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WhatsApp Catalogs launched for small businesses to connect with customers



WhatsApp on Thursday announced the introduction of “catalog feature” for business. The Facebook-owned social messaging platform announced the feature will make it easier for small businesses to connect with customers and grow. The feature uses the “WhatsApp Business app” to share information about their products and services. WhatsApp is rolling out the feature for both Android and iOS users in India, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, the UK and the US. The feature will be released across the world soon.

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WhatsApp reportedly banning groups with suspicious name

WhatsApp might be taking action against groups with malicious name. According to a report, users of the Facebook-owned WhatsApp are reporting about being banned from the service. The ban is reportedly being imposed on people belonging to certain group having malicious name. The first instance of such a ban appeared on Reddit, where the user Mowe11 published details of the ban imposed by WhatsApp. In the post, Mowe11 explained that a person, who was a participant of his group, changed his university’s group name to something illegal.

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WhatsApp Web: How to apply dark theme to your chats on PC

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WhatsApp dark mode may perhaps take some more time to begin rolling out for its users. But its anticipation has caused a plethora of workarounds to crop up, allowing impatient users to try out what dark mode on WhatsApp will look like. While some of these apps and extensions work, they are still not official. Now, there is another similar tool that is going popular for its ability to change to the theme of not the WhatsApp app but WhatsApp Web. That’s right, the Web version of WhatsApp can be tweaked using a new browser extension called Stylus to feature the dark mode.

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WhatsApp beta for Android brings new camera icon and fix for voice message bug



WhatsApp has submitted a new beta version of its app on the Google Play Store. The new beta release does not bring dark theme but it does bring a new camera icon. With WhatsApp beta version 2.19.328, the social messaging company has replaced the camera icon with a new one. The new camera icon will be visible in the Status tab. The camera icon has also been updated in the chat bar with this new beta version.

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WhatsApp users can forcefully enable dark mode through developer options: Here is how


In order to enable dark mode on WhatsApp, all you need is a smartphone running Android 10. On a smartphone running Android 10, you will need to enable Developer Options from settings. In order to enable Developer Options, go to About Phone and tap on build number seven times. Once Developers Options is enabled, go to the “Override force-dark” setting and enable it. When you enable this option, the system will activate dark color palette for WhatsApp and other unsupported applications.

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New WhatsApp features spotted; include new icons, multi-platform system registration, and more



According to a report from WABetaInfo, the company is working on a new Block contact notice. As part of the feature, WhatsApp will showcase a small notice in a chat window information to the user. This notice will inform a user when they have blocked or unblocked any particular contact. The report noted that this notice will only be visible to the user who is blocking the other contact. WhatsApp will not send any notification to the person being blocked. This feature will also help users keep a track of the times when they have any particular contact.

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WhatsApp’s critical security bug poses threat from malicious MP4 Files

In detail, the MP4 can trigger tag by sending a specially crafted MP4 file. The potential hacker can inject code by parsing the elementary stream metadata of an MP4 file that could result in DoS (Denial-of-service attack) or can even initiate Remote Code Execution. It does not need any authentication to perform the attack remotely. The company has classified the vulnerability as ‘Critical’ due to the severe consequences if someone misuses the loophole.

The critical bug is found on the WhatsApp versions before 2.19.274 on the Android and iOS versions prior to 2.19.100. Similarly, the issue is present on the Enterprise client versions 2.25.3 and older; Windows versions including and prior to 2.18.368; Business for Android version 2.19.104 and older; Business for iOS versions before 2.19.100.

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WhatsApp claims MP4 file bug does not affect user data

WhatsApp was recently accused of having a bug that allows malicious MP4 file to collect all user data. It was being used as a vulnerability to trigger the remote code execution (RCE) and denial of service (DoS) cyber-attack when downloaded by a user on both Android and iOS devices. The company has just said in a statement that no user data was affected.

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