Sticker search app Emojifi raises angel funding

For-Emojify-Story-TC_ThinkstockPhotos-521089304_feEmojifi, an app that provides live emoji, sticker and graphics interchange format (GIF) suggestions based on the typed words across chat platforms, has raised angel funding from two Hyderabad-based unnamed angel investors, it said in a statement. The capital will be used for marketing and enhancing the product. The company is also in the final […]

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WhatsApp launches two-step verification for added security

whatsapp00Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has introduced an optional two-step verification feature for added security for users with Android, iOS and Windows devices. WhatsApp users who have two-step verification enabled would be asked to present a six-digit passcode in order to verify their numbers, the company said in the FAQ page on its website. Users can […]

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Hike: Revenue Rs 42 lakh in FY16, valuation $1.4 bn

HikeHike Ltd, the messaging app operator that touched $1.4 billion in valuation last year, started earning revenue in 2015-16 but its bottom line worsened as it burnt more cash than ever. The four-year-old company reported revenue from operations of Rs 42.32 lakh for the year through March 2016, according to VCCEdge, the data research platform […]

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WhatsApp disabled on older Android, iOS & Windows devices

whatsapp-1212017Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging app has stopped functioning for those using older smartphones, according to several media reports including PTI. The messaging service will no longer support iPhones running on 3GS or iOS 6 versions, any Android tablet or phone running Android 2.1 or 2.2 as well as Windows 7 operating systems, the reports said. WhatsApp […]

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Flashback 2016: Hike’s Kavin Mittal takes the fast lane to success

Kavin Bharti Mittal, Founder, HikeFor Kavin Bharti Mittal, the 29-year-old founder and chief executive of instant messaging app Hike, 2016 will go down as a milestone year. For, this is the year when the four-year-old startup joined the coveted group of young firms that are valued at least $1 billion. Hike became only the 10th startup in the country […]

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WhatsApp testing feature to revoke, edit sent messages

whatsapp00It will soon be possible to revoke or edit sent messages in WhatsApp. In its latest beta version of the app, instant messaging app WhatsApp is testing this ability though it will have to be turned on manually. The feature is available in WhatsApp’s iPhone beta version for now. The news was first reported by […]

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Google Allo to converse in Hindi

google-allo_feGoogle’s newly launched messaging app Allo, which has an in-built personal assistant, will now be available in Hindi as the company tries hard to woo its Indian users. India has the highest number of Allo users globally and the country is turning out to be an important market for the company. Google had promised to […]

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WhatsApp rolls out two new features

whatsapp-pixaInstant messaging platform WhatsApp is now facing stiff competition with the likes of Google Allo, Snapchat and Hike adding new features to its interface. To stay relevant WhatsApp has introduced two new features—video streaming and animated GIF support for all its users in its latest update. The new video stream feature will allow users to […]

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WhatsApp to withdraw support from millions of devices by year-end

whatsapp-1212017Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently announced in a blogpost that the messaging platform would no longer be functional on older devices and operating systems as early as the end of this year. The announcement comes after WhatsApp earlier this year said that it would pull out of providing support for older models and that the deadline to […]

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WhatsApp unveils video calling feature in India; launches it in 180 countries

whatsapp20Instant messaging service WhatsApp rolled out its video calling feature at an event in India on Monday and the feature would be available in 180 countries within hours of the launch, said a company statement. WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum said in a statement, “’Video calling is one of the most requested features from people in India. […]

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