U.S. Navy Bans TikTok On Mobile Devices, Terms It A Cybersecurity Threat

As popular as it is, TikTok has also had a fair share of ugly bumps like other social media giants. Being the most infamous...

Facebook Wants To Build Its Own Operating System To Cut Reliance On Android

Being the social media giant of this era, Facebook also wants to reduce dependence on other companies and competitors as well. The company has...
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Facebook Can Still Track You Even with Location Settings Off

Facebook can still track you even with your location settings off, the company admitted in a letter to US senators. And that is possible...

Facebook Might be Blocked From Integrating WhatsApp, Instagram, And Messenger

Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced that the company plans to unify all of its three platforms - WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger – to operate...
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Twitter Plans to Delete Inactive Accounts From December

Twitter has announced plans to delete inactive accounts from December 11th. The company says any account that has been inactive for at least six...
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Quoted Replies Bot Creator Offered A Job At Twitter

Twitter’s CEO and Founder Jack Dorsey paid a visit to Nigeria on Thursday 7th. As a CEO and founder of one of the biggest...
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Facebook rebrands its parent company with a new logo

Facebook is just Facebook, but that is not true. The parent company, Facebook Inc., owns three different social media platforms, including Instagram, WhatsApp, and...

Facebook says it will let UK election candidates run false Ads

In what comes as no surprise, Facebook has said it will allow UK political candidates to run fake ads on the platform. Facebook says...

Forget the Critics; Facebook Keeps Growing

Despite all the criticism thrown at Facebook, the company keeps going bigger, making ends meet in terms of revenue. The company's latest quarterly earnings...
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WhatsApp is Suing Infamous Spyware Vendor NSO Group For Allegedly Hacking its Users

WhatsApp has decided to take action against the notorious Israel-based NSO Group, a company well known in the world for its sophisticated spyware tools....
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Twitter is Working on Policy Changes To Combat Deep Fakes

As good as Artificial Intelligence sounds, and actually is, it also comes with its cons. One of the biggest threats in recent times has...
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Facebook Expands its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme To 10 Countries Across Sub-Saharan Africa

After launching its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, and Senegal, Facebook is expanding the program in more African countries. For the...
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Twitter Admits it Used Phone Numbers Provided For Security To Target Ads

Twitter has come clean stating they have inappropriately used phone numbers that users provided for security purposes (like two-factor authentication) to target ads. The...
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PayPal Pulls out of Facebook’s Libra Association

In addition to troubles Facebook has been going through over sceptical regulators around the world, PayPal Holdings Inc. has pulled out of the Libra...

New Proposed Bill Will Require WhatsApp and Facebook Group Admins To Be Registered with...

A new Bill headed to Parliament this week could require all Facebook and WhatsApp group administrators to be registered with the Communication Authority (CA)....
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Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps over the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

As an update to the on-going crackdown on apps with access to user info, Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps since 2018....

How to Make the Most of Social Media When Looking for a New Job

Today, social media is about much more than simply being social. From its humble beginnings as an innovative way to connect with friends and...
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Facebook Confirms Millions of users’ Phone Numbers have been Exposed Online

Facebook has confirmed the news reports that millions of phone numbers linked with Facebook user accounts have been exposed. The company confirmed to an...
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Facebook Dating Service Officially Launched

After tipping its entry into the dating industry last year, Facebook has officially launched its dating platform dubbed Facebook Dating. The feature rolled out...
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Facebook Tightens its Advertisement Policies Ahead of the Upcoming US Elections

As the saying goes, once bitten twice shy. It is clear Facebook wants to keep regulators astray in the next US Elections. The company...

Twitter Bans Advertisements From State-run Media Outlets

On Monday Twitter announced that they had banned 936 twitter accounts that were found guilty spreading propaganda about on-going protests in Hong Kong. These...

Huawei Engineers Helped African Governments Spy on Political Rivals, Report

With months of scrutinizing Huawei 's telco equipment, it seems the U.S. may have yet another proof that can be used to confirm its...
Indonesia restricts usage of some WhatsApp and Instagram features over riots

Ugandan Government Wants Online Publications and Social Media Influencers Registered

Uganda has passed a law that requires online publications and social media influencers to be registered to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). This is...

Facebook Also Pays Contractors to Transcribe Your Messenger Voice Messages

Enough has been said about Facebook, especially paired along with privacy matters. Despite the fines and warnings, Facebook is not yet done with invading...
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Facebook Pressurized to Crack Down on Groups Seeking Fake Amazon Reviews

Facebook is a hub where a variety of activities take place ranging from business, just having fun, the list is endless. The platform has proven...
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Facebook to Add its Name to Instagram and WhatsApp to Indicate it Owns Them

Recently Facebook has been under scrutiny by the EU over its ownership of both Instagram and WhatsApp. According to the EU watchdog, the company...
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Chad Finally Lifts Social Media Ban after More than a Year

Chad has finally lifted its ban on Social media usage after banning the practice over a year ago. The ban was implemented in March...

Facebook Fined $5 Billion over the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has today imposed a roughly $5 Billion fine on Facebook over the company’s most significant data scandal that...

Twitter is down, that’s why your tweets are not loading

Been wondering why I am unable to send out #AFCON2019 tweets for the just ended Cote d'ivoire Vs Algeria match. Well, Twitter is down. Twitter...
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Threads: Twitter fans pour out on Facebook’s new cryptocurrency Libra

Facebook announced its new digital wallet Libra yesterday in a move to provide minimum to low transaction costs in terms of remittance. Facebook Libra...

Facebook to start ranking comments based on feedback

Facebook, in a push to make the community more meaningful to its users, has introduced a comment ranking feature. The comment ranking feature gives...

Facebook cryptocurrency backed by Visa, MasterCard, Uber, and PayPal

Facebook has been working on its cryptocurrency for some time now. Unlike the regular cryptocurrencies, the company's crypto coin will be a stablecoin- a...

Facebook wants to pay you in exchange for your personal data

Your privacy and personal data is currently at stake with Facebook if you value the pennies the company will offer. From the past we...

Instagram users to gain more data control with the new data saving feature

Instagram is one of those applications that consume a lot of data. High data usage is even one thing that scares some individuals from...
Indonesia restricts usage of some WhatsApp and Instagram features over riots

Indonesia restricts usage of some WhatsApp and Instagram features over riots

The Indonesian government has restricted the use of both Instagram and WhatsApp over deadly riots experienced in the country. The issue, which has been...
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YouTube Ads are killing my user experience on the platform

YouTube has been a great deal to me since the time I started using the platform. The platform offers almost anything you want, ranging...
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WhatsApp voice call feature used by attackers to inject malicious spyware

On Monday, WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned instant messaging service, has reported the existence of vulnerabilities that allowed hackers to spy on its users. WhatsApp reported that...
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Facebook goes after personality quizzes to fight data leaks

As part of its commitment to privacy and security and also stop data leaks, Facebook has announced that it is clamping down on personality...

New WhatsApp update stops people from adding you to groups without your permission –...

I belong to the group of people who hates WhatsApp groups. In fact, I think I am in less than 5 of these groups...
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Facebook stored up to 600 million user passwords in plain text

By now you have probably heard of the scary news of how Facebook stored millions of user’s passwords in plain text. The news was...
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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....
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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...

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