WhatsApp Trot Out A New Feature “View Once” For Photos And Videos

A new feature trot out by WhatsApp which grants users to share their photos and videos and will vanish later when the recipients has viewed it.

The new feature named “View Once” allows WhatsApp users to adjust the photos and videos to fade from chats after viewed and leaves from WhatsApp by the recipients.

WhatsApp is not able to see the users chats, photos, and videos due to its end-to-end encryption. It also comes with a new icon “one time”  to point out that it has disappeared. At once when the content has been viewed by the recipients it shows a message as “Opened”.

“While taking photos or videos on our phones has become such a big part of our lives, not everything we share needs to become a permanent digital record. On many phones, simply taking a photo means it will take up space in your camera roll forever,” WhatsApp wrote in a blog post on Wednesday.

The highlights of the new feature “View Once”

The recipients photos and videos are not saved in Gallery.The viewed photos and video are not able to view it again, it will disappears after the first view.When “view once” is enabled in the WhatsApp you cant forward, save, or share.You can see the photos only when the read recipients is turned on. View once media can be reinstate from backup whenever your message is not opened at the time of backup.How to enable whatsApp “view once” feature??

Open a chat and select a Photo or Video from the gallery. If you need to take a photo and sent, then open Camera.Click the “1” button to the bottom left to send.Click Send.You will see an Opened receipt in the chat once the recipient has viewed the photo or video. Note: You need to select the “1” button every time you wish to send a “View Once” photo or video.

Whatsapp Eventually Trot Out Multi Device Aid For Beta Testers

Assessing a multi-device reinforcement feature on Whatsapp has formally affirmed by WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Discussing about this new technique, Zuckerberg had said, “It’s been a big technical challenge to get all your messages and content to sync properly across devices even when your phone battery dies, but we’ve solved this and we’re looking forward to getting it out soon!”

Formally the social media has declared the trot out of multi device aid for beta testers on whatsapp.

In consonance with the company, the device which is upgraded with this new feature has the potential to permits  you to use WhatsApp on your phone and such as other non-phone devices without your phone connection.

“Each companion device will connect to your WhatsApp independently while maintaining the same level of privacy and security through end-to-end encryption that people who use WhatsApp have come to expect,” the Facebook Engineering team wrote in a blog post .

To manage end to end encryption and also to sync the datas we have flourished new innovations like contact names, chat archives, starred messages, and so on beyond the devices.

To put forward this proposal, the company had to “rethink WhatsApp’s architecture and design” new device to accredit a detached multi-device experience while safeguarding the privacy and end-to-end encryption.

Presently  WhatsApp experience for associate devices on the web, macOS, Windows, need a mobile application as the predominant device, which makes the mobile as a  the fount of gospel for all user data and the only device effective for end-to-end encryption etc.

Now the new WhatsApp feature is accessible only to a minimal users under the beta program.

The company has not made any announcement when the multi-device support feature will be rolled out to the public. “We will continue optimizing performance and adding a few additional features before slowly rolling it out more broadly,” the post concluded.

Users Who Refuse To Accept Facebook’s Privacy Policy Will Have Their WhatsApp Functionality Restricted

WhatsApp users have a few weeks to approve the app’s revised Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, which include sharing data with Facebook, or they may lose access to some of the app’s most useful features. This comes as a result of a change to WhatsApp’s FAQ site, as the Facebook-owned company tries to get more users to accept the new guidelines.

The company’s previous position earlier this year, when it stated that if users refused to comply with the data-sharing agreement and opt not to have their WhatsApp account details shared with Facebook, the accounts will be entirely unavailable.

WhatsApp also allows all Indian users to approve the latest privacy policy, a step that has sparked outrage after Facebook revealed in January that users will have to give up a little more personal information to help businesses interact more effectively.

“For the last several weeks we’ve displayed a notification in WhatsApp providing more information about the update. After giving everyone time to review, we’re continuing to remind those who haven’t had the chance to do so to review and accept. After a period of several weeks, the reminder people receive will eventually become persistent,” the WhatsApp FAQ page reads.

Many users were also hesitant to embrace the app’s privacy policy, which was thrust upon them through regular pop-ups. Initially, users were concerned that their WhatsApp accounts would be removed as a result of something, which led to a mass migration of users to competing platforms like Signal and Telegram.

WhatsApp later confirmed that the accounts of these users would not be deleted. Then came another round of rumors, making many users’ privacy policies a nightmare.

WhatsApp will not switch off all of its features at once. It will give users regular warnings if they do not comply, after which they will be banned from using those functions. The WhatsApp chat list will be the first thing that the user will be unable to reach.

WhatsApp will, however, continue to allow users to respond to incoming phone and video calls. You can also tap on the alerts to read or respond to a message or to return a missed phone or video call if you’ve allowed them.

While the company has not confirmed this, it’s likely that you’ll start getting these prompts about accepting the privacy policy on Instagram and Facebook. However, you never know what Facebook is capable of, particularly given the massive amount of information it already has on you.

WhatsApp Releases Six New Sticker Packs for iOS & Android Users

WhatsApp recently updated its instant messaging service, releasing Six New Sticker packs on the sticker store for iOS and Android. WABetaInfo, a popular website that posts daily updates about WhatsApp, was the first to notice the feature.

On Tuesday, the latest WhatsApp sticker packs were announced. All six sticker packs have been made available to all iOS and Android users. They can be accessed by opening any chat and pressing the sticker and more icons. If the latest stickers are not visible in the store after 30 minutes, the customer will be able to see them.

Egg and chup, practical rabbit, betakkuma 2, square cheese’s everyday life, woman cactus, and a burdensome pigeon called eagle are among the six sticker packs that have been published on WhatsApp. All of the stickers seem to be extremely adorable and entertaining, and they will undoubtedly make platform discussions more interesting.

WhatsApp is experimenting with a new feature called Review, which allows users to preview their voice note or voice message before sending it. The check button feature is currently in progress and will be available for Android and iOS users in the near future.

WhatsApp is already working on a number of new features that will be available later this year. Multi-device support and holiday mode are only a few of the features available.

Pakistan Suspends Social Media Platforms Following Violent Protests

Following violent protests by a radical religious party that has now been outlawed by the government, Pakistan has temporarily suspended the services of social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp to prevent them from being used to organize demonstrations.

Following three days of violent protests to compel the government to expel the French ambassador over a blasphemous caricature published in France last year, the government outlawed Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) on Thursday.

Following the arrest of its leader, Saad Hussain Rizvi, the TLP organized a nationwide protest on Monday. Earlier this week, TLP supporters clashed with law enforcement officers in many towns and cities, killing seven people and injuring over 300 cops.

The Interior Ministry ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to suspend social media services for four hours on April 16th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. PST (GMT+5) to prevent protests after Friday prayers.

The PTA did not provide a reason for the suspension, but official sources said it was suspected that demonstrators would use social media to organize demonstrations. In Pakistan, suspending internet and cell phone services is a common practice to prevent demonstrations and terrorist attacks.

However, only social media has been targeted this time since the TLP was allegedly using it successfully to counteract government action. Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, the Interior Minister, cautioned the TLP on Thursday not to use YouTube to distribute propaganda images.

Malware Is Spread Via WhatsApp By A Fake Netflix App On The Google Play Store

A new day has arrived, and with it comes a new malware designed to deceive Android smartphone users and steal their personal information without their knowledge. Malware disguised as a Netflix app spread via WhatsApp message, which was found on the Google Play store.

The application was built to track the user’s WhatsApp alerts and send automated responses to the user’s incoming messages using content received from a remote command and control (C&C) server, according to a fake application called “FlixOnline” on Google Play.

According to the report, the FlixOnline app had a Netflix-like appearance to deceive users. Not only that, but it also promised users two months of free subscription via WhatsApp messages.

The app that offered a free subscription shared a connection that took users to a website that only collected their personal information, including credit card information. Many Android users mistook the fake app for Netflix and downloaded it.

The malware responds to its victims with the following message, luring them in with the promise of a free Netflix subscription:

“2 Months of Netflix Premium Free at no cost For REASON OF QUARANTINE (CORONA VIRUS)* Get 2 Months of Netflix Premium Free anywhere in the world for 60 days. Get it now HERE https://bit[.]ly/3bDmzUw.”

When the malware is downloaded and installed from the Play Store, it begins a service that demands permissions for ‘Overlay,’ ‘Battery Optimization Ignore,’ and ‘Notification.’

If the permissions are issued, the malware will be able to distribute its malicious payloads and send out auto-generated replies to incoming WhatsApp messages using the payload obtained from the C&C server.

Users that have been infected with the malware can uninstall the application and update their passwords, according to Check Point researchers.

WhatsApp Is Expected To Allow Users To Transfer Their Chat History Between iOS & Android Devices

If you’re looking to move from Android to iPhone, WhatsApp will soon make it easier to pass chats between the two platforms. Users will be able to publicly move their chat history between the two sites, according to the social media behemoth.

There is currently no official way to move WhatsApp chat history between new devices, but the messaging platform is working on a solution for its users. However, a forthcoming WhatsApp update for iOS and Android will include the ability to move chat histories from iOS to Android and vice versa, according to the article.

WhatsApp transfers your account information, including your profile photo, name, about, individual chats, group chats, and settings, when you switch from iOS to Android or Android to iOS, but it does not migrate your chat history.

The source provided a screenshot of the upcoming feature but did not elaborate on its features. There’s still no news about when the new component will be out.

When a user wants to move from one mobile network to another, WhatsApp displays a message that says, “You can’t pass your chat history.” Other information, such as the profile name, picture, and settings, is preserved.

While there are a few tools that claim to be able to migrate a user’s chat history between WhatsApp on Android and iOS, they may be unreliable, and using them may also be against WhatsApp’s terms of service.

WhatsApp competitors such as Signal and Viber, on the other hand, do have this functionality, so it’s possible that WhatsApp will prioritize this feature in its upcoming update.