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WhatsApp updates group privacy settings, consecutive voice note playback comes to web
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WhatsApp updates group privacy settings, consecutive voice note playback comes to web

WhatsApp will now let you choose particular contacts who can not add you to group chats.

WhatsApp was extensively exploited during 2019 elections in India: Report
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WhatsApp was extensively exploited during 2019 elections in India: Report

This study was conducted around the election day, 60 days before and 15 after, in India, Brazil, and Indonesia.

WhatsApp’s forward limiting update slowed down spread of disinformation: Report
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WhatsApp’s forward limiting update slowed down spread of disinformation: Report

New research suggests that under the limit, 80 percent of the messages died down in two days.

Facebook India head says WhatsApp Payments could be disruptive in the country: Report
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Facebook India head says WhatsApp Payments could be disruptive in the country: Report

WhatsApp is waiting for regulatory approval to launch Payments that’s currently on a pilot program

WhatsApp’s latest efforts to fight fake news in India ‘not good enough’: Report
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WhatsApp’s latest efforts to fight fake news in India ‘not good enough’: Report

To identify messages forwarded multiple times, WhatsApp had introduced a label to denote them

WhatsApp can trace message origin, IIT Madras professor suggests two methods
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WhatsApp can trace message origin, IIT Madras professor suggests two methods

The professor suggests that the origin can be traced by embedding sender's information alongside content.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: With polls underway, WhatsApp and other social media apps being used in a far uglier manner
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: With polls underway, WhatsApp and other social media apps being used in a far uglier manner

The 2019 parliamentary elections, now underway, will show how social media affects Indian democratic life.

WhatsApp is India's most preferred messaging app despite its fake news problems: Survey
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WhatsApp is India's most preferred messaging app despite its fake news problems: Survey

Of 1,520 Indians surveyed, 50 percent said they use WhatsApp every day to connect with family and friends.

WhatsApp asked by government to trace origin of messages spreading misinformation
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WhatsApp asked by government to trace origin of messages spreading misinformation

Saying that messages are encrypted, WhatsApp has previously declined to trace the origin of messages.

WhatsApp leans on street theater to spread awareness about lynching, fake news
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WhatsApp leans on street theater to spread awareness about lynching, fake news

The event is part of a major grassroots effort by WhatsApp to battle fake news.

WhatsApp now has a grievance officer for India: Here’s how you register complaints
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WhatsApp now has a grievance officer for India: Here’s how you register complaints

WhatsApp users in India can now email complaints directly to a grievance offer, here’s how.