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How to turn WhatsApp voice notes into text

Have you ever been in a situation where a friend or colleague sends you a voice note but you can’t listen to it? This might because there is a lot of noise where you are or you don’t have earphones and you don’t want the contents of the conversation to be audible when you put […]

Zim’s first WhatsApp exclusive drama is going to be like a family Group Chat

Is this going to change content consupmtion in Zim?

WhatsApp Privacy Policy: here’s what will happen if you don’t accept

You can still use it but WhatsApp is going to throw you back to 2009 in terms of functionality.

“Sent my 6 digit code by mistake” text is from hackers trying to gain access to your WhatsApp

On your toes ladies and gentlemen. Vanhu vaya vatanga…

Two important updates coming to WhatsApp soon

The need for speed.

WhatsApp will soon allow iOS to Andriod chat migration

Looks like the folks at WhatsApp are ramping up the features to appease their disgruntled users as the Privacy Policy deadline looms.

First Capital introduces Alisa, their own support bot

Say hi to another chatbot

WhatsApp Outage: Another case for a unified Telegram, Signal & WhatsApp bundle

It would have been nice to be able to switch between WhatsApp to Telegram without having to worry about data when the former had an outage

India tells High Court to block WhatsApp privacy policy change

Africa could learn a thing or two…

WhatsApp is tweaking its disappearing messages timer

Telegram and Signal are doing disappearing messages better…

Hi-insure allows you to order vehicle licences via WhatsApp & delivers to your doorstep

Hi-Insure is WhatsApp based vehicle registration and licencing service that will bring all your registration disks to your doorstep for free

WhatsApp should bring back the annual fee option

A paid tier for WhatsApp would probably make more money for Facebook than what it will get from the data it will use to send ads

Setting a passcode will protect your Whatsapp from new wave of account hacks

Enabling a passcode or two-factor authentication will protect your WhatsApp account from the new wave of hacks or account hijacks

WhatsApp adds biometric authentication to PC and web

WhatsApp has finally added fingerprint and Face ID biometric authentication to its Web and PC platforms.

Telegram is toying with WhatsApp chat imports

Telegram is toying with a feature that will allow users to import their WhatsApp group and private chats.

Android users beware there is malware spreading via WhatsApp messages

A new wormable malware is spreading via WhatsApp messages & gets on to devices by tricking users to download and install a fake Huawei app.

WhatsApp pushes back date for privacy policy & Signal unable to cope with demand

WhatsApp has pushed back the date for it’s privacy policy and on the other side of this Signal is struggling to meet demand.

WhatsApp private group links were accessible on Google search (again)

WhatsApp private group links were again visible on Google search according to the findings of internet security researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia.

WhatsApp privacy policy causes exodus to Signal

WhatsApp and its new privacy policy has forced many users to flee to Signal as the app couldn’t handle the number of new account requests.

Facebook wants your WhatsApp data

WhatsApp has a new privacy policy which comes with an ultimatum to allow your data to be shared with its parent company Facebook or else…

There were over a billion WhatsApp calls on New Year’s Eve

WhatsApp broke an all-time record for the number of video and voice on New Year’s Eve. The surge was the same across Facebook’s other apps.

How to tell WhatsApp Support from an imposter

There is a WhatsApp Support imposter who is sending a message threatening suspension of user accounts. Please block the number and delete the chat.

Zimbabwean banks should develop local WhatsApp based payment systems

WhatsApp is the internet in Zimbabwe, everyone uses it, that being said we need more local payment solutions through the app.

WhatsApp will be incompatible on these Android & iOS devices from 2021 onwards

WhatsApp will be incompatible on the following devices that are running older versions of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems.

Whatsapp has added a shopping carts feature

Whatsapp has introduced a new shopping carts feature, making shopping a breeze.