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The service is being rolled out on a pilot basis in Lucknow first, and will soon be expanded to other cities in the country.

In a global-first move, ride-hailing major Uber and Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp on Thursday announced that people in India can now book an Uber ride via the company's official WhatsApp chatbot. The service is being rolled out on a pilot basis in Lucknow first, and will soon be expanded to other cities in the country.

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Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp has introduced a new tool for web and desktop users to make their own custom stickers.

The Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp has introduced a new tool for web and desktop users to make their own custom stickers.

One can access the sticker maker from any chat > Attach (paperclip icon) > Sticker and upload a photo to create a custom sticker.

A user can outline and crop a photo into a sticker and add emojis or words to it.

"To use Sticker Maker, download the latest version of WhatsApp for Web or Desktop, from a chat window select the attachments icon, then the Sticker icon, and from there, you can upload a photo and make your own magic," the firm said in a statement.

WhatsApp recently introduced two new safety features: 'Flash Calls' and 'Message Level Reporting' for users in India.

The Flash Calls and Message Level Reporting features will allow people better security and control over their usage of the messaging app.

With Flash Calls new Android users or the ones who change their devices frequently, one can choose to verify their phone numbers via an automated call instead of an SMS.

The Message Level Reporting feature allows users to report a particular message received on WhatsApp. This can be done by simply long pressing a particular message to either report or block a user. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: WhatsApp, Social Media, Messages, Meta, Android.


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Previously, WhatsApp had no plans to notify users of message reactions.

Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp has released the 2.21.24.8 update for its Android users on the beta channel, which reveals the company is working on message reaction notifications for its Android app. According to GSMArena, WhatsApp has been developing the message reactions feature for a few months now, which, as evident from its name, lets users react to messages the same way they react to the posts and comments on the Facebook app.

Previously, WhatsApp had no plans to notify users of message reactions, but the company later began developing it for the beta version of its iOS app and now it is also working on providing the same feature to its Android users. The source said that the message reaction notifications feature is "planned to be released in a future update", the report said.

Recently, a report said that WhatsApp is working on a feature that will let users hide their "last seen" status from specific people. The report mentioned that the beta version of WhatsApp for Android now has an option to hide your "last seen" status from specific people. The feature has been in active development for a few months at this point, and now it's finally live for a subset of those part of the beta programme, the report said. (IANS/ MBI)


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WhatsApp is working on a feature that will let you hide your "last seen" status from specific people.

With an aim to empower its users with new features, Meta-owned WhatsApp is working on a feature that will let you hide your "last seen" status from specific people. According to GSMArena, the beta version of WhatsApp for Android now has an option to hide your "last seen" status from specific people.

The feature has been in active development for a few months at this point, and now it's finally live for a subset of those part of the beta programme, the report said. The company might soon make it available to all the people using the beta, and then eventually to the version of WhatsApp everyone's using. The feature will allow WhatsApp users to set their "last seen" status to be viewed by everyone, their contacts, their contacts except a blacklist of specific people and nobody.

Meanwhile, this month, a report said that WhatsApp is working on a new Communities feature that will give admins more power over groups. According to WABetaInfo, the Communities feature appears to give group admins more power over groups. The new feature is speculated to grant admins the ability to invite new users via a Community Invite Link and then start messaging other members.


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