WHATSAPP users are in store for possible embarrassment and shame, with a new update for the social messaging app set to let users view videos in push notifications. This means that anyone with physical access to your phone could potentially watch videos sent to you, something which may not be popular with anyone who's ever used WhatsApp for sexting and other sensitive purposes. According to WABetaInfo (a popular Twitter account that monitors WhatsApp developments), the new feature is currently being rolled out as part of a new update. Version 184.108.40.206 of WhatsApp will allow users to view videos directly in the push notifications they receive, meaning that they don't actually have to unlock their phones and open WhatsApp to view clips other people send them. Currently, the new feature is available only in the beta version of the update, although WABetaInfo states that it will soon be available for all iPhone users of the app (there's currently no mention of the feature for … [Read more...] about New WhatsApp notifications play saucy videos on your HOMESCREEN
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WE'VE all sent a message we've regretted and wished we could turn back time. WhatsApp has been letting users "unsend" messages since October 2017 but now it is believed the app will extend the grace period from seven minutes to over an hour. What is the "unsend" feature? It used to be the case that sending a WhatsApp message was final – no take-backs. But in a bid to keep up with rival services, WhatsApp began offering an "unsend" feature that lets you delete a message for everyone. There are plenty of reasons why you'd want to unsend a message: maybe you've drunk-texted an ex, or mistakenly called your boss something unpleasant in the work chat. There's been no official announcement, but tech site WABetaInfo dug into the latest beta app update for WhatsApp and uncovered the change. How to "unsend" a WhatsApp message? So if you've sent a risky text or made a mistake the feature can save you a lot of embarrassment or explaining. All you have to do to delete a message is … [Read more...] about How to unsend WhatsApp messages and what’s the time limit on ‘Delete for Everyone’?
APPLE promised to make your iPhone way faster with the latest update – and it seems to have worked. iPhone owners using iOS 12 on phones as old as 2013's iPhone 5S are reporting huge performance improvements, potentially adding years of life to their device. Apple and iPhone Reddit forums have exploded with praise for Apple's iOS 12 update, which was only revealed on Monday. One user who upgraded to iOS 12 wrote: "My iPhone 6 feels like new again." Another cheery iPhone owner said: "iOS 12 is insanely fast! Running it on my [iPhone] 7 Plus and this thing feels new as day one. It's almost unreal how fast and fluid this [update] is." The surprise speed-up was announced during this week's Apple WWDC event in California. Speaking at the keynote, Apple's Craig Federighi said the company was "doubling down on peformance" with the update – and promised speed boosts for devices going right back to the iPhone 5S, iPhone SE and iPhone 6. "It really is something. I loaded it up … [Read more...] about iPhone owners RAVING about how iOS 12 update has made their old gadgets ‘feel new again’
CALLING all WhatsApp users, we've got the ultimate trick to get you hands-on with the messaging app's latest features before your mates. That way you can rule the group chat with new perks like text effects, photo and video albums, custom topics, and in-app YouTube playback months ahead of others. To grab the new features you have to sign up to become a WhatsApp beta tester. Unfortunately for iPhone users, this option is a lot trickier on iOS – and is a much riskier process compared to Android. There are lots of guides on how to do this online, but we recommend avoiding it unless you're a very technical user. And even in the case of Google's OS, it comes with glitches and bugs that could ruin the experience – so don't say we didn't warn you. Your best bet is to download the app on a secondary device, like a budget Android blower or older handset you've got lying around. Right, with the security tips out of the way, let's proceed to the fun stuff. There are two routes to … [Read more...] about This simple trick gives you new WhatsApp features before EVERYONE else
FACEBOOK'S latest update to WhatsApp has added a brand new feature you'll want to try with your mates. You can now make group video calls that lets you video-chat with several friends at once – assuming you're lucky enough to get the rare update. The feature was formally announced earlier this month at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference. And it seems that some users are now starting to get access to it. Specialist blog WABetaInfo reports that "it's available for a few users", but that the rollout isn't complete. "You need to be very lucky," the blog explains. Tech companies often roll out new features very slowly. This gives them time to make sure the systems work properly before expanding them out to everyone. It also means that their systems aren't overloaded by a bunch of people trying to use the new feature as soon as it's available. It's not clear when everyone will get access to group video calling on WhatsApp, sadly. For a start, you'll need to be signed up to the … [Read more...] about New WhatsApp feature launches for ‘lucky’ few users – are you one of them?