, the messages are end-to-end encrypted, and they and any third party cannot read them. In other words, the messages are only seen by the sender and the receiver,” he said in the reply.
“WhatsApp provides a feature to report any objectionable content. However, they also admit that since they do not have the substance of the messages available to them, it limits their ability to take action. A user can take a screenshot of the content and share it with appropriate law enforcement authorities,” he added.
Minister said on IT act, 2000, makes minor changes in 2008, gives a punishment for publishing or transmitting objectionable content such as obscene material and sexually explicit. He said, “Concerned law enforcement agencies take necessary action for violation noticed or reported as per the law,”