WhatsApp users report issues with sharing multimedia

WhatsApp has yet to comment on the situation. (File/AFP)
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Updated 19 January 2020

WhatsApp users report issues with sharing multimedia

  • Users were reporting issues sharing video, pictures, and voice note on the Facebook-owned platform
  • Normal texts appeared to be delivering fine

DUBAI: Users of messaging platform WhatsApp have reported issues with sending and receiving images, videos and voice notes on Sunday.
While normal texts appeared to be delivering fine, users from different countries including Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK and some European countries have reported of having issues with multimedia on the Facebook-owned platform.
Online technology tracker Downdetector showed the reports started coming in at around 3:00 p.m. (Dubai time).
WhatsApp has yet to comment on the situation.


Apple works with White House to release ‘COVID-19’ app

Updated 27 March 2020

Apple works with White House to release ‘COVID-19’ app

  • The app will ask users questions about symptoms, location and risk factors and then provide the appropriate up-to-date guidance from the CDC
  • The app will also answer frequently asked questions about the coronavirus disease with official information from the CDC

WASHINGTON: Apple Inc. and the White House said on Friday that the iPhone maker worked with the Trump administration and federal agencies to release an app that will direct users to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control on the disease caused by the coronavirus.
The app, which will be available in the app store as “COVID-19,” will ask users questions about symptoms, location and risk factors and then provide the appropriate up-to-date guidance from the CDC, White House officials said.
The app will also answer frequently asked questions about the coronavirus disease with official information from the CDC.
Based in northern California, Apple’s headquarters have been under lockdown orders for more than a week. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook earlier this week said that the company had donated 10 million protective masks to US health care groups after using Apple’s supply chain team to locate and buy the masks.