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WhatsApp Adding Tweaks to its Functionality: Report

The app is also working on the much-awaited iPad support

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FILE - The WhatsApp app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration. VOA

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is still developing its previously announced “Vacation Mode”, but has changed its name to “Ignore Archived Chats” and added certain tweaks to its functionality.

As part of the further development of this feature, WhatsApp’s beta version for Android 2.19.101 shows that the “Ignore Archived Chats” feature would prevent the archived messages from coming on top of the chat if new messages on the chat arrived, WABetaInfo reported on Thursday.

Currently, an archived chat automatically unarchives once a new message is recieved on that chat.

Announced last October, the old test feature “Vacation Mode” prevented chats from getting unarchived only if the chat were muted.

The instant messaging app is also working on also presenting a new “Archived” cell in the main Chats tab, that would appear on sliding down the chat list.

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WhatsApp on a smartphone device. Pixabay

Details about the official roll-out of the feature remain unknown.

Lately, the messaging app has been testing and adding a plethora of new features for its over 1.5 billion global users.

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Recently, the app started allowing users to choose a total of 30 audio files to send at once. The platform is also testing the “Forwarding Info” and “Frequently Forwarded Message” feature to check the spread of misinformation on its platform.

The app is also working on the much-awaited iPad support. (IANS)

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Warning for WhatsApp Users in UAE Issued: Report

"Mobile users were urged to take precaution before opening attached files and links in messages as they can be harmful and allow hackers to access their account, read their messages and have access to their photos,"

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FILE - The WhatsApp app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration. VOA

The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has warned WhatsApp users not to reply to code verification messages unless it was triggered by them.

“Mobile users should not share the verification code that is sent to them by SMS, otherwise, their account will be compromised. Many WhatsApp accounts were hacked this way, and subscribers lost all their details,” the TRA said in a statement, according to a report in the Gulf News.

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WhatsApp on a smartphone device. Pixabay

According to reports, hackers have sent out fake messages in English as well as French. One of the messages read: “Code WhatsApp: 592-374. Appuyez sur ce lien pour confirmer votre compte…”

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“Mobile users were urged to take precaution before opening attached files and links in messages as they can be harmful and allow hackers to access their account, read their messages and have access to their photos,” the report added. (IANS)