Category: WhatsApp

Coronavirus: WhatsApp pulling all the stops to fight fake news

Global pandemic coronavirus or COVID-19 is currently spreading across the planet at a worrying speed. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 195 countries have confirmed about 375,498 cases along with 16,362 deaths. The worrying part about this pandemic is that there is no cure available. The only thing that one can do is to […]

Indian Government, WHO Launch WhatsApp Chatbots to Provide Coronavirus Information

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, fake news and misinformation are becoming a big issue across the globe. Along with that, there’s confusion among people about the Coronavirus, how it spreads, and the symptoms that a COVID-19 infected person exhibits. To make it slightly more easy to combat these issues, various governmental and non-governmental […]

WhatsApp creates a hub to fight coronavirus fake news

WhatsApp has just created a new information hub to combat misinformation regarding the ongoing global pandemic called coronavirus. The company shared some information regarding the newly launched information hub. It has teamed up with the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, UNDP, and Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network to accurate information. This information hub is one […]

WhatsApp dark mode is officially rolling out now

WhatsApp has just announced that it is finally rolling out the much anticipated Dark mode on its platform. As part of the rollout, users across the globe will start receiving the dark mode starting today. The company claims that this mode gives a fresh feel to a familiar experience. It will also ensure that users […]

WhatsApp will soon allow you to encrypt Google Drive Backups

WhatsApp is one of the most popular IM apps in the world and is now used by over two billion people. The company has been hard at work improving the experience for everyone. Today, WABetaInfo confirmed that WhatsApp will be allowing users to encrypt their Google Drive backup soon. The company already allows Android users […]

WhatsApp Dark Mode to come to Web and Desktop users

WhatsApp is now reportedly developing a new dark theme feature for its web platform too. The app’s dark theme for its smartphone application was recently released in the beta update version 2.20.12 onwards on Android and version 2.20.30.25 on iOS. Now as the dark mode for the smartphone apps inches closer to an official release, […]

India to Pass Invasive Social Media Rules Without Major Changes: Report

Last month, there were reports suggesting that the Indian government is working on a  controversial privacy-invasive rule that would identify users of social media and instant messaging services on demand. According to Bloomberg, the regulation is about to be published later this month without any major changes. With this new rule, the Indian government will […]

Realme C3 launch, Vodafone RED, more: Daily News Wrap

Welcome to the BGR India daily news wrap. Here, we bring you all the major updates from the world of technology that happened through the day. Consider this to be your skip-the-queue token to all things tech. Brush up on these stories and you’re good to go for the day. As a part of the […]

Bezos Wouldn’t be Hacked if He Was Using Telegram, Claims Telegram Founder

Private instant messaging app Telegram’s founder Pavel Durov has said Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’ data may not have been hacked if he had relied on Telegram instead of Facebook-owned WhatsApp which is full of malicious “backdoor” bugs. Facebook has blamed Apple’s operating system for the hacking of Bezos’ phone, saying WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption […]

Top 5 apps with a dark mode you should try right now

WhatsApp just recently added Dark mode for its Android beta users, and it is soon expected to roll out the dark theme for public. Google’s latest Android 10 OS also supports a system-wide dark theme. Last year, Apple also released iOS 13 with dark mode support. When turned on, you get a black background, which is easier […]