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WhatsApp Upgrading The Terms of Service & Privacy Policies in April

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WhatsApp is adding an extra layer of privacy and security settings to update its Terms of Service as well as privacy policies. 

WhatsApp users belonging to Europe should pay attention here! WhatsApp has announced that it is upgrading the Terms of Service and Privacy Policies for users located in Europe. The company introduced these changes after the introduction of two new EU regulations, which are the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act. 

Meta-owned WhatsApp stated that it will add more details regarding its terms regarding various guidelines and regulations, which will dictate what is and is not allowed to be done within the application. 

As per the new law established in Europe, the DMA stands for Digital Markets Act, which needs messaging applications such as WhatsApp to work with other applications. This means that users will have the power to send messages to people using different applications, and end-to-end encryption will keep the messages private. More details regarding how this will function, particularly with WhatsApp, are arriving soon. 

It appears that changes will be made to the technique for transferring international data. More specifically for European users, WhatsApp will focus on the new EU-US Data Privacy Framework. Apart from all, the noticeable fact is that the minimum age for messaging services will be reduced from 16 to 13 years within the European country. 

As per the developers of services, this update will make sure that the minimum age needs are met, which are constant internationally. Also, privacy will not be compromised at any cost, and personal calls as well as messages will also remain protected by end-to-end encryption, so no one else can view their content.

This update will come into existence on April 11, 2024, for users who already signed up for the messaging service before February 16. Also, those who don’t want this update or avoid accepting the new regulations introduced can request information or delete their account directly.


Aastha is a Author of Samlover.com. With a degree in Engineering with IT, Aastha is deeply immersed in the realm of technology. Specializing in Android and Hardware. She is Passionate about technology at the service of digital entertainment that can be used through any platform. Music, movies and video games have always taken up a good part of his free time, but he doesn't give up outdoor activities, from simple walks to cycling and skiing. He has been producing editorial content for SamLover since 2022 and has run a computer and telephony store for 3 decades.

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Google Weather Redesign Now Available on More Android Devices

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Google revamped its Google Weather app to make it more user-friendly and enhance the experience by bringing with it Material You design standards.

Google’s Weather app has received a major renovation with Material You aesthetics and additional information. After being available on Pixel devices since September 2023 and Samsung Galaxy devices since December, Google finally decided to push it out to most Android devices in May 2024. 

It is being reported that the new Google Weather app is appearing on many more manufacturers’ Android devices, except Pixels and Samsungs. The app has been spotted on various devices, including the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, the OnePlus Open, the Honor Magic 6 RSR, and even an older Nokia 4.2 running Android 11. 

For so long, its availability was limited to specific devices; now, finally, Google has started rolling it out widely. Users who have access to the new Weather app will also have noticed a recent update for the Google app. The new app introduces a simpler layout with hourly and 10-day forecasts on a single page, replacing the multiple tabs of the old application. Earlier this year, in February, Google updated its At a Glance and Weather widget icons on Pixel smartphones. 

The Weather app is not the only application that Google has brought weather data to. Previously, it was reported that the company was finally bringing real-time weather information within Google Maps; however, that has been available for years on iOS. The Google Weather app’s redesign is highly pleasing to the eyes, and the Material You Impact is quite notably on display. 

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Samsung TV Plus Still Alive: Shutting Down Notice Was An Error

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A nightmare broke out; the Samsung TV Plus is not going anywhere, at least for now. A couple of days ago, Family Hub Refrigerator users received a notice that Samsung TV Plus is shutting down and will only be available in Mexico. Finally, Samsung TV Plus is still running and not going anywhere. 

Previously, we reported that Samsung TV Plus would soon shut down since Samsung sent a notice to some Family Hub refrigerators and TV owners regarding the shutdown in the USA. The new report revealed that Samsung has clarified that the notice was just an error and asked users to disregard it. Samsung TV Plus said it is not going away anywhere. 

This is being speculated by a post on X shared by @SamsungTVPlus stating, “Oops! You can disregard that Family Hub notification. This was an error—we’re not going anywhere! 

Some users say one of the most used smart features on their Family Hub refrigerator is Samsung TV Plus; on the other side, others believe that they prefer a Samsung TV over TVs from other brands because of Samsung TV Plus. It is a completely free and ad-supported video streaming service that offers documentaries, movies, news, and TV shows across various genres. 

Their service does not ask for a signup or any credit card, so you can easily start using it. The brand made it available on Galaxy smartphones, high-end refrigerators, tables, and TVs. 

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Google Password Manager Introduces Family Sharing Feature

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Earlier this year, Google teased about its new privacy function expansion through Google Password Sharing, which allows users to share their passwords with their family members. This feature is coming soon to devices with a new update.

According to the Android Authority, the password-sharing ability started appearing on mobile with the Google Play services with version number v24.20. However, at the same time, other reports claim that the feature has not arrived for all the devices. It indicates that the company may be providing it to the selected users, and after testing, it will be distributed. to all the users.

For starters, the Google Password Manager provides a separate and private space where you can save the passwords of different applications in one place, and you can easily open any application by tapping on it. Along with the password manager, it suggests a strong password when creating a new long ID.

Google has made it available for every Android device user via Google Play services by default, so the latest family password sharing ability will be available for every device user via the latest Google Play system update, along with the Google password manager, which is also set to roll out new material and a redesigned interface that will provide a whole. For more information on the Google Play system update, you can check out this article.

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