WhatsApp | annoying new update

WhatsApp’s annoying new update will make you quit the platform

WhatsApp announces a new update, users get excited and can’t wait to try it out. Things might be different this time.

In an attempt by Facebook to monetize WhatsApp, the service will introduce targeted advertisements, which will be displayed in the Status tab. Clearly, WhatsApp users are quite pissed and reports have suggested that few users are already switching to ad-free based messaging platforms, such as Telegram and Viber.

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Source: Mashable

WhatsApp backups | Google Drive storage

WhatsApp backups will stop counting toward your Google Drive storage

Until now, any WhatsApp data that was backed up onto Google’s Drive counted toward the space you had available in the cloud. But the Facebook-owned company cut a deal with Google to make those backups completely free, even while staying inside your personal account. It’s a handy way to keep tabs on all of your messages if you lose or break a phone that you use for messaging on the regular.

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Source: The Verge

Namaste | Chat Platform

India’s new chat platform to compete with WhatsApp

On the occasion of 72nd Independence Day, Namaste Online has launched India’s messaging App – Namaste Chat and the main USP of this app is made in India, by Indians. This new messaging service addresses the need of having a homegrown chat application instead of depending on foreign messaging apps. As our Government’s initiative of ‘Make in India’ is gaining momentum, Namaste Online have felt that this was the perfect time to make this app available to the citizens of India.

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Source: Deccan Chronicle

Google | Facebook |India

Google tackles Facebook in India with hyper-local social network

Google has long aspired to be the go-to platform in India, where rivals Facebook Inc. and its WhatsApp messaging service have already amassed a huge user base and Amazon Inc. is spending billions on e-commerce. Google wants to bring hundreds of millions of Indians online and build products that appeal to a diverse population, no matter the social strata, language spoken or type of device used.

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Whatsapp | iphones, Android

Whatsapp to Stop Working on Millions of Older iphones and Android Smartphones

According to Google figures, 0.3 percent of Android devices still run this operating system – amounting to around six million smartphones and tablets. Users of these devices will no longer be able to create new accounts but will still be able to continue using WhatsApp up until the deadline.

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Source: Independent