Tag Archives: Whatsapp

The development of WhatsApp “view once” messages

According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is developing a “view once” feature for messages that would let users send content that will be quickly destroyed after being read. The capability will be useful for sending sensitive or confidential information. The message cannot be forwarded or copied, just as the view-once photos and movies on the messaging platform. […]

These WhatsApp messages may land group administrators and businesses in South Africa in legal hot water.

Companies and WhatsApp group administrators may occasionally be held liable for libelous content posted online by staff members and group members. However, this can’t absolve the original publisher of liability, claims Phetheni Nkuna, director of employment law at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Nkuna was asked by MyBroadband about internet libelous statements and how they affect employers. […]

Launch of the Android to iOS migration by WhatsApp

According to a recent announcement from the mobile instant messaging app WhatsApp, Android users can now transfer their data to iPhone. This follows Mark Zuckerberg’s 14 June announcement that more devices would soon be able to use the feature. Your account information, profile picture, individual chats, group chats, chat history, media, and settings will all […]

WhatsApp security changes are in the works

According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp may soon require users to input a second verification code when logging in on a new device. Users will soon be required to enter two distinct delayed codes when signing into WhatsApp on new devices, in addition to a six-digit verification code. WhatsApp will display the following message when logging in […]