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WhatsApp Introduces Live Location Sharing in South Africa, This Is How To Use It

WhatsApp is giving its over 1 billion users yet another reason to smile and keep coming back to the app multiple times in a day with its newly introduced live location sharing feature. WhatsApp may already allow you the option to share your current location with other users, but that’s a static, one-time share. The key difference […]

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BBM Messenger and HotelsCombined Put Worldwide Accommodations at Users’ Fingertips

Creative Media Works, operating as BBM, has partnered with the world’s leading hotel price comparison site, HotelsCombined, to offer BBM users seamless search of all the best hotel booking sites to find the lowest possible rate on a hotel deal. HotelsCombined sits as an icon within BBM Messenger’s Discover ecosystem of content and services. BBM […]

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BBM Messenger Partners with NGO Springster in South Africa & Nigeria

Creative Media Works, operating as BBM Messenger, has partnered with Springster, Girl Effect’s global mobile-first platform for vulnerable young women, to launch Girl Talk, a highly important and purposeful content offering. With a purpose to ‘create a new normal’ for young women, Girl Talk can be found within the Discover menu of BBM. As young […]

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WhatsApp Shortcut Button For Facebook Gets Tested On Android

Facebook seems to be planning on bringing its marquee service and WhatsApp closer together. At the moment, it appears to be testing a new feature which allows users to quickly switch between Facebook and WhatsApp apps through a shortcut button. Tapping on the WhatsApp shortcut button, which appears prominently in the menu area, opens the […]

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New social app developed locally lets you wink at contacts anonymously

Sixwinks is a fun new app by Streamertail Systems that lets you send an anonymous wink to six people in your address book. It’s the first app out there that enables you to chat to people you know anonymously in a non-intrusive way. It’s a bit like flirting in a safe environment without the embarrassment. How […]

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Facebook highlights its commitment to online safety in South Africa and Zimbabwe

This week, an expert team from Facebook will meet with leading South African and Zimbabwean representatives, civil society and experts to learn from, as well as provide practical advice in helping people to stay safe online. As part of its mission in giving people the power to build community and bring the world closer together, […]

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Tinder-Like Feature Being Tested On Messenger By Facebook

Facebook has spent much of the past year bringing Snapchat-inspired features across all its core services and is now aiming at introducing a very Tinder-like feature. A message, “[Name redacted] and 15 others may want to meet up with you this week”, popped up on a Motherboard’s reporter phone recently. With further investigation being done, […]

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Taxify launches its globally successful ride-sharing platform in London

Taxify, Europe’s fastest-growing ride-sharing platform, launches tomorrow morning in London with thousands of drivers signed up to the platform and ready to accept rides anywhere in the Capital from 10.00am on Tuesday 5 September. To celebrate, Taxify has suspended any surge pricing and is offering a huge 50% discount to riders during the month of […]

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Comment Threads Arrive On Instagram, Making Conversations More Natural

Instagram has introduced comment threads on its platform, aiming to make chatting with fellow Instagrammers easier! Instagram users who reply to any Instagram post will now find their response automatically grouped right underneath it in a thread. The company stated “Comment threads help you keep track of conversations and make it easy to respond to […]

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