It provides the ability to hide full phone numbers from other participants engaged in the conversation
The scam on WhatsApp begins with scamsters offering people to complete a small task for a "reward" in form of cash
WhatsApp services snag on Tuesday had left users complaining about not being able to send or receive text and video messages, and services had resumed after nearly two hours
WhatsApp has started rolling out new feature which will allow hiding one-to-one or group chats
A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice K M Joseph asked the mobile messaging app to give advertisement in five newspapers to publicise its undertaking given to the government.
The communication giant Meta who owns the WhatsApp earlier said that they would restore it as quick as possible.
The minister indicated that one of the aspects being examined is also how these WhatsApp numbers are being identified and accessed in the first place, and whether databases or bots are being leveraged for this
The company banned 122 accounts based on user complaints while barred 16.66 lakh accounts to prevent harmful activity on the app
As many as 335 grievance reports were received and 21 accounts were "actioned" between February 1 and February 28