How to mute WhatsApp group chats on iPhone and Android – and save your sanity

Whether you’re shooting the breeze with your friends, planning your weekend football game or exchanging childcare tips with your NCT group, WhatsApp is arguably the best app in the world for having group conversations Anyone can create a group and add as many people as they like. Members can then pitch in with their own comments, photos and videos, or […]

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Facebook and Instagram back online after 14 hour outage – here’s what happened

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are all back online and working as normal after a 14-hour outage left many users unable to post updates. Facebook and Instagram both started experiencing difficulty at around 4pm GMT, according to data from website Downdetector, which monitors online outages. Error messages on both sites stated: "Oops… Something went wrong. We’re working on getting it fixed as […]

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School mums’ WhatsApp group row leads to knife fight in Russia

School mums’ WhatsApp group row leads to bloody knife fight with one mother stabbed eight times in the head in Russia Anastasia Markova blocked Lyudmila Balkovaya-Kunitskaya from WhatsApp The WhatsApp group includes parents with children at St Petersburg pre-school Markova says Balkovaya-Kunitskaya ‘complained about her poor life’ in group They ended up in a violent fight outside the nursery after dropping […]

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Facebook's WhatsApp limits text forwards to five recipients to curb rumors

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp (FB.O) messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight “misinformation and rumors”, company executives said on Monday. “We’re imposing a limit of five messages all over the world as of today,” Victoria Grand, vice president for policy and communications at […]

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WhatsApp update will make it much easier to send Stickers to your friends

It’s one of the most creative features on WhatsApp, but until now, users have been slightly limited about which Stickers they can send. Thankfully, that’s set to change with the latest WhatsApp update. The update, which was spotted by WABetaInfo , will allow third-party keyboards to be integrated within the app, providing access to more Stickers. The first keyboard app […]

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Facebook is working on a digital currency despite banning ads for cryptocurrency

Earlier this year, Facebook caused controversy after revealing that it had banned adverts for cryptocurrency on its platform. Now, it seems that the tech giant may actually be working on its own digital currency. A report by Bloomberg suggests that Facebook is developing a type of ‘stablecoin’ – a digital currency that is tied to the US dollar. As the […]

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