A FRESH WhatsApp update could drastically alter the way you use the app's group chat feature. The changes give you more control over convos that include a bunch of people. New features introduced as part of the update include a new blurb for group chat, admin controls that restrict who can mess with the group's icon, and a catch-up option, among others. There's also a new protection perk that blocks people from adding users to groups after they've repeatedly left. The update is available now on iPhone and Android. Read on to find out what you can do with the new features. The best WhatsApp tips and tricks you need to know Set a group topic This is a handy option that lets you set the parameters for the group chat, much like you can already do on rival messaging app Telegram. To use it, just enter the chat session you want to customise and tap the name at the top of the screen. This will take you to the info page, where you can add a group description using text and even emojis. Stop … [Read more...] about WhatsApp update radically changes your group chat convos – here’s how to use the new features
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Life by Press Association May 11, 2018, 11:18 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Actress Olivia Colman, barrister Robert “Judge” Rinder and Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas are among the stars delving into their family histories for the new series of Who Do You Think You Are? The 15th series of the BBC One genealogy show will air this summer, and will launch with an episode starring former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan. Keegan discovers a personal connection to suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, and the episode will form part of the BBC’s Hear Her season to mark 100 years since suffrage and the centenary anniversary of women being able to vote in the UK. Broadchurch star Colman will have a journey of contrasts as she voyages from her family home in Norfolk to India, learning that her ancestry is more diverse than she had thought. Singer Boy George, Paralympian Jonnie Peacock, comedian … [Read more...] about Olivia Colman and Michelle Keegan in new series of Who Do You Think You Are?
News / UK and world by Press Association April 12, 2018, 5:02 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The reviews for God Of War are in – and they are close to unanimous in identifying the game as something a bit special. A sequel-come-reimagining of the God Of War series, it’s a third-person action-adventure game in which you lead titular deity Kratos through battles with the monsters and gods from Norse mythology. It’s a change of pace for the series – for one thing Kratos now has a child to look after – and one that has impressed critics across the board. Polygon reviewer Chris Plante praised the new levels of depth for the series offered by the relationship between Kratos and his son Atreus. “God of War is awesome at times, in the true sense of the word, but its heart lives in the small ways this man and this boy are building and unbuilding their relationship,” he wrote. He gave the … [Read more...] about Reviewers are going absolutely wild about the new God Of War game
by Press Association March 5, 2018, 12:53 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A new head of counter-terrorism policing in the UK has been appointed, Scotland Yard said. Neil Basu will become head of the Metropolitan Police Specialist Operations unit when Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley retires later this month. The London force has national responsibility for counter-terrorism. The senior officer, who has been Mr Rowley’s deputy since October 2016, takes on the job in the wake of five terror attacks on UK soil in 2017. Police and the security services have also disrupted 10 Islamist and four extreme right-wing deadly plots against Britain in the last year. Currently, there are 600 investigations encompassing Islamist, extreme right-wing and other motivations at any one time. The probes are focusing on more than 3,000 subjects of interest, while security agencies must also keep at least 20,000 … [Read more...] about New boss of UK counter-terrorism policing revealed
Feature can be used by group members to track locations during meet-ups 0SHARES Share Tweet Email The feature can be used by group members to track locations during meet-ups. PHOTO: AFP Popular messaging platform WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature which will allow users to track their friends in real-time. Live Location Tracking, as it’s currently known, has been spotted on beta versions of the app. Available on Android version 2.16.399 and iOS version 126.96.36.199, the feature will let users make their location visible in a group chat allowing group members to track each other easily during meet-ups. Is this WhatsApp feature the answer to your prayers? The feature, however, is disabled by default and will require users to activate it first through the app’s setting menu. Live Location Tracking has for now been limited to show locations for a period of one, two and five minutes. iPhone users can now use WhatsApp … [Read more...] about WhatsApp’s new feature will let you track your friends in real-time