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Whatsapp may start showing Ads soon to its users



Your bank will soon be able to tell you when a transaction is made on your account  via WhatsApp.

WhatsApp users, get ready for messages from companies looking for your business.

That’s the highlight from Thursday’s update to WhatsApp’s terms and conditions. The company outlined in a blog post the kind of interactions it wants to enable, including being notified by your bank about a potentially fraudulent transaction or being warned about a delayed flight.

These are things we might currently be informed about by a text message or phone call. WhatsApp hopes to enable these notifications too, all while keeping spam and third-party banner ads out.

This is the first time WhatsApp has updated its terms in four years, meaning it’s the first major change in how the service can operate since it was bought by Facebook in 2014. But the company hasn’t been standing still during this period. The terms will also reflect other major changes to the messaging app, including the introduction of end-to-end encryption in 2014.

WhatsApp has also taken the opportunity to coordinate more closely with parent company Facebook. Messages will stay locked up tight, but the phone number linked with your WhatsApp account will be connected with your Facebook account. And that’s a lot of phone numbers: This year, WhatsApp said it had grown to 1 billion users worldwide, and they’re making 100 million calls a day.

The thinking behind this is that you will receive better friend suggestions and also supposedly help Facebook show you more relevant ads. It is the latest addition to the roster of data Facebook has on each of its users to make decisions on how to advertise to them, although it isn’t entirely clear how knowing your phone number will lead to you receiving better ads.

WhatsApp frames this as a positive thing: “You might see an ad from a company you already work with, rather than one from someone you’ve never heard of.” You might not think that you “work with” companies that advertise to you, but the phrasing suggests this could be how WhatsApp observes the relationship.

The company is set to test the new features in the coming months. In the meantime, you can find out more about the new terms in thisWhatsApp FAQ.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]


Spotify for iOS finally gets the desired functionality!




It has become a habit of applications to receive functionality in a non-uniform manner, especially with regard to different versions for Android and iOS. Not being the exception to the rule, Spotify also receives functionality at different times in its various versions.

After being released for the Android version last May, Spotify for iOS received finally the popular “Sleep Timer” feature. That is, iPhone users can also fall asleep listening to their favorite music / podcast without any problem.

Spotify iOS Sleep Timer

How to use the new Spotify feature for iOS

To use the “Sleep Timer” feature is very simple. After selecting the desired song, you will need to click on the “three dots” icon in the upper right corner and select the “Sleep Timer” option.

Then you will only need to choose the timeout where Spotify will be playing the song. You will be able to choose times between 5 and 60 minutes.

Also, for whom doesn’t have a dedicated playlist for when you are getting ready for sleep, the app has also released a new section called “Sleep Hub”. Here you will find a wide list of perfect song suggestions to accompany you in a true “beauty sleep.”

If you still can’t see the functionality on your iPhone, don’t worry. It has been officially confirmed that the feature is being released starting today. However, as usual, it will reach users in a phased manner.

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Google Photos: New tool will help you keep albums organized!



Google Photos New tool will help you keep albums organized

Google Photos remains one of my favorite apps, presenting itself as the perfect way to keep all your photos and videos organized in one place. In addition, they are accessible virtually anywhere and on any device.

As one of the most popular Google Apps, they continue to invest a lot of resources in developing and implementing new features. The latest addition will help you keep albums organized by making it easy to find what you’re really looking for.

A small detail that can save you a lot of time.

The new implementation may go unnoticed for many users, but it is no less important. In the albums tab, Google Photos will start displaying a new option, which allows you to organize your albums according to different conditions.

For now, at this early stage, you will be able to keep albums organized by what has the most recent photo, which you modified less recently or simply in alphabetical order. Most likely, Google will continue to develop this new implementation to make it even easier to find the album you want.

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This new implementation is coming first hand to Android smartphone users and is not yet available for iOS or the web version. However, it is important to note that it is being launched through Google’s servers. That is, it will not reach all users at the same time.

In order to receive the new implementation, you need to have the latest version of the App, so make sure you don’t have any updates available.

Although it has not been officially confirmed, it is believed that once reaching all Android users, the new feature will eventually also be available for iOS and the web version of Google Photos.

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