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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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Snapchat-Like Stories Feature Gets Tested On Facebook

Facebook is currently testing a Stories feature, similar to the one present on Snapchat, on its mobile application on iOS and Android. Doesn’t seem like much of a surprise considering Facebook-owned Instagram also introduced its own version of the feature, very much a clone of the one present on Snapchat, last year in August. This new […]

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Facebook Replaces Inbox With Messenger Web Interface

Facebook is currently in the process of integrating the Messenger app into its desktop version, offering an all new messaging experience to the desktop users.   Even though there hasn’t been an official announcement from Facebook yet, we can already see that the previous inbox icon has been replaced with the Messenger icon in the blue navigation […]

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Facebook Is Now Free On Vodacom

Facebook is Free! Yes you’ve read correctly… Vodacom has launched a new service called ‘Facebook Flex.’ This will allow Vodacom customers to connect with family and friends on Facebook absolutely free! Even though this service may be free, it does you give limited access in terms of only allowing you to update your Facebook status or commenting […]

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Instagram Now Allows You To Like Comments And Turn Them Off Completely

In the latest update to Instagram, users now have the privilege to like individual comments on Instagram posts, very similar to Facebook. Users can show their appreciation for a comment with a little red heart, as opposed to the big red heart already used for liking posts. Along with the hearts, there will be two […]

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