critisism

Whatsapp doesn’t want to lock users out

After WhatsApp changed its data privacy rules there was a lot of critisism the way Facebook tried to push users to accept them. Those who do not agree to the new terms and conditions would experience a gradually limited service. After a pushback, Facebook changed its approach again. Users who do not agree to the […]

Policy

What does the new WhatsApp privacy policy mean for me?

Almost all apps regularly update their terms of use, but rarely has such a change caused as much excitement as the new WhatsApp privacy policy. What is remarkable about the privacy policy? For the first time, Facebook is openly revealing details about the collection and storage of user data. Your chats are still end-to-end encrypted, […]

Talking

I know who you are talking to

If you’re a WhatsApp user – like 2 billion others on the planet – your online status can be queried by third parties. This happens without you noticing anything. All that it takes is your phone number. Your online status is a source of information An investigation by Traced shows how online tools can be […]

Alternative

What is the best Messenger Alternative for Media-Companies?

The announced change of WhatsApp’s privacy terms has lead to an exodus of users to alternative messengers. It’s no surprise that this happened, since WhatsApp’s mother company Facebook is interested in data and will find ways to monetize it. They have done this in the past when they forced companies to use their WhatsApp Business […]

WhatsApp will let you shop directly from chats | Engadget

Facebook is extending WhatsApp with shopping features. While WhatsApp has had cataloge features in the past, they appear to be limited to that what Facebook’s now previewing. It’s not yet clear, how the system works, but it could be something along these lines: A user messages a business The business replys with a link to […]

Why News-Pull is no Solution for WhatsApp Newsletters

With the approaching end of WhatsApp newsletters, companies are looking for alternatives to prevent the loss of their WhatsApp newsletter audience. One solution is the switch to News-Pull. Here the subscriber must open WhatsApp, switch to the newsletter channel and send a message (for example, a letter). Only then will the subscriber receive the newsletter […]

Q’​News – Next Generation Newsletter

In recent years mobile newsletter services have become popular on messenger platforms. There are numerous service providers offering newsletter services on messenger platforms such as WhatsApp. The high opening rate of messages – compared to email newsletters – makes this type of newsletter attractive to businesses. However, these services depend on the messenger platform. As […]