By MacRumors Staff
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 an additional layer of privacy. As things stand, if someone wants to add you as a WhatsApp contact, you're required to share your phone number with them, even if they add you via the QR code method. That's how it's always worked in WhatsApp, but it looks as if...
Read Full Article 48 comments
WhatsApp Stops Auto-Saving Media From Disappearing Messages on iPhone
WhatsApp is changing the way the platform handles media sent over chats with disappearing messages enabled, reports WABetaInfo. Going forward, WhatsApp will no longer automatically save images and other visual media to your iPhone’s Photos library if they appear within a chat thread that has disappearing messages turned on. The "Save to Camera Roll" option is now automatically turned off ...
WhatsApp Tests New 2GB File Size Transfer Limit
WhatsApp is testing out a much larger 2GB cap for file transfers between users of the instant messaging platform, reports WABetaInfo. WhatsApp's file-sharing capabilities have become a key feature of the service, and the app has included the ability to share media files within conversations since 2017, but its 100MB file size limitation hasn't changed in that time. However, according to...
WhatsApp Readies Message Reactions for iPhone and Android
WhatsApp's plan to bring iMessage-style message reactions to the massively popular chat platform appears to be entering its final stages, based on new screenshots shared by WABetaInfo. WhatsApp has been working on message reactions – or "Tapbacks" in Apple Messages parlance – for some time, with evidence of their development first coming to light last summer. The feature gives...