WhatsApp chief executive Jan Koum is breaking ties with his company’s parent, Facebook, amid a privacy scandal that has dogged the social network for weeks.
WhatsApp is raising the minimum age requirement to use the service to 16 in the European Union, ahead of the introduction of new EU privacy laws in May.
One of the co-founders of WhatsApp, the messaging tool bought by Facebook in 2014, has encouraged people to stop using the social network.
WhatsApp has agreed to not share user data with parent company Facebook before new data protection regulations come into force in May.
Snapchat’s interface update has rolled up to more users overnight and the majority appear to be unsure over the social app’s new direction.
Snapchat is to allow users to share Stories created on the platform with those outside the app for the first time.
Instagram now shows users when people they follow or those they’ve chatted with were last active on the social media site.
Messaging giant WhatsApp has launched a new app aimed at small businesses to help them communicate more quickly with customers by using the messaging platform.
WhatsApp users with a Windows Phone or on BlackBerry’s OS or 10 mobile platforms may need to consider an upgrade – the messaging service will no longer be supported come New Year’s Eve.
Super Mario Run has been named the most popular free game of the year on Apple’s App Store.
Snapchat’s user base has grown by 17% to 178 million in the last year, the social app’s parent company said.
WhatsApp users were up in arms on Friday morning as the messaging service went down across the globe for 45 minutes.
The much-requested delete messages feature appears to be close to launching on WhatsApp.
Britain’s Got Talent hopefuls will now be able to submit their first applications for the show via online chat service WhatsApp.
WhatsApp has announced a new feature that will enable users to share their real-time location with friends.
We’ve all been there – you hit send on a WhatsApp message and immediately wish you could recall and delete it forever.
A total of 120 online bullying complaints have been lodged to Aberdeen schools from pupils.
Many WhatsApp users have only a month left on the service, with the instant messaging app set to end support for a range of older mobile phones at the start of 2017.
WhatsApp has introduced video calling to users of the instant messaging app for the first time.
A North-east council is sending messages through Facebook and WhatsApp in a bid to recoup unpaid rent.
WhatsApp has revealed an update to its in-app camera that will enable users to draw and write on images as well as add emoji – directly competing with similar features in SnapChat.
There’s a new scam in town, masquerading as a premium version of WhatsApp. It’s called WhatsApp Gold.
Group messaging is still far from an exact science – even in the modern age of extensive communication options most of the major messaging apps still haven’t completely perfected the process.
Last year, WhatsApp introduced its instant messaging service to the web with WhatsApp Web.