WhatsApp CYBER SECURITY

The convenience of the WhatsApp messaging app outweighs concerns about privacy risks

There was a lot of hullabaloo about nothing last year towards the end over the WhatsApp updated and terms of service policy which needed users to allow sharing of their…

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WhatsApp bows to pressure, delays its new privacy policy by three months

WhatsApp has announced that it will delay its new privacy policy which was slated for February 8th by three months to give users more time to understand their principles and…

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TECHNOLOGY

WhatsApp is out there again to disrupt telco companies with its new digital payment

WhatsApp, a tech company that begun its operation with only 55 employees that would later be sold to Facebook for US$19 billion is now telco companies’ biggest enemy that has…

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GLOBAL

WHO partners with WhatsApp to bring COVID-19 facts to billions

The World Health Organization has struck a partnership with WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned messaging platform to bring COVID-19 facts to the billions of people on the app. WHO yesterday launched the…

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Finally, WhatsApp Users Can Block Annoying Group Invites

iPhone users will be the first to enjoy consent on WhatsApp as the platform introduces a new feature. Individuals will now have an option of blocking people from adding them…

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TECHNOLOGY

Message Forwarding Will Not Exceed Five Recipients – WhatsApp

WhatsApp users will not be in a position to send the same message more than five times in new measure to curb dissemination of fake news on the platform.  The…

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Whatsapp TECH NEWS

WhatsApp to roll out 3 new features

Popular messaging platform WhatsApp has been working on a new feature to make holidays a lot more peaceful. According to various sources, WhatsApp is working on three new features in…

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mark zuckerberg facebook whatsapp TECHNOLOGY

Mark Zuckerberg set to roll out a mobile payment platform in India

Facing intense scrutiny in India over the spread of misinformation and fake news on WhatsApp, its parent company Facebook has said it is waiting for a green signal from the…

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TECH NEWS

First-ever study on fake news in Kenya reveals scale of issue and impact on trust in media

While fake news is evidently now a core part of the news mix in Kenya, Kenyans have been found to be well tuned to spotting false information. Through a study…

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TECH NEWS

Telegram Updates its Group Administration Features

In 2015, Telegram Messenger announced its supergroups feature, one that made groups very different from the norms in that they would have a thousand members, 800 more than that what…

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TECH NEWS

Facebook optimizes Group administration

Since the inception of Facebook, people sharing a common interest have always been able to create groups. The group administrator is usually the group initializer and has privileges such as…

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Mod Apps: How to get extra features for your Whatsapp, Instagram and Telegram

There is a joke about people switching between 3-4 apps all day. This much borders on the truth and the reality of our online lives. Well, why don’t we make…

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APP REVIEWS

App Review: Telegram proves to be most efficient among other messengers

At more than 100 million users, Telegram is quickly gaining hold as a preferred messenger for more people. The application can be accessed from your smartphone/tablet or desktop. All telegram…

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APP REVIEWS

WhatsApp will cease to support devices running older versions of Android OS, iOS and Windows Phone OS come 2017

Yesterday, WhatsApp made an announcement that will be music to the ears of folks who use older devices to access the app. WhatsApp will be extending support for its service…

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GLOBAL

WhatsApp Video Calling is a reality now

Towards the end of last month we wrote to you that WhatsApp had rolled out Video Calling feature though only to the beta testers. Well less than a month later…

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storage information

WhatsApp Update – Ability to play audio files in the background and view your storage information

WhatsApp seems to be on adrenaline, at least for the beta version. So far we have written about two new features that were introduced to beta testers within a gap…

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two-step verification

The consequences of not providing your email address when activating WhatsApp’s two-step verification feature

Well, yesterday we wrote a story about WhatsApp’s new two-step verification feature. Basically when you have two-step verification enabled, any attempt to verify your phone number on WhatsApp must be…

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Two-step verification is now available to WhatsApp Beta users (both Android and Windows Phone)

Security is paramount. One should endeavour to secure their online accounts at all costs. How often do you review your security options for the different services you are subscribed to?…

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Latest report indicates that WhatsApp is more secure than Telegram Messenger

Amnesty International took matters into its own hands and embarked on a journey to determine which among the pool of messaging apps available is more secure. The firm was most…

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WhatsApp beta now supports video calling – atleast for Windows Phone users

WhatsApp has done what many have been anticipating for. Some time back WhatsApp introduced the voice calling feature on its platform. This is a move that was applauded by many….

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APP REVIEWS

WhatsApp introduces new tag feature in group chats

Almost everyone who owns a smart phone has WhatsApp and is likely  in a group or two. Lately we have also seen more corporates embracing the app as an official…

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AFRICA

Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria (Update: And Kenya)

Nigeria got the honour of being the first sub-Saharan country to host the CEO of (probably) the most popular social networks and Instant Messaging services (mark the plural) in any…

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WhatsApp APP REVIEWS

This is how to opt out of sharing your WhatsApp Information, including your phone number, with Facebook

WhatsApp has updated its terms of service and privacy policy. For all the privacy-minded users you need to take note of this. In this blog post, they state that the…

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Whatsapp TECH NEWS

You can now send PDF files via WhatsApp

I think it’s time we say goodbye to emails; probably not today though. WhatsApp rolls out one of the most anticipated feature to its iOS and Android devices; document sharing….

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WhatsApp Is Currently Vulnerable To Hackers

Many people are able to use WhatsApp after it was made available made available earlier this year. Check Point passed a warning to WhatsApp users after they discovered a bug…

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Whatsapp

How To Check The Contacts You Message The Most On WhatsApp

Yesterday I was going through my WhatsApp chats only to find out that, the friends I often chat with are not even my closest friends. WhatsApp has opened avenues where…

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iPhone Users Can Now Use WhatsApp For Web

This year WhatsApp made it possible for users to access it on PCs since not all the phones can support the social network platform. WhatsApp is being used by many…

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WhatsApp Introduces Another Feature Called ‘Mark As Unread’

The blue marks on WhatsApp caused problems between me and my friends especially if I take long to reply. I have no idea why they introduced them because they brought…

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Whatsapp, Viber and Facebook depriving telecommunications of mobile network revenues

International Telecommunication Union Global Symposium for regulators has been ongoing in Libreville, Gabon with the theme “Mind the Digital Gap – Regulatory incentives to achieve digital opportunities”. The convention has…

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You can now access WhatsApp on your PC

Since its launch in 2009, Whatsapp has since been of strict phone use which has made it stand out among other social media platforms with both phone and PC versions….

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