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WhatsApp Will No Longer Work On Nokia Symbian, BlackBerry OS Phones From 30 June

WhatsApp users who are still using devices with BlackBerry OS and Nokia S40 & S60 platforms will no longer be able to use WhatsApp from 30 June 2017. This comes after WhatsApp decided to delay the support for these devices by six months, from the original date of December 2016 to June 2017. The reason […]

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Facebook chooses 60 finalists in Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

Facebook has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa for the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The Bots for Messenger Challenge is a contest to recognise and reward developers who create the most innovative new bots on Messenger. Developers, in teams of up to three […]

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Facebook Group Admins Now Allowed To Set Up Quiz Questions To Screen Potential Members

In order to ensure that the right people are added in a Group, Facebook has rolled out a feature that allows admins to set up three questions for people requesting to join the Group. This will give admins the privilege to screen the potential member and make sure the added member does not troll or […]

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African developers celebrated at Facebook’s annual F8 conference

Facebook celebrated the achievements and products of its growing African developer and partner ecosystem at its annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, on 18 and 19 April. African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world, showcasing innovative products and services they have created for their local communities […]

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Introducing To You ‘Facebook Spaces’

Facebook has announced its Facebook Spaces VR app which introduces virtual-reality hangout spaces much like Oculus Rooms announced sometime last year. The app is currently in beta and is compatible with Oculus Rift headsets. With Facebook Spaces app, users with Oculus Rift headset and Touch controllers will have the ability to join up to three people in […]

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Helping Small Businesses Succeed in a Mobile World

Facebook has reached the milestone of more than 5 million advertisers, with more and more small businesses worldwide and in South Africa turning to Facebook and Instagram to help them grow. In addition, Facebook now has more 65 million businesses using Facebook Pages and 8 million with Profiles on Instagram. “We need to invest in the […]

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Status Feature On WhatsApp Gets A Revamp, And This Is Why You’re Going To Love It!

As WhatsApp gear up to celebrate their 8th birthday – they’ve decided to introduce what is perhaps the biggest fundamental change to how people use one of its core features, The WhatsApp status. WhatsApp is aiming for people to update their WhatsApp Status multiple times a day instead of the boring ‘Hey there, I’m using WhatsApp’ […]

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Facebook challenges developers in the Middle East and Africa to create the smartest Bots for Messenger

Facebook is challenging developers across the Middle East and Africa to create innovative bots in the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. This aligns with Facebook’s commitment to promote innovation in the Middle East and Africa by providing developers and start-ups with the tools they need to build, grow, monetize, and measure products and services. Facebook grew […]

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Facebook rallies partners to unite for a safer, better Internet

Today is Safer Internet Day (SID) and Facebook has launched a series of initiatives to help make the Internet a safer and better place for people across Africa, especially children and the youth. Facebook is partnering with public sector agencies and non-governmental organisations from across Africa under the rallying call “Be the change: unite for […]

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