Facebook gaming and dating service to be introduced

The world’s most popular social media platform Facebook that almost every person has an account, keeps developing and evolving day by day. Well, according to Reuters, Facebook has launched a dating and gaming feature in Europe. The online platform Facebook launched the free-to-play cloud gaming feature on its social media platform. This will allows users to stream and play games like “Asphalt 9: Legends” and “WWE Super Card” without downloading them. The most interesting part is that all the cloud-streamed games would be played on the platform’s gaming tab or…

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Free calls and data as Safaricom turns 20

Free calls and data as Safaricom turns 20 Telecommunication giant Safaricom has announced to give away free calls and data for its loyal customers at its Safaricom 20 birthday celebrations at the Serena Hotel, Nairobi. Safaricom which enjoys about 35 million subscribers in Kenya said all its customers will be enjoying one free call of up to 20 minutes within the next 30 days as they celebrate 20 years of service. The 20 free minutes offer is a gift from Safaricom which is celebrating 20 years since its establishment in…

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Facebook reinforces its presence in Africa

Facebook reinforces its presence in Africa Facebook is in Africa’s good books yet again and this time, the tech giant hopes to develop products made by Africans, for Africans, and the rest of the world. In 2016, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg visited Nigeria on what was his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa. While the attraction to the budding tech ecosystem which was already producing some of Africa’s best-known startups was obvious, there was also the underlying influence of Facebook’s pool of high-ranking Nigerian-American executives. Four years later, that influence…

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Facebook merges Instagram and Messenger chats

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Facebook merges Instagram and Messenger chats Facebook has reportedly started merging Instagram and Messenger chats in a fresh bid, to allow cross-messaging among its family of apps, First spotted by The Verge, the update is for both iOS and Android devices. The update comes with the message: “There’s a New Way to Message on Instagram”. “Once you hit the update, the regular DM icon in the top right of Instagram is replaced by the Facebook Messenger logo,” the report mentioned. Currently, the functionality to message Facebook users from Instagram is…

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Airtel Kenya ventures into the TV streams market

Airtel Kenya has launched a TV app service to tap into streaming services market

Airtel Kenya ventures into the TV streams market Airtel Kenya a Telecom firm has launched a TV app service in the market as it moves to tap the growing demand for movie streaming services and rev up data consumption on its network. The free service dubbed Airtel TV will allow users to watch movies, documentaries, music, and cartoons, seeking a piece in a market dominated by giants Netflix, Amazon, and Showmax– which provide videos on demand. The service will be free for now, a pointer that seeks to earn money…

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Whatsapp to Enable chat history synchronization

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Whatsapp to Enable chat history synchronization WhatsApp has been working on multiple device support for a while now though it is yet to confirm the same. We know that such a feature is in development through its beta updates, and again, another beta update has dropped major clues about it leading us to believe WhatsApp may roll it out soon. According to a report by WABetaInfo, the new update- WhatsApp v2.20.196.8 beta for Android has given a glimpse of two features that include advanced search and multiple device support. The…

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New labels for state-affiliated media Twitter accounts

Twitter adds labels for government officials & state-controlled media

New labels for state-affiliated media Twitter accounts Twitter will introduce new labels for accounts and tweets tied to government officials and “state-affiliated media.” “Twitter provides an unmatched way to connect with, and directly speak to public officials and representatives,” the company wrote in the blog post announcing these changes. “This direct line of communication with leaders and officials has helped to democratize political discourse and increase transparency and accountability.” However, Twitter suggested that these labels are part of a larger effort “to protect that discourse because we believe political reach…

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Instagram Reels is launching globally

Reels, Instagram’s answer to TikTok debuts in over 50 Countries

Instagram Reels is launching globally Instagram Reels is launching globally, starting today is Facebook’s new effort to challenge TikTok on short-form creative content. The feature is being made available across 50 countries, including the U.S., as TechCrunch had previously reported. The expansion means Reels will now be available in key international markets, such as India, Brazil, France, Germany, the U.K., Japan, Australia, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, and several others. The timing is fortuitous, given TikTok’s uncertain future in the U.S. as the Trump administration weighs either banning the Chinese-owned app entirely…

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Taking on Zoom and Slack? Google Gmail redesign integrates Chat, Meet & collaboration

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Google is making its popular Gmail app more of a productivity powerhouse. The Alphabet subsidiary is incorporating more applications into the business version of Gmail so that users don’t need to switch to other apps or browser tabs, It could help keep employees satisfied with the company’s business software and not want to adopt alternative services, such as Slack or Zoom. Google seemingly has a big Gmail redesign in the works that could let you collaborate with colleagues, work on Google Docs, and talk over Google Meet all without leaving…

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Facebook considering WhatsApp, Messenger Integration

The last year, Zuckerberg said he was planned to merge Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp in a unique service. So, if you have a Facebook account, you might be able to reach your friends having WhatsApp. News report by WABetaInfo is that Facebook is considering integrating WhatsApp into Facebook Messenger. The report cited developer Alessandro Paluzzi, who found references within Facebook code regarding the integration of these Facebook-owned services. “In particular, Facebook is creating some tables in a local database in order to manage messages and services with other WhatsApp users,”…

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