WhatsApp Blocked Over 6.5M Accounts in India; Implements New QR Code Chat Transfer Feature

  • WhatsApp blocked over 6.5 million accounts in India in May, with 2.42 million proactively banned without any user complaints.
  • These actions subsequent to the new IT Rules 2021 led to over 7.4 million accounts being mentioned as problematic.
  • WhatsApp also unveiled a QR code chat transfer feature enabling users to switch their chats from one device to another seamlessly, provided devices run the same operating system.
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