- WhatsApp new disappearing messages feature goes live in India.
Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has rolled out its new ‘DisappearingMessages’ feature to users in India. Once enabled, new messages sent in the individual or group chat will disappear after seven days.
In an individual chat, either user can turn the disappearing message on or off. In a group chat, only group admins can turn disappearing messages on or off.
2. Daniil Medvedev beats Dominic Them to win ATP Finals title.
Daniil Medvedev came from behind to beat US open Champion Dominic Them in a gripping encounter and win the biggest title of his career at the ATP Finals in London on Sunday.
The Russian fourth seed was the second-best for large periods at the empty O2 Arena but found a way back into the contest and prevailed 4-6,7-6 (7/2) and 6-4.
Medvedev, who beat five-time champion Novak Djokovic and world number two Rafal Nadal earlier in the week, is the first man to beat all three of the world’s top-ranked players at the season finale.
3. A Suitable Boy row: Madhya Pradesh police books two Netflix officials.
An FIR was registered in Madhya Pradesh on Monday against two executives of OTT platform Netflix for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through its web series “A Suitable Boy” which showed kissing scenes purportedly on the campus of a temple, an official said.
The FIR has named Monika Shergill, Vice President, Content (Netflix) and Ambika Khurana, Director, Public Policies (Netflix), Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said.
4. Patrick Quinn, the co-founder of viral Ice Bucket Challenge, dies at 37.
Patrick Quinn, whose personal battle with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) helped power the Ice Bucket Challenge fundraising campaign, died on Sunday at age 37, seven after his diagnosis, supporters announced on Facebook. He was diagnosed with ALS on March 8, 2013, according to his Facebook Page
Quinn who was born and grew in Yonkers was a co-founder of the campaign that raised more than $220 million a million for medical research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, his Facebook page said.