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WhatsApp brings dark mode to desktop and the web

WhatsApp brings dark mode to desktop and the web

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, and it’s only been getting more feature-rich thanks to recent updates like profile sharing via QR codes and animated stickers in chats. But the company isn’t neglecting the basics either, and it’s now adding a dark mode for the desktop and web that...

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WhatsApp is rolling out animated stickers in beta (APK download)

WhatsApp is rolling out animated stickers in beta (APK download)

This story was originally published 2020/06/23 2:59pm PDTon Jun 23, 2020 and last updated 2020/07/01 6:58am PDTon Jul 1, 2020.  Animated stickers have been available in Telegram and Gboard for a long while, but WhatsApp has only supported static sticker images so far. Be it through the app’s few included packs or downloadable third-party packs...

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WhatsApp payments suspended in Brazil just one week after launch

WhatsApp payments suspended in Brazil just one week after launch

WhatsApp’s recently launched digital payments system for Brazil has been suspended merely one week after its launch. The decision was handed down yesterday by Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) and the country’s Central Bank, both of which are concerned about how it could harm competition with existing institutions in the domestic market. Both...

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WhatsApp briefly rolls out then takes away animated stickers in beta

WhatsApp briefly rolls out then takes away animated stickers in beta

Animated stickers have been available in Telegram and Gboard for a long while, but WhatsApp has only supported static sticker images so far. Be it through the app’s few included packs or downloadable third-party packs from the Play Store, you got still image stickers. That briefly changed today in WhatsApp beta, as the app introduced...

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WhatsApp launches in-chat digital payments, starting in Brazil

WhatsApp launches in-chat digital payments, starting in Brazil

For years, WhatsApp has been working towards launching its own payment service. While we always thought India would be the first country to see a full-blown rollout of the feature, it looks like Facebook struck a deal with Brazilian partners before. The company has announced that its bringing digital payments to WhatsApp in the Latin...