Curbing the misinformation

Whatsapp Misinformation

In recent times, WhatsApp has proven to be the fastest media of the spread of misinformation of fake news. The spread of fake news has caused several dangerous mishaps, be it cases of lynching or misinformation leading panic amongst the general public. Fake news spread has also led to communal tensions in several parts of India and also in other parts of the world. WhatsApp has about 400 million users in India, and if it doesn’t check the spread of fake news then the results could be detrimental and dangerous. …

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WhatsApp read recipients hack

Feature on WhatsApp

Before 2014, the messages which you would send to another person on WhatsApp had shown a single-tick mark, if the message wasn’t delivered. The single-tick mark changed to grey colored double-tick mark on delivery of the message, but still, there was no way to know if the receiver has read the message. In 2014, WhatsApp launched a read recipient feature, in which the grey double-tick mark change to blue color double-tick mark, once the receiver reads the message. Also, to provide privacy to users, WhatsApp gave an option to turn…

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New features on WhatsApp

Feature on WhatsApp

WhatsApp has grown more than a texting platform and has extended its uses to business and communications which are more important. Other than privacy and security issues, WhatsApp also strives to control rumor-mongering and the spread of fake news. Security and software updates are frequent with WhatsApp and keeping up the legacy it has come up with few more new features. These new features announced by the platform are concerned with its branding, user privacy, and control of fake news.  What are the latest features of WhatsApp? Branding feature WhatsApp…

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WhatsApp may not be accessible from 1st February 2020

WhatsApp

WhatsApp has advised users to upgrade to the latest version of IOS or Android, to be able to use WhatsApp. The Facebook-owned messaging App is upgrading to keep up with data security and better services. However, the upgraded version may not be available on smartphones running on older operating systems, some of the Windows phones have already lost WhatsApp support. For users on older versions of IOS or Android, they may not be able to create new accounts or re verify the existing accounts.  Which phones will be affected? Apple…

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