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WhatsApp is receiving a refreshed design on iPhone and Android, the first interface overhaul of its kind since 2021. The new design rolling out for the Meta-owned social media platform is meant to be fresh, approachable, and simple, according to WhatsApp. WhatsApp says that sending photos and videos on iOS is now easier, thanks to a new attachment layout. Instead of a full screen menu, there's an expandable tray for accessing features when sending media, documents, polls, and more. Icons have been updated to a rounded, outlined style, and there are new illustrations with added animations for a "more playful" aesthetic. New WhatsApp attachment tray There's also a new "consistent" green color palette throughout the app, as well as a…
WhatsApp is getting a fresh look on Android and iPhone, with new colors, updated iconography, and other design tweaks. (via Cult of Mac - Apple news, rumors, reviews and how-tos)
WhatsApp is adding passkey support to its iPhone app, seven months after the feature rolled out on Android. (via Cult of Mac - Apple news, rumors, reviews and how-tos)
Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp today announced that it is rolling out support for passkeys on the iPhone and the iPad, a feature that will let WhatsApp users log in to their accounts on iOS devices using Face ID, Touch ID, or their device passcode. Passkeys serve as a replacement for a traditional password, and because device authentication is required, passkeys put a stop to online attacks like phishing. With a passkey, there's no password to steal, and no one-time SMS or authentication code that can be intercepted. Passkeys are also more convenient, because logins are done with a quick ‌Face ID‌ or ‌Touch ID‌ scan rather than a password. WhatsApp passkeys can be enabled by opening up the app settings,…
Meta's WhatsApp and Threads were removed from the store on Friday after Chinese officials cited unspecified national security concerns.
Apple said on Friday it had removed Meta Platforms’ Threads and WhatsApp apps from its App Store in China after being ordered to do so by the Chinese government, which claimed national security concerns. Josh Ye and Mrinmay Dey for Reuters: ‎ The removal of the four apps suggests growing intolerance on the part of China’s central government towards at least some foreign online messaging services that fall outside of its control. It also signals less leeway for Apple in China. [O]ther Meta apps including Facebook, Instagram and Messenger remained available to download, according to Reuters checks on Friday. Many other popular apps developed by Western companies including YouTube and X were also available. It was not immediately clear how…
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