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Facebook has introduced a standalone Messengers app for Windows and iOS desktops. This release comes at a time when more than a third of the world's population is practising social-distancing, rendering communication through video calls and text more important than ever before. According to The Verge, the desktop app has...
YouTube is looking to compete directly with the short-form, user-generated content app, TikTok, by reportedly launching its own version - called "Shorts". This is via The Information. MSNBC's Dylan Byers further confirms this news. https://twitter.com/DylanByers/status/1245444403147067393 YouTube's shorts will have the advantage of YouTube pre-existing and extensive catalogue of licensed music. Users will...
Users trying to download any type of media on WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram - you might struggle to get it on your device. This is according to Gadgets Africa, who state that users around the world reported that platforms owned by Facebook are currently experiencing issues. New reports of issues...
The Facebook-owned chat service and messaging platform, WhatsApp is on track to support users simultaneously using their account across multiple devices. This is, of course, while taking all the necessary privacy and security precautions, reports Tech Weez. Adding multi-device functionality is something WhatsApp's over 2-billion worldwide users have been requesting...
The worldwide COVID-19 outbreak has caused thousands of people to merge their working and home lives. Making the transition slightly easier has been video conferencing platform, Zoom. Zoom has seen an unprecedented surge in users over the last few months as employees navigate virtual offices from the comfort of their...
With a fair portion of the world practising social-distancing, self-isolation and enforced lockdowns, navigating your social life has been reduced to the stories, the posts and the comments seen on social media platforms. To make keeping up with your favourites a little simpler, Instagram has added a 'close friends' function...
Facebook has announced that it will be investing $100 Million in the news industry at a time when combating misinformation is critical. In a blog post shared on Monday, 30 March 2020, the social media giant said that it would grant $25 Million in funding for news agencies and...
As South Africa endures a three-week shutdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, the National Department of Health (NDoH) has launched its COVID-19 Connect Whatsapp Helpline in four new languages. The WhatsApp helpline is available in Sotho, Zulu, Afrikaans and Xhosa, in addition to English. This means that people in...
Medical diagnostics distributor, Redbird has launched a COVID-19 Daily Check-in App and Symptom Tracker in its bid to counter the spread of Coronavirus across the African continent. Accessible as a browser-based app via covid19.redbird.co, Redbird’s COVID-19 check-in app is a way for every person to self-report symptoms without needing to...
Facebook-owned Instagram is taking a few extra steps (six to be exact) to ensure that it's users are well-informed, connected and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. This move comes hot-on-the-heels of the company's decision to join Google, Twitter, Reddit and others in an attempt to protect their users from coronavirus-related...
The COVID-19 pandemic has been cause for alarm across the world in recent months - from disrupting global economies and international trade relations to perpetuating the largest work-from-home migration. In the wake of this outbreak, fake news has wreaked havoc as people try to decipher what's real and what's fiction....
WhatsApp has seen unprecedented growth in the last few months as average usage has risen by more than 40%. Uptake in the popular messaging platform can be widely attributed to the COVID-19 outbreak across the globe - reports data researcher Kantar. Since initially coming in to play in late December...
The GSMA has unveiled the annual ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money’, offering a view of the mobile money landscape and highlighting the impact that greater financial inclusion has on lives, economies and innovation, especially in emerging markets. This year’s report looks at what one billion registered accounts...
Facebook is struggling under a massive spike in usage across the globe due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, says the company in a blog post on Tuesday. The majority of this new usage is concentrated on private messaging and video calling, tools that Facebook manages but does not monetize. The...
The current work from home measures to curb the spread of the Coronavirus is a blessing in disguise for those who prefer having a mix of working from home and in the office. Employers will be able to confirm that indeed this concept is practical and doable and probably...
The livelihood of small businesses is crucial in South Africa, especially in challenging times. That's why we are already seeing businesses coming together to share information, connect and support each other, their employees and their customers during the outbreak of COVID-19.  “When businesses thrive, their communities and local economies...
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