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WhatsApp has introduced several features like group invitation restrictions, easy file sharing, new options to WhatsApp status, group video calls, new stickers and so much more.
Over the last few years, WhatsApp has grown as the social media leader when it comes to instant messaging with no competition whatsoever.
The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) on Monday warned Facebook over its planned integration of chat services -- WhatsApp, Messenger and photo-sharing app Instagram -- asking the social media giant to provide it with an "urgent briefing" on the proposals. "The Irish DPC will be very closely scrutinizing Facebook's plans as they develop, particularly insofar as they involve the sharing and merging of personal data between different Facebook companies," DPC said in a statement.
In recent years, Facebook has arguably been the most popular app in a lot of major markets across the globe. WhatsApp faces a tricky road ahead with the Indian assembly election looming large. Plus, both of its founders have left Facebook due to differences with Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for the chat app to introduce ads on the platform. It’ll be interesting to see if the social network’s decisions will have any impact on WhatsApp‘s userbase.
Once you enable the fingerprint feature, WhatsApp will be completely protected from others to be seen. Of course, if your phone is already protected by an authentication method, it's a little redundant.
For making WhatsApp more favorable among the youth, Facebook has resolved to develop cryptocurrency for the the messaging app which will let users transfer money on its WhatsApp messaging app, focusing first on the remittances market in India, according to reports.
WhatsApp is waiting for a regulatory clearance to launch full-fledged payments operations in India - months after its 'testing' amassed nearly one million users.