WhatsApp launches first digital payments option
Facebook on Monday added a digital payments feature to its WhatsApp messaging service, starting in Brazil but with an eye to expanding around the world.
NCC explains data depletion during lockdown
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has explained why telecoms consumers are witnessing faster data depletion since the beginning of the lockdown
WhatsApp Makes Move To Curb The Spread Of Fake News By Its Users
The chat app, WhatsApp has introduced a new limit to the number of messages you can forward. WhatsApp hopes the change will help to curb the spread of misinformation amid the coronavirus pandemic. Last year we introduced users to the concept of messages that have been forwarded many times. These messages are labeled with double…
WhatsApp Finally Rolls Out Dark Mode Feature For Android And iOS
Say hello to darkness! Even though the above doesn't entirely sound right, it is still how Facebook introduced its new dark mode feature to its over 1 billion WhatsApp users globally. After months of beta testing on both mobile operating systems, the WhatsApp dark mode is now available for both users. If you already have dark mode enabled at…
How WhatsApp ‘Mods’ aids privacy in Nigeria, SA, Kenya
A Study by Caribou Data has revealed that WhatsApp ‘Mods’ is used majorly to aid privacy settings in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), especially in countries including Nigeria
FG to catch Facebook, others in new tax net
Over-the-top (OTT) services providers such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Blackberry Messenger and many others, will soon be required to declare the revenue they generate from Nigerian consumers and pay taxes.
Angst as OTTs bite N370bn off Telcos revenue
Over-the-top (OTT) services are now comfortably eating lunch of the telecommunications industry by de-layering that space and at last count have bitten off about N370 billion...
Sub-Saharan Africa lost $2.16b to Internet shutdown in 2019
Countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) lost about $2.16 billion in 2019 to the shutting down of the Internet and social media for 7,800 hours, mostly by government authorities
5 New WhatsApp Features To Expect In 2020
As 2020 inches closer, users of the multi-platform instant messaging app WhatsApp are in for some exciting news. Listed below are some new feature WhatsApp is expected to release in the coming year. Disappearing Messages This feature would automatically delete messages after a stipulated time period. Apps such as Instagram offer this feature. You can…