It threatened that any other app that fails to comply with those regulations will also be banned.
““Appropriate action will be taken against applications or services that do not comply with the regulations,” a spokesman at the commission told Arab News.
Video and voice calling allows people to call over the internet rather than phone networks, avoiding the expense that can often come with calling outside of the country or for extended times.
Internet calling over Whats App and Viber were already blocked.
Saudi Arabia, which had already blocked features of most chat apps, has moved to block Facebook Messenger.
The app’s video and voice chat functions, along with similar service imo, now can’t be used in the country because of “regulations”.
Even though I stopped playing over a year ago, I still have lots of Facebook friends as a result.
It might seem cumbersome but if you lose your phone, it's going to prevent anyone else accessing your chats.
Block Whats App photos from appearing in photo roll It's fair to assume that your Whats App conversations might occasionally take on a distinctly 'personal' note.
I’m sitting here in a hotel working on a Request For Proposal for full disk encryption while listening to a movie in the background.
(It helps me think.) I take a peek at the Facebook feeds and, lo and behold, my wife is blasting out some fresh Facebook privacy angst!