Tag: Facebook

Facebook AI researchers create the world’s most detailed population density maps of Africa

Facebook is working closely with key non-profit and research partners to use artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to address large-scale social, health and...

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...

Vodacom and Facebook partner to launch Facebook Flex in Lesotho

Vodacom has announced a new partnership with Facebook to launch Facebook Flex, a connectivity service that allows peoples to stay connected with news updates...
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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...

Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

2018 saw Facebook grow its momentum and step up its investment in Africa. Today, more than 139 million people across Sub-Saharan Africa come to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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

Facebook has announced that it is working a new Clear History feature that will enable users to cookies and history.  This, according to the...

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...

Facebook wants to give you more control over your data, but will it really...

We are all aware of the happenings that have been going on around Facebook over the last couple of weeks. The company has been...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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,...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

”Safety Check” New facebook feature that notifies your friends and family your are safe...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...