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WhatsApp introduces screen sharing during video calls
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WhatsApp introduces screen sharing during video calls

WhatsApp today introduced screen sharing as its latest feature to enhance the video-calling experience on its platform — taking on traditional video conferencing apps, including Microsoft Meet, Google Meet, Zoom, and Apple’s FaceTime. The new feature, announced this morning by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg through a Facebook post and on his Instagram channel, will allow you to share your documents, photos, and even your shopping cart with contacts available on video calls. First released for some beta testers on Android in late May, screen sharing on WhatsApp can be accessed by tapping or clicking the “Share” icon. Users can choose between sharing a specific app or their entire screen. This is similar to how screen sharing works on typical video-conferencing platforms like Google Meet an...
Google Messages Now Uses End-to-End Encryption by Default
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Google Messages Now Uses End-to-End Encryption by Default

Google Messages will now be encrypted by default when messaging between Android devices, the company said in a blog post Tuesday. Previously, it was an option to encrypt your Google Messages, but now it's set to default. This means that when sending texts between two Android devices, including in group chats, outside actors won't be able to view or monitor your messages. Encrypted messaging is already the default on services like WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram and Apple's iMessage. Unfortunately, text messages between iPhone and Android users still lack this encryption. That's because Apple uses iMessage as the default messaging app, which isn't available on Android. For encrypted messaging between Android and iPhone, it's best to use a third-party instant messaging app instead. Goog...
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp reestablished after one of longest blackouts in Facebook history
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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp reestablished after one of longest blackouts in Facebook history

In the wake of being out a lot of Wednesday, Facebook started to return to life early Thursday after 12 pm ET for some clients. The blackout is one of the longest the enormously well known social network has ever experienced in its 15 years. Facebook and Instagram began having issues at around early afternoon Eastern time, with issues springing up crosswise over Facebook proper, Facebook Messenger and Instagram around the globe. A few clients of Facebook-possessed WhatsApp announced having issues sending photographs on the famous messaging application. It was not promptly clear what caused Wednesday's issue. A few clients detailed seeing a message saying the site was down for "required maintenance," while others had the capacity to get the social networks to quickly stack ...