Whatsapp articles

WhatsApp begins testing business-to-customer messaging system

WhatsApp has reportedly begun testing its a feature that would let businesses talk directly to users of the messaging platform for the first time. According to Reuters, the tests are being conducted with a handful of companies that are part…

WhatsApp revamps Status feature into a Snapchat Stories clone

Continuing with the Snapchat-ification of its properties, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is starting to rollout a complete revamp to its Status feature, which now allows users to post photos, GIFs or videos overlaid with drawings, emojis and a caption that will be…

WhatsApp's free video calling feature is rolling out now

After teasing the feature a couple of times this year, WhatsApp has finally rolled out support for video calling to everyone. It will arrive on Android, iPhone, and Windows devices “in the coming days,” allowing users of the popular chat…

WhatsApp is testing a Snapchat Stories clone called Status

Facebook isn’t done Snapchat-ifying its properties. Three months after the successful launch of Instagram Stories and following a small test involving a similar feature within Messenger, now WhatsApp is reportedly exploring the idea of adding its own take on the…

WhatsApp beta for Android gets video calls

WhatsApp has begun rolling out its long delayed video calling feature to those enrolled in the company's Android beta testing program. The feature is accessed much in the same way you’d start a voice call, except a new camera icon…

WhatsApp temporarily banned in Brazil for a third time

WhatsApp was shut down in Brazil yesterday, marking the third time the messaging app has been banned in the country since last December. As was the case in the other two incidents, it wasn’t too long before the Facebook-owned service…

WhatsApp briefly gets video calling option in latest beta

WhatsApp is on a feature roll. Shortly after releasing end-to-end encryption for all its users by default and standalone desktop clients for Windows and OS X, the Facebook-owned messaging app is reportedly readying a video calling option. The company hasn’t…