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WhatsApp to stop working for some Apple iPhones models, here’s all you need to know

The WhatsApp information provider WABetaInfo has revealed that the messaging platform will drop the support for the Apple iPhones which are running the outdated version of iOS 10 and iOS 11.

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Are you using WhatsApp on Apple’s iPhone outdated iOS versions 10 and 11? If yes, then there is bad news for you. The WhatsApp information provider WABetaInfo has revealed that the messaging platform will drop the support for the Apple iPhones which are running the outdated version of iOS 10 and iOS 11.

WABetaInfo also informed that with the latest change in the usage policy, WhatsApp will discontinue its service on iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c. The firm also confirmed that users need to have a minimum iOS 12 version to enjoy the latest updates and services of the platform.

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While confirming the news, WABetaInfo shared some screenshots which were taken by some users, claiming that they are not able to update their updates on the phone which are running the updated version of iOS 10 and 11 and the application is suggesting users update to a newer iOS version if they want to use the latest version of WhatsApp.

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Meanwhile, it is technically not possible to update to a newer iOS for iPhone 5 or iPhone 5c. However, if you own an iPhone 5s or later models, you can update to iOS 12 and enjoy the service of the application.

The platform also updated its operating system’s FAQ page on the Help Centre site and recommended users have updated WhatsApp will only run minimum on iPhone iOS 12 or a newer version.

Whatsapp often releases its latest version of the application to provide the best experience to the users. In the last update, the application has fixed all the bugs, which were faced by the users such as lagging, messaging deliver confirmation, and blue tick problem among others.

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Google Hangouts to shut down in November, asks users to switch over to Chat

Tech giant Google has announced that it is discontinuing its instant messaging service Google Hangouts later this year.

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The initiative to discontinue the messaging app was first announced in October 2020.

Tech giant Google has announced that it is discontinuing its instant messaging service Google Hangouts later this year. Google told the users that the company is starting the migration process for its users from Hangouts to the Chat platform. The tech giant confirmed that Hangouts is going away this year and users can download the data before November.

The initiative to discontinue the messaging app was first announced in October 2020, but by November 2022, it will be completely shut down. According to the company, Chat has been updated with new tools and enhanced user integration.

In a blog post, Ravi Kanneganti, Product Manager of Google Chat, said that the company is continuing its investment in Chat to help people engage and express themselves in a much better way. He further said the company is also taking steps to help remaining Hangouts users move to Chat. Users can download their Hangout data before November.

Those who are using Google Hangouts will get a pop-up screen telling them to switch to Chat in Gmail or shift it to the Chat app. The pop-up also says that if you are using Hangouts on a PC, then the users will have to either shift to Chat on the Web or download the Chat web app.

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How is Google Chat different from Google Hangouts?

Chat users will be able to edit files from Docs, Slides, and even Sheets because of the side-by-side editing feature. This will help users to engage in a conversation with their colleagues or friends and collaborate on different files. Google Chat will work as a competitor to other collaborative platforms like Teams, Slack. Flock and more.

In addition, Google is introducing further advanced user experience features that will make Chat even more appealing to users. The company said that users will also be able to express themselves clearly and in a more entertaining way. The company also said that switching to the chat will be more fun whether you’re using emoticons with skin-tone selections, rich text editing to emphasize your messages, @mentions to let someone know in the group, or sending a GIF.”

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Instagram set to release new age verification tools by scanning faces, know everything about latest security update

In order to provide a better engaging experience to the users as per their age-wise, the photo-sharing application Instagram currently experimenting with a set new of features, under which it will categorised users in different age groups to provide better content.

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In order to provide a better engaging experience to the users as per their age-wise, the photo-sharing application Instagram currently experimenting with a set new of features, under which it will categorised users in different age groups to provide better content.

Reports said the meta-owned platform has been working on this feature for a long back and has been facing some bugs, now it is all set to release the feature in India anytime soon.

As per the leak information, the platform soon will start scanning the user’s face or it will ask users to upload a short video of them, with the help of a clip, the platform will put the user in different categories like minor, adult, or senior citizens.

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Reports also suggested that the platform might introduce the two age verification feature called social vouching and Al estimation, the same as it applies in the United States. Under the social vouching, users on Instagram will ask three of the user’s mutual followers to confirm their age for the first method, social vouching. The reciprocal followers have three days to respond to Instagram’s request and must be over the age of 18. In the second option, the users are likely to be asked to send a video selfie of themselves to Yoti, a third-party business that employs machine learning to determine an individual’s age.

Meanwhile, as of now, Instagram only allows users create an acount who are at least 13 years old. After being crisied by the privacy and child safety experts, the company has increased number of age-verification features and ways to distinguish between younger users and adults.

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Flipkart end-of-season sale 2022: Check top deals, discounts, and offers

One of the leading e-commerce giants Flipkart’s End of Season Sale 2022 is here. If you were planning to purchase any of the gadgets including laptops, and smartphones among others, this is your chance to redeem yourself as online shopping offering great discounts on this segment.

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One of the leading e-commerce giants Flipkart’s End of Season Sale 2022 is here. If you were planning to purchase any of the gadgets including laptops, and smartphones among others, this is your chance to redeem yourself as online shopping offering great discounts on this segment.

To note, the sale is about to end on June 17, before that customers will have access to enjoy a wide range of discounts on electronics items. To make this sale a big success, the firm also partnered with Axis bank to provide extra discounts on the selected items. Customers can also enjoy the no-cost EMI options, and exchange discounts during the sale.

Here’s a list of top discounted items during Flipkart’s end-of-season sale 2022

Asus VivoBook K15 OLED (2022)

Asus’s one of the feature-loaded and advanced laptops VivoBook K15 OLED (2022) has been listed during the sale at the discounted price of Rs 52,990. The company also has introduced additional offers on the laptop, under which customers can enjoy a 10 percent discount on Axis Bank credit cards.

As far as the specs are concerned, VivoBook K15 (2022) comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 CPU and 8GB of RAM, which will allow customers to work on heavy software easily. It is equipped with a 256GB SSD and a 1TB hard drive and runs on Windows 11 Home.

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s

Lenovo’s ThinkBook 13s is one of the most attractive during Flipkart’s end-of-season sale. The firm has listed the laptop at a massive discount of Rs 54,990, which is almost half of its original price. Apart from this, customers also can enjoy an additional 10 percent discount, up to Rs. 1,250, on this deal.

The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s runs the latest and advanced Windows 10 Home. It is powered by an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD storage.

MSI Modern 14

Last but definitely not the least. MSI’s laptop Modern 14 is also can be purchased at the discounted price of Rs 43,990. The MSI Modern 14 laptop comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 processor with AMD Radeon graphics.

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