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WhatsApp Announces New Privacy Setting and Group Invite System

These new privacy settings have begun rolling out and would be available worldwide in the coming weeks on the latest version of WhatsApp

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WhatsApp on a smartphone device. Pixabay

To give users more control over who could add them to a Group, Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp announced a new privacy setting and Group invite system on Wednesday.

On the Privacy menu under Groups, users would get three options to select from – ‘Nobody’, ‘My Contacts’ or ‘Everyone’.

“The ‘Nobody’ option means you’ll have to approve joining every group to which you’re invited and ‘My Contacts’ means only users you have in your address book can add you to groups,” the company said in a statement.

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WhatsApp has made a series of changes, including labeling forwarded messages to inform users when they have received something not from their immediate contacts. Pixabay

For users who choose the above settings, the person inviting them to a group would be prompted to send a private invite through an individual chat, giving users the choice of joining the group.

People would have three days to accept any group invite after which it would expire.

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The ‘Everyone’ option would open users to be added to any group, just like it has remained on the app so far.

These new privacy settings have begun rolling out and would be available worldwide in the coming weeks on the latest version of WhatsApp. (IANS)

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EaseMyTrip Announces Integration With WhatsApp to Book Flight Tickets

EaseMyTrip brings flight booking experience on WhatsApp

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) EaseMyTrip, domestic online travel company on Wednesday announced its integration on WhatsApp messenger to book flight tickets. Pixabay

EaseMyTrip, domestic online travel company on Wednesday announced its integration on WhatsApp messenger to book flight tickets.

The integration will allow customers to book flight tickets at competitive rates for their desired destination through WhatsApp itself.

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The collaboration of EaseMyTrip and WhatsApp is expected to bring about convenience to the customers. Wikimedia Commons

“As a part of our customer-centric approach, we have collaborated with Whatsapp-for-Business to come up with a technology solution in the form of EaseMyTrip Bot. This is especially convenient for customers who are on the move and short on time to explore multiple platforms in search of lowest fares & best deals,” Prashant Pitti, Whole-time Director, EaseMyTrip said in a statement.

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The collaboration is expected to bring about convenience to the customers, as they don’t even have to visit any website/app to book flight tickets; they just have to send a message on WhatsApp.

Moreover customer will keep receiving price drop or increase alert on their WhatsApp related to the flight they searched. (IANS)

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