Video patriotism // Officials are switching to Russian means of conferencing

Officials began to fulfill the government’s order to stop using foreign services Zoom, Webex, WhatsApp in official communications. The Ministry of Economy, in particular, recommended that employees switch to the corporate messenger from VK and TrueConf. Such initiatives could boost demand for Russian video conferencing services, their developers say, but the list of recommended products … Read more

Owners of multiple iPhone models will not be able to use WhatsApp from October 2022

WABetaInfo portal experts report that WhatsApp will no longer work on devices running iOS 10 and iOS 11. Thus, the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C models released in September 2012 fall under the restrictions. The developers of the messenger explain the decision made by the desire to support the development of new program functions. .

Whatsapp has crashed

Users of the WhatsApp application (owned by Meta, which is recognized as extremist in the Russian Federation and banned) report problems with its operation. The failure is observed in several countries, including Russia, follows from the data of the Downdetector portal. The first complaints began to arrive the night before, on April 28. In Russia, … Read more

WhatsApp users will be able to group chats into communities

WhatsApp developers have announced the emergence of “Communities”, which will allow you to gather “under one roof” several groups formed according to the thematic focus at once. It is expected that this will greatly simplify the work of messenger administrators. Also, the new feature will automatically “liquidate” off-topic comments. The process of tracking discussions for … Read more

Streaming with a special pass // Authorities are discussing charging foreign services for traffic

Despite the departure of a significant part of foreign streaming and cloud services from Russia, the government is discussing the introduction of a payment for the traffic of those remaining in favor of Russian telecom operators. Google services remain a significant consumption channel, including YouTube and the search engine, as well as the WhatsApp messenger. … Read more