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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# WhatsApp

All time
# knock-on effect
This rival app is benefiting from Brazil blocking WhatsApp (again)
While the ban only lasts for 72 hours, Telegram has added more than a million new users and counting.
# commandments
10 rules of Whatsapp chats that must be respected
This is why you're getting a strange message from Whatsapp
The service, which is owned by Facebook, is used to send billions of messages daily.
# Privacy
Germany is starting to become a serious thorn in Facebook's side
After months of criticism, the country’s watchdog now suspects Facebook of abusing its position for more personal data.
# TechGuide
This is how you can hide your presence on WhatsApp
So none of your friends (or strangers) know you’re online.
# blue ticks
You can read your WhatsApp messages on the sly without other people knowing
No more dreaded blue ticks.
# blue ticks
You can read your WhatsApp messages on the sly without other people knowing
No more dreaded blue ticks.
# Freebie
WhatsApp won't be charging users for its app any longer*
*It was free for the first year before charging €1 for every additional year.
# Malware
If you receive an email like this from WhatsApp, do not open it
The emails aim to trick people into downloading malware onto their computers.
# merry ex-mas
This lad added all his exes to a WhatsApp group to wish them Merry Christmas
It worked out better for him than you’d expect…
# Blocked
WhatsApp has been accused of blocking links to this rival app
Some users have seen links to Telegram blocked on the Android version of WhatsApp.
# Q-tip
WhatsApp taking up too much space? You should clear your chats
Multimedia messages can fill up your storage very quickly but there is a way to clear them entirely.
# TechKnowHow
Want to keep a backup of all your WhatsApp messages? Here's how
You’ll never know when you might need to recover them.
# text back
9 features you probably didn't know exist in WhatsApp
Want to hide when you’ve read someone’s message?
# Full Irish
11 Irish emojis we desperately need
Just to make our lives easier.
# bug
If you use WhatsApp on your computer, you should update it as soon as you get the chance
A security bug in the service could put more than 200 million users at risk.
# inevitable
WhatsApp takes one step closer to realising its dream of one billion users
Its founder announced the app now has 900 million monthly active users, five months after it reached the 800 million mark.
# bff
There's a way to see who your most popular friends are on WhatsApp
It’s an iPhone exclusive feature though.
# new connection
Good news! WhatsApp web will soon be available for iPhone users
The web version shows instructions on how to connect with your iPhone, but the iOS app has yet to follow suit.
# whatsnotapp
10 Whatsapp crimes we're all guilty of
Cease these activities immediately.
# insight
Pepe reveals Juventus' post-Champions League final Whatsapp conversation
The striker, who is leaving the club this summer, said the club’s players shared their European disappointment in a group texting session
# The briefcase
Here's everything you need to know about business this week
Everyone was talking about the Clerys closure, tax havens and high flyers.
# dead last
WhatsApp fails almost all criteria for data protection
While Apple, Yahoo and Dropbox received full marks for their respective privacy policies.
# arranged marriage
'Lock up your wives and don't let them use WhatsApp'
The leader of Chechnya made the calls after a story of an arranged marriage spread on the messaging app.
# pick up the phone
Using WhatsApp on an iPhone? A major update is coming your way
Although Android users have been enjoying it for a few weeks already.
# 'everyone' is typing...
Unstoppable - Whatsapp has added ANOTHER 100 million users so far in 2015
The messaging service, acquired by Facebook last year for €19 billion, now has over 800 million users worldwide.
# ring ring
So you know you can make calls through WhatsApp now, right?
The feature is now available for Android users while an iOS version will arrive in a couple of weeks.
# IM
Stuck at a computer? Here's how to message your friend's phone without picking up your own
There’s more than just email, you know.
# Out of luck
WhatsApp gets itself a web version, but iPhone owners won't be able to use it
The CEO of WhatsApp said that “Apple’s platform limitations” was the reason why no iOS version is available.
# strong growth
WhatsApp users are sending 30 billion messages EVERY DAY
The service has gained 100 million new users in the space of four months.
# TechGuide
Here are the WhatsApp features you may not have known about
One of the most popular messaging apps out there has a number of features hidden away.
# explicit images
'Revenge porn' may not be punishable through Irish law
The Law Reform Commission says there are gaps in the harassment laws that need to be addressed.
# encryption
Your WhatsApp messages will be getting an extra layer of security
The next update for Android and iOS will include end-to-end encryption, which will make sure the only people getting a message are the sender and receiver
# ticked off
People are FREAKING OUT about WhatsApp's new 'read' function
Why. Why has this happened to us?
# no problems
Soon after completing its Facebook deal, Whatsapp's CEO has no plans to make money
For now, his only concern is to grow its userbase and bring voice calls to the app early next year.
# A Decade On
Facebook has some big plans for the next ten years
Artificial intelligence and augmented reality, anyone?
# Prime Numbers
Wetherspoon's, Facebook, and the Luas: The week in numbers
Plus: How many cars have been bought in Ireland so far this year?
# approved
Facebook has finally closed its $21.8 billion WhatsApp deal
The European Commission approved the sale a few days ago.
# sophie
Tory MP claims entrapment over Sunday Mirror sexting sting
Mark Pritchard claims he was contacted by the paper for the story which took down a UK Minister.
# Obsession
Turns out Irish adults are quite addicted to Snapchat
The app sees 63% of its users checking the app daily, a usage rate that’s only surpassed by Facebook.