Tech Wrap: WhatsApp and Signal's latest features, Apple devices in the news

More tech news from today include clues as to what to expect from Apple devices this year.

| Updated on: Jan 23 2021, 00:11 IST
Here's what happened in tech today. 
Here's what happened in tech today.  (Unsplash)
Here's what happened in tech today. 
Here's what happened in tech today.  (Unsplash)

Today's tech news wrap is a bit of a mixed bag - we saw two important developments in the Apple ecosystem, WhatsApp finally had some good news to share, while Signal, a more privacy-oriented competitor added more features from WhatsApp in its latest beta.


Here's our list of stories to wrap up the day: 


Voice, video calling coming to WhatsApp web soon

With many users picking alternatives like Signal and Telegram over WhatsApp, the messaging app might have a bit of good news for its users - soon, voice and video calls on its web and desktop app could be rolling out soon. 


iPhone 13 to feature smaller notch, upgraded cameras

Apple is not giving up on the notch yet but this year it might decrease the size for the iPhone 13 series. Apple is also expected to offer an improved Face ID and larger image sensors in this year's iPhones.


Signal adds more WhatsApp features, says privacy should not be ‘delayed' or ‘confusing'

Signal is quickly catching up to WhatsApp and has added support for more features in the app's latest beta, which were previously announced by the developers last Tuesday. These are custom chat backgrounds, and an ‘About' field for your profile and animated stickers.


Apple's redesigned iMacs may not get FaceID unlock, feature gets pushed back

According to a new report, Apple's Face ID recognition software, which was originally said to be coming in this year's iMac redesign, is now pushed to the second iteration of the redesign.



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First Published Date: 23 Jan, 00:11 IST