Tuesday, September 26
China has blocked WhatsApp, security experts confirmed today to The New York Times. Over the past few months, WhatsApp has experienced brief disruptions to service, with users unable to send video chats or photos.
Thursday, May 18
The European Commission has fined Facebook €110 million ($122 million) for “providing incorrect or misleading information” about its 2014 acquisition of WhatsApp.
Tuesday, April 04
Amid demonetization in India late last year, mobile wallet apps such as Paytm and MobiKwik emerged as the big winners, reporting astronomical growth. But the biggest challenger yet is about to join the race.
Tuesday, November 15
WhatsApp is rolling out video calling today to its billion-plus monthly users. That’s basically the entire story — if you’d like to use it, update the app, open a chat, and tap the familiar video camera icon in the top-right corner.
Wednesday, October 26
WhatsApp’s impending support for video calling appears to be closer to launch. According to new reports, the feature is now functional in some of the beta builds of the Android application, following its recent arrival in the Windows Phone version of the Facebook-owned messaging app.
Wednesday, May 11
Though it’s the biggest messaging application in the world with more than 1 billion active users, WhatsApp has for years lived primarily on mobile phones. That could change significantly from Wednesday, when WhatsApp launched its first desktop apps for Windows 8 and Mac OS 10.9 and up.
Wednesday, April 06
Instant messaging service WhatsApp is seeking to reassure its users about their privacy by encrypting all messages sent via its app.
Thursday, February 20
Facebook Inc will buy fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock in a landmark deal that places the world's largest social network closer to the heart of mobile communications and may bring younger users into the fold.