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Are WhatsApp and Facebook down? Here’s what you need to know

Are you having trouble using WhatsApp, Facebook, or other Meta apps. Unfortunately, you aren't alone. Here's everything we know about the ongoing outage.

WhatsApp Gains New Text Formatting Options in Latest Update

WhatsApp has added new text formatting options to the chat platform, enabling users to message each other everything from grocery

WhatsApp Working on Interoperability With Other Encrypted Messaging Apps

As part of its compliance with the EU's Digital Markets Act (DMA) legislation, WhatsApp is putting the final touches to

WhatsApp Now Lets You Send Photos and Video in Original Quality

WhatsApp is rolling out a new option that lets users on iPhone share photos and video over the messaging platform

WhatsApp Gains Email Address Verification for Authenticating Accounts

WhatsApp has started allowing users to authenticate their account on a device with an email address as an alternative to

WhatsApp Rolls Out Voice Chats for Large Groups

WhatsApp is rolling out a new voice chats feature in groups that lets users start voice calls without disturbing everyone

WhatsApp Now Lets You Hide Your IP Address During Calls

WhatsApp has introduced a new privacy feature that lets you hide your IP address from whoever you call over the

WhatsApp Working on Passkey Support on iPhone

WhatsApp is planning to add passkey support to its iPhone app, according to code discovered by software researcher @aaronp613 in

Meta just created a Snoop Dogg AI for your text RPGs

Meta AI is leaving the laboratory and coming to social media, with fun and realistic avatars that look like celebrities.

Latest WhatsApp Beta Features Native iPad Support

WhatsApp for iPad finally appears to be nearing a release. In the latest version of WhatsApp Beta for TestFlight, Meta

WhatsApp Releases Redesigned Mac App With Support for Group Calls

Meta today released its overhauled WhatsApp app for macOS, introducing support for group calls, dragging and dropping files, and more.The

WhatsApp Gets ‘HD Photos’ Option for Sending High-Res Images

WhatsApp has released an update allowing iPhone and Android users to send photos over the messaging platform in high resolution,

WhatsApp now lets you add short video messages to chats

WhatsApp now lets you add video messages of up to 60 seconds to a chat. The messages are protected with end-to-end encryption to keep them secure.

WhatsApp Announces One-Way Broadcast ‘Channels’ for Following People and Organizations

WhatsApp today introduced Channels, a feed-style one-way broadcast service coming to the popular chat platform where admins can send text,

WhatsApp soon to join other messaging platforms with concept of usernames

WhatsApp, the most popular messaging service worldwide doesn’t support usernames yet. All other messaging services give users opportunity to make use of usernames. However, the platform has announced that soon, it will support usernames, making it easy for users to message themselves on the platform without requiring phone numbers.This feature is still in its early stages of development. It was spotted in the latest WhatsApp beta for Android v2.23.11.15. At this time, if you’re running the same build the option may need to be toggled as there’s a server-side push involved.What may also change on WhatsAppThis means WhatsApp not having the concept of usernames will soon be a thing of the past. At the moment, you sign up for the service with phone numbers, while other people refer to you or see you with the name you supply. The same is applicable when you chat with friends. They see your contact name.This could change in the future once WhatsApp starts making use of usernames. As we know, the team is always working on new features, so we can’t tell what other features will arrive at the same time with the usernames concept. Already, some experts are saying that this new feature may just be the biggest to come to WhatsApp.See Also: How to create and share WhatsApp QR code for groupsAnother thing that could change is the use of usernames in groups. If one doesn’t know people on group chats, only phone numbers will show. If usernames are also supported in groups, people may find you through your unique username.Will you be able to hide your username?There’s no clear-cut answer to this question as WhatsApp has not revealed whether it will allow users the option to hide their usernames from the public for privacy sake. Only time will tell more details we need to know about. One thing is sure, the concept of usernames will change the way users communicate in groups and communities in a large way.

WhatsApp Usernames May Let You Keep Your Phone Number Private

WhatsApp appears to have a username feature in the works that could potentially provide people on the messaging service with