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WhatsApp reportedly working on a phone-less desktop version of the app

WABetaInfo, the outlet behind many notable previews for what's coming up for messaging app WhatsApp, has come up with more early info for us. This time, WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new Universal Windows Platform (UWP), as well as a new desktop version of the app. 

Bring on the nostalgia-phones: WhatsApp is now available for loads of KaiOS devices

Though Stuff is typically all about the biggest and best of the smartphone world, we've got a soft spot for more basic devices. The only complaint? App support, specifically the sort that lets us remain in touch with friends and family. That's about to change, with the launch of WhatsApp for KaiOS devices around the world. 

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are having technical issues globally

Facebook and its suite of social media platforms (Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp included) are experiencing technical issues in South Africa.

WhatsApp testing status-sharing feature between Facebook, Instagram, and other apps

It's happened. In a manner of speaking. Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp is currently testing the ability to share statuses -- those Facebook-like, limited-time messages -- with other apps. Including Facebook and Instagram. What could possible go wrong? 

WhatsApp can be exploited and infected by a single missed call – no answer needed

WhatsApp may be expiring for some users, but those folks without worries on that front still have something to worry about. Certain versions of the app are vulnerable to an exploit that installs spyware, developed by Israeli outfit NSO Group according to reports. And the nasty part is the penetration method -- WhatsApp can be infected with nothing more than a missed call. 

Still using Windows Phone, iOS 7, or Android 2.3.7? WhatsApp will stop working soon

It's a fact that just about all the tech we make use of will eventually become obsolete. Unless you're the US Military or NASA, in which case you'll be using the same operating systems long after the rest of us are done. Hey, some of those probes were programmed in the 1970s -- doubtful there's gonna be an OS update for those things. WhatsApp is moving at a bit of a faster clip, though. Several ol...[Read More]

F8 roundup: Facebook’s promising privacy, redesigns and new hardware

This week at the F8 developer conference, we saw Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg announce updates to the company's three core platforms, AI developments and VR.

WhatsApp is now available on the Nokia 8110 4G

If you’ve opted to get a Nokia 8110 4G, whether for actual day-to-day use or purely for nostalgia, you can now download WhatsApp on it.

WhatsApp may block in-app screenshots in a future update

WhatsApp is reportedly testing a feature that’ll block users from taking screen shots in-app to increase security for users and stop people sharing private conversations.

WhatsApp now lets you block people from adding you to groups

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned instant messaging service will now give users the option to control who adds them to groups.

Last week Facebook indicated it is moving into an ecosystem that may look like China’s WeChat

If you want a good picture of what Facebook seems to be pivoting itself to become, start using that great everything app WeChat. South Africans tend to think of it as just a messaging app, an alternative to WhatsApp.

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