Facebook-owned WhatsApp is testing voice and video calling in the desktop Mac client after it has been offering both features in its mobile app for quite some time now, suggesting this functionality could launch via an update in the next few weeks.
WhatsApp for iPhone was updated on the App Store today with several new features, including sticker search and custom wallpapers per-chat with separate wallpapers in Dark Mode.
WhatsApp is adding the popular ephemeral messaging feature to its mobile app for iPhone and Android. With the feature enabled, new messages sent to a chat automatically disappear after seven days. This is an optional feature: you can continue sending and receiving WhatsApp messages like before, without even turning on the option to use disappearing messages.
Apple lets you turn your HomePod speaker into an intercom, allowing family members to send audio messages from one Apple speaker or device to another in your household. Family members receive Intercom notifications and can send Intercom messages from their devices.
The Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has introduced new, simpler ways to manage storage space taken up by photos, videos, voice messages and other attachments.
In January 2019, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg promised his company would merge chats from its mobile Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger apps into a unified messaging experience. Today, the social networking behemoth announced a new milestone toward that goal as the Messenger and Instagram chats have now been officially merged into one.
Twitter has kicked off another limited test of a feature designed to let you send a private voice message to someone through the app's Direct Messages feature.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp for iPhone is testing new tools for storage usage along with a feature that will allow you to clear all messages except starred in one fell swoop.
Secure messaging app Telegram has introduced video calling with end-to-end encryption that prevents eavesdropping, increasing pressure on Zoom, Apple's FaceTime and similar services.