whatsapp Stories August 9

GOOG: 922.90

-3.89

WhatsApp Payments will allow all users to send and receive money within the app

Of all the messaging services that are out there, WhatsApp remains one of the most functional and feature-rich. Its Android app received picture-in-picture support a little less than three weeks ago, and a week later got access to App Shortcuts. In the latest beta version for WhatsApp’s Android app, it would appear that WhatsApp Payments will be the next feature to make an appearance.

whatsapp Stories July 27

GOOG: 934.09

-13.71

App Shortcuts now available in latest WhatsApp beta

Along with Android 7.1 Nougat, Google added App Shortcuts for the first time. The ability to hold down on an app icon and jump to a certain portion of an app right from your home screen can be very useful. While it’s great that WhatsApp is gaining this feature, the App Shortcuts that are available are, interesting, to say the least.

WhatsApp announces over 1 billion daily active users & other stats

Popular messaging app WhatsApp announced today that it has reached one billion daily active users as the company also shared some other stats on how the service is being used. The one billion active daily users is up from the one billion monthly actives it announced last year, and monthly users too are up:

whatsapp Stories July 20

GOOG: 968.15

-2.74

One of Android O’s most important consumer-facing features is support for picture-in-picture. So far, only YouTube and Duo have added support for the feature, but it seems WhatsApp may be close to adding it.

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whatsapp Stories May 18

GOOG: 930.24

10.62

Antitrust regulators in Europe have fined Facebook €110 ($122M) for misleading them over its acquisition of the secure messaging service WhatsApp.

The European Commission said that the fine would have been more than twice as high but for Facebook’s acknowledgement of wrong-doing and cooperation with the investigation …

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

whatsapp Stories May 3

GOOG: 927.04

10.60

Popular messaging service WhatsApp is experiencing a major outage this evening. According to a variety of reports on social media, users are unable to access the service and cannot send or receive any messages…

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