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Whatsapp Group Can Now Have 1024 Members; New Communities Feature Launched

WhatsApp users can now enjoy a brand new feature- Communities. Contents1 Objective2 Other notable features3 Maximum number of participants increased4 Privacy5 Personalised invite required for entry6 Taking on competition Objective This provides a way to organize multiple group chats so that the discussion in individual groups remains focused on its own topic, but members can […]

Nov. 5, 2022

Banned Twitter Profiles Won’t Be Allowed To Return, Says Elon Musk; Proper Process Will Be Established First

Twitter owner Elon Musk said Wednesday that it will take “a few more weeks” before any banned accounts — including that of Donald Trump — are restored on the platform. Twitter users have been waiting in anticipation as to whether Musk will reinstate Trump who was kicked out for his role in inciting last year’s […]

Nov. 4, 2022

Cyberattack Had Crashed Whatsapp In India? Govt Will Investigate Whatsapp Outage

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is looking into the 2-hour long WhatsApp global outage that affected users worldwide on October 25. Contents1 Historic disruption2 Report warranted3 Background4 Meta’s response Historic disruption Due to this users were unable to send messages, share photos and videos on the app. The disruption began around 12 noon. […]

Oct. 28, 2022

54% Indians Trust News Received On Whatsapp; 41% Indians Trust News On Facebook – Oxford Study

A Reuters study has found that the Indian population is more trusting of news on WhatsApp. Contents1 About the study2 Political leanings3 Various social media platforms4 WhatsApp as a news source5 Poor perception of journalists6 Social media not a trusted source of news About the study The study was titled ‘The Trust Gap: How and […]

Sep. 28, 2022

Supreme Court Asks Govt: Is There Any Protocol For Internet Shutdowns?

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to respond to a plea alleging arbitrary internet shutdowns in Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and West Bengal. Contents1 Arbitrary and disproportionate2 Notice sent to MeitY3 Approached several HCs4 Addressing cheating in exams5 Neither necessary nor proportionate6 59 instances this year so far Arbitrary and disproportionate It wants […]

Sep. 12, 2022

Rs 20 Lakh Penalty For Indian Social Media Influencers? Govt Drafts Rules For Social Media Influencers!

The government will soon issue guidelines for social media influencers which would make it compulsory for them to declare their association with the product they endorse. The Department of Consumer Affairs is involved with this, creating dos and don’ts for them. Contents1 What’s the issue?2 Tax evasion?3 Explicit declaration4 What the new guidelines may entail5 […]

Sep. 9, 2022

Twitter’s Edit Tweet Button Coming Soon! Testing Of Edit Feature Starts..

Twitter is testing an Edit Tweet feature which will let users make changes to their Tweet after it’s posted. After initial testing it will be expanded to Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming weeks. Contents1 What is Edit Tweet?2 How it will appear3 Why make past versions visible?4 Potential misuse5 Full scale launch What is […]

Sep. 3, 2022

Whatsapp Banned 23 Lakh Indians In 30 Days! Never Do This Or Else You Can Be Banned Too

WhatsApp has published its monthly report for the month of July. Contents1 Figures highest this fiscal2 Compliance report3 Clarifications4 Types of grievances5 Prevention better than cure6 What not to do Figures highest this fiscal It reported that it banned 23,87,000 bad accounts between 1st July 2022 and 31st July 2022. 1,416,000 of these were proactively […]

Sep. 3, 2022

WhatsApp Message Deleted By Accident? These Users Can Undo Deletion!

WhatsApp is working on several new features, one of which is an undo feature to recover messages deleted by mistake. It released the “undo delete messages” feature to some beta users on WhatsApp beta for Android. It is now releasing the same on iOS beta. Contents1 How it works2 You should know3 Availability4 Screenshot blocking […]

Aug. 24, 2022

Twitter Users With Verified Phone Numbers Will Get A Special, New Tag! How Will It Work?

Twitter is reportedly testing a different method to help people identify genuine accounts. Contents1 How it would appear2 Double verification for blue tick3 Importance 4 Similar features5 Tweet view count6 Edit tool How it would appear With this a new tag will be displayed in the user’s profile if they have chosen to verify their phone […]

Aug. 23, 2022

VLC Media Player Banned In India! Chinese Hacking Attacks Is The Reason? How To Download VLC Media Player In India?

VLC Media Player, one of India’s most popular media players across multiple platforms is reportedly banned in the country. Contents1 Among other banned Chinese apps?2 Asking for help3 App still up4 Used in cyber attacks?5 Various pseudonyms6 VLC denies claim Among other banned Chinese apps? A user named Gagandeep Sapra tweeted that when users try […]

Aug. 15, 2022

1-Year Prison For Online Insults In This Country: Never Do This Online

Japan has introduced tough penalties for those who cyberbully someone.  Cyberbullying consists of sending messages to someone with insults or threats.  Contents1 New and tougher rules2 Background3 The effect of reality tv4 Producers created conflict5 Fears over silencing political criticism New and tougher rules The crime will now be punishable by a prison term of […]

Jul. 13, 2022

Whatsapp Users Can Soon Use Animated Avatars During Video Calls: Find Out How It Will Work?

WhatsApp is working on an emoji-inspired avatar for video calls. Contents1 Catching up to rivals2 How it would work3 How it appears4 Availability5 Other features in the works Catching up to rivals There have been several reports in recent times about the app working on one feature por another.  With the avatars, it may be […]

Jul. 3, 2022

Use Gmail Without Internet! Offline Gmail Functionality Goes Live: Find Out How You Can Use Gmail Without Internet

The Internet has become an inseparable part of our daily life as now we get access to everything online right from ordering foods, clothes, appliances, etc. to managing your finances digitally, working, or even messaging on social media platforms.  But how about getting access, that too without even using the internet. Contents1 Gmail Offline2 How […]

Jun. 28, 2022

VPNs, 3rd Party Cloud Banned For All Govt Employees: Here’s The Reason Why? (Everything You Need To Know..)

Some virtual private network (VPN) service providers have announced that they will remove servers from India. They include Surfshark and ExpressVPN and NordVPN. The reason behind the move comes from India’s cyber agency Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) which issued directives pertaining to VPNs. Contents1 What does government’s new VPN rules say2 Who all do […]

Jun. 19, 2022

Whatsapp’ Big Privacy Push: Users Can Now Select Who Can See Last Seen, About & Profile Photo

WhatsApp is rolling out new privacy settings that would allow users to hide their profile photos, last seen, and About info from specific people in their contacts lists. This is now available on both iPhone and Android devices. Contents1 What’s New?2 How It Works3 How To Use4 Group Call Features5 Chat Transfer Between iOS And […]

Jun. 19, 2022

RIP Internet Explorer: Microsoft Shuts Down Internet Explorer After 27 Long Years | What Next?

It’s the end of an era- the Internet Explorer (IE) browser hangs up its boots today, June 15, 2022. Microsoft is pulling support and will instead redirect users to the 2015-born Microsoft Edge browser.  Contents1 Brief Background2 Fall From Grace3 Chrome Asserts Superiority4 Why This Step?5 Edge Does What IE Couldn’t6 The Landscape Today Brief […]

Jun. 16, 2022

Whatsapp Allows Seamless Transfer Of Chat History From Android To iPhone: Find Out How?

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that WhatsApp users will now have the ability to transfer their chat history from Android to iPhone. Aside from chat history, users can also transfer photos, videos and voice messages. Earlier, users could only transfer chats the other way (from iPhone to Android). The feature is rolling out in […]

Jun. 15, 2022

Big Update For 50 Crore Indian Whatsapp Users: Soon, Edit Your Message, After Sending It!

WhatsApp is testing a feature which will add an edit button and allow users to edit their messages after sending them. There is no dedicated edit option currently- once sent, the message can only be deleted. As always, Wabetainfo, the website that tracks all the WhatsApp-related developments, broke the news first.  Contents1 Second Attempt2 How […]

Jun. 1, 2022

Whatsapp Testing Silent Exit From Groups: You Can Exit & No One Will Come To Know About Your Exit!

WhatsApp has turned its focus on groups and communities and on making sure that sharing content and leaving group chats is easier.  WABetaInfo reports that a future update will allow users to exit a group and only the group admins will know. Contents1 No More Banner Announcing Exit2 What’s In Store For Us 3 Premium Subscription4 […]

May. 20, 2022
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