Signal recovers from a day-long service outage

  • January 17, 2021
Signal has learned first-hand that there really can be too much of a good thing. As Android Police reports, Signal has recovered from an outage that plagued the secure chat service for over a day. Messaging and even sign-ins became unreliable as the…

WhatsApp postpones new privacy policy amid ‘confusion’

  • January 15, 2021
WhatsApp says it will give users more time to agree to its controversial new privacy policy, citing mass “confusion” and “misinformation” about the update. The Facebook-owned messaging app now says that it will allow users to “review the policy at th…

WhatsApp: Let us share your data with Facebook or else

  • January 7, 2021
In a surprise move, WhatsApp recently gave many of its users a difficult choice: they could either accept a revised privacy policy that explicit allowed the service to share information with parent company Facebook by February 8th, or decline and ris…

WhatsApp set an all-time record for calls on New Year’s Eve

  • January 3, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic forced many to have virtual New Year’s Eve get-togethers, and that’s very clearly reflected in WhatsApp’s numbers. Facebook’s chat app set a record as 2020 came to a close, with 1.4 billion video and voice calls placed on New Ye…

WhatsApp will let you shop directly from chats

  • October 22, 2020
Facebook wants more people shopping in WhatsApp. In an update, the company says it plans to expand the in-app shopping features in its messaging app to give users more ways to buy products directly from chats. The company’s statement is light on deta…

Facebook forms financial group to focus on payments

  • August 10, 2020
Facebook has decided to delve deeper into commerce with the creation of a new group focused on payments. According to Bloomberg, it’s called F2 internally (short for Facebook Financial), and is meant to take care of all payments-related projects incl…