Showing posts with label Whatsapp. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Whatsapp. Show all posts

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Stop Whatsapp From Sharing Your Information With Facebook

Ever since popular messaging app, Whatsapp was purchased by Facebook, the new owners have been trying to make it work hand in hand with Facebook.

A new update have been added to the app that will allow the app to share the user information with Facebook.

For you to stop this from happening, follow the tutorial below...

1. Launch the Whatsapp app on your phone.
2. Click on Settings.
3. Click on Account.
4. You will see ''Share My Account''
5. If you read underneath, you will see that all your information on Whatsapp is shared with Facebook.
6. Deselect it to off it.

You have only few days to to this, you will thank me later.

Thank you for reading, what do you think about Whatsapp decision to share users information with Facebook?
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Monday, 15 August 2016

How To Format Text In Whatsapp Chat

World popular messaging app, Whatsapp, has rolled out a new update to its application which allows the users to format text just as it is done in any word processor application.

This feature was originally tested in beta but its now available to Whatsapp Android and iOS apps, Users can now add bold, italics and Strike through in Whatsapp android and iOS app. The Whatsapp formatting codes can also be used online via the WhatsApp Web Client, but the formatting will only appear in the app-based version of the chats.

For you to use this new feature, you will have to download and install the latest Whatsapp version from your mobile phone respective app store.

Below are the new updates:

  • Bold: Add an asterisk (*) before and after the specific words or phrases you want to embolden e.g. *mobilitaria*
  • Italics: Add an underscore (_) before and after your chosen words or phrases e.g. _LasgidiOnline_
  • Strikethrough: Add a tilde (~) before and after the words or phrases you want to strike a line through e.g. ~LasgidiOnline~

You can also additionally apply all the three formats to a word eg *~_LasgidiOnline_~*

Other recent additions include the ability to share photos, images and other files stored on other third party apps – including iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox and Microsoft’s OneDrive – with their contacts on WhatsApp. Beyond photos, the app added the ability to send and received PDF files. Once users receive the file they can see an in-line preview.

More so, messages can be ‘starred’, to save them for later, and you can embed a previous text in your reply, like a Quote-Tweet on Twitter, and forward content to other conversations.

How do you see this latest Whatsapp update?

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Saturday, 5 March 2016

You Can Now Send Documents In Any Format On Whastapp

Your favourite messaging app, Whatsapp has just added a new feature to its numerous features that will make you enjoy sending and receiving messages.

Whatsapp just rolled out a new feature which enables you to send and receive documents in PDF format. It was not possible before as you could only send photos, video, audio, location and contact.

Julius Gbenga, A friend of mine on Facebook contacted me saying its possible to send PDF files on Whatsapp so I checked mine and I didn't see the feature so I had to update it to see the send Document feature on my whatsapp app. If you send a file to a contact and the person's whatsapp is not up to date, you will be notified that the person can't receive it unless he or she update the app.

With this new feature you can easily share PDF files like eBooks easily unlike before that one will have to send through email.

Have you seen the new feature on your whatsapp? If not update it and tell me how you feel using it.

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Saturday, 4 July 2015

Why WhatsApp Don't Sell Ads?

Technology, Apps, Whatsapp,  Phones,
 I know that many of you will be wondering like me why Whatsapp don't sell ads with their large number of users, before we talk more about it, Lets  know what it is called WhatsApp.

WhatsApp Messenger is a mobile messaging app which allows users to send and receive text messages, images, video and audio media messages without having to pay additional charges other than your internet connection.

WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Android and Nokia, It was launched in 2009 by two former employees of Yahoo, Brian Acton and Jan Koum.

In January 2015, WhatsApp was the most globally popular messaging app with more than 600 million active users.In April 2015, WhatsApp reached 800 million active users.

On February 19, 2014, WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook for approximately $16 billion USD.

Late January 2015, Koum in a facebook post explained how users can be able to use WhatsApp on their web browsers....

"Our web client is simply an extension of your phone: the web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device—this means all of your messages still live on your phone".
How the WhatsApp web client looks like

Below is a blog post on Whatsapp blog which explains Why WhatsApp Dont Sell Ads, after reading this, am sure it will end your curiosity.

Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need.
– Tyler Durden, Fight Club

Brian and I spent a combined 20 years at Yahoo!, working hard to keep the site working. And yes, working hard to sell ads, because that's what Yahoo! did. It gathered data and it served pages and it sold ads.

We watched Yahoo! get eclipsed in size and reach by Google... a more efficient and more profitable ad seller. They knew what you were searching for, so they could gather your data more efficiently and sell better ads.

These days companies know literally everything about you, your friends, your interests, and they use it all to sell ads.

When we sat down to start our own thing together three years ago we wanted to make something that wasn't just another ad clearinghouse. We wanted to spend our time building a service people wanted to use because it worked and saved them money and made their lives better in a small way. We knew that we could charge people directly if we could do all those things. We knew we could do what most people aim to do every day: avoid ads.

No one wakes up excited to see more advertising, no one goes to sleep thinking about the ads they'll see tomorrow. We know people go to sleep excited about who they chatted with that day (and disappointed about who they didn't). We want WhatsApp to be the product that keeps you awake... and that you reach for in the morning. No one jumps up from a nap and runs to see an advertisement.

Advertising isn't just the disruption of aesthetics, the insults to your intelligence and the interruption of your train of thought. At every company that sells ads, a significant portion of their engineering team spends their day tuning data mining, writing better code to collect all your personal data, upgrading the servers that hold all the data and making sure it's all being logged and collated and sliced and packaged and shipped out... And at the end of the day the result of it all is a slightly different advertising banner in your browser or on your mobile screen.

Remember, when advertising is involved you the user are the product.

At WhatsApp, our engineers spend all their time fixing bugs, adding new features and ironing out all the little intricacies in our task of bringing rich, affordable, reliable messaging to every phone in the world. That's our product and that's our passion. Your data isn't even in the picture. We are simply not interested in any of it.

When people ask us why we charge for WhatsApp, we say "Have you considered the alternative?"

You can download Whatsapp from for your mobile phones and tablets.
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