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Govt. has taken this action after senior journalists received offensive messages on Whatsapp. Social media platforms are an easy medium to take disadvantage of unexpecting people. People receive messages full of vulgar unwanted content on Whatsapp, which is obviously very disturbing. But, now there’s a solution to this problem – register a complaint at the Department of Telecom.

Received Offensive Whatsapp Messages? This Is How You Can Lodge Your Complaint With Govt

Received Offensive Whatsapp Messages? This Is How You Can Lodge Your Complaint With Govt
Received Offensive Whatsapp Messages? This Is How You Can Lodge Your Complaint With Govt
Read on to know all the details..

The DoT to the Rescue!

Apparently, many public figures, including journalists, received abusive and threatening messages, which led them to complain against such incidents.

Which is why, the DoT (Department of Telecom) took it upon themselves to find a worthy solution for this constantly increasing issue, as per the statement of an official. Fun2Ind.com

DoT Controller Communications Ashish Joshi said in a tweet, “We will take it up with the telecom operators and police heads for necessary action.”

As per reports, the DoT said in an order that license conditions bar carriage of objectionable, obscene or unauthorized content in any form on the network. This order was released on February 19, 2019.

This order also instructs telecom service operators to take immediate action against any such customers who have been abusing the internet privileges by acting this way. Sending such messages on Whatsapp or any other social media, is termed as violation of customer declaration in the customer application form.

Protect Yourself: Notify DoT Now

Here’s what to do in case you are on the receiving end of any unwanted messages on Whatsapp:

If you are a victim of such abusive, threatening, vulgar content, or if you find anything offensive, take a screenshot of the messages and their content immediately.

Email the screenshots and mobile number of the offender/s to ccaddn-dot@nic.in.

The order says, “If anyone is receiving abusive/offensive/death threats/ vulgar whatsapp messages ,please send screen shots of the message along with the mobile numbers at ccaddn-dot@nic.in” soas.in

What About Other Social Media Platforms?
This action by Govt. over offensive messages on Whatsapp is appreciated, but it is not clear whether the same action can be done for other social media platforms as well. Facebook, Twitter, Reddit etc are some of the top social media networks, where users often face abusive and offensive messages.

We will keep you updated, as we receive more updates.

What do you think of this initiative? Will this help stop the unrestricted forwarding of offending messages? Share your opinions with us in the comments section below!

When Jan Koum and Brian Acton co-founded WhatsApp, they would have not imagined that the app would garner more than 1 billion users in over 180 countries. The app is free, offers simple, secure, reliable messaging and calling, available on phones all over the world - what else do you want! And yes, the name WhatsApp is a pun on the phrase What's Up. The app supports text, photos, videos, documents, and location, as well as voice calls. What's better? The instant messaging platform is consistently bringing new updates to enhance user experience. Fun2Ind.com
WhatsApp trick: How to stop app from downloading photos automatically
WhatsApp trick: How to stop app from downloading photos automatically
WhatsApp trick: How to stop app from downloading photos automatically
Despite this, there are a certain things that annoy you at times. Imagine, your smartphone is running out of storage and WhatsApp automatically downloads random photos and videos sent by your friends. This is probably the last thing you would want. But, there is a way to stop this. This WhatsApp trick can help you save on phone storage when needed. mobask.com

Here is how to stop WhatsApp from downloading photos automatically:

On iOS devices:

- Go the settings of your Apple phone.
- Click on data and head towards Storage Usage.
- Click on Photos.
- Select the opṭion to stop downloading photos automatically.
- You can do the same for other media like videos and audio.

On Android:

- Go the settings of your phone.
- Click on media auto-download.
- Choose when using mobile data.
- Uncheck the box.

This would mean that your phone will not download media when on mobile data. Repeat the same process if you don't images and videos to be downloaded while on WiFi too. That's it! WhatsApp won't download photos automatically and you can save both data as well as storage on phone.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is developing a new 'Group Invitation' feature which will give users control to regulate how they join whatsapp group chats. Hence, end the annoying experience getting added to a group by an admin even when it is not desired. The feature will allow users to control who is allowed to add them to groups. In other words, no group admin will be able to add you to any group without your consent. This update has been reported by Wabetainfo.com. According to the report, this feature will be available in future for all iOS beta users who joined the TestFlight beta program in the next iOS updates. msnTarGet.com

New WhatsApp tool: Group Invitation feature to kill this annoying problem

New WhatsApp tool: Group Invitation feature to kill this annoying problem
New WhatsApp tool: Group Invitation feature to kill this annoying problem
WhatsApp offered a public beta program for Android and Windows Phone last year. After launching the latest beta version for Windows, WhatsApp is in a move to develop new features for all beta users.

Group Invitation feature is currently not available. However, the chatting app is said to be working to add this new feature and may add new improvements in the next updates, reports Wabetainfo. The Group Invitation feature is not available for development reasons as it needs more improvements before getting enabled for everyone. Fun2Ind.com

In May last year, Wabetainfo had hinted that WhatsApp may be developing a new feature. It had then said that it was not possible to add Enterprise users in groups anymore because of a new privacy feature against spam.

It had said that a " Server-side protection" was apparently preventing some enterprises from being added in groups unless they were using group invite link. "This is very interesting, because maybe it opens doors to a new privacy feature that might be natively available in the app," Wabetainfo.com had observed then.

At present, you can manage the Group Invitation feature in WhatsApp Settings > Account > Privacy > Groups option

By selecting this option, the user will get three options - Everyone, My contact and Nobody. When the admin is not able to add the user to the group, they will receive a request to join, using an invitation system. A user will receive a message depending upon the selection of privacy setting. MobAsk.com

Everyone: If the user selects everyone option then they can be always added in groups. No invites will be received.

My Contacts: If the user has selected this option then they will be always added in groups from their contact numbers. They will get an invite to join a group from people not in his contacts list. soas.in

Nobody: If the user selected this option then they cannot be directly added in groups, in any situation. They will receive a request every time someone wants to add him to a group.

The new feature is available under WhatsApp Settings > Account > Privacy > Groups.
New reports suggest that WhatsApp is working on a group feature that will let users have control over who can add them to a new group. Currently, anyone and everyone can add you to a random WhatsApp group without your permission. The Group Invitation feature will be available for everyone in future for any iOS beta user that joined the TestFlight beta program in the next iOS update. msnTarGet.com
WhatsApp to Give You Option Before Being Added to Groups: Here is How to Use
WhatsApp to Give You Option Before Being Added to Groups: Here is How to Use
WhatsApp to Give You Option Before Being Added to Groups: Here is How to Use
The new feature is available under WhatsApp Settings > Account > Privacy > Groups. A user will have the option of limiting their privacy settings for Group invitation to three options: Everyone, My Contacts and Nobody. Users can select ‘Everyone’ if they wish to be added to groups by just anyone on WhatsApp. Similarly ‘My Contacts’ will allow only the user’s contacts to add them to groups. If a user chooses ‘Nobody’ then a request will be sent by the admin to join the WhatsApp group. This request has an expiry time of 72 hours. Fun2Ind.com

WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will make it much easier for the users to control if they want to be added to a group. The feature is more like an invitation control mechanism that will let users decide who can add them to a WhatsApp group. The feature is currently under closed beta testing phase on iPhone, as part of the Test Flight program, and will soon be expanded to more users with the next beta update for WhatsApp on iPhone. msnTarGet.com

WhatsApp May Soon Let Users Decide Who Can Add Them to Groups

WhatsApp May Soon Let Users Decide Who Can Add Them to Groups
WhatsApp May Soon Let Users Decide Who Can Add Them to Groups
1. The feature is currently under testing on WhatsApp for iPhone
2. It will soon be expanded to the app's Android version too
3. The revamped WhatsApp settings layout is now widely available

The WhatsApp group invitation feature is limited to the app's iPhone version as of now and was spotted by WABetaInfo. The feature will soon hit the app's Android version as well. However, the group invitation control functionality is currently in an inactive state because it is reportedly still under the early stages of development. As for the feature itself, it will be located in the “Privacy” section, which can be accessed by following this path on WhatsApp's iPhone client: Settings > Account > Privacy > Groups. Fun2Ind.com

The Groups option allows users to choose between three variables and will come into play when a WhatsApp group admin wants to add them to a group. The first option –“Everyone” – will let anyone add the user to a group, without the need for an invite. The second option – “My Contacts” – will only allow an admin, who is in the users' contact list, to add the user to his/ her group. Others will have to send the user an invitation, which the user can then choose to accept or decline. soas.in

Lastly, the “Nobody” option will block everyone from adding users to a WhatsApp group. Enabling this option means all admins have to send a group invitation in order to add users to a WhatsApp group. However, the users will have to take action regarding a group invite within 72 hours of receiving before it expires. Once the invite expires, the users can only join a group when the admin sends them another invitation. However, the users will be able to join a WhatsApp group via a group link invite irrespective of their group invitation settings. mobask.com

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp is testing a new feature that users who hate being added to random WhatsApp Groups.

Spotted by WABetaInfo, the website that keeps track of the upcoming WhatsApp features, said that the messaging app is adding new improvements to its Groups feature and may roll them soon on both iOS and Android operating systems.

This new feature may make WhatsApp Groups less annoying


This new feature may make WhatsApp Groups less annoying
This new feature may make WhatsApp Groups less annoying
As per the screenshots shared by WABetaInfo, the feature will come in the Settings menu of the app. Under this head to Account > Privacy> Groups. msnTarGet.com

Once there, users will find 'who can add me to groups' with three options -- Everyone, My Contacts and Nobody -- similar to what you see in Last Seen, Profile Photo, About and Status. Fun2Ind.com

If you have selected 'My contacts' then you will get a request when someone tries to add you to a Group. Same will be the case if you choose ‘Nobody’ as option. These invitations expire after 72 hours. However, if you have selected 'My contacts' and the person who is trying to add you is there in your phonebook, then you will be added directly -- same as now -- without any request. soas.in

As per the report, once you get an invite, a new chat will be created with two options -- Accept and Decline. However, there is no screenshot to show that. Interestingly, you will get only one 72-hour valid invite at a time as the report says, "you won’t be able to receive two invitations from the same group at the same time." There will reportedly be a Group link -- that will be created once the group is made -- which can be used to join a group irrespective of the privacy option selected by the user. MobAsk.com

Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently banned Telugu Desam Party’s (TDP) Rajya Sabha MP CM Ramesh from its platform. While the politician has claimed that he hasn’t violated any of WhatsApp’s terms of usage that may have got him banned, WhatsApp is yet to respond as to why his account was banned. Fun2Ind.com

Rumours and hate messages on WhatsApp have cost lives in India. And the company has made significant changes to make WhatsApp a safe place for citizens and ban abusers of the platform. If WhatsApp can ban a Rajya Sabha MP from using the platform then it can also ban any user across India if they find you abusing it. So, here is all you need to know that may get you banned on WhatsApp. msnTarGet.com

WhatsApp bans Rajya Sabha MP, 13 reasons why WhatsApp may ban you too

WhatsApp bans Rajya Sabha MP, 13 reasons why WhatsApp may ban you too
WhatsApp bans Rajya Sabha MP, 13 reasons why WhatsApp may ban you too
  • ​Creating a fake WhatsApp account of someone may get you banned
  • Your account can be banned even if no other user has reported against it, but if it violates WhatsApp’s terms and conditions. Fun2Ind.com
  • Sending illegal, obscene, defamatory or threatening messages on WhatsApp will get you banned
  • Messages promoting violent crimes too can get you banned on WhatsApp
  • Sending too many messages to users who are not on your contact list may get you banned on WhatsApp. MobAsk.com
  • If you try to alter or modify the core app code of WhatsApp
  • Using WhatsApp to send viruses or malware to other users may get you banned
  • Trying to hack WhatsApp servers or to spying on someone will certainly get you banned
  • If you get blocked by several users on WhatsApp
  • If WhatsApp receives a lot of user reports against you. SoAs.in
  • Using malicious third-party apps like WhatsApp Plus
  • WhatsApp recently said that it has banned 5 million-plus accounts globally in the past three months
  • Over 75% WhatsApp accounts are banned without a recent user report or complaint

Make sure that you are not doing either of these or else your account could be next in WhatsApp's radar.
As Whatsapp prepares to fight its mammoth fake news problem, the popular messaging app company is now deleting two million accounts every month. WhatsApp has released this information as a white paper publication, detailing the stopping of abuse.
WhatsApp is deleting these accounts; find out if you are safe
WhatsApp is deleting these accounts; find out if you are safe
WhatsApp has also added that its platform was depending on its users to report accounts which were sending messages in huge volumes – bulk messages. msnTarGet.com

Moreover, WhatsApp also uses machine learning to decide upon the flagging of suspicious accounts. Nearly 95 percent of WhatsApp accounts are deleted if or when abnormal activity is found, the report by Forbes said. soas.in

A WhatsApp spokesperson was quoted via VentureBeat by Forbes saying that as it is seen with any messaging platform, sometimes people tend to exploit the WhatsApp service. Fun2Ind.com

The spokesperson further said that some users may even wish to share click-bait links which are designed to track personal information, while others may wish to encourage an idea. mobAsk.com

Not taking into account the intent of the user, automated and bulk messaging defies WhatsApp’s terms of service, and one of the company’s priorities is to prevent and put a stop to this abuse, the statement said.

WhatsApp is pushing a new beta update to Android users with version number 2.19.45, and it brings a new user interface (UI) for the Settings menu inside the app. It has been a long time since WhatsApp revamped its Settings menu and it finally got a UI refresh to match Android 9 Pie’s material design. The new interface, as you can see in the image below, looks minimalistic with all the options Account, Chats, Notifications, Payments, Data and storage usage and Help sections spread vertically. The user interface of the submenus like Accounts, Chats have been slightly tweaked as well. Besides the UI tweaking, WhatsApp did not add any new features to the Android Beta 2.19.45 update. msnTarGet.com

WhatsApp is Now Rolling Out New Settings Interface for Android Beta Users

WhatsApp is Now Rolling Out New Settings Interface for Android Beta Users
WhatsApp is Now Rolling Out New Settings Interface for Android Beta Users
  • WhatsApp revamps its Settings menu interface after a long time
  • WhatsApp users can download the APK separately to get this new Settings interface

WhatsApp Settings Menu Gets a Much Needed Revamp

As noted, it has been a while since the last revamp for the Settings menu inside WhatsApp. The new UI refresh is being rolled out the users with 2.19.45 and you can install the update by heading over to Google Play Store. Alternatively, you can install the APK by downloading it from APKMirror. In order to install the update via Google Play Store, you’ll have to register in the WhatsApp Beta programme. For WhatsApp stable users, the update might be rolled out in the coming weeks. Do make a note that there are no changes to the options present inside the Settings menu and they offer similar functionality. Fun2Ind.com

Upcoming and Newly Introduced WhatsApp Features Detailed

We’re just one month into 2019 and WhatsApp has already rolled out a plethora of features to enhance the user experience. Just a couple of weeks ago, WhatsApp for iOS has received the authentication feature which allows users to secure WhatsApp with Touch ID. At the moment, WhatsApp rolled out the authentication feature to iOS users only, but it could be added to the Android version as well very soon. Popular WhatsApp blog WABetaInfo already noted that WhatsApp is working on adding authentication feature to its Android app which will allow users to secure the app using a fingerprint. Right now, Android users are relying on third-party locking services to secure the instant messaging app, but very soon, WhatsApp will add an in-built one which will make it easier for the users. MobAsk.com

In other news, WhatsApp is also said to be working on integrating the stickers from third-party apps to the keyboard. This will enable WhatsApp users to send stickers from standard Keyboard apps. This feature will likely be rolled out to Android users in the coming weeks. Besides these features, the Facebook-owned company is also said to be working on a lot of new features including Share in Chat, 3D Touch support for Statutes in iOS among others. soas.in

Recently, WhatsApp also stated that it’s removing more than two million spam accounts every month and that’s a huge number. Also, WhatsApp is facing various challenges with the new social media regulations implemented by the Indian government and it’s hinting towards an exit from its biggest market.

To enable the said feature, users must make sure that they have the latest version of the messaging service. Users could check the same by tapping on “settings” and going to "help" option. A screen can be seen below with the version listed on the top - make sure that you have version 2.19.20.

WhatsApp has rolled out a crucial security feature, which will let you block other people with access to your phone, from reading your messages. msnTarGet.com

WhatsApp introduces important security features; Here’s how to activate

WhatsApp introduces important security features; Here’s how to activate
WhatsApp introduces important security features; Here’s how to activate
Launched last week, this is how you can enable it on the iPhone. To enable the said feature, users must make sure that they have the latest version of the messaging service. Users could check the same by tapping on “settings” and going to “help” option. A screen can be seen below with the version listed on the top – make sure that you have version 2.19.20.

However, it must be noted that the additional security feature for Android devices is under development and should be rolled out soon. So far, WhatsApp has only allowed this security feature on Apple devices. Fun2Ind.com

In case, you don’t have the desired version, go to the iOS App Store and update. You will be able to see the version number below “What’s New” in the App store.

After you have the latest version of Whatsapp, open the app and go to settings. Tap on the “account” menu option, then go to “privacy” on the new menu. soas.in

Apple users must note that the type of iPhone will determine how users unlock their WhatsApp with iPhone X, XS, XS Max and XR showing “Face ID” while phones with fingerprint scanner showing “Touch ID”.

The desired setting can be found in “screen lock”. Users must note that it is by default toggled off, so it has to be switched on.

As soon as you are done with it, a new set of options. Users can either have WhatsApp lock as soon as they open a different app, or they may choose different times. Be sure that you choose wisely as selecting “immediately” might become tedious as users will have to unlock WhatsApp every time they open a new app. Picking the longer duration will let you have some more time before you have to authenticate the app again. mobAsk.com

This additional authentication is especially useful for people who are allowing other people use their device but do not wish anyone seeing their messages.

With the authentication feature switched on, users can enable other people to access their phone without them reading the WhatsApp messages on the phone.

Bharti Airtel and Vodafone have been trying to stay in the competition since the introduction of Reliance Jio in the Indian telecommunication sector and while cellular data costs and tariffs have been brought down to dirt cheap prices in India, the prepaid recharge segment has seen the rise of combo packs which offer cellular data, unlimited calling, SMS benefits and more in just one prepaid mobile recharge plan. msnTarGet.com

However, the rising number of options being made available has also instigated a confusion among users as to what prepaid mobile recharge plans are the best for them from Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone. Here, we are going to list the best prepaid mobile recharge plans under Rs. 200 from these private Indian telcos. Fun2Ind.com

Airtel vs Reliance Jio vs Vodafone: Best prepaid mobile recharge plans under Rs. 200 compared

Airtel Rs. 199 prepaid mobile recharge plan

The Airtel Rs. 199 prepaid mobile recharge plan comes with 1.5GB daily 4G data, unlimited local, STD and roaming voice calls without any FUP limit, 100 SMS per day and a validity of 28 days. The prepaid plan also offers a free subscription to the Airtel TV app for the whole validity period. MobAsk.com

Reliance Jio Rs. 198 prepaid mobile recharge plan

The Reliance Jio Rs. 198 prepaid mobile recharge plan comes with 2GBGB daily 4G data, unlimited local, STD and roaming voice calls without any FUP limit, 100 SMS per day and a validity of 28 days. The prepaid plan also offers a free subscription to the whole Jio suite of apps for the whole validity period. SoAs.in

Vodafone Rs. 199 prepaid mobile recharge plan

The Vodafone Rs. 199 prepaid mobile recharge plan comes with 1.5GB daily 4G data, unlimited local, STD and roaming voice calls without any FUP limit, 100 SMS per day and a validity of 28 days. The prepaid plan also offers a free subscription to the Vodafone Play app for the whole validity period.

Nothing is private in the day of the Internet – and that goes for your personal, even deleted WhatsApp messages as well.

Currently, the app allows users to delete specific messages sent either to a group or an individual in the “Delete for everyone” option, replacing the message with a “This message was deleted” in the chat. However, there are a few caveats even with this tool. For starters, both you and the recipient must be using the latest version of WhatsApp. Even then, recipients may see your message before it’s deleted or if the deletion was not successful – and that’s only if you delete it within an hour after sending. msnTarGet.com

Deleted WhatsApp Messages Can Be Restored - Here’s How

Deleted WhatsApp Messages Can Be Restored - Here’s How
Deleted WhatsApp Messages Can Be Restored - Here’s How
Here’s the catch: Deleted messages are actually stored on your phone and can be recovered using the app’s recovery feature. While chat histories aren’t stored on WhatsApp’s servers, the platform says messages are backed up and stored in a variety of places that aren’t protected by WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption. Fun2Ind.com

For iPhone users, chat histories are stored in the iCloud via an automatic backup option or can be done so manually at any time by going to WhatsApp > Settings> Chats > Chat Backup > Back Up Now. Recovering your chat history from iCloud is even easier. After verifying that a backup exists, simply delete and reinstall WhatsApp from the App store, verify your phone number, and follow the on-screen prompts to restore your chat history. Perhaps more unnerving, the app has an option for you to email yourself a copy of the entire chat history. soas.in

Android users are able to backup chats and media to Google Drive, making it even easier to transfer any data stored to a new device – and it doesn’t even count towards Google Drive's storage quota. Similarly, information can be automatically or manually backed up by opening the app and hitting Menu > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup and tapping Back up to Google Drive and selecting a frequency other than Never. Restoring from Google Drive is just as easy. Again, just uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp, verify your phone number, and hit Restore. mobask.com

Just a few days ago, Facebook announced plans to merge WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram. Founder Mark Zuckerberg said the three apps will remain standalone and separate but that users will be able to message each other between the three apps without having to switch platforms, requiring every communication to be encrypted from end-to-end. Currently, WhatsApp is the only app of the three that has this as a default option.

Facebook is planning to merge its three messaging services—WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram’s private messages—into a single messaging platform.

This back-end merger makes sense on paper and breaks down communication walls between the various Facebook-owned apps. Whatever the final product looks like, it will reportedly be end-to-end encrypted, and each of the apps will remain a separate service with its own icon in your phone’s app library. But the plan is to have all three messaging services using the same internal, cross-platform chat service. msnTarGet.com

That said, even with the promises of encryption and cross-platform support, WhatsApp had some serious privacy concerns in the past, and Facebook doesn’t exactly have a clean rap sheet when it comes to user privacy and data. SoAs.in

As a result, some users may not be happy about this messaging merger. (And some of us just don’t want to be tied to the ecosystems of big companies like Facebook.) So let’s look at alternatives to WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger that will let you make a clean escape from Facebook’s upcoming chat platform altogether. MobAsk.com

The Best WhatsApp Alternatives

The Best WhatsApp Alternatives
The Best WhatsApp Alternatives

Signal

The Best WhatsApp Alternatives
The Best WhatsApp Alternatives
Signal is a frequently recommended messaging app thanks to its high level of privacy, user security, and transparency. Signal supports text and group messages; media messages for pictures, audio, video, and documents; and even voice/video calls between users. An Android version can also work as an SMS app, replacing the stock Android or Samsung message apps. Fun2Ind.com

Signal has been endorsed by people like Edward Snowden and numerous other privacy/data security advocates (which are prominently featured on the app’s home page). All communication in the Signal app is end-to-end encrypted, and you can set up timers for messages to be auto-deleted. The dev team has also been working to reduce the amount of required sender information necessary for message delivery. If you’re interested, you can check out Signal’s entire encryption protocols here. Fun2Ind.com

Signal can be downloaded for iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, and Debian-Linux distros.

Viber

The Best WhatsApp Alternatives
The Best WhatsApp Alternatives
Viber’s chat features include group chat, instant voice/video messaging, and thousands of gifs and animated stickers. You can even install chat extensions to share YouTube videos, Spotify tracks, location info, and more. Viber also supports audio and video calls. (While calls made between Viber users are free, you can make paid international calls to any landline or mobile number using the Viber Out service.)

All messages on Viber are end-to-end encrypted and can be timed to self-delete. Viber also includes a Trusted Contacts feature that helps you verify the identity of the other chat participant by swapping secret keys. The app will update you if your contact changes their account details in the future.

Viber will display your availability, much like Facebook messenger does, but you can disable this if you ever need to hide your status. You can also disable read receipts, hide conversations, and lock messages with a PIN code. Fun2Ind.com

Viber is available on Android and iOS, which can be synced to your Windows or Mac desktop.

Telegram Messenger

The Best WhatsApp Alternatives
The Best WhatsApp Alternatives
Like many of the other apps listed here, Telegram provides end-to-end encryption for all communication and auto-deletion settings. It lets users send text and media messages, and supports group messages that can include up to a whopping 200,000 people in one chat thread.

Telegram’s cloud-based chat runs on globally-distributed servers, which Telegram claims can deliver messages faster than any other messaging app available. This also means you can sync messages across all your devices, and you get unlimited storage for your shared media. If you’re a developer, the Telegram API is entirely open-source and free to use. MobAsk.com

Telegram is available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows desktop, Linux (both 32 and 64-bit), macOS, and also offers a native web version of the app.

GroupMe

The Best WhatsApp Alternatives
The Best WhatsApp Alternatives
As the name implies, GroupMe is a group messaging service that provides cross-platform chat. It’s owned by Skype (which is owned by Microsoft), so it’s not open-source like the other services on this list. It’s also subject to the same data-collection practices as all Microsoft products, and it doesn’t feature encryption—nor many of the security features of the other apps we’ve included. However, what sets GroupMe apart is its focus on group chat, as well as a few other fun features. msnTarGet.com

GroupMe allows users to share videos, images, and documents, which can be viewed via a “gallery” mode that shows all the media shared within a group’s history. You can even send direct messages to specific users within a group. GroupMe also supports location sharing, as well as secondary features such as “liking” messages and custom app-based emoji sets. SoAs.in

There are Android, iOS, and Windows GroupMe apps, and a web-based chat client. However, there is also an SMS-based version of GroupMe that you can use without needing an app—or even a smartphone. Users text specific commands to the GroupMe phone number to create and carry on group chats. This text-based system even allows you to manage your group and change chat settings. It’s a handy feature, but keep in mind that this functionality is only available to those in the US.

Facebook is currently working on integrating its three chat services - Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. They won't merge, continuing to function as standalone apps, but their owner wants their users to be able to message each other across platforms.

In order for this to work a huge amount of reconfiguration needs to be done by "thousands of Facebook employees", according to a report from The New York Times today. They will need to change how the apps function at their most basic levels. msnTarGet.com
Facebook is working on integrating Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram
Facebook is working on integrating Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram
The company is still in the early stages of the work and plans to complete it by the end of this year or in early 2020, the report said. soas.in

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Fun2Ind.com

Facebook Inc chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg is planning to unify the underlying messaging infrastructure of its WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger services and incorporate end-to-end encryption to these apps, the New York Times reported on Friday.

The three services will, however, continue as stand alone apps, the report said, citing four people involved in the effort. mobask.com

Mark Zuckerberg's goal is for all three apps to incorporate end-to-end encryption once the integration is complete in late 2019 or early 2020. Currently WhatsApp has end-to-end encryption on by default for all conversations, while in Messenger you can opt into end-to-end encrypted chats. Fun2Ind.com

In a statement, Facebook says it wants to "build the best messaging experiences we can; and people want messaging to be fast, simple, reliable and private". The company is "working on making more of our messaging products end-to-end encrypted and considering ways to make it easier to reach friends and family across networks. As you would expect, there is a lot of discussion and debate as we begin the long process of figuring out all the details of how this will work".

After the changes, a Facebook user, for instance, will be able send an encrypted message to someone who has only a WhatsApp account, according to the report. msnTarGet.com

End-to-end encryption protects messages from being viewed by anyone except the participants in the conversation. mobask.com

WhatsApp Status is an awesome and coolest way to share what you are going through to your best buddies in WhatsApp. These statuses are visible to all your WhatsApp contacts for a period of 24 hours unless and until you delete it. The WhatsApp statuses are like WhatsApp chats. They are secured with end-to-end encryption which means only the sender and the receiver can see the information. msnTarGet.com

Download WhatsApp Status - How To Download & Share Videos & Photos Status 2019


Download WhatsApp Status - How To Download & Share Videos & Photos Status 2019
Download WhatsApp Status - How To Download & Share Videos & Photos Status 2019
Unlike sharing photos, videos, GIFs and documents with your friends in a personal or group chat, the photos and videos shared in WhatsApp status cannot be downloaded. WhatsApp Statuses are perishable by nature. Hence, WhatsApp does not offer an “official” way to save these shares. Of course, you can take a screenshot of a photo and record the video using a screen recorder. But the quality of those photos, GIFs, and videos decreases. soas.in

Don’t worry, here we brought you a few methods to save photos, GIFs, and videos from WhatsApp status on your phone.

How to Download WhatsApp Status on your Smartphone:

Using File Manager App:


1. Most Android smartphones have it by default. It is named differently in various android phones such as ‘Files’ or ‘File Manager‘. If you don’t have it, then download it from here. Fun2Ind.com

2. Open-File Manager app and tap on hamburger button at the top-left corner. Click on Settings from the drop-down.
Download WhatsApp Status - How To Download & Share Videos & Photos Status 2019
Download WhatsApp Status - How To Download & Share Videos & Photos Status 2019
3. Below the Settings menu, locate ‘Show Hidden Files’ and enable it by tapping the checkbox.
Download WhatsApp Status - How To Download & Share Videos & Photos Status 2019
Download WhatsApp Status - How To Download & Share Videos & Photos Status 2019
4. Now go back to the home screen of File Manager and tap on ‘Device’. You will see all the folders that are created by you and apps. Search for WhatsApp in the folders and tap on it. MobAsk.com
Download WhatsApp Status - How To Download & Share Videos & Photos Status 2019
Download WhatsApp Status - How To Download & Share Videos & Photos Status 2019
5. Now, go to Media>.Statuses. There you will find all the WhatsApp Status photos and videos of your friends. The .Statuses folder is a hidden folder which generally isn’t visible. That’s why we asked you earlier to enable Show Hidden Files. msnTarGet.com
Download WhatsApp Status - How To Download & Share Videos & Photos Status 2019
Download WhatsApp Status - How To Download & Share Videos & Photos Status 2019
Note: Don’t forget that those photos and videos will appear in this folder only for 24 hours from being posted and disappear from it automatically.
Download WhatsApp Status - How To Download & Share Videos & Photos Status 2019
Download WhatsApp Status - How To Download & Share Videos & Photos Status 2019
6. To avoid this, you must Copy the photos/videos which you want to save and Paste them into a different folder. Now, the copied photos or videos will be stored forever. You can access them later by opening the folder where it was copied to.

Save WhatsApp Status using ‘Stories saver for WhatsApp’ app:

If in case the above method doesn’t work, you can rely on a third-party app to save photos and videos from WhatsApp Status. This app will automatically collect the statuses which you have seen and show them in an organized manner. soas.in

1. Download and install ‘Stories saver for WhatsApp‘ app from the play store. Fun2Ind.com

2. Open the application and tap on Recent Stories button.
Download WhatsApp Status - How To Download & Share Videos & Photos Status 2019
Download WhatsApp Status - How To Download & Share Videos & Photos Status 2019
3. Select the photos and videos which you want to save and tap on the download icon at the top-right corner. MobAsk.com

4. Images which you save will be moved to your phone Gallery. You can also check out downloaded WhatsApp statuses in Story Saver Apk.

Respect the privacy of your friends by asking their permission to save their WhatsApp status. We hope you were able to save WhatsApp Status photos and videos on your smartphone.

Delhi electricity distribution company (discom) BSES announced on Wednesday it has launched a WhatsApp service to help customers get duplicate bills, making it the first discom in the capital to provide such a service. MsnTarGet.com

The discom in a statement said consumers can already retrieve a duplicate bill through the BSES website and mobile app and Whatsapp is an addition to its digitisation initiative.

How to get duplicate electricity bill on WhatsApp

How to get duplicate electricity bill on WhatsApp
How to get duplicate electricity bill on WhatsApp
"To get a duplicate bill, all a consumer has to do is save the BSES WhatsApp number in their phone's 'contacts' list and send a WhatsApp message by typing #Bill9-digit CA (Customer Account ) Number and send it to 9999919123, and the duplicate bill will be WhatsApped," it said. msnTarGet.com

This service is first being rolled out for the consumers in south and west Delhi and will be extended subsequently for consumers of east and central Delhi, it said. soas.in

"To facilitate seamless services on WhatsApp, BSES has integrated this platform with the backend SAP and IOMS platforms," the statement added. MobAsk.com

The discom had earlier introduced the facilities of registering "no supply" complaints and reporting power thefts on WhatsApp.

Noting that this feature will make it even easier for consumers to avail BSES services, a company spokesperson said the discom has also been promoting digital payments and has been partnering with several wallet companies to facilitate attractive cash-back schemes for timely payments of bills. Fun2Ind.com

"Today, over 90 per cent of our collections are through non-cash means," he said.

WhatsApp will be soon adding a host of new features from fingerprint lock, stickers integration, 3D Touch action for Status, and more. Thanks to early beta testing, here are some WhatsApp upcoming features that you can expect soon in your app. These features will be available for both Android and iOS users. SoAs.in

There's no doubt that WhatsApp has become a one-stop solution for everything, you name it and there you go. The Facebook-owned messaging app has managed to garner much appreciation and maintain a considerable user base thanks to features like end-to-end encryption. And so to continue its legacy, WhatsApp is updating its app every now and then. Apart from upcoming features, these new updates bring bug fixes and improvements which enhance the user experience every time. The New year has begun and so has the updates on WhatsApp. msnTarget.com

WhatsApp upcoming features : Fingerprint lock, Stickers integration, Latest future WhatsApp updates

WhatsApp upcoming features : Fingerprint lock, Stickers integration, Latest future WhatsApp updates
WhatsApp upcoming features : Fingerprint lock, Stickers integration, Latest future WhatsApp updates
In the coming days, WhatsApp will soon be introducing a set of new features to cater to the needs of its millions of audience. From WhatsApp Dark Mode to Stickers integration, we have heard of all of them but now let's see what's new that's cooking under the WhatsApp update roof. It is to be noted that these WhatsApp features are underway and shall be rolled out soon in the coming future. We have to credit WABetainfo for all the early updates on WhatsApp. Now, let's dive into the details.

Upcoming WhatsApp features for Android and iOS

1. WhatsApp Fingerprint Lock feature: For those who wish to protect their WhatsApp chats from spying friends will soon be able to do so by simply locking the entire app. WhatsApp for Android in its 2.19.3 version will soon be introducing the authentication feature where users will be able to enable the Fingerprint feature. This feature will be available in coming months for Android users and furthermore for iOS users. msnTarGet.com

2. WhatsApp New Audio Picker: In future, WhatsApp will redesign its audio features where users will be able to play the music before sending it to their contacts. In addition to this, all the audio files downloaded in your phone will also be listed in the app. WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.1 version will also allow you to send a maximum of 30 audio files together in a go.

3. Stickers Integration: Following the update, the Stickers Integration feature will allow users to use a third-party app to share stickers on their WhatsApp chats. And the first keyboard that will use this new tool will be GBoard. With this, users will have a bunch of sticker options to choose from. Let your emotions flow with this upcoming WhatsApp feature. Fun2Ind.com

4. 3D Touch action for Status: This feature will be rolled out for iPhone users where they will soon be able to check Status with iPhone's 3D Touch. This will not even send the read receipt message to the person whose story you were secretly looking at! Currently, the feature is available to WhatsApp beta users on iPhone. MobAsk.com

5. Reply privately: Well, this feature has already been introduced for Android users and now iPhone pals will finally be able to use it as well. This feature shall allow you to privately reply to a person during a group chat. WhatsApp is currently testing the option on iOS.

WhatsApp is the most widely used instant messaging service globally, and the Facebook-owned platform tries to keep adding new features to make it relevant for it's over billion daily active users. For those who are not aware of the authentication feature on WhatsApp should know that this will be a native feature built inside the app and will be safer than using any third-party fingerprint lock to keep your WhatsApp chats safe. The latest in the series is the new fingerprint lock feature that has been spotted by WABetainfo, which keeps a track on the upcoming WhatsApp feature when they are in the testing phase. msnTarGet.com

How to protect your WhatsApp chats with the help of fingerprint : WhatsApp to get fingerprint lock feature

WhatsApp will soon add fingerprint authentication feature to its app which will let users lock their WhatsApp chats natively without need of any third-party app. It will come in Android first. WhatsApp to get fingerprint lock feature: How to protect your WhatsApp chats with the help of fingerprint
WhatsApp will soon add fingerprint authentication feature to its app which will let users lock their WhatsApp chats natively without need of any third-party app. It will come in Android first. WhatsApp to get fingerprint lock feature: How to protect your WhatsApp chats with the help of fingerprint

WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.3: Fingerprint authentication feature soas.in

  • The new WhatsApp authentication feature spotted in WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.3 version is currently available to select users. It's also worth noting that the fingerprint lock will be available to Android users first. Fun2Ind.com
  • The new fingerprint lock in WhatsApp will be available in Privacy settings under the authentication tab, which will also be a new addition. The new feature will put an authentic lock on the entire app and not just specific chats. MobAsk.com
  • To enable the fingerprint authentication, users will have to register their fingerprint on the device. WhatsApp will also have an option for users to choose device credentials if the fingerprint was registered.  MsnTarGet.com
  • Once enabled, users can open WhatsApp chats only by authenticating the app with the help of fingerprint.  MobAsk.com

WABetainfo reports that WhatsApp is also working to integrate Face ID and Touch ID to its iOS version. However, the feature is currently in development and will take some time to be available to all users. Considering that the newest iPhones - iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR doesn't support fingerprint authentication, we can expect Face ID to be the default WhatsApp authentication method. MsnTarGet.com

The new fingerprint feature is expected to add a layer of security to WhatsApp chats. The Facebook-owned app uses end-to-end encryption to protect chats.

Many of us use WhatsApp to connect with friends, it’s really a wonderful application, you can share photos – videos and many things, but unfortunately recently we got many messages saying that WhatsApp messages arrive late or after opening the app. MsnTarGet.com

But do not worry, we have many solutions to this problem working on all versions of WhatsApp:

How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages

How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages
How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages

1- Disable Power Saver Apps / Mode

How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages
How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages
Several manufacturers like Sony, Asus and Samsung offer battery saver modes to extract maximum performance from battery in their devices. SoAs.in

Some users also use apps like Battery Doctor to make their battery stay longer, these apps help you save more battery power. But, that optimization comes at a cost, they cut either the mobile data connection or your Wi-Fi connection as you put the device in sleep mode. MobAsk.com

So, Make sure you have deleted all power saving apps from you device, and disabled power saving mode. Fun2Ind.com

2- Disable Power / Permissions Monitor

In many cases, Android devices gets slow to receive message notifications from WhatsApp (Especially in Samsung) after enabled Power Monitor or Permissions Monitor, So we will tell you how to disabled this modes : msnTarGet.com

Disable Permissions Monitor :

How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages
How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages
  • Open your android device Settings.
  • Find and select Security.
  • Scroll down to App Permission Monitor.
  • Switch and completely turn off App Permission Monitor.

Disable Power Monitor :

How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages
How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages
  • Open your android device Settings.
  • Go to Device Maintenance and then on the menu bar below on “Battery”.
  • Tap the three point icon and go to “Advanced settings”.
  • Switch and completely turn off App Power Monitor.

3- Enable Mobile Data in Background

WhatsApp periodically connect in the background to the server to fetch for any new messages to you, so you must follow the next steps to enable background data in your android device : MobAsk.com
How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages
How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages
  • Open you android device Settings.
  • Now Tap on Mobile data usage. It will show all the apps and data usages.
  • Tap on your WhatsApp version icon.
  • Now there you will see Background data, Tap on it and this will allow the app to use mobile data in the background and syncs data in the background.

4- Clean WhatsApp Cache

By deleting all WhatsApp cache data, you can provide sufficient memory for your Android phone which makes it to work faster : SOAs.in
How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages
How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages
  • Open your android device Settings.
  • Find Apps (or Applications, depending on your device) in the menu, then click on WhatsApp.
  • Tap on Storage then click on clear cache button, Be careful if you clicked on clear data button your WhatsApp will be reset completely and all your conversations and settings will be deleted. Fun2Ind.com

5- Disable Wi-Fi Power Saving / Sleep Mode

You must disable Wi-Fi background power saving mode and sleep mode, Because It restricts the receipt of WhatsApp messages :
How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages
How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages
  • Open you android device Settings.
  • Click on Connections then click on Wi-Fi.
  • Tap on Advanced button on the corner.
  • Turn off Wi-Fi power saving mode.
  • Scroll down and click on Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep.
  • Chose Always.

6- Reset App Preferences

We recommend that you apply this solution because it sometimes fixes the problem :
How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages
How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages
  • Open you android device Settings.
  • Find Apps (or Applications, depending on your device) in the menu.
  • Click on the left menu (three point icon)
  • Tap on Reset app preferences.
7- Logout from WhatsApp Web
Logout from all connected computers to your WhatsApp by going to WhatsApp > Menu Button > WhatsApp Web > Logout from all computers, because sometimes messages arrive to your computer only. SoAs.in
How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages
How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages

8- The Last Solution ! Clear WhatsApp Data

Do not apply this solution before trying all previous solutions, because it will delete all WhatsApp data and return it to default mode, And make sure you have full backup for your chat before clear WhatsApp data : MsnTarGet.com
How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages
How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages
  • Open you android device Settings.
  • Find Apps (or Applications, depending on your device) in the menu, then click on WhatsApp.
  • Tap on Storage then click on clear date button.
In the end, I hope that one of these solutions has helped you solve the problem of delayed receiving WhatsApp messages, if it does not help you at all. I’m sorry to tell you that you should format your device to bring it back to default mode.

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