Cellulant patners with Facebook to launch Augmented Reality (AR) powered try-on experiences on Messenger

Pan-African Payments company, Cellulant, has built Africa’s first Augmented Reality (AR) powered try-on experiences in Facebook Messenger. As part of the roll-out programme, Kenyan brand Huddah Cosmetics, has been selected as the first social commerce merchant on Mula to launch the platform; leveraging on Facebook to provide a unique product discovery shopping experience for their […]

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Instagram wants to share your location history data with Facebook

Instagram is apparently testing a new setting that will allow it to share your location data with its parent company Facebook. According to a report published on The Next Web, the feature, which appears under Instagram’s privacy settings was first spotted by Jane Wong, a researcher from Hong Kong. What basically this means is that […]

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Facebook launches its fact-checking tool in Kenya to fight fake news

Facebook has announced a new partnership with Africa Check; Africa’s first independent fact-checking organisation and AFP, to launch its first Africa Fact-Checking programme in Kenya.  The programme will help asses the accuracy of news in the country and also help reduce the spread of misinformation, whilst improving the quality of news people find on its […]

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Internet Society Partners with Facebook to Expand Internet Connectivity in Africa

The Internet Society is partnering with Facebook to develop Internet Exchange Points (IXP) throughout Africa. An Internet Exchange Point is where multiple local and international networks, ISPs and content providers interconnect their networks together to efficiently exchange Internet traffic through an arrangement commonly referred to as Peering. Currently, 42% of countries in Africa lack IXPs, […]

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Six Kenyans selected for Facebook Community Leadership Program

Six Kenyans are among the 116 people worldwide who have been selected to join the Facebook Community Leadership Program. Unveiled in February this year, the program is a global initiative that invests in people building communities. The Kenyans include Felista Wangari, through her 52-Week Savings Challenge Facebook group, Pamellah Oduor, with her Let’s Cook Kenyan […]

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Grow Your Business Sales with Social Media in 2018

Social media has changed the traditional ways of marketing of the business. In 2018, again you have a chance to boost your business sales and make the energetic and refreshing rank of your business in the market. Yes! You can get outstanding ranking and can generate extraordinary revenue through the social media. Social media marketing […]

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Are You Selling Candles or Light? Insights from Social Media Week Nairobi

Once upon a time, there was a town with two candle makers. One of the candle makers was called John and the other Mark. If you asked John what his business was, he’d say he makes the best candles in town. If you asked Mark what his business was, he’d promptly reply, “my business is […]

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Facebook is working on a ‘’Clear History’’ feature that will let you delete all your browsing history

Facebook has announced that it is working a new Clear History feature that will enable users to cookies and history.  This, according to the company is one of the steps the company is taking to better protect people’s privacy after the recent revelations that it has been collecting and leaking users data. These accusations came […]

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Facebook is reportedly testing Messenger payments in India

It seems like Facebook is looking for more ways to make money other than just advertising. The social network is reportedly testing Messenger payments services in India, according to a new report published by FactorDaily. The reports says that Facebook has been trialling an option for Messenger users to top up their pre-paid mobile and […]

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Facebook wants to give you more control over your data, but will it really do so?

We are all aware of the happenings that have been going on around Facebook over the last couple of weeks. The company has been accused of collecting and leaking users data and this came to the limelight after the Cambridge Analytica scandal that saw Facebook suspend the political data analytics company from its platform. Facebook […]

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Facebook has suspended jubilee linked data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica

Facebook has suspended political data analytics company Cambridge Analytica after finding out the company had violated data privacy policies. Facebook in a blog says Cambridge Analytica which was accused of working for Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta during the last general elections failed to deleted data that it had acquired inappropriately from hundreds of thousands of […]

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How to remain relevant in the Facebook age of meaningful social interactions

With Facebook announcing that it is pushing brand and publisher content out of news feeds, how can businesses, especially small and medium enterprises in South Africa, remain relevant? It was deemed a “rude awakening” early in January 2018 when Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced that the social networking platform had changed its algorithm, basically meaning […]

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Growing Africa’s digital ecosystem by bringing high touch to high tech

The international tech community is nurturing Africa’s digital ecosystem by supporting skills development, technology adoption and the growth of digital businesses across the continent. Giants like Google and Facebook are leading the effort through direct investment, partnerships and in-market teams in key African markets. Google and Facebook both opened offices in Nigeria in 2017. Lagos […]

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Facebook is now offering free audio tracks and sound effects for video makers.

Are you a content creator and always worried about uploading videos on Facebook or Instagram that contains copyrighted music? Well, you will have to worry less now. Facebook has announced that it is now offering a selection of free music and sound effect to content creators. Known as Facebook Sound Collections, the feature gives you […]

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How to Grow Your Small Business by Using Social Media Effectively

Everyone is acquainted with the significance of social media in every aspect of life. It is to be considered in this modern era that survival of everything is just through the social media and positive growth of business and popularity of brand is also dependent on social media. Social media plays a supporting role in […]

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Facebook is testing a subscription tool for Instant Articles on Android

Well, most of you probably saw this coming from Facebook but yes, the company is testing a news subscription tool for its Instant Articles on Android devices over the next few weeks. Facebook is working with several publishers during this test period. They include; Bild, The Boston Globe, The Economist, Hearst-owned properties The Houston Chronicle […]

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Facebook is rolling out funded shows for ‘Watch’.

A couple of weeks ago, Facebook introduced Watch, a new platform for shows on Facebook. Watch, according to the social media giant is a platform for all creators and publishers to find an audience, build a community of passionate fans, and earn money for their work. On Facebook, videos are discovered through friends and bring […]

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Facebook and Instagram were down yesterday, here’s why

Most of you probably did not notice this but Facebook and Instagram were temporarily down for a few hours yesterday.  Some users from different parts of the world were not able to access the two social networking sites. Desktop and mobile users across the world were affected by the technical glitch which was said to […]

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Facebook announces winners of its First Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

Facebook has finally unveiled the winners of its Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge for developers across the Middle East and Africa. The 3 winners were part of the 60 finalists shortlisted for the contest to reward developers who create the most innovative new bots on Messenger. Commenting on the winners, Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s Head of […]

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Facebook unveils 60 finalists for its Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

Facebook has unveiled the 60 finalists that will battle it out for the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. Launched in February 2017, the challenge is a contest to recognize and rewards developers who create the most innovative new bots on Messenger. Developers, in teams of up to three people, were invited to create bots in […]

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You can now use Reactions emoji to reply to comments on Facebook

You can now add a little happy or angry face to comments that people have posted on Facebook posts. Yes, Facebook has brought its emoji Reactions tool to comments. According to The Verge, Reactions have started to show up in comments for desktop users. So if you don’t see it yet, expect to see them […]

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Facebook adds Live Location Sharing feature to Messenger

  Facebook has launched a new Messenger tool that will allow users to share their location with others. The Live Location feature will let users share their location for an hour within a private direct or group message thread. If you choose to share your Live Location, will also be able to see an estimate […]

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Facebook is adding a City Guides feature to suggest places and events to visit

Facebook is spreading its wings further to the tourism market. The company has introduced a new feature that will give users suggestions for events and places to visit while visiting numerous cities across the globe. TNW reports that the feature was first spotted last year – but it looks like Facebook is now ready to roll […]

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Here’s how to add your country’s flag to your profile photo on Facebook

Remember when Facebook just allowed you to add a photo of your country’s flag during a special event or cause? Not anymore. Facebook has now added nearly 200 flags to its Profile Frame feature, which will let you overlay imagery filters at the top your profile photo. Facebook has been using profile frames and filters […]

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Looking for a new job? Facebook will now let you apply for it via Facebook

Facebook is getting into the job market to take on LinkedIn. Yes, you heard me right.  In the next few weeks, Page admins in the U.S. and Canada will now be able to post jobs right on Facebook and receive applications through Facebook Messenger. Should we be surprised? No. For years now, there has been […]

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Facebook launches Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge for Middle East and Africa

Facebook has launched a Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge for developers across the Middle East and Africa. The challenge will see developers from the region create innovative bots with winners walking away with a number of prizes. This challenge, according to Facebook, aligns with the company’s commitment to promote innovation in the Middle East and […]

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Facebook rolls out new update on how it ranks Video in News Feeds

Expect to see some changes on how videos will appear on your Facebook news feed from now henceforth. Initially, videos were ranked based on a few reactions you make on the video of whether the video is live or not and also how long the video is watched,  whether people choose to turn on the […]

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Facebook Messenger now Supports video call with up to 50 people

Well, you have been waiting for it, and it’s finally here. Facebook Messenger chat app now supports video chat with up to 50 people. This, according to Facebook has been the most requested feature ever by Facebook Messenger users. And now the Group Video Chat is rolling out to Android and iOS devices, and the […]

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Facebook partners with fact-checking organizations to flag and rank-down fake news

Facebook has become a central location for “fake news,” hoax stories. Most of the time, the news are purposely meant to deceive people. Those days could finally be over after the company has announced it is rolling out a new tool designed to make it easier for users to report fake links shared in the […]

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Facebook has done this by adding the Data Saver option in the settings menu on Facebook Messenger Beta on Android.

Facebook is testing a Data Saver Mode feature for Messenger to help you save on data.

  Facebook is reportedly testing out a new feature that will let users cut down its mobile Messenger app’s data consumption. The idea behind this is to help people be able to use less data when accessing video content and photos posted daily on the internet. Facebook has done this by adding the Data Saver […]

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Facebook’s Internet Satellite destroyed by SpaceX rocket explosion during launch preparations

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is visiting the country. Kenya is the second country he is  visiting after Nigeria in his first ever trip to Africa. Zuckerberg is in Kenya to see how technology innovation is changing the country, learn more about what mobile entrepreneurs are doing with the latest technology, and find out how Facebook […]

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After Nigeria, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now visiting Kenya

After visiting Nigeria, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided to make a surprise visit to Kenya this week on his first trip to Africa. Today, he used his time in the country to visit the iHub.  meet with developers and partners, and explore how the country’s pioneering mobile money ecosystem is evolving. Zuckerberg is meeting with […]

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‘Lifestage’ Facebook’s new app has been created just for teens

Facebook has released a new iOS app just for teens, more specifically, for those under 21. Known as Lifestage, the app allows teens to shoot videos and then turns those clips you recorded into a video profile others your friends can watch. Rather than post status updates, the app lets you let the world know […]

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Facebook rolls out new metrics, engagement tools for videos

Facebook want to help content creators to track and enhance engagement and with its video content. The company has rolled out a new tool that will now help publishers better understand who is watching their videos on the platform. The video metrics in Page Insights and Video Library tool will also help publishers understand who […]

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Facebook makes its suicide prevention tools available to all users

Suicidal thoughts are the worst thing we would want any of our family members or friends to go through. Most of the time we are always not there when they go through this, and we are left with very little options. Facebook has however today announced that it has updated its suicide prevention tools, making […]

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Facebook Now lets users comment on posts with videos

Facebook will now allow you comment and reply to post using videos. The company made this announcement yesterday in move that can be described as a way acknowledge the continued growth and consumption of video content. This adds to the suite of multimedia features that already exist within comments including: links, photos, stickers and emoji. […]

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Facebook could be testing customized news feed with categories

You will all agree with me Facebook news feeds feels a bit cluttered these days, i personally do not like it. But Facebook is reportedly testing a new customized news feed that will make it possible for you to separate your feed by categories. What currently happens is new of brands, celebrities, sports or technology […]

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Facebook, Messenger and Instagram Windows 10 Apps are Here at Last

Facebook has some good news for people using Facebook, Messenger and Instagram on Windows. The company is officially rolling out Windows 10 Apps for Facebook and Messenger on desktop. If you were a desktop user using Windows 8 you might have come across a Facebook App on the Windows store but it was not that […]

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Facebook is Developing a Camera App for users to share more content

Remember when Facebook launched Facebook live, a feature that allows users to broadcast videos lives to their friends? Now it looks like the company is not stopping here. A new report suggests that the company is developing a stand-alone camera app that will also users create and share more videos. People familiar with the matter […]

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Facebook might be considering to let you earn money from your posts

It looks like Facebook was very serious when it said that it wanted to help publishers monetize their content with its new Instant Articles feature. What Facebook was not clear however was how it was going to let users earn from their posts. An instant survey seen by The Verge however hints that the company could […]

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Facebook launches Agency Ambassador programme for Africa

Facebook has launched an Agency Ambassador Programme for Africa in what it says is part of its drive to equip its agency partners with the skills and information they need to make the most of Facebook as a marketing and advertising platform. Under this programme, Agency Ambassadors will have a direct line to Facebook and […]

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This new Facebook feature will Use Artificial Intelligence to Describe Photos to Blind Users

Artificial Intelligence is a technology that is growing very fast and with this growth it seems to be helping people in a very big way. But how can we use this technology to help people who are visually impaired? Today Facebook rolled out a very interesting feature that will use Artificial Intelligence to describe photos […]

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After WhatsApp, Facebook is also ditching support for BlackBerry

It’s just a few weeks since WhatsApp announced that it is killing support for Blackberry and other older devices. Of course this did not go on well with most Blackberry users and it seems Facebook is following in the same footsteps. Faceebook has also decided to ditch support for blackberry. What this means is that […]

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Facebook adds ‘love,’ ‘haha,’ ‘wow,’ ‘sad’ and ‘angry’ to its like button

Facebook has been testing Reactions in different markets since last year, and now the have been officially been rolled out globally. With Reactions, you can do more than just “like” a Facebook post. “Love,” “Haha,” “Wow,” “Sad,” and “Angry” are five new Facebook additional buttons that people can click when responding to a post. ”We’ve […]

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Facebook Kicks Off Global Effort on Women’s Safety in Kenya

Facebook hosted a Women’s Safety round table in Kenya last week with participants from NGOs, academia, women’s rights groups, and safety organizations from Kenya and across Sub-Saharan Africa to highlight how the community can work together to create a harassment-free online environment where everyone can feel safe to share and interact. The roundtable coincided with […]

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Facebook reaches 1.59 billion people globally and 100 million hours of daily video watch time

Facebook announced that they have reached  1.59 billion people globally and 100 million hours of daily video watch time on their platform. Making the announcement through his Facebook Page, Mark Zuckerburg CEO and Founder, Facebook, said, “We just announced our quarterly results and shared an update on our community’s progress to connect the world. Our […]

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Tigo Tanzania Facebook page hits 1 million mark, highest following in the country

Tigo Tanzania Facebook page has become the first to hit 1 million likes in the country making the page the most popular and Tigo the first company with the highest Facebook followers in Tanzania. The milestone was achieved on 27th December 2015, effectively cemented Tigo’s position as the foremost digital lifestyle telecom in the country. […]

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Court Bans WhatsApp in Brazil for 48 hours

WhatsApp users in Brazil will for the next 48 hour be blocked from using the Facebook owned the service.  This is after a judge ordered the popular messaging app blocked across the country for failing to respond to a court order in a proceeding criminal case. The shutdown, which began from9 p.m. ET Wednesday, will see […]

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Airtel and Facebook launch Free Basics Services in 17 African countries

Bharti Airtel has today announced its new partnership with Facebook which will see the two companies launch Free Basics in 17 Africa countries that will provide access to services like health, educations, jobs, communication and local content at no additional cost The Free Basics whose launch in all markets is expected to be completed by […]

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One billion People now use Facebook daily

One billion people use Facebook daily, Facebook has announced. The social media site also now has 1.55 billion users, a 14 percent increase over this time last year. “We had a good quarter and got a lot done,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO, adding that “We’re focused on innovating and investing for the […]

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Facebook is changing how your notifications look

Your Facebook notifications on your phone are about to look different, Facebook has announced. Your notifications will now show friends’ milestones, like birthdays and life event, Sports scores and TV reminders, based on Pages you’ve like and even upcoming events that you’ve joined. This update the Social Media site says will however not affect your […]

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Facebook “Dislike” button is finally here

During a town hall Q&A at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a declaration that could hugely change the way the social network’s nearly 1.5 billion users use the site: that Facebook is working on a type of “dislike” button. “People have asked about the dislike button for many years,” he said. […]

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Facebook “Dislike” button is finally here

During a town hall Q&A at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a declaration that could hugely change the way the social network’s nearly 1.5 billion users use the site: that Facebook is working on a type of “dislike” button. “People have asked about the dislike button for many years,” he said. […]

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Facebook apologises to users after crash

Social media site Facebook has sent out an apology to its users after the site crashed and was unavailable for close to 40 minutes last night.  The site saw close to 1.5 users using the the platform unable to access it due to what the company says was a ”Configuration” issue. Major outages were reported […]

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Facebook working on a Dislike button

Sometime back someone asked me a very interesting question. When someone updates a sad status on Facebook and you click LIKE, does that mean you like the status or or showing sympathy to the person? Well, of course I did not have a proper answer for him, but now Facebook might just be coming up […]

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Journalists Can Now Broadcast Live Over Facebook

Facebook wants more journalists to use its platform as their distribution channel of choice. Now the company is giving reporters a new tool: the ability to stream live on Facebook itself. Facebook said today that verified journalists, experts, and other “influencers” will now be able to use its Mentions app—formerly available only to select celebrities. The app […]

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Facebook bans photos of Europe’s refugee crisis

Facebook has banned the photos of the Europe’s refugee crisis  that saw last week, approximately 150 bodies of migrant refugees from Palestine and Syria many of them children washed up on the Libyan side of the Mediterranean Sea. The refugees drowned to death after their boat capsized, likely heading to Europe to escape desperate situations […]

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Facebook witnesses one billion users in a day: Mark Zuckerberg

In what Facebook CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg described as a milestone, one billion people used Facebook in a single day. This “milestone” was reached on Monday, when “1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family, he said in a Facebook post. ‘’When we talk about our financials, […]

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Hahaha vs. Hehehe: Facebook new research reveals e-laughter data

So how exactly do you express laughter on Facebook? – lol’, ‘haha’ or ‘hehe’? Facebook has just published new data showing how people express laughter on the social media platform. The data by Facebook comes just after Sarah Larson from The New Yorker published a fun article about e-laughter (all the hahas and lols we […]

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Facebook users can now appoint ‘heir’ to manage account when they die

By Nixon Kanali / TechTrendsKE For some time now, Facebook users have been wondering what happens to someone’s account when they pass on. What has been happening is, Facebook has been freezing the person’s page, something which some family members and friends have been objecting saying they wanted to maintain the pages with updates. Facebook […]

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Facebook’s Internet.org bringing more people online, hosts developers day at iHub

One year after launching internet.org app, Facebook is celebrating this milestone by hosting a Developer app at iHub in Nairobi on Monday. Over the last year, Facebook has worked closely with more than a dozen mobile operators across 17 countries to give people access to relevant basic internet services without data charges. Today Internet.org is […]

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Facebook just changed its logo. Can you tell the difference?

Facebook has got a new logo, but it’s not completely new – just a minor tweaking with the original, so much so that you would have to look closely to spot the differences. The new blue wordmark keeps the favicon (that’s the “f” icon you see most often), changes up the “a” and features a […]

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Facebook’s First Africa office opens in Johannesburg

Facebook has opened its first African office in what it says is to help further its commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. The office, which is based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, will be the Social Media giant’s newest business office and will be headed by Ogilvy veteran, Nunu Ntshingila […]

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Facebook Messenger hits one billion+ downloads on Android

Facebook messenger has reached a whopping one billion downloads on Android. This announcement was made by David Marcus, vice president of Messaging products at Facebook. Through his Facebook page, David announced ‘’ Happy to make it to the very exclusive Android 1 billion+ downloads club’’ The Facebook Messenger mobile app was launched to let users […]

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IBM Unveils Marketing Partnership With Facebook

IBM and Facebook are teaming up to offer new integration between the two platforms to marketers. Starting today, IBM says marketing cloud clients can now utilize Facebook’s powerful ad capabilities such as Custom Audiences, along with IBM’s deep analytics and design features, to create meaningful experiences for their customers across applications, devices and time. By […]

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Facebook Introduces Video Calling in Messenger

Facebook has announced that they will be introducing video calling in Messenger enabling Facebook user to have face-to-face conversations with their friends and the people they care about, via Messenger. One can quickly start a video call from any conversation with just one tap. If you’re messaging with someone and realize that words just aren’t […]

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Facebook launches internet.org in Guatemala, moves to new offices in California

In another step towards connecting the world, Facebook has just launched Internet.org in Guatemala. The launch in Guatemala was enabled through a partnership between Facebook and  Millicom, the international telecommunications and media company (Stockholmsbörsen: MIC), which operates under Tigo. Now everyone in the country can have free access to information on health, jobs and education […]

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Facebook opens up video embeds to everyone and adds 360-degree video support

Facebook’s purchase of Oculus has manifested a little more tangibly. Today at its F8 conference, the social network announced an upgraded version of its internal video player with support for 360-degree videos. The omni-directional uploads are viewable on the Web, where you can click and drag in all directions during playback to see the full view, but the videos are best […]

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Facebook is testing out its own Phone app

Facebook hasn’t been shy of releasing spin-off apps of late — consider Home, Rooms, Groups, Slingshot and of course Messenger — and it looks like there’s another one in the pipeline too. A couple of Facebook users on Android have noticed links to what seems to be a Facebook dialler app called, appropriately, Phone. Android […]

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How to Send Money to Friends On Facebook Messenger

On Tuesday Facebook rolled out a new feature in Messenger that will be able to give people a more convenient and secure way to send or receive money between friends. So how do you just do IT? Here are the few steps: To send money: Start a message with a friend Tap the $ icon […]

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Facebook rolling out payments to friends in Messenger

Facebook announced Tuesday it was launching a system to send money to friends for US customers using its Messenger mobile app. The free service will be offered “in the coming months,” according to a Facebook statement, and will put the huge social network in competition with services such as Square Cash and Venmo. The money […]

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Facebook now lets you choose who controls your account after you die

Facebook is putting its users in control of what happens to their accounts after they die. Starting today, users in the US will be able to chose to have their accounts deleted after death or grant another person on Facebook permission to manage an account on their behalf. Facebook calls this person an account’s “legacy […]

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Facebook launches internet.org in India

More than a 100 million Indian residents will now be able to use the Internet.org app on their phones. Facebook has partnered with Reliance Communications , an Indian communications company to give people on  the reliance network  in six Indian states access to free basic internet services for health, education, jobs and communication. Statistics show […]

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Facebook and Instagram are facing a global outage right now

If you have tried logging into your Facebook or Instagram account you might have come into face with an error message.  Well, you are not alone. Apparently, all users worldwide are experiencing issues connecting to the two sites, both on the Web and via mobile apps. It’s not clear yet what’s causing the outage. Details […]

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Ghana becomes fifth country to get Internet.org application from Facebook

Ghana has become the fifth country globally to receive  the internet.org application. According to an update by Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO Facebook on his page, Facebook has partnered with Airtel  to give people on the Airtel network access to free basic internet services for education, health, jobs and communication in Ghana. “Right now only […]

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You can now access WhatsApp on your desktop browser

By Nixon Kanali, Nairobi Sometime last year, we published a report suggesting how world popular instant messaging service WhatsApp was developing a web version of the app, which will allow you to use the service on desktop. Well, it has now happened as the messaging application has unveiled a new service that will let its […]

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Facebook puts warning labels on graphic videos

Facebook is putting warning labels on graphic videos that members upload and share with friends, the leading social network said Tuesday. The California-based Internet giant will also prevent potentially shocking or upsetting video clips from popping into News Feeds of members whose profiles say they are younger than 18 years old. Facebook allows children as […]

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Could Facebook be planning to be the next new YouTube?

Could Facebook Video be the next big  video sharing platform after YouTube?  Well, maybe yes. According to new statistics released by the  company, In just one year, the number of video posts per person posted on the social media site has increased 75% globally and 94% in the US.  This has changed the News Feed […]

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Facebook Will ‘Auto Enhance’ Your Photos—Unless You Turn It Off

Facebook has begun automatically enhancing photos that users upload from the recently updated iOS app. What does that mean? If Facebook’s enhancement algorithm think your pictures could use improvement in brightness or contrast, it will go ahead and do it. The first time you upload an image, a pop-up message appears warning of the change, […]

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Facebook rolls out new Search tool to help you seatch for old posts

Facebook has rolled out a new Search tool in what it says is to make it easier for users to find old posts that they shared. ”You’ve told us the most important thing is being able to find posts you’ve seen before, and now you can”.  Tom Stocky, VP of  Facebook Search said in a blog […]

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Facebook launches ”Say Thanks”, a personalized video creation tool

By Nixon Kanali, Nairobi Did you know facebook will now let you create personalised video cards for for your Facebook friends? Well, now you know. The social media giant has launched ”Say Thanks”,  a  tool that will let users create personalized video cards for their friends on Facebook. To create a Say Thanks video, you will have to visit […]

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You can now easily unfollow Boring Friends on facebook

By Nixon Kanali, You got a boring Facebook friend who frequently posts boring posts? And you do not want to unfriend him or her. Well, Facebook has just come up with a solution for you that will be able to give you more control on what you see on your newsfeed from such friend. The […]

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Facebook to create ”DONATE” button to help fight Ebola

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa seem to have attracted so much attention from across the globe.  Many organisations are joining hands to help fight it, and now Facebook has joined in. The company has said it would create a button to make it easier for its billion-plus users to donate to organisations battling the deadly […]

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Facebook provides custom Tor link for privacy-conscious users

  In a rare event that showcases that Facebook may actually be listening to the concerns of its users, the social media giant has provided a custom Tor link for users who wish to have their internet presence anonymized. Tor is a free proxy servicethat provides users a path to surf the Internet without having […]

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Mark Zuckerberg to host Q&A session with all facebook users on November 6

Are you among the 1.35 billion people who use facebook?  Well, Mark Zuckerberg the Facebook CEO has something for you. Zuckerberg will be hosting a live-streamed Q&A session on Thursday November 6, and he wants you to ask him as many questions as you can. He said it is a tradition at Facebook, where every Friday Facebook employees have a […]

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Facebook unveils new anonymous chat app ‘Rooms’

Facebook has launched a new app that will allow people to set up online chat rooms. Called ‘Rooms.’, the app will let you create a chat room community for the things you are interested in. If it is cooking, blogging, writing etc. Unlike Facebook itself, rooms does not require people to use their real names meaning you can create […]

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”Safety Check” New facebook feature that notifies your friends and family your are safe during a disaster

By Nixon Kanali Have you ever been in a tight situation? found yourself in the middle of disaster or crisis? and most of the time you are not in a position to tell your family or loved ones that you are safe, well, there is a solution for you. Facebook  is launching a tool that […]

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Facebook may launch an app that lets users share posts anonymously, reports

Facebook is reportedly preparing to launch an app that will let users share posts anonymously with one another,New York Times has reported. According to the report, the app, which is expected to be released in the coming weeks, reveals a different, experimental take on Facebook’s long-established approach to identity. It will allow people to use pseudonyms […]

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Facebook Completes Its $19 Billion Purchase of WhatsApp

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EU approves Facebooks’ acquisition of WhatsApp

By Nixon Kanali The EU has finally given a green light to Facebook’s acquisition of mobile messenger service WhatsApp. According to the EU, both Facebook  and WhatsApp are not close competitors and that consumers would continue to have a wide choice of alternative consumer communications apps after the transaction. The $19bn deal is the largest in Facebooks’ […]

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Facebook Relaunches Atlas Ad Serving Platform

Facebook has launched its new Atlas advertising platform, which according to the company  represents the next step in tracking ad effectiveness across devices. The company is calling this new approach a ”People-based marketing” It says People spend more time on more devices than ever before and this shift in consumer behavior has had a profound […]

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New Facebook News Feed to emphasize on fresh Trending topics

Facebook has announced that yet again it would be making changes to its News Feed. This time round, the company wants to put more emphasis on fresher content. The new Facebook News Feed algorithm will now highlight posts according to timelines. According to a blog post on Facebook’s News blog, One way we show timely content […]

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Facebook hits 100 million active users in Africa

  By Nixon Kanali, Nairobi  Facebook has now hit 100 million active users in Africa, 80 percent of which are mobile users. This is according to a statistic that was revealed in a blog post on Monday. According to the article, 1 in 10 Africans logs on to the world’s largest social networking site every month. This translates to nearly 100 […]

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Facebook makes changes to News Feed, targets ”Click-baiting” articles

By Nixon Kanali, Nairobi  Facebook has adjusted the way its users see articles on its site to reduce what it called “click bait” – links with a headline that encourages people to click to see more, without telling them much information about what they will see. According to Facebook’s news blog posted on Monday, the improvements to News Feed […]

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Facebook to label satirical stories for you So You Don’t Think They’re Real

By Nixon Kanali  In December last year, The Daily Currant a satirical magazine that publishes fake stories for humor published a story about “Kanye West declaring himself as the next Nelson Mandela. This story ended up being picked up by the local Standard Newspaper making many local readers believe it despite The Daily Currant website already having a dislaimer which […]

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