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Swipe for a Snap – Twitter newest update

Nowadays everything social needs a photo or video. Twitter's newest update is going back to what we knew as TwitPic. It's not new, just...

Skype for web gets new features including HD video calling and call recording

Skype has added some new features to its web app including HD video calling and the ability to record calls. Microsft rolled out these new...

Recording Skype calls for being more organized

When it comes to business, Skype is one of the preferred communication channels for organizations worldwide. However, we all are familiar with the hassle of...
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Facebooks opening its first Sub-Saharan Africa Content Review Centre in Kenya

Facebook is opening its first content review centre in Sub-Saharan Africa in Nairobi Kenya. The company has partnered with Samasource – one of the...

Facebook partners with African NGOs for Safer Internet Day 2019

Tomorrow, on 5th February the world will be celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, a day set aside to promote the safe and positive...

Instagram Update That Lasted 10 Minutes!

An hour ago Instagram tried an update that was very different from what we know it and the backlash made a turnaround to old...

Twitter has suspended KTN News (@KTNNews) account

If you’re an active Twitter user you are probably aware that the company has over the last few months been suspending accounts as it...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

How YouTube is helping reclaim the lost art of apprenticeship

We live in a fast-paced century. Half the time at work is spent keeping up with and adapting to new technologies and the demands...

WhatsApp latest update adds Group Calling for Voice and Video feature.

WhatsApp latest update will now allow group voice calls and video calls between up to 4 people. The update will be rolled out starting...

WhatsApp latest update will now label forwarded messages

WhatsApp has now made it easier for you to identify the origin of information shared on the messaging app. The company has rolled out...

WhatsApp will now allow group admins decide who can post to the group

If you’re an admin of a WhatsApp group you must really be finding it hard to deal with those annoying friends in the group....

The importance of social media web, designs and their impact on small businesses

The internet is a heavily contested place for any business owner, either big or small. If you are a business owner, then you must...

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....

The Importance Of Evaluating Your Posts On Instagram For Social Media Marketing

By Trudy Seeger Social media marketing plays a pivotal role in promoting and marketing your business online. Instagram is a popular social media platform that helps...

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...

Breaking: WhatsApp Goes down on New Year’s Eve

You are probably wondering how you are going to text everyone to wish them ''Happy New Year'' Why? Because popular messaging app WhatsApp appears...

Twitter’s new ‘Threads’ Feature is now available for everyone

On Tuesday, Twitter announced that it was launching a new feature that will allow users to easily post tweetstorms. The company had last month...

Why Influencer Engagement is Important in Digital Marketing

The importance of industry influencers in digital marketing cannot be overstated. At a time when companies are coming up with innovative marketing strategies to...

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...

Twitter now lets you create much longer display names – 50 characters

Twitter has really been preoccupied with making everything lengthy lately. Just the other day it finally rolled out the 280 character limit to everyone...

How to delete messages you sent by mistake on WhatsApp

You probably have read about WhatsApp ’s latest feature that will now allow you to delete a message sent by mistake. The company has...

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...

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...

Twitter want to expand tweets from 140 to 280 characters

Twitter just doubled the character limit for tweets to 280. The company has announced that it has started testing the 280-character tweets in an...

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...

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...

Instagram now lets you reply to Stories with photos and video

Instagram has made a new update to its stories feature which is probably make users very excited. The photo sharing app has now made...

Olx SoMA Award nominees urged to use online networks to empower followers

Social media experts have been challenged to use digital channels to impact the society by disseminating informative and educative content that can empower their...

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...

WhatsApp is working on ‘Pin On Top’’ and ‘unsend’ features

If you use WhatsApp a lot then you know how the conversation lists get pretty crowded, especially with groups. This makes you miss some...

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...

Twitter is getting rid of its default ‘’ egg ’’ profile picture

Twitter is done with its default ‘’ egg ’’ profile picture. The company is getting rid of the egg picture it has used since...

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...
This new update from WhatsApp will now make you be able to receive a notification even if you’ve muted a conversation.

Guys, WhatsApp is bringing back the text Status after replacing it with a Snapchat...

Last month, WhatsApp made some update which caused some user backlash. The company replaced the ability for users to set a text-based in-app status...

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...

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...

Tired YouTube’s 30-second ads? Google is killing them off

Are you one of those people who hate those 30-second ads that appear before you can watch a YouTube video? Well, I am, but...

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

Facebook is getting into the job market to take on LinkedIn. Yes, you heard me right.  In the next few weeks, Page admins in...

#ElectionsKE: Five Online Strategies Politicians will use to target voters

One of the biggest changes in Kenya’s political environment since the last national election in 2013 has been the rise of internet penetration. Back...

WhatsApp Android beta brings a bunch of new emoji

We all love emoji. I mean they have become a necessity in our modern communication. From smiley faces, winks and much more, we just...

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...

WhatsApp’s New Update will let iPhone users Queue Messages Without Internet connection

WhatsApp has rolled out some major update which is probably going to make iPhone users happy. The update will let iPhone users send WhatsApp...

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....

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

https://vimeo.com/195753689 Facebook has become a central location for "fake news," hoax stories. Most of the time, the news are purposely meant to deceive people. Those...

WhatsApp will stop working on your phone this month – Check if you’ll be...

Earlier last week WhatsApp turned seven years old. As it marked this huge milestone, the world’s most popular messaging app with over a billion...

Instagram Launches Live Video and disappearing photos and videos feature

Instagram has unveiled a new feature that will allow users to broadcast live videos on Instagram stories. The Facebook-owned also unveiled another feature that...

WhatsApp rolls out video calling feature to everyone

A couple of weeks ago we told you that WhatsApp was testing a video calling feature. Well, today, the company has officially confirmed that...
According to a report published by Android Authority, the details were spotted as part of a text translation program for WhatsApp

WhatsApp rolls out video calling feature

Rumour that WhatsApp has been working on video calling feature has been going on for some time now. The first time we heard about...
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...

  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...

Meet Yarn, Facebooks’ open source JavaScript package manager built for speed

Facebook just launched a JavaScript package manager built specifically for speed. Known as Yarn, the open source package manager according to Facebook promises faster...
According to a report published by Android Authority, the details were spotted as part of a text translation program for WhatsApp

WhatsApp could be working on a passcode protection feature

A couple of months ago Facebook-owned app WhatsApp introduced end-to-end encryption as an added security measure to keep users’ conversations private on the platform....
The ‘’Save Draft’’ option is available when you hit the ‘’back’’ button on instagram.

Instagram rolls out a ‘’Save Draft’’ feature to everyone

A couple of weeks ago some Instagram users reported seeing a ‘’Save Draft’’ feature. Instagram was said to be testing the feature but we...
This new update from WhatsApp will now make you be able to receive a notification even if you’ve muted a conversation.

WhatsApp now lets you tag people in group chats, here’s how to do it

One of the key features of messaging service WhatsApp is group messaging. Well, personally I am not a fan of these groups so I...
YouTube community will allow video creators to engage viewers using text, GIFs, images and more.

Meet YouTube Community, YouTube’s new Social Networking feature

We all love Youtube, but who thought Google would one day think of having a social networking feature on it.  These rumours have been...
Instagram has unveiled a new feature that will now allow users to block such comments.

Instagram launches new feature to filter abusive comments

One of the things that any Instagram user hate is having someone post offensive or abusive comments on their photos. Most of the time...

Facebook CEO,Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Nigeria, his first visit in sub-saharan Africa.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Nigeria this week.  Mark is in Nigeria to learn on how Facebook can better support tech development and...

OLX SoMA 2016 nominees revealed, here’s the full list

The nominees' list for the OLX SOMA 2016 awards is out. Social media enthusiasts can now vote for their preferred individuals and organizations who...

Twitter’s new button lets people DM you straight from your website

Twitter has launched a new embeddable message button that will allow people to easily send you a direct message from your website. This new button...

‘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...
The ‘’Save Draft’’ option is available when you hit the ‘’back’’ button on instagram.

Is Instagram about to roll out a ‘’Save Draft’’ feature?

It looks like Instagram could soon be rolling out a new feature that will allow users to save their photos as drafts when they...

LinkedIn taps into video, introduces Q&A videos from influencers

LinkedIn just added a new feature to its platform since it was acquired by Microsoft back in June. The professional social network just added...

Facebook Messenger Has A Billion Users

Hello Facebook users, your messaging app, Messenger, now has a billion monthly active users! August 9, 2011 which is 4 years ago Facebook, world's leading...

Twitter just expanded its GIF support size limit to 15MB

GIF lovers, some good news here for you.  Twitter has expanded the size limit for GIF support to 15MB, three times larger that the...

Twitter will now allows users to share 140-second videos

You will agree with me that video is becoming increasingly central to the real-time conversations happening online. There are so many places on your...

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...

Thanks Twitter I can now retweet myself :)

Some good news here for Twitter users. Ever tweeted a funny or interesting tweet and got no retweets? Well, forget about that, you can...

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...

The most followed account on Twitter with 89M followers has been hacked.

Social media accounts get hacked all the time. Kenyan Tweeps and other Twitter users across the globe have always reported cases of their accounts...

Twitter to kill photos and videos from 140-character limit

Twitter is finally beginning to distance itself from its strict adherence to the rule that tweets should only contain 140 characters. The company feels...

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...

WhatsApp just launched a desktop app for Mac and Windows

Facebook owned messaging service WhatsApp has finally come to your desktop. The company has today launched the desktop application that will mirror conversations and...
The ‘’Save Draft’’ option is available when you hit the ‘’back’’ button on instagram.

This is How The New Instagram Business Profiles Will Look Like

Early this year, Instagram announced that it was working on rolling our a business profiles. What Instagram actually wanted to do make it as...

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 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...

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...

This new LinkedIn app will help students find jobs

I love LinkedIn, the site has already found its place as the site to visit and connect with working professionals. In fact I attribute...

New update from Facebook allows you to Share Dropbox files directly from Facebook Messenger

Some good news here, Facebook Messenger has a new update, Beginning today, you can now share Dropbox files directly from Facebook Messenger. So how do...

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...

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...

Here is how to use Snapchat ’s new video and voice calling feature

Snapchat recently unveiled a new Chat 2.0 update. The update brought with it a number of new features one of it being video and...

Instagram Videos now at 60 seconds

Twitter tried to talk about it but the response seemed to be out of control. In regards to the situation, Twitter lost a lot...

Snapchat Reportedly buys off Bistrips for $100 million

Snapchat has reportedly bought off Bistrips, the service behind those funny comic strips that people always share on social media. Not so much has been...

Airtel Kenya Recognised as top telecom brand on Social Media in Africa

The Africa Brand Index has recognised Airtel Kenya as the top Social Media Brand in Africa. The award recognizes Airtel Kenya’s outstanding use of...
The ‘’Save Draft’’ option is available when you hit the ‘’back’’ button on instagram.

Instagram wants to change your feed; Introduces algorithm

Remember when Twitter once announced that it was adding an algorithm? It did not go quite well with most Twitter users, and they even...
This new update from WhatsApp will now make you be able to receive a notification even if you’ve muted a conversation.

WhatsApp now allows you to share PDF files

If you have tried attaching a file to a WhatsApp text you must have noticed some additional feature, Document. Yes, the company has finally...
According to a report published by Android Authority, the details were spotted as part of a text translation program for WhatsApp

WhatsApp Killing support for All BlackBerry and other older devices

This is probably going to make most WhatsApp users with older devices sad. Well, WhatsApp says it is killing support for older OS devices...

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...

Facebook Messenger Now supports multiple accounts for Android

Facebook has made an update to its Messenger App. The update will now make it possible for Facebook Messenger users to access their accounts...
The ‘’Save Draft’’ option is available when you hit the ‘’back’’ button on instagram.

Yes, You can now Add and Switch Between Multiple Accounts on Instagram

Sometime back in November last year, Instagram was testing multiple account switching for both their iOS and Android. Little was said about this but...

#RIPTwitter: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey denies algorithm fears

#RIPTwitter, remember that hashtag? The hashtag that was trending worldwide last week after a report by BuzzFeed revealed that Twitter was planning to change...

Tigo Tanzania customers to access free WhatsApp service

All Tigo customers in Tanzania will now be able to access free WhatsApp service. This announcement was made by Tigo General Manager, Diego Gutierrez...

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

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...
This new update from WhatsApp will now make you be able to receive a notification even if you’ve muted a conversation.

Breaking News : Whatsapp is Free Forever

Today when I woke up at 07:30 PM EAT I found out a surprise to my Whatsapp. Your service expiration has been extended for...

BREAKING: Twitter is currently down

If you have tried accessing twitter via your desktop or mobile phone you might have came face to face with an error message. Well,...

How to Stay Safe on Social Media

TechTrendsKE proves itself to be a professional and well-designed website meant to give you everything you need to know about technology in Kenya. I...

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...

Be warned Tweeps, New ​Twitter rules cracks down on threats and abuse

Twitter users who use the social media platform for violent threats and abusive behavior be warned. The company has revised its rules to clarify...