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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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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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AccuWeather Introduces Plain Language AI Weather Bot for Facebook Messenger

AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, has announced the launch of AccuWeather for Facebook Messenger. The AI-powered weather assistant handles plain-language questions from users and provides easy weather answers and localized forecasts with Superior Accuracy™. The bot helps users access accurate, personalized, weather forecasting information to help them better plan their […]

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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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