Tag: WhatsApp

Facebook is Focusing on Encrypted, Ephemeral Messaging in the Future

How can Facebook, a company that has relied on handing out personal user information, find a new way forward in 2019? Part of that comes from the company’s messaging platforms, which are some of the most commonly used out there. Between WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, the social network sees a lot of traffic. And while […]

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WhatsApp now lets you unlock your iPhone with face or fingerprint ID

WhatsApp now allows iPhone users to unlock the app with their face or fingerprint. The Facebook-owned messaging app was quietly updated over the weekend to version 2.19.20 and, as the update notes state, WhatsApp now includes support for Apple’s Face ID and Touch ID. To activate the new feature, you’ll need to head to the […]

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Facebook needs to get weird

In a strange turn of events, Facebook reported revenue of $16.9 billion on Wednesday, exceeding expectations on the same day Apple kicked one of its apps out of the App Store for violating user rights. Revenue was even up in the United States and Canada, where Facebook made more than $8 billion — despite usage remaining relatively […]

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Facebook’s Plan To Unify Its Messaging Services Might Not Be Realized This Year

Recently there was a report on how Facebook was planning on unifying its messenger platforms, where they would be updated to share the same underlying infrastructure. The report claims that Facebook had planned to get it done by this year, but it seems that may no longer be a possibility. According to a report from […]

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Zuckerberg Wants to Merge Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp to Offer a Secure Messaging Experience

A report last week claimed Mark Zuckerberg was planning on merging the underlying platform of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram messaging into one. This would make the services interoperable and allow users from one messaging app (say WhatsApp) to send end-to-end encrypted messages to a user on Instagram. Now, Zuckerberg has provided more details on […]

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