WhatsApp, the world’s hottest messaging app banned a document of over 74 lakh dangerous accounts in India within the month of April, in accordance with the brand new IT Guidelines 2021, the Meta-owned firm introduced on Thursday. Between April 1 and April 30, 7,452,500 WhatsApp accounts had been banned and a pair of,469,700 of those accounts had been proactively banned, earlier than any studies from customers, the corporate stated in its month-to-month compliance report.
The most well-liked messaging platform, which has almost 500 million customers within the nation, obtained one other document 4,377 grievance studies in April within the nation, and the data “actioned” had been 234.
“This user-safety report accommodates particulars of the consumer complaints obtained and the corresponding motion taken by WhatsApp, in addition to WhatsApp’s personal preventive actions to fight abuse on our platform,” stated an organization spokesperson.
In the meantime, WhatsApp on Thursday additionally introduced it’s launching a brand new world Safety Middle which can be a one-stop store for customers to be taught extra about defend themselves towards spammers, scams and frauds and undesirable contact. In a bid to place a examine on spammers and undesirable contacts, the Meta-owned firm has created a brand new Safety Middle web page to construct consciousness concerning the numerous security measures and in-built product options that empower its customers to take management of their security in addition to extra info on the “behind-the-scenes” know-how.
WhatsApp Safety Middle web page can be accessible in English and 10 different Indian languages, together with Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Urdu and Gujarati).
WhatsApp’s Safety Middle is a devoted web site and might be reached at: https://www.whatsapp.com/safety.
Meta-owned WhatsApp is working to introduce the much-useful screen-sharing function that can be accessible throughout video calls. It will likely be accessible for Android customers quickly. The world’s hottest messaging app is testing the replace by way of Google Play Beta program model 18.104.22.168. In accordance with WhatsApp updates tracker WABetaInfo, the Meta-owned platform goes to launch a screen-sharing function, together with a brand new placement for tabs inside the backside navigation bar and it’s at present accessible for some beta testers.