WhatsApp app for BlackBerry 10 updated privacy options, Dark Theme and more

whatsapp_update_dark_theme_blackberry_crackberryBlackBerry 10 users have joined the new updated WhatsApp app bandwagon after Android and iOS. BB10 users, along with the new privacy-enhanced WhatsApp features, will additionally receive the WhatsApp ‘Dark Theme’ with the updated app, which has begun rolling out.

The BlackBerry 10-exclusive WhatsApp ‘Dark Theme’ essentially gives a new look to the application and makes it appear darker by using black backgrounds as compared to the bright white counterpart sported by Android and iOS users.

It has been noted that the ‘Dark Theme’ is only available for those handsets that run on the BlackBerry 10.2.1 OS version only.

The other features in the update include the freshly revealed features such as hiding the ‘last seen’ status option, status and profile picture from other users, revamped options for deleting conversations, along with some multi-select options on the chat list, new chat bubbles and an added Russian language support, according to Crackberry.

The WhatsApp app is available to download from the BlackBerry App World store.

Besides the updated WhatsApp messaging application rolling out for BlackBerry users, a recent flaw was reportedly found inside the WhatsApp for Android app, which makes chat history accessible to other users.

Bas Bosschert, the chief technology officer of DoubleThink, stated, “The WhatsApp database is saved on the SD card which can be read by any Android application if the user allows it to access the SD card. And since majority of the people allows everything on their Android device, this is not much of a problem.”

“So, we can conclude that every application can read the WhatsApp database and it is also possible to read the chats from the encrypted databases. Facebook didn’t need to buy WhatsApp to read your chats,” he added.

WhatsApp has since responded to the reports of the Android security flaw, saying they were ‘overstated’, and did not paint an ‘accurate picture’.

Source: gadgets.ndtv.com

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