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If you haven’t updated your WhatsApp lately, now is the time to update it as a GIF is allowing hackers to hack your device and steal your data.
If you have been infected, you will see your app getting crashed and your stuff is being stolen.
If you get any GIF from an unknown account, it is advised not to open it as it creates a pathway for the hacker to get into your smartphone.
Luckily, iPhone users are safe from this attack but an Android user is more likely to get hacked.
Whatsapp has fixed the issue in the next update, it is advised to all the WhatsApp users to update their app. before you get a hit from a random hacker, stealing all your files away.
Several popular messaging applications, such as Facebook Messenger, Telegram, and Signal, offer “self-destructing messages.” You can set a timer for messages in conversations with others that will disappear after the specified time.
This feature may appear in WhatsApp soon. According to a report by WABetaInfo, the company is testing the disappearing message in the test version 2.19.275 of its Android app.
The site found the disappearing messaging feature in WhatsApp’s group chat settings. It allows you to set the destruction timer to five seconds or one hour.
Disappearing messages are a nice feature when you want to send sensitive information to someone and don’t want to leave any correspondence.
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Recently we have realized a new round of scams on WhatsApp. The report shows that a message has been circulating, claiming that it will provide 1000GB of free mobile data for the follow-up users. Fraud is done through fraudulent websites through fake websites that also provide other fraudulent means for well-known brands.
Beware of the new WhatsApp scam!
Once the user clicks on the link, they are immediately redirected to a website asking them questions to prove their eligibility for 1000GB of “free” data. Officials warned users to be wary of such fraud because their purpose was to involve users in “click fraud.” By redirecting fraudulent users to their website, fraudsters can create fake ad clicks and then generate revenue for the operators of any campaign.
It is important for users to understand any such fraud, as they can greatly harm them and even violate their privacy.
We use WhatsApp to track our old school friends, organize social events and even business communication. However, please note that if you abuse certain features on the app or violate the Whatsapp rules, WhatsApp will temporarily block your account.
You will be notified when you are banned. This will notify ‘temporarily ban WhatsApp’.
If you break any rules, prepare for the WhatsApp ban
WhatsApp wants to keep its platform free from any illegal activities. Messaging companies are banned accounts only to curb bad behavior and those that violate the WhatsApp terms.
Try to avoid the following things that might make you banned:
- Sending too many messages to people whose number you do not have saved on your phone
- If a user is blocked by a lot of other users in a short period of time
- If you create too many groups that contain users that are not in your address book
- If you are using a fake version of WhatsApp
According to Newsweek, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram suffered major disruptions on Thursday, and images and video reports were not loaded, affecting users worldwide.
DownDetector is a platform for tracking website issues in real time, documenting the huge surge in some of the world’s largest social networking platforms. A large number of users expressed their frustration with mistakes and failures on Twitter – this is not the first major blackout this week.
These companies did not comment on the reasons behind these issues.
Interruptions on major social media platforms are unlikely to last long and should resume normal service soon.
The new update will allow you to view the video clip in a separate pop-up window that will remain active as long as you are on the phone. The famous leaker WABetaInfo revealed the news.
What’s new in WhatsApp will change the way you watch videos in a chat
This new feature will let the video play on the window, and WhatsApp will continue to run in the background. If you have finished watching the video, you can turn it off by clicking the “x” button.
Both of these features are currently in beta and may be available by the end of the year. However, to take advantage of some of the new features of WhatsApp, download the WhatsApp beta 2.19.177 for Android from the Google Play Store.
WhatsApp users should update their application right now after the Facebook-owned firm issued a big warning.
The popular Whatsapp service, which is used by over 1.5 billion users, has been targeted by a cyber attack which could allow them to hack smartphones.
A security flaw in WhatsApp can be and has been, suspected to inject malware into users smartphones’: a missed call to a target’s number, and they’re in. The user doesn’t need to do a thing other than leaving their phone on.
The Facebook-owned software is suffering from a classic hacking weakness. This means a successful hacker can control the WhatsApp to run malicious code that reads encrypted chats, listens to calls, turns on the microphone and camera, accesses photos, contacts, and other information on a handheld, and potentially further compromises the device. Call logs can be altered, too, to hide the method of infection.
According to the new report, WhatsApp for Android is getting a new emoji style for the part of its status updates. This latest style will only be available in WhatsApp beta 2.19.110, the development is ‘disabled by default’ and is not functional for beta users.
This new change has been spotted just after WhatsApp introduced an anticipated stickers feature. That feature is available for Android, iPhone, and the Web. Earlier this week, WhatsApp for Android was spotted testing the ability to block screenshots.
WhatsApp for Android is Getting New Emoji Style for Status Updates
WABetaInfo has reported that WhatsApp beta version 2.19.110 for Android users will get a new emoji style via doodle picker. With this new change, the existing emojis will be replaced by the WhatsApp-native emojis. It is important to mention here that the new emoji style will only be available for status updates and you won’t find any changes to your regular conversations.
WhatsApp has presented another update for the beta adaptation of its Android application, giving more data on its up and coming validation feature, WABetaInfo reports.
The validation highlight is still a work in progress, however once propelled it will enable clients to bolt WhatsApp behind unique mark authentication.
However, a symptom of empowering this component is that clients will never again have the capacity to take screen captures of their conversations.
Users can set WhatsApp to naturally bolt after a timeframe, and keeping in mind that the application is bolted clients will at present have the capacity to answer to messages from warnings and answer calls.
Other new highlights being tried in the update incorporate an improved UI for WhatsApp Doodle, which is supposedly presently accessible to all beta users.
In next update whatsapp is banning forwarding texts to more than 3 people to fight Fake News and spam.
This update will be exclusive for Group admins, If whatsapp found anything suspicious, they will delete the text right away.
With this release, Whatsapp is willing to fight out spammy fake news messages on Whatsapp. This new update is still in testing version and has not been made available yet, but soon it will be made available.
To eliminate the spreading of fake news, Whatsapp and Facebook team creators are launching a new feature for Whatsapp soon that will notify you if the news you’re getting is fake.
This new update will allow the user to verify the source of the image, video or news right away. With this new update, WhatsApp users will be able to verify if the images shared with them is authentic or has been tempered. This update will use the “Google’s image reverse search” feature.
To encounter the spreading of unreliable misinformation which results in fake news and fake propaganda, this new feature is going to be launched by Whatsapp very soon.
Whatsapp has been intorducing different updates on the platform for the security of its users’ privacy.