Whatsapp

How To Check Your WhatsApp Messages Without Anyone Knowing You've Read Them

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Tech

One of the worst (or best) features of WhatsApp is that you can always tell when someone has read your message and is choosing to ignore you. At t...

Six Ways to Use Social Media to Play Mind Games

Olivia Jones | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Olivia Jones

1. Crop them out of your profile picture. I know you think we're probably past that, it's 2016, it's something you do to your mates on a weekly basis but stop. This is the semi-crop. You need to leave in a creepy amount of them, like a single eye in the corner of the photo.

America Could Make The 'Snoopers' Charter' Even Worse And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Tech

Hillary Clinton has given a hint during the last Democratic debate that talks between the US Government and Silicon Valley companies over personal enc...

Hurrah, WhatsApp Is Scrapping Everyone's Most-Hated Feature

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Tech

The instant messaging service WhatsApp will soon be completely free after the company's CEO and co-founder Jan Koum announced that it would be scrappi...

A European Court Just Gave Your Boss The Right To Read Your Private Messages

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Tech

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that it is acceptable for an employer to monitor their employee's private online communications. The r...

Guy Adds Ex-Girlfriends Into Whatsapp Group To Wish Them 'Merry Ex-mas'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A guy has managed to piss off the majority of his ex-girlfriends, by adding them into a group Whatsapp message to wish them a 'Merry Ex-mas'. For ...

Can Facebook Deal With the Rise of the 'Golden Oldies'?

Edward Lowe | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Tech
Edward Lowe

Mark Zuckerberg should be smiling from ear to ear, right? Whilst obviously happy with these results, there is a nagging concern that Facebook is still grappling with. The platform is not attracting the younger generation, who are turning their backs to the platform in favour of alternatives like Twitter and Instagram (albeit the latter is also owned by Facebook).

A Dangerous WhatsApp Bug Could Let Hackers Take Over Our Computers

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech

A bug in the web version of WhatsApp could leave 200 million open to hacking according to security firm Check Point. The flaw introduces dangerous...

11 Reasons Why We Hate WhatsApp

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech

WhatsApp, the little green square that tends to take over phone notifications has now hit 900 million monthly active users. CEO Jan Kourn confirme...

WhatsApp Has A New Feature And It Is Really Rather Rude

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech

WhatsApp has unveiled a raft of new features for its Android users and one of them is really rather rude. The middle-finger emoji has been introduc...

WhatsApp Finally Unveils Mark 'Unread' Feature, But It's Not All It Seems

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Tech

WhatsApp has issued a flurry of updates to its hugely popular messaging app, including a new ability to mark messages as 'unread' on your home screen....

Why Banning Encryption Just Won't Work

Tom Gaffney | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Tech
Tom Gaffney

This attitude encourages people who value privacy to seek out tools to protect it and this leads to encryption. The United States-based providers Google, Facebook and Apple all added encryption to their services as a response to Snowden. But now, the UK Government wants to go after that.

Is the UK Government About to Ban WhatsApp?

Dr Andres Guadamuz | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Andres Guadamuz

I have been baffled by the headlines assuring us that the end of Whatsapp is near. The problem is that as of today, there is no actual proposal from the government that says that encrypted tools and apps will be outlawed, banned, restricted, regulated, or subjected to licensing.

Is Snapchat a Threat to National Security?

Andrew Murray | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Murray

There is a risk that a terrorist cell may use WhatsApp to organise a terrorist attack, but equally there is a risk they will use a family car to carry a car bomb or public transport to get to their target. Are we also going to ban public transport and family cars unless the security services have the ability to monitor everyone who makes use of them?

Unsurprisingly, People Are Pretty Upset About The Government's Plan To Ban WhatsApp

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.07.2015 | UK Tech

During the Queen's Speech, the Government unveiled plans for a new version of the controversial 'Snoopers Charter' bill which would potentially allow ...

Ode to My Family (And My iPhone)

Sophie Bauer | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Tech
Sophie Bauer

Smartphones are pretty darn good at uniting people. However, how do they fare under the pressure of having to unite larger groups of people when conflicting time zones and work schedules act as obstacles to meaningful or sustained conversation?

The Rise of Mobile and Social News - And What It Means for Journalism

Emily Bell | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Emily Bell

Social platforms which felt they could maintain their status as 'just a platform' and avoid the implications of bearing publishing responsibility are also realising that this is untenable. What follows will reshape journalism more profoundly than we once could have imagined. This might be good news for consumers, but in terms of civic and democratic health, the jury is still out.

Louise Ridley

Digital Media Companies Are Taking On The BBC - And Gaining Ground

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

'Digital born’ media companies like The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed and Vice are threatening the dominance of traditional online news organisations li...

Would You Like to WhatsApp Ronald McDonald?

Richard Batt | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Richard Batt

Reports online are saying WhatsApp is going to open up to more commercial messages, allowing companies and entrepreneurs to contact customers. Which is great if you run a high-level spam operation, not so great if you just enjoy messaging your friends.

Over-The-Top Is Coming to Take Your Voice

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

The tech giants are only just starting to recognise what they can potentially offer to their customers - and by offering their users new services they hope to tie them into their existing social networks.

Guess Which Emoji The UK Uses The Most...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Tech

What does your favourite emoji say about you? Well it turns out it can be quite a lot. A new study by SwiftKey has discovered each country's favourite...

70 Lashes And Divorce For Saudi Wife Who Insulted Husband On WhatsApp

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK

An instant messaging App has been cited as the reason for a divorce between a couple in Saudi Arabia. The man filed to end his marriage after noti...

Join Our Young Voices WhatsApp News Alert Service

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Here at Huffington Post UK Young Voices we're always looking for ways to bring you the very latest news, quickly and in the most convenient way possib...

Gatekeepers of Dark Social Report Rapidly Growing Power of WhatsApp

Will Bancroft | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

All in all, it seems there's yet more evidence in the social media ecosystem that WhatsApp sharing is growing rapidly.

What Can We Learn from the News Sites Pioneering Dark Social?

Will Bancroft | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

Last year some incredible data from BuzzFeed and USA Today's viral sports site, For The Win, showing the rise of WhatsApp and decline of Twitter, for mobile sharing, sparked even more interest in dark social.