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WhatsApp rival Telegram to launch 'pay-for' services in 2021, messaging to remain free
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WhatsApp rival Telegram to launch 'pay-for' services in 2021, messaging to remain free

The platform has attracted nearly 500 million active users since its launch by Durov and his brother Nikolai in 2013.

TikTok, WeChat to be banned in US in 45 days unless sold by parent companies, president Trump issues executive order
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TikTok, WeChat to be banned in US in 45 days unless sold by parent companies, president Trump issues executive order

The twin executive orders that will take effect in 45 days, cited national security concerns.

Google launches Hangouts Chat for workplaces on the G Suite, to take on competition from Slack and Microsoft Teams
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Google launches Hangouts Chat for workplaces on the G Suite, to take on competition from Slack and Microsoft Teams

Hangouts launched as a free service in 2013. But Google began tuning it for businesses when the company expanded enterprise sales efforts.

WhatsApp apologises to users after temporary outage in service across the world
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WhatsApp apologises to users after temporary outage in service across the world

WhatsApp users across the world, heaved a sigh of relief on Friday after the instant messaging app was restored after it went down globally.

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WhatsApp "Delete for Everyone" feature is implemented in a way that just invites unnecessary questions

The feature was presumably introduced to save users the embarrassment of having to say "sorry wrong chat".

WhatsApp administrators to get more granular controls over permissions available to group members
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WhatsApp administrators to get more granular controls over permissions available to group members

The administrators on WhatsApp groups will soon be able to choose if other participants can modify the subject of the group, its icon and its description.

AOL Instant messenger to sign off after 20 years; will shut down on 15 December
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AOL Instant messenger to sign off after 20 years; will shut down on 15 December

The shutdown comes 20 years after the launch of AIM, which became a wildly popular feature of AOL, the largest internet provider at the time.

Despite end to end encryption, apps like WhatsApp, Messenger are still vulnerable to hacking: Study
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Despite end to end encryption, apps like WhatsApp, Messenger are still vulnerable to hacking: Study

Messaging apps like WhatsApp, and Viber are exposed to hacking because they are unaware of security options like an 'authentication ceremony'.

New Telegram v4.1 update increases supergroup capacity, modifies admin rights and more
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New Telegram v4.1 update increases supergroup capacity, modifies admin rights and more

Instant messaging app Telegram has been updated to Telegram 4.1 and it comes with a host of new features.

Google Talk comes to an end as Hangouts takes over
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Google Talk comes to an end as Hangouts takes over

Introduced in 2005, Google Talk has now been replaced by Hangout which operates on both, Android and iOS apps, other than Chrome.

Court accepts double blue ticks on WhatsApp as proof of receipt of legal notice
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Court accepts double blue ticks on WhatsApp as proof of receipt of legal notice

The Delhi High Court had allowed the use of WhatsApp and emails in judicial proceedings from 4 May.

This is the story of how WhatsApp went from status updates to world domination in just 8 years
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This is the story of how WhatsApp went from status updates to world domination in just 8 years

For a good portion of its existence, WhatsApp was available on ancient phones, as well as feature phones, which made communication democratic and cheap.

Facebook testing Reaction and dislike button on Messenger
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Facebook testing Reaction and dislike button on Messenger

If you thought the Reaction button was a cool idea on Facebook (instead of a boring old "like") then you will be happy to know that it's soon coming to Messenger.

WhatsApp now has 200 million users in India
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WhatsApp now has 200 million users in India

Mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Friday announced that it has 200 million monthly active users in India.

Delhi High Court: Whatsapp group administrators not responsible for content posted
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Delhi High Court: Whatsapp group administrators not responsible for content posted

The Delhi High Court recently ruled that Whatsapp group administrators are not responsible for the content posted on the group by other members.

Telegram gets new features in version 3.14; includes a blogging platform called Telegraph
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Telegram gets new features in version 3.14; includes a blogging platform called Telegraph

Telegram just released a new version, with Instant View for articles, a blogging platform called telegraph and a jump to date feature.

Smartphone apps are helping the elderly stay connected
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Smartphone apps are helping the elderly stay connected

For the elderly in India, mobile messaging with call option has changed the way they used to communicate with their loved ones in the past.

WeChat vulnerability fixed by TenCent in new version of app
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WeChat vulnerability fixed by TenCent in new version of app

WeChat, an instant messaging application by Chinese giant TenCent was hacked. According to statement by TenCent in an official blog post, it said that a vulnerability in the iOS app was exploited in version 6.2.5 of the app.

Firechat app lets users message without an Internet connection
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Firechat app lets users message without an Internet connection

In a new innovative approach, FireChat, a mobile app for iOS and Android, lets users chat and message each other without having a working mobile data connection.