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WhatsApp won’t limit features for Indian users if they don’t accept new privacy policy

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At present, WhatsApp’s new Terms of Service is the hottest topic among WhatsApp users, which came into effect on May 15, 2021. Also, it was mentioned by the company that if the users will not accept the new policies then they will face limitations in features.

Regarding this matter, India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) issued a notice to WhatsApp and asked to withdraw its new controversial privacy policy.

Also, the Indian government gave seven days time to send a satisfactory reply on this matter. Otherwise, they will take strict action against the Facebook-owned WhatsApp platform.

Recently, WhatsApp has responded and told the government that it won’t withdraw its privacy policy as it “does not change the privacy of people’s personal messages.” Instead, it explained that WhatsApp will not put any limitation on Indian WhatsApp users if they won’t allow the new policy.

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Additionally, WhatsApp mentioned that it will continue reminding users about the policy at least until India’s upcoming Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill comes into effect.

“We have responded to the Government of India’s letter and assured them that the privacy of users remains our highest priority. As a reminder, the recent update does not change the privacy of people’s personal messages. Its purpose is to provide additional information about how people can interact with businesses if they choose to do so…We will not limit the functionality of how WhatsApp works in the coming weeks.

Instead, we will continue to remind users about the update as well as when people choose to use relevant optional features, such as communicating with a business that is receiving support from Facebook…We hope this approach reinforces the choice that all users have whether or not they want to interact with a business. We will maintain this approach until at least the forthcoming PDP law comes into effect,” said  WhatsApp spokesperson

For more understanding, it means that Huawei claimed the Terms of Service don’t affect your account and chat with your friends and family if you won’t accept them. But,  they are needed to improve the communication with specific business accounts.

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(Via – WaBetaInfo)

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WhatsApp will bring new animated heart emojis for Android and iOS

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WhatsApp will soon bring animated Heart Emojis for both Android and iOS users with the future rollout. The feature is under development and not available for every WhatsApp user.

While we are awaiting the update, the latest version of WhatsApp brings new message reactions on the latest version of WhatsApp. Once sent, a red heart emoji is shown through animation but it’s only visible when sending that specific red heart. The new change will then introduce the same animation for all other heart emojis on WhatsApp. (via – Wabetainfo)

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The upcoming addition of animated heart emojis to the emoji section includes hearts with animations and supports for all other types of WhatsApp emoji is still unverified at the moment. On the other hand, it’s simply a small addition but the new appearance is another thing to carry forward.

WhatsApp continues to ramp up its efforts and bring it down to the users via its application. However, the company first tests them for the beta testers that provide important feedback and help to improve the entire user experience.

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Download WhatsApp [2.21.22.26 stable and 2.21.23.16 beta]

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WhatsApp is a multi-platform messaging and voice-over-IP (VoIP) service, which allows users to send text messages and voice messages. Aside from being a voice and texts sharing app, WhatsApp enables you to make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other user-generated content. You just need to download WhatsApp and start using its amazing features.

WhatsApp is available to download from different platforms and app stores on mobile devices. However, WhatsApp developers test and rolls out new app updates as soon as it enters the testing pool and send release stable app versions once they are tested.

Below you can check all of the latest WhatsApp Stable and Beta app versions.

Download WhatsApp (Beta and Stable):

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Download from Google Play Store or WhatsApp website.

WhatsApp Features:

NO FEES: WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family, so you don’t have to pay for every message or call.* There are no subscription fees to use WhatsApp.

MULTIMEDIA: Send and receive photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.

FREE CALLS: Call your friends and family for free with WhatsApp Calling, even if they’re in another country.* WhatsApp calls use your phone’s Internet connection rather than your cellular plan’s voice minutes. (Note: Data charges may apply. Contact your provider for details. Also, you can’t access 911 and other emergency service numbers through WhatsApp).

GROUP CHAT: Enjoy group chats with your contacts so you can easily stay in touch with your friends or family.

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WHATSAPP WEB: You can also send and receive WhatsApp messages right from your computer’s browser.

NO INTERNATIONAL CHARGES: There’s no extra charge to send WhatsApp messages internationally. Chat with your friends around the world and avoid international SMS charges.

SAY NO TO USERNAMES AND PINS: Why bother having to remember yet another username or PIN? WhatsApp works with your phone number, just like SMS, and integrates seamlessly with your phone’s existing address book.

ALWAYS LOGGED IN: With WhatsApp, you’re always logged in so you don’t miss messages. No more confusion about whether you’re logged in or logged out.

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QUICKLY CONNECT WITH YOUR CONTACTS: Your address book is used to quickly and easily connect you with your contacts who have WhatsApp so there’s no need to add hard-to-remember usernames.

OFFLINE MESSAGES: Even if you miss your notifications or turn off your phone, WhatsApp will save your recent messages until the next time you use the app.

AND MUCH MORE: Share your location, exchange contacts, set custom wallpapers and notification sounds, email chat history, broadcast messages to multiple contacts at once, and more.

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WhatsApp Android rolling out new stickers and emoji with 2.21.23.15 beta

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WhatsApp has a lot of stickers and emojis that you can send your friends and anybody in the contact list and make your conversations more interactive. In the latest addition, WhatsApp for Android has released version 2.21.23.15 beta for the testers that brings new stickers and emojis.

According to Wabetainfo, WhatsApp Android 2.21.23.15 version brings new emojis, stickers, and the ability to create a new group icon using a custom background. This is quite an interesting addition for WhatsApp users.

The screenshot below shows how, you can edit the group info and create a new icon by entering Emoji & stickers option, from here you can choose the background color of the image and easily place a sticker or an emoji as you prefer.

Currently, WhatsApp 2.21.23.15 is only available for beta testers but it’ll soon expand for all users once the testing concludes.

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WhatsApp Android 2.21.23.15

(image source – wabetainfo)

2.21.23.14:

Ahead of this testing, WhatsApp has released 2.21.23.14. This beta version enabled an important feature in the Last Seen menu – My Contacts Except. This feature was under development for a while and it has begun to expand for more users.

While using this feature, you can choose, which contact cannot see your last seen information. However, if you use this feature, you won’t be able to see their last seen information either.

WhatsApp 2.21.23.14:

2.21.23.13:

Wait there’s more, ahead of the above two versions, the chat app maker has also rolled out another important feature. Let’s dive in.

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WhatsApp 2.21.23.13 beta brings a new Contact Info user interface. On the other hand, WhatsApp now has a new default timer, as it now supports 24 hours and 90 days as new expiration times for disappearing chats.

You can enable the default message timer in the settings. Furthermore, there are also new changes for the multi-device for more beta testers. The latest changes allow WhatsApp to stop sending notifications when the security code is updated every time the linked device list is changed.

All of these versions are under beta testing and will rollout with a stable software update.

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