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Google Announces WhatsApp Backups with Google Drive

WhatsApp is easily one of the most popular online messaging platforms right now, and this week a blog post officially announced a new backup and restore feature with Google Drive that will start rolling out today. You'll find this new feature tucked in the settings section within WhatsApp.

Whatsapp Could Feature Business-To-Consumer Chats

Facebook's Chief Financial Officer, David Wehner, has revealed a way Facebook may tap its $22 billion investment in the long term. He reveals that enabling B2C messaging has good business potential for Facebook Messenger, and if things work out, these may extend on to Whatsapp in the future. Read on for more!

WhatsApp 2.12.87 Brings More Material

This new Whatsapp update adds more refined touches to the UI to eliminate some of the remaining HOLO elements. It also brings a redesigned Material calling interface to make use of the new calling features. If you use Whatsapp, stay updated!

WhatsApp Material Design Update!

The most popular messaging application WhatsApp has just received an update to Material Design! That said, it seems to be the only thing this update brings to the table, they definitely got it right though! If you want to give it a shot, head over to the link to grab the apk!

WhatsApp Co-founder Confirms No Plans for Public API

At the F8 Developer's conference in San Francisco, Whatsapp co-founder Brian Acton was asked whether Whatsapp would release its own API to allow third-party developers to officially develop compatible products. Acton informed that there are no plans to do so, as they do want to compromise user experience.

Whatsapp Calling Invite Thread

Do you want to try out the new Whatsapp calling feature? This thread started by XDA Senior Member haxor can get you into the service. Simply message any of the people offering invites or request one, and hopefully someone will contribute to the cause shortly after.

WhatsApp Says Plus Users Face Temporary Bans Only

Whatsapp has laid rest to claims that users of unofficial, modded variants of the Whatsapp client face permanent bans. Providing relief to those affected, if any, Whatsapp has stated that the bans will be temporary and users will be reinstated only on installing the official client.

WhatsApp Begins Perma-Banning Users of Unofficial Clients

Users of unofficial WhatsApp clients like WhatsAppMD and WhatsApp+ have begin receiving permanent bans from the messaging service according to German website mobiflip. This news comes as an escalation to the temporary bans that began rolling out earlier this year.

WhatsApp Web Compatible with Firefox and Opera

WhatsApp Web is now compatible with browsers other than Google Chrome. WhatsApp's Twitter account officially announced that the web version of the popular communicator will now work properly on Firefox and Opera.

Reply to Whatsapp, Hangouts With Pushbullet on PC

This convenient addition once again shows why Pushbullet remains a go-to solution to unify your devices. Now you can reply to your Hangouts, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, Line and Whatsapp messages straight from the Pushbullet notification. Learn all about it on their blog announcement!

WhatsSpy Exposes WhatsApp’s Broken Privacy

WhatsSpy is a web-oriented application designed to track the online status, profile picture, status messages and privacy settings of your Whatsapp contacts. This proof of concept project was made to show just how broken Facebook's world-leading IM service's privacy really is. Beware of stalking!

No Root Method For Whatsapp Calling

If you weren't one of the lucky ones to get an invitation to the newest Whatsapp calling feature, this guide by XDA Senior Member mohamedrashad will teach you how to get it working permanently, without root. However, some knowledge on app de-compiling and XML editing is required.