WhatsApp account restriction feature is coming in future app updates, know more. (Bloomberg) News 

WhatsApp considering implementing account restriction feature- Learn more about its purpose and functionality

WhatsApp is said to be developing a new feature that could limit users from sending messages. The account restriction feature is still in the works and not available to the public. It may prevent users from initiating new conversations for a specific period of time. The exact purpose of this feature is still unknown until it is officially launched. Learn more about the upcoming WhatsApp account restriction feature. WhatsApp account restriction feature According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is developing an account restriction feature that will limit a user’s…

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WhatsApp is planning updates, like sharing files offline and adding notes to contacts, in upcoming versions. (Bloomberg) News 

WhatsApp will soon allow users to share files without an internet connection- Here’s everything you need to know

WhatsApp is preparing for major updates to its messaging platform, including a possible new feature that would allow users to share files via a local network without needing an internet connection. Another potential addition is the ability for users to attach notes to their contacts. While the ability to share files over a local network has been mentioned before, new screenshots of the app’s installation screen shed light on the special privileges required to use this feature. These screenshots, from WhatsApp Android beta version 2.24.9.22 (via WABetaInfo ), show that…

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Pragya Mishra's arrival at OpenAI underscores the company's commitment to navigating the evolving regulatory landscape in India, harnessing her expertise to advance responsible AI development. (unsplash) News 

OpenAI, creator of ChatGPT, appoints Pragya Mishra as first employee in India: Here’s everything you should know

OpenAI, a prominent artificial intelligence research lab, has made its first hire in India by appointing Pragya Misra, an experienced executive with a wide-ranging background in technology, communications, and public affairs. Misra, who currently holds the position of Director of Public Affairs at Truecaller, will now be responsible for overseeing government relations at OpenAI, with a focus on public policy matters and forming partnerships within the country. Pragya Mishra – Background and Experience Pragya Misra brings a wealth of experience to her new role at OpenAI. With a career marked…

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WhatsApp 'private mention' feature for status updates will enable only tagged contacts to receive dedicated notifications, (unsplash) News 

Upcoming WhatsApp update to introduce new ‘private mention’ feature for status updates – Learn more

WhatsApp is said to be testing a new feature that will enable users to privately mention contacts in their status updates, with the goal of improving user experience and promoting more personalized interactions on the platform. Feature under development According to a report by WABetaInfo, the new feature will allow users to tag certain contacts directly in their status updates. When tagged contacts are mentioned, they will receive special notifications ensuring quick awareness of the update. Importantly, this feature preserves users’ privacy as mentions are only visible to the mentioned…

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WhatsApp's new feature highlights recently active contacts, simplifying the chat initiation process. (Bloomberg) News 

New feature on WhatsApp allows users to see their recent online contacts

WhatsApp is preparing to roll out a new feature that will show users their most recent online contacts, making it easier for them to start conversations with people they have recently interacted with. This feature, which has been seen in beta testing, is designed to improve user communication by highlighting contacts who are currently active or have been online recently. Improved user experience The popular messaging platform owned by Meta has been constantly updating its features to improve user experience and security. The latest addition is expected to provide users…

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Meta AI is the AI-powered assistant that is now available in Meta’s suite of apps, but is it really different from OpenAI’s ChatGPT? (HT Tech) AI 

Are ChatGPT and Meta AI the same? WhatsApp’s response may shock you

Meta Platforms has recently integrated additional artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities into its various apps like Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. This move may be aimed at staying competitive in the AI market. The company’s most recent development is Meta AI, an AI-driven chatbot that allows users to engage in conversations and complete tasks like creating AI images. Based on Meta’s generative text model Llama 2, Meta AI promises human-like interaction. The tech giant has partnered with Microsoft’s Bing to bring real-time information retrieval to text-based conversations. However, is Meta AI really…

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WhatsApp's latest feature update aims to simplify status sharing across Instagram for enhanced user convenience. (unsplash) News 

WhatsApp update introduces new feature allowing seamless sharing of status updates on Instagram- Learn more about it

WhatsApp is said to be working on a new feature that will allow users to easily share their status updates on Instagram. According to a report from WABetaInfo, which is owned by Meta, the feature is currently being developed with the goal of simplifying media sharing. Users will have the option to cross-post their WhatsApp status updates directly to their Instagram Stories. What is the new WhatsApp feature? The feature, which is still under development, is expected to improve WhatsApp’s sharing functionality by integrating it with Instagram. Users may choose…

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Meta introduces Meta AI, an AI chatbot for WhatsApp to enhance user experiences with conversational assistance. (REUTERS) AI 

Meta AI chatbot from WhatsApp now available to select users in India

During Meta Connect 2023, Meta introduced a range of new AI-powered features for WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram. The event highlighted the company’s venture into artificial intelligence with the launch of ‘Meta AI’, an AI assistant designed for seamless integration across Meta’s various platforms, particularly WhatsApp. Meta AI offers an impressive array of features that allow users to interact with it in the same way that they would interact with another person. Meta AI is developed using a custom model derived from Llama 2, a generative text model, and Meta’s Large…

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WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature for status notifications that will improve user experience and connectivity on the platform. (WhatsApp) News 

WhatsApp will soon be rolling out a new status notifications feature

WhatsApp continues to impress in the world of messaging apps with its cutting-edge features. Following recent developments in AI technology, the company is now poised to enhance the way users view statuses. The latest buzz surrounds WhatsApp’s upcoming Android feature, which aims to provide users with status update notifications. WABetaInfo reports that this feature is currently under development and is slated to be included in an upcoming version of WhatsApp. The feature in Android beta “2.24.8.13” is not yet available for extensive testing. Improving user engagement Apart from this, WhatsApp…

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WhatsApp to bring new features. Know what’s coming. (unsplash) News 

Upcoming WhatsApp update to introduce locked chats feature for all linked devices, enhancing privacy.

WhatsApp introduced a secret code for the chat lock feature in November, but it only worked on primary devices, leaving sensitive conversations exposed on linked devices. To enhance privacy, WhatsApp is reportedly working on an update to keep conversations locked across all linked devices. The company may also add a feature to status updates that allows users to mention specific contacts. Stay tuned for these upcoming changes on WhatsApp. Privacy feature for locked chats in WhatsApp To improve users’ privacy settings, WhatsApp introduced a locked chat feature that kept a…

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WhatsApp has supported UPI payments in India but for a while but most people have used Paytm, PhonePe and Google Pay for making payments. News 

Making UPI Payments on WhatsApp: A Step-by-Step Guide

There is no doubt that Unified Payments Interface (UPI) has made digital payments very convenient. Now many Indians are preferring big and small transactions through UPI. It is no rush to say that UPI has revolutionized the world of digital payments. In 2020, WhatsApp introduced UPI-based payment functionality as a pilot project. After its success, it introduced UPI payments for its Indian users. WhatsApp app’s key advantage of its UPI service is its huge subscriber base in India, which is believed to reach 535.8 million by 2024. However, WhatsApp still…

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The DoT has also issued advisory about WhatsApp calls from foreign origin mobile numbers (like +92-xxxxxxxxxx) impersonating government officials and duping people. (Bloomberg) News 

Government warns against fake WhatsApp calls from Pakistan, threatens to block mobile numbers.

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry of Communications, has warned Indian citizens about a potential scam involving WhatsApp calls from unknown numbers claiming to be government officials. Scammers are threatening to disconnect mobile numbers or accusing individuals of illegal activities in an attempt to steal personal data. It is advised to be cautious and not provide any personal information if you receive such a call. DoT has also issued an advisory regarding WhatsApp calls from foreign mobile numbers (such as +92-xxxxxxxxxxxx) impersonating government officials and scamming people. Mobile numbers based…

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WhatsApp lets you send high-res image and videos on mobile devices by default and here's how you can do it News 

Sending High-Quality Photos and Videos on WhatsApp: A Step-by-Step Guide

WhatsApp introduced a feature that allows users to send images and videos in high definition (HD). With this update, the messaging app was able to solve a long-standing problem for many who struggled to maintain quality when sharing media files. In the past, users resorted to workarounds such as sending files as documents, which could be cumbersome and not user-friendly. The new HD feature allows users to share compressed versions of their original media files in HD resolution, offering a significant improvement over the standard SD option. HOW TO SEND…

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WhatsApp UPI payments has been around for a while but its progress has been slow in the country which could change if the new feature rolls out. News 

WhatsApp may soon allow users to make UPI payments in foreign currencies

WhatsApp supports UPI payments like other apps in India. The messaging app started piloting the feature a few years ago, but still lags behind the likes of PhonePe, Google Pay and even Paytm. But soon, the Meta-owned platform could get a big head start on its rivals, with rumors suggesting that WhatsApp will soon offer international UPI payments for Indian users. That’s right, WhatsApp could actually take on the likes of PayPal with its UPI payment service available in other countries. An X-user named AssembleDebug has shared the details of…

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WhatsApp new features may be rolling out soon! Check details. (Unsplash) News 

WhatsApp is considering adding 5 new features, such as group events and a status updates composer, in the near future.

WhatsApp has rolled out several new features aimed at enhancing user experience, with plans to introduce even more in the near future. These upcoming features include group events, default media upload quality settings, and other improvements. The app has already undergone significant changes, such as reorganizing the status and call tabs and allowing users to pin up to three messages in a chat. Stay tuned for updates on the latest enhancements, from group events to improved media upload quality. WhatsApp new features According to a report by Android Authority, WhatsApp…

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WhatsApp to elevate user experience by integrating Meta AI directly into the search bar for enhanced accessibility. (Bloomberg) AI 

WhatsApp to directly integrate Meta AI into search bar for improved accessibility

WhatsApp is on the verge of a major change in how users interact with Meta AI by incorporating it directly into the search bar. This innovative step aims to make it easier for users to access AI assistance within the app, removing the need to switch to a separate Meta AI conversation. Spotted in WABetaInfo’s latest Android WhatsApp beta update (version 2.23.25.15), this innovative feature is poised to redefine how users interact with Meta AI. Instead of searching for the Meta AI shortcut, users can simply start typing in the…

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WhatsApp users rely on the pin message feature to keep useful details at the top of their chat screen. Now, you can do that for three messages. News 

New Feature Allows Users to Pin Up to 3 Messages in WhatsApp Chats

WhatsApp has realized that many people use the messaging app to take notes and remind them. You get the ability to send yourself a message, which is more useful than most people think, and you can also pin chats up, especially important notes that you want to see at the top and not scroll down or look for them every time. So WhatsApp now makes the deal sweeter by letting you pin up to three messages in a chat. The update was shared this week by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg,…

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WhatsApp for Android is poised to catch up with iPhone with the introduction of voice message transcription. (Bloomberg) News 

Voice transcription feature may be added to WhatsApp for Android, converting voice messages to text.

WhatsApp users on Android may soon be delighted as a new feature seems to be coming to the platform – voice message transcription. This feature, already present on WhatsApp for iPhone since last year, allows users to easily convert voice messages into text, enhancing communication accessibility and convenience. Now, it is set to be introduced on WhatsApp for Android. Transcription of voice messages in WhatsApp Voice messages have long been a popular feature on WhatsApp, allowing users to quickly convey messages without typing. However, sometimes recipients are unable to listen…

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WhatsApp offers UPI payment feature in India but most people continue to use other apps like Google Pay and PhonePe. The new update could change that. News 

WhatsApp to introduce UPI Scan To Pay feature for easy in-app payments

WhatsApp offers UPI payments to its users in India and competes with other UPI apps like Paytm, Google Pay and PhonePe. However, the messaging app has been struggling to get more users to use its payment feature in the country, which may soon change thanks to an upcoming update. The latest WhatsApp beta version for Android users gets a shortcut to the QR code for UPI payments, which may come to all users of the messaging app in the coming months. Details of the upcoming feature have been shared this…

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WhatsApp update lets beta users to pin multiple chats and messages, making important conversations easier to access. (Bloomberg) News 

New WhatsApp update will improve user experience by enabling pinning of multiple chats and messages

Meta-owned WhatsApp is currently experimenting with a new feature that enables users to pin multiple chats and messages at the same time. This feature is currently being tested and is only accessible to beta testers using WhatsApp version 2.24.6.15. With this update, users can pin up to five chats and three messages, giving them more control over important conversations and information. WhatsApp improves the management of conversations This feature allows users to prioritize important conversations and messages by keeping them at the top of their conversation list. WABetaInfo reports that…

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