ARTICLES RELATING TO WHATSAPP

Thumbs down for WhatsApp call quality

2015-08-26 10:55

Fin24 users are unhappy with WhatsApp’s voice feature despite the instant messaging app introducing a setting that minimises data usage.

Mxit Africa's best web app ever, says ex-boss

2015-08-25 12:05

Instant messaging service Mxit is the best web application ever to be created in Africa, according to Alan Knott-Craig Jnr.

With cellphones, money talks

2015-05-10 15:59

Looking at cellphone contracts and costs can make your head hurt, especially when you consider that there are three major cellphone networks. To make things a bit simpler, we looked at three typical kinds of cellphone users.

No busloads coming to attack foreigners

2015-04-19 13:50

There are no busloads of people coming to attack South Africans or foreign nationals, minister says.

Absolute privacy on WhatsApp 'difficult to achieve'

2015-03-18 10:16

Private messaging service WhatsApp has never sold its user data on to advertisers, but some German users think it is wise be on the safe side, just in case.

Judge orders WhatsApp blocked

2015-02-27 07:55

A judge says he has ordered the suspension of the globally popular instant messaging system WhatsApp across Brazil.

Watch out for WhatsApp ‘snooping’ on web browsers

2015-02-05 10:48

Forgetting to log out of the web browser version for WhatsApp could open users up to being snooped on if somebody else accesses their computers.

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.

 

How to make cheaper WhatsApp calls

2015-08-25 13:21

Instant messaging service WhatsApp now enables users to make cheaper voice calls on the service by actively lowering data usage.

Why messaging apps attract big valuations

2015-08-13 14:08

Mobile application WeChat, a 600 million user messaging app, illustrates why messaging apps are attracting huge funding.

WhatsApp calling comes to Apple iPhones

2015-04-22 06:00

An update to the iOS version of instant messaging service indicates that voice calling capabilities are coming to the app.

Govt warns perpetrators of xenophobic violence: We will find you

2015-04-19 12:30

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has warned perpetrators of xenophobic violence will face the full might of the law.

WhatsApp quietly activates calling feature

2015-03-13 12:41

Making phone calls using the instant messaging service has become a reality, albeit on an invite-only basis for Android users.

MDC orders WhatsApp group shutdown

2015-02-07 12:26

Zimbabwe's main opposition party has ordered its members to shut down groups on the social messaging platform WhatsApp.

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.

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