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Customers can now pay small businesses via WhatsApp

By Staff Writer 21 April 2021

Nedbank, in collaboration with Mastercard and Ukheshe, has launched Money Message, a new payment platform that lets small and microbusinesses conveniently receive secure in-chat payments from their customers via WhatsApp. FULL STORY >

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Cybercrime worries on the increase, but Africa’s mobile users loath to leave WhatsApp

By Staff Writer 31 March 2021

A KnowBe4 poll of mobile users across Africa has revealed that awareness of cyber risk is on the increase, but that convenience overrides risk when it comes to WhatsApp data privacy concerns. FULL STORY >

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Is it time to say goodbye to WhatsApp?

By Ryan Noik 13 January 2021

The controversial terms of service forced upon WhatsApp users across the world has sparked many users and companies to look for other alternatives. FULL STORY >

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National Department of Health COVID-19 CONNECT Whatsapp Helpline now available in five SA languages

By Staff Writer 30 March 2020

From today, the WhatsApp helpline is available in Sotho, Zulu, Afrikaans and Xhosa, in addition to English. FULL STORY >

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Cisco: Here’s what to do once a breach has occurred

By Ryan Noik 15 January 2020

Cisco has some solid, essential advice for companies, organisations and people who may have been the victim of a data breach. FULL STORY >

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Turn.io launches behaviour change chat platform for social impact

By Staff Writer 25 October 2019

Against the background of an increased focus on the role of technology to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges, today sees the launch of Turn.io a product that leverages messaging platforms for social impact FULL STORY >

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FlySafair passengers can now receive their boarding passes via WhatsApp

By Ryan Noik 11 March 2019

Another option as to how passengers can send and store their boarding passes has been added to the list by FlySaFair. FULL STORY >

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FakesApp: Using WhatsApp to Spread Scams and Fake News

By Press Release 13 August 2018

In a disturbing revelation, Check Point researchers have discovered a vulnerability in WhatsApp that allows a threat actor to intercept and manipulate messages sent by those in a group or private conversation. FULL STORY >

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New WhatApp features provides control over Group Chats

By Staff Writer 2 July 2018

If you've ever tried to create a WhatsApp group for work purposes, intended solely to get information out, you know that it soon descends into a cacophony of chatter. FULL STORY >

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WhatsApp's new Business App now launched in select countries

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 19 January 2018

The new mobile offering from WhatsApp is aimed at businesses, launching in select regions ahead of a planned global rollout. FULL STORY >

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WhatsApp reportedly testing alert for spam message forwarding

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 17 January 2018

Designed as a countermeasure against the spread of fake news. FULL STORY >

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WhatsApp hits the one billion daily active users milestone

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 27 July 2017

The instant messaging platform surpasses a significant mark, but what's next? FULL STORY >

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WhatsApp iOS update adds photo filters and albums

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 7 June 2017

An impending iOS update for WhatsApp adds a handful of new features. FULL STORY >

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Upcoming WhatsApp update allows Siri to read your messages aloud on iOS

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 25 April 2017

One of the most popular apps just added a new trick for people touting an iOS 10.3 or better device. FULL STORY >

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WhatsApp launches video calling for iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 15 November 2016

A long awaited feature. Now video calling is a thing on WhatsApp. FULL STORY >

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