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WhatsApp adds Android Pie’s native notification inline photos

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Like many other messaging services, WhatsApp has shown inline photos in notifications for a long time. But with the arrival of Android 9 Pie, Google changed how things are done and introduced a proper MessagingStyle notification style with support for inline pics and stickers. In the past couple of days, WhatsApp has implemented it in the beta channel.

Now, when you receive an image over WhatsApp on an Android 9 Pie device, the notification will expand and collapse to show the picture.

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WhatsApp adds Android Pie's native notification inline photos was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

WhatsApp might have a dark mode soon

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

WhatsApp has plenty of features, like group chat, video calling, multi-platform support, and more. One thing that has always been missing, at least on Android and iOS, is a dark mode. Fortunately, it looks like that long-awaited mode might finally arrive in WhatsApp.

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WhatsApp might have a dark mode soon was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

WhatsApp backups to stop counting against your Google Drive storage allowance

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

If you're one of the 1.5 billion WhatsApp users of the world, you'll know how important it is to back up your messages. Google Drive backups are conveniently built into the app but have always taken up valuable bytes of your storage quota. Starting later this year, WhatsApp is teaming up with Google to make backups entirely free.

Almost all of my communication with friends and family goes through the platform, so the thought of losing my chat history is an uncomfortable one.

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WhatsApp backups to stop counting against your Google Drive storage allowance was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

WhatsApp vulnerability could be used to spread fake news and scam users

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Cybersecurity researchers from Check Point have unearthed a vulnerability in WhatsApp that could allow attackers to trick users by intercepting messages and editing the content. This opens up the possibility of scamming people and spreading misinformation.

According to Check Point, there are three methods that can be employed to fool WhatsApp users, outlined below:

  1. Changing a reply from someone to put words into their mouth that they did not say.
  2. Quoting a message in a reply to a group conversation to make it appear as if it came from a person who is not even part of the group.
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WhatsApp vulnerability could be used to spread fake news and scam users was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

WhatsApp to monetize by selling ads and charging business users

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

How to go about bringing in revenue has been a problem Facebook has failed to solve in the four years since it acquired WhatsApp. The world's most popular messaging app cost roughly $22 billion, but other than a brief experiment with charging an annual 99-cent subscription fee, there has been no clear plan on how to monetize the service.

There has been a reluctance to serve advertisements to its now 1.5 billion users, but it looks like that could change starting next year.

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WhatsApp to monetize by selling ads and charging business users was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

WhatsApp to monetize by selling ads and charging business users

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

How to go about bringing in revenue has been a problem Facebook has failed to solve in the four years since it acquired WhatsApp. The world's most popular messaging app cost roughly $22 billion, but other than a brief experiment with charging an annual 99-cent subscription fee, there has been no clear plan on how to monetize the service.

There has been a reluctance to serve advertisements to its now 1.5 billion users, but it looks like that could change starting next year.

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WhatsApp to monetize by selling ads and charging business users was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

WhatsApp starts showing a ‘Mark as read’ button on notifications for some users

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Not to be outdone by Telegram's new "Mark as read" button on notifications, WhatsApp is rolling the same feature out to some users now. Not everyone is able to see this shortcut, even those of us on the latest beta, so it appears the function is enabled via a server-side switch.

We've received several reports from users on the most recent beta v2.18.232 who are seeing this new "Mark as read" option on WhatsApp notifications.

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WhatsApp starts showing a 'Mark as read' button on notifications for some users was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

WhatsApp starts showing a ‘Mark as read’ button on notifications for some users

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Not to be outdone by Telegram's new "Mark as read" button on notifications, WhatsApp is rolling the same feature out to some users now. Not everyone is able to see this shortcut, even those of us on the latest beta, so it appears the function is enabled via a server-side switch.

We've received several reports from users on the most recent beta v2.18.232 who are seeing this new "Mark as read" option on WhatsApp notifications.

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WhatsApp starts showing a 'Mark as read' button on notifications for some users was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

WhatsApp group audio and video calls are now rolling out to everyone

Monday, July 30th, 2018

After leaks and teardown revelations aplenty, WhatsApp group calls were finally formally revealed at Facebook's F8 developer conference in early May. By the end of the month, the feature had started showing up for some. Now, WhatsApp has announced that group audio and video calls are rolling out to all users.

The functionality is pretty straightforward: you and up to three other users can all talk to each other at once, with or without accompanying split-screen video.

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WhatsApp group audio and video calls are now rolling out to everyone was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Pssst, Gmail, You Listening?] Telegram 4.9 added a ‘Mark as read’ button in notifications

Monday, July 30th, 2018

When you get bombarded by notifications throughout the day, the most useful tool at your disposal is a "Mark as read" button. Because most notifications these days can be expanded, it's easy to read the entire content of a message sent through SMS, WhatsApp, Telegram, or Gmail. But dismissing the notification doesn't mark the message as read: it will show as unread if you open the app or, worse yet, will resurface if you get other notifications from the same app.

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[Pssst, Gmail, You Listening?] Telegram 4.9 added a 'Mark as read' button in notifications was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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