WhatsApp reduces Status video time limit to 15 seconds in India
"You can no longer send videos to WhatsApp Status if they are longer than 16 seconds: only videos having a duration of 15 seconds will be allowed. This is happening in India and it's probably an initiative to reduce the traffic on the server infrastructures," WABetaInfo tweeted on Sunday. India has over 400 million WhatsApp users.
Government set to notify new social media norms
Once the guidelines are in place, companies will have to ensure that if unlawful content is g...
IT Ministry looking for more efforts from social media to check misleading content amid COVID-19
Social media companies have also been asked ...
Covid fallout: WhatsApp changes limit on forwarded messages, users can send only 1 chat at a time
The Facebook-owned company took this step to curb the flow of misinformation in COVID-19 times.
Social sites have to deal with misinformation responsibly: Ravi Shankar Prasad
"I appreciate the cooperation of social media platforms, but they must behave responsibly during these times of challenge and stress," said Union Minister for Electronics and IT and Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Covid-19 pandemic: Govt talks to Facebook, Google, WhatsApp for virus information blitz
The US-based search giant will send close to 300 million notifications a day to users containing information on the pandemic, a senior official said.
Hackers using coronavirus malware to steal data: Cyber cops
Even as Maharashtra grapples with rising COVID-19 cases, cyber fraudsters have devised a malware called "coronavirus map" to steal confidential data, including bank account details and passwords.
Facebook in talks to acquire 10 per cent stake in Jio: Reports
The FT report said Google had also been talking to Jio separately, citing one of the people above. Microsoft had said last year that it would provide cloud-computing services to businesses along with Jio. India is the biggest market for Facebook with 328 million monthly users and the company’s WhatsApp messaging app has 400 million users in the country, also the most in the world.
WhatsApp donates $1 million to International Fact-Checking Network for coronavirus facts alliance
WhatsApp said The WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub has been launched to provide simple, actionable guidance for health workers, educators, community leaders, nonprofits, local governments and local businesses that rely on WhatsApp to communicate.
Govt launches chatbot on WhatsApp to create awareness about coronavirus, curb misinformation
With fears around coronavirus fuelling rumours and misinformation on social media, the government has launched a chatbot on messaging platform WhatsApp to address user queries around the pandemic, and offer verified information and official advisories to the public.
Leaks, WhatsApp rumours add to quarantine blues
There are an increasing number of reports of stigmatization against people affected by the virus.
Curbing fake, hate content on riots: Social media companies
Several instances of accounts peddling propaganda without any checks were shared with social media platforms and they were urged to reduce response time in removing hateful content or face legal action, sources said.
WhatsApp announces it now has 2 billion users globally
Reiterating its stance on encryption in the global announcement, WhatsApp said strong encryption is a necessity in modern life and that it will not compromise on security because that would make people less safe. WhatsApp did not share market wise statistics and the number of users it now has in India.
WhatsApp working on beta version of dark mode for desktop users
The messaging platform may officially release the feature after fixing several bugs.
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