WhatsApp: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Fake News on Social Media

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 scare, WhatsApp is planning to launch new features to enable the verification of forwarded messages. ‘Search Message’ Feature WhatsApp is in plans to launch a new feature to help users verify the authenticity of forwarded messages, called the ‘Search Message’ feature. Forwarded messages will bear a search icon using ..

“WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub” launched

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has recently announced the global launch of “WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub” in partnership with the World Health Organization, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and the United Nations Development Program. It has also contributed $1m to the Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), to enhance the fact-checking network to curb fake news ..

Government launches ‘MyGov Corona Helpdesk’ to curb misinformation on COVID-19

In order to curb the spread of misinformation and fake news on coronavirus and to reduce the panic among the citizens regarding the COVID-19, the Government of India has launched an official chatbot on the social media platform WhatsApp. This Chatbot is named ‘MyGov Corona Helpdesk’ and is available to all WhatsApp users. Any user ..

Commitment by Union Minister for making Roads Safer in India

With an aim to reduce road accidents, India’s Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways & Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Nitin Gadkari, repeated his Ministry’s commitment which is making roads safer for all and this will be done by engaging stakeholders and larger communities in many awareness activities on road safety which will encourage ..

Government Testing its own Secure Messaging app

Reports in media have code-named the Government of India’s secure messaging app ‘GIMS’- Government Instant Messaging System, as a similar smartphone application has been developed and designed by the state-owned Kerela unit of National Informatics Centre (NIC) which is said to be in the pilot testing stage and has been released to some Indian Navy ..

Whatsapp Digital Volunteer Initiative

The WhatsApp Digital Volunteer initiative is a one-of-its-kind outreach initiative in Uttar Pradesh. Under the initiative, the police have created a statewide network of ‘digital samaritans’ at the police station level. These digital samaritans’ act as eyes and ears of the police and play a valuable role in checking fake news and rumours. How does ..

Project Libra

Libra is the new cryptocurrency of the social media giant, Facebook. The digital currency Libra will be available to the users of Facebook services like Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. The Libra transactions will be recorded on a blockchain which offers a tamper-proof ledger that runs across multiple computers. The blockchain technology forms the backbone of ..

Zonel Sougaijam included in Facebook Hall of Fame 2019

Zonel Sougaijam, a 22-year-old civil engineer from Manipur, has been honoured by Facebook for discovering a WhatsApp bug that violated the privacy of a user. The social media giant awarded $5000 to him and also included him in the ‘Facebook Hall of Fame 2019’ for detecting the WhatsApp bug. Mr. Sougaijam detected that during a ..