WhatsApp adds messaging from web

2015-01-22 10:01

WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook for nearly $22bn, has unveiled a new service on Wednesday for sending messages from a web browser.

How to get out of WhatsApp ‘scams’

2015-01-21 09:00

Dozens of readers have asked Fin24 about how to get out of WhatsApp SMS ‘scams’ that risk costing them hundreds of rands per month.

Infographic: WhatsApp turns 5

2014-11-25 10:56

This infographic tracks how WhatsApp became one of the world's most favourite messaging tool.

Facebook closes $19bn buy of WhatsApp

2014-10-06 19:35

Facebook has completed its $19bn buy of WhatsApp, appointing one of the startup's co-founders to the social network's board as part of the deal.

Facebook set to win WhatsApp bid - sources

2014-09-25 18:46

Facebook will win unconditional EU regulatory approval for its $19bn offer for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp, two people familiar with the matter say.

Israel detains WhatsApp leakers

2014-07-23 21:07

The Israeli military has detained several soldiers and a civilian on suspicion of leaking Gaza casualty figures over social media.

Vodacom welcomes WhatsApp voice service

2014-03-03 12:05

Voice Over IP (Voip) services don't represent much of a threat to mobile operators, despite the promise of upending the mobile market, says Vodacom.

Facebook email domination fails

2014-02-25 11:09

Facebook, after unsuccessfully trying to get its users on its own email system, has thrown in the towel as most people haven't been using their Facebook email address.

Facebook's Zuckerberg the new mobile king

2014-02-24 10:03

Billionaire 29-year-old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is set to enter into the mobile industry's biggest fair fresh from his $19bn takeover of smartphone messenger WhatsApp.

WhatsApp deal shows growth of messaging apps

2014-02-24 07:18

The astonishingly high price paid for the messaging service WhatsApp underscores how mobile apps are transforming the way we communicate.

WeChat: Focus turns to WhaptsApp rivals

2014-02-21 16:24

As Facebook snaps up smartphone messaging service WhatsApp for $19BN in cash and shares, focus has turned to its rivals.

Facebook's move on WhatsApp 'brilliant'

2014-02-21 07:52

Facebook's $19bn deal for the red-hot mobile messaging service WhatsApp is a savvy strategic move by the world's biggest social network, analysts say.

WhatsApp takes SA by storm

2014-02-20 15:09

More than half of South African adult cellphone users living in cities and towns are using WhatsApp on their phones.

WhatsApp deal highlights competitors

2014-02-20 14:02

Facebook's announcement it is paying $19bn in cash and stock to acquire WhatsApp is a milestone event in the short history of mobile messaging apps.

Vietnam wants to 'manage' chat apps

2013-08-21 09:00

Vietnam's government is to decide policy in managing free internet-based telecom tools.

WhatsApp rolls out new iPhone app

2013-07-17 11:32

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp has announced a new model for iPhone users with the latest version of its software.

Whatsapp Crap

2013-05-16 15:01

5FM's Kim Schulze wonders if the app we take most for granted might not be affecting our home lives in the most positive way.

Facebook in possible talks to acquire WhatsApp

2012-12-03 14:35

According to a report by Tech Crunch, popular cross platform instant messaging app WhatsApp, could possibly be acquired by Facebook.


WhatsApp SMS spam under investigation

2015-01-21 10:21

Complaints of SMS spam messages that advertise ‘WhatsApp’ add-ons are being investigated by South Africa’s Wireless Access Service Providers Association.

WhatsApp now has 700 million users

2015-01-07 14:15

Popular instant messaging service WhatsApp has grown to half the size of social media giant Facebook.

WhatsApp messages get end-to-end encryption

2014-11-19 07:51

An online privacy tool endorsed by Edward Snowden is being used to protect WhatsApp messages from snooping by encrypting them.

EU approves merger of Facebook with Whatsapp

2014-10-03 15:37

Facebook's $19bn purchase of the communications platform WhatsApp does not hamper competition, say European Union regulators.

WhatsApp 'taking over' SA mobile chat

2014-09-01 12:03

South Africans are hooked on WhatsApp as the instant messaging chat application has taken a dominant market share in the country.

WhatsApp hits 500 million users

2014-04-23 13:44

WhatsApp now has 500 million regular, active users around the world, the free mobile messaging service being acquired by Facebook has said.

Zuckerberg defends $19bn WhatsApp takeover

2014-02-25 11:12

Billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has defended his $19bn takeover of free mobile messaging service WhatsApp, saying it is actually worth much more.

WhatsApp will add voice to messaging service

2014-02-24 14:30

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum says the popular messaging application for smartphones acquired last week by Facebook will soon be offering a voice service.

WhatsApp deal shows growth of messaging apps

2014-02-24 08:42

The astonishingly high price paid for the messaging service WhatsApp underscores how mobile apps are transforming the way we communicate, shaking up the global telecom sector.

WhatsApp down for several hours

2014-02-23 17:24

WhatsApp, bought days ago by Facebook for $19bn, has gone offline for several hours.

Facebook snatches limelight in mobile world

2014-02-21 15:42

Facebook's $19bn takeover of smartphone messaging service WhatsApp has staked the social network's place in dramatic fashion as a pivotal player in the mobile world.

WeChat: China's alternative to WhatsApp

2014-02-20 18:33

As Facebook snaps up smartphone messaging service WhatsApp for a monumental $19 billion in cash and shares, focus has turned to its rivals amongst which is China's popular mobile messaging application WeChat.

WhatsApp deal with Facebook may kill Mxit

2014-02-20 14:30

Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp represents a direct threat to local chat application Mxit, says an analyst.

Facebook bets big with WhatsApp buy

2014-02-20 07:03

Facebook is betting huge on mobile with an eye-popping cash-and-stock deal worth up to $19bn for Internet Age smartphone messaging service WhatsApp.

Users take to Twitter to swap TV talk

2013-08-02 13:41

Tweeting and texting while watching TV is supplanting the traditional water-cooler chat about the previous night's viewing among Britons.

Is this SA's dumbest thief?

2013-05-28 10:52

An alleged Pretoria cellphone thief could just qualify for the title of South Africa's dumbest criminal, after he uploaded a photograph of himself to his victim's WhatsApp profile, according to a report.

Google considers buying WhatsApp

2013-04-08 12:15

According to a report by Digital Trends, popular cross platform instant messaging app WhatsApp, could possibly be acquired by Google.

Operators launch WhatsApp challenger

2012-11-28 16:45

Spain's three biggest mobile operators are teaming up to launch a service they hope will help them better compete with the likes of WhatsApp.

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