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Huawei found 494 suspicious apps on AppGallery in August, launched Child Mode

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As always, Huawei conducted its special AppGallery application test for August and review ten of thousand apps under the education category. At the same time, it has launched the Child mode for Huawei accounts to provide a more comprehensive user experience.

Speaking about the app audit, Huawei has detected around 494 suspicious apps AppGallery that were creating disturbances. In particular, about 24.32% of apps creating advertising problems including frequent pop-ups, and rest crashing during the login attempt.

As per the report, this special test covered 10 sub files such as language translation, English, exam preparation, Grammar correction, Speech listening, Book reading, and so on. The founded apps weren’t providing a smooth app experience to users.

Taking strict actions, Huawei has removed some of these apps from the AppGallery and notifies the developers to revise them. Furthermore, the rest of the developers are instructed to made feasible corrections as soon as possible. Otherwise, their apps will be unlisted from the app distribution platform.

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Huawei 494 suspicious apps AppGallery

Child Mode:

Aside from the 494 suspicious apps AppGallery test, the company also Child Mode for children to provide them useful content corresponding to their age. From now on, Huawei account holders can add an additional account for their kids that will not let them view or open any sensitive content.

Although users of Child mode can log in through Huawei smartphones or tablets but can’t access inappropriate information. Furthermore, they can’t participate in forum interaction either present their view in the comment section.

To put it more simply, it’s a content filter mode that is specially designed for kids and prevents them from encountering unsuitable content. It also strengthens positive values and guidance.

Huawei Application Test in June:

About 44 misleading apps were founded in the June application test. It was mainly focused on job-providing applications and a total of 203 apps have undergone this audit. However, the company didn’t reveal the names of detected apps but warned the service providers who were found liable. (Full Story Here )

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WhatsApp Android 2.22.22.5 changes privacy features

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WhatsApp beta version 2.22.22.5

WhatsApp, the most popular instant messaging app is currently working to bring some changes to the privacy section with the version number 2.22.22.5 beta for some Android users.

The app-oriented firm is continuously making efforts to improve its app and provide a better experience to its users. For this, it brings changes in its settings to make it more reliable to use.

A recent report by WABetaInfo suggests that the messaging platform is moving the privacy settings from the Account section to the root. It is doing it so that the users reach the privacy section easily.

What’s new:

As per the changes the privacy settings are now placed within the main WhatsApp settings. The main settings consist of Account, Chats, Notifications, Storage and data, App language, Help and Invite a friend option and now the firm has added Privacy below the Accounts so that users can access it with ease.

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WhatsApp privacy setting

Previously, users had to open the main settings of WhatsApp. From here they had to open the Account option to navigate through the Privacy section. But now the company has shifted privacy settings to the root.

Notably, users can identify the update with the new WhatsApp Android version number 2.22.22.5. But some users may also be able to get the same feature after installing the 2.22.22.4 beta build. Users can download the new update from the Google Play beta program.

Although, the changes are currently in the testing procedure and will take some time to roll out for all Android users.

Previous Update:

As per the last update, WhatsApp Android will shortly bring a screenshot blocking feature to all users. Currently, this feature is also rolling out for some beta testers only with the version build 2.22.22.3.

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With this new feature, the recipients will be prevented from taking screenshots of the view once images or videos.

(Source – WABetainfo)

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WhatsApp Android to bring new privacy features for ‘View Once’ images and videos

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WhatsApp announced that it’ll be rolling out new privacy features giving users more control over the kinds of information other people can see. Yes! WhatsApp for Android is bringing new privacy features for ‘View Once’ images and videos.

As you know, View Once photos and videos are media files that can only be viewed once by the recipient and are a great way to share information that you only wish to share for the time being.

However, sometimes it may concern you about who is taking the screenshot or screen record. But now, the upcoming update will bring the screenshot/screen recording detection feature. And the sender will get a notification when this happens.

According to WABetaInfo, the new update is appearing with version number 2.22.22.3. Notably, the new enhancements are limited to some beta testers only. Although, other WhatsApp users have to wait for some time to grasp the update as it is in the testing procedure at present.

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Previously, any users who see your view once images and videos can screen record or take a screenshot of that image. But it seems like the online chit-chatting platform is working on the screenshot blocking for view once images and videos.

What’s New:

As you can see in the below image the user could not take a screenshot to view one image. Even so, if somebody tries to break the privacy policy then the toast will pop up that shows the user ‘can’t take screenshots due to security policies.

WhatsApp Screenshot Blocking feature screenshot

Even then other people try to use some third-party applications to screengrab your images then the images will turn to black so as to prevent these creepy people to take screenshots.

The inbuilt detection feature is already available in some other apps. The new privacy features for Android users of Whatsapp are still in their early phases. Maybe the company will bring some more improvements with the stable rollout.

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Although, the beta testers can install the upgrade from the Google Play Store and take advantage of the new enhancements before the stable version.

(Source – WABetainfo)

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Huawei AppGallery Connect services now supports HarmonyOS apps

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Huawei AppGallery Connect HarmonyOS apps

Huawei has finally upgraded AppGallery Connect and added the full-lifecycle services support for HarmonyOS apps. The company has revamped the whole scenario of the respective platform for the developers with more meaningful functions.

To those who are unaware, AppGallery Connect is a one-stop place and an open platform for developers. One can easily find various applicable procedures regarding an application. For instance, innovation, development, operation, distribution and analysis.

Speaking of the latest changes, Huawei has refurnished the AppGallery Connect system and has counted the support of HarmonyOS apps as well. In other words, the program is now eligible to cover several mobile applications along with HarmonyOS.

Consequently, developers can now use the whole app-related procedures and other services for creating HarmonyOS applications and atomic services on the AppGallery Connect platform.

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Huawei AppGallery Connect HarmonyOS apps

New services and additions in the AppGallery Connect:

As per the official release notes of the Huawei AppGallery Connect, there are four significant features for the HarmonyOS and atomization services. Together, these features will help the developers in the creation of new apps with efficiency and comfort.

  • Lighter Application: The new AppGallery Connect upgrade introduces the 1+8+N scenario. This framework supports one-time development as well as multi-terminal deployment. This is quite lighter and convenient to install the application form.
  • Richer entrances: This upgrade enables to gain more than 1 billion hardware entrances, 100 system-level entrances, and massive App entrances to ecological partners.
  • Smarter Distribution: AppGallery Connect now features factual perception, efficient global search, closed-loop service segmentation, and more accurate service distribution.
  • More efficient conversion: As mentioned, the overhauled application form now provides users with more convenient services with independent entrances and no installation. In comparison to the previous and old methods, the user conversion rate has increased by 100 times.

After the upgrade, Huawei AppGallery Connect initiated a total of 122 services. Further, it is serving as a huge benefit for more than 5.75 billion developers in almost 170+ countries. Alongside, AppGallery Connect also provides multiple testing phases for HarmonyOS applications.

You can get more information about the new services HERE.

Huawei AppGallery Connect HarmonyOS apps

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