5 WhatsApp settings to change right now

If you’re one of WhatsApp’s 700 million monthly users, we have some suggestions for which settings you should consider tweaking right now. From making your iOS notifications more private to hiding your “last seen” status, these tips will take you up a level on the popular messaging service. Read on for our simple “how-to” guide.

WhatsApp: Your Data Is Safe With Us, Even From Facebook

WhatsApp, the standalone messaging app that Facebook purchased last month for $16 billion, is not in the business of data collecting. The company, which will operate autonomously under Facebook’s ownership, published a blog post Monday to address concerns that its recent acquisition may mean user data will be shared or that more will be collected. […]

The Little Snapper Is The Most Adorable Snapchat Hack Ever

Since hackers have poked holes in Snapchat’s relatively lax security, many have had their way with the image sharing service’s APIs, grabbing unread messages and doing things the app doesn’t traditionally let you do. This latest hack, Little Snapper, is far and away the cutest one yet.