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After WhatsApp, Facebook working on Dark Mode for native app: Report


Instant messaging app WhatsApp has already rolled out the Dark Mode in its latest Android beta version, but reports suggest that Facebook is also developing the same feature for its native app.


WhatsApp reaches 5 billion installs on Google Play Store


WhatsApp has joined the elite club of apps that have reached the milestone of 5 billion installs on Google Play Store. Only a handful of apps, which are majorly Google’s native apps that come with Android OS have touched this mark.


Businesses should dedicate resources to counter ransomware, BEC attacks in 2020: Report 


NortonLifeLock has released a note detailing the most pressing threats for consumers in 2020. It says that businesses should dedicate its resources for cyber security and training to protect themselves from sophisticated threats.


WhatsApp most downloaded app, Google top publisher of mobile apps in Q4 2019: Report


Google and Facebook went toe-to-toe in terms of top publisher of apps, and securing the most number of downloads in Q4, 2019, and the whole year. WhatsApp was the most downloaded app, and India logged maximum number of app downloads.


Instagram brings direct messages support to web


Instagram is bringing direct messages (DMs) to the web. Currently, the company has rolled out the feature to a small group of people as a part of the testing process. Meanwhile, former Facebook chief security officer has criticised the move.


Google acquires AppSheet for no-code application development


Google has acquired AppSheet, a no-code application development platform that will allow citizen developers create mobile, tablet, and web applications with greater speed and efficiency without the need for professional coding skills.


Paytm launches All-in-One QR for merchants with unlimited payments at 0% fee


Paytm has launched All-in-One QR that will allow merchants to accept unlimited payments from Paytm Wallet, UPI and Rupay cards, at zero per cent fee. It also launched ‘Business Khata’ to manage credit and cash sales.


Australia fire: Instagram removes account of model who raised money by sending nudes in DMs


Citing violation of rules about sexual content, Instagram removed the account of model Kaylen Ward who sent nude images in DMs of people who donated money for Australian wildfire fund.


WhatsApp users in India sent over 20 billion messages on New Year’s Eve


WhatsApp has said that people sent over 100 billion private messages on New Year’s Eve worldwide, which is more messages sent than on any previous day in WhatsApp’s ten year history. Indians alone sent over 20 billion messages on December 31.


Paytm First Games user base grows to 45 million in 2019


Paytm First Games, Paytm’s gaming platform, has announced that its user base has grown to 45 million in 2019. It claimed that users played over 72.5 crore games on the app. First Captains garnered the maximum popularity in the year.