WhatsApp Launches Desktop Apps

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WhatsApp on Tuesday launched desktop apps for Windows and Mac. The new apps are available for download via the company’s site and are compatible with devices running Windows 8, and devices running Mac OS 10.9 and above.

With the launch of desktop apps, WhatsApp is now available across all popular platforms in app form. WhatsApp’s desktop apps have been released almost 14 months after the company launched WhatsApp Web that initially marked the debut of the popular messaging app on non-mobile platforms.

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KFC’s Come Up With This Remarkable Method To Beat The Plastic Ban In Karnataka

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If you can’t get enough out of every KFC meal you buy, here is some good news. The US fried chicken chain is all set to introduce edible packaging by this week in India, reports The Economic Times.

So now after you’re done eating the food you’ve ordered, you can also eat up the container in which it is served since it will be made of tortilla, the Mexican version of our rotis. And the best part – there’s no extra cost for the ‘extra’ item. 

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WhatsApp Allows Text Formatting – Bold and Italics

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The latest version of WhatsApp for Android, which you can download from the source link below, allows basic text formatting – bold and italics. For those who love to decorate their text on messenger, this could be a big deal. If you want to bold any text in your message, simply surround it with asterisks. For example, text written as “I’m the *greatest*”, will be displayed as “I’m the greatest”. If you want to italicize any text, wrap it with underscores. That is “I’m the _greatest_” would display as “I’m the greatest”.

The nice thing about the new text formatting is that the decorated text retains its formatting on the notification panel as well. Other common effects such as strike through and coloring the text aren’t available yet. FWIW, the sender name will now appear bolded on the notification panel.

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WhatsApp bumps up group member limit to 256

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logo-promoThe world’s most popular instant messaging app – WhatsApp – just got a minor update that many users would be happy about. WhatsApp has now updated its app to support more than 100 members within a group. The app now allows for up to 256 members to be added to a WhatsApp group. And while casual users will be happy, there are others who would be happy with this news as well.

Seems like WhatsApp is giving its users (or group admins) more reasons to stick around on its platform. While this is not a big deal for many (apart from the fact that group conversations will now get more meaningless), there is this other group of people that are currently using WhatsApp as a platform to run their business.

Users and admins are selling everything from outfits to accessories and even using the same for advertising down to carpooling groups and more. WhatsApp groups have grown in number and an additional 156 group members seems to make the deal even sweeter for such group admins.

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