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Unchain Yourself from Read Receipts and Reclaim Your Freedom

Read receipts are making it increasingly difficult to ignore someone when you hop back online. Although read receipts were made to enhance communication between friends,...
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Which Messaging App Ticks Most Security Boxes?

It is highly probable that you use one, two or more messaging apps in your phone. I have four 1) Hangouts because it comes...
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Why Brands Use Polls in Social Media Apps

Polls diversify understanding of a given situation in real time and impart a sense of togetherness with brands since the mode of communication is open ended.

The App Gap: Why Apps Won’t Matter in the Future

In the 1990s, everyone wanted to have a website, it was the in-thing, it was "cool". From 2013 upwards, every company and service wanted...

Facebook Testing Messenger Lite App Targeted at Low Bandwidth Markets

In January 2015, Facebook unveiled a stripped down version of its Android application called Facebook Lite. The application was developed with the aim of allowing users...
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Messenger Users Can Now View Instant Articles Without Leaving the App

This is great news for Messenger users.
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Facebook Messenger Now Has a Hidden Football Game

Facebook Messenger is quite broad nowadays and it is not tied to the core functionality which is to let people chat. It has an...

Facebook Messenger users can now Preview, Send and Save Dropbox Files

In 2015, during the annual  Facebook F8 developer conference, the social networking giant unveiled plans for the messenger platform aimed at making it a...
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Facebook Messenger now has 800 million active users

Facebook Messenger has reached a milestone today: It now has 800 million active users, which is a 100 million shy of its sibling WhatsApp....
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Facebook Messenger is testing self destructing messages but only in France

We can say confidently Snapchat made self destructing messages cool. It is a game changer and it has been copied by other social networks....
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Facebook begins Roll-out of CRM solution on Messenger Platform

During the annual Facebook F8 developer conference, the social networking giant unveiled plans for the messenger platform aimed at making it a standalone app....
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Facebook Messenger Blows Sibling Facebook Out of the Water

It seems Facebook Messenger is widely popular. According to Quartz who referred to a Sensor Core report, the app has accumulated more app downloads...
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Facebook’s “Moneypenny” Assistant is a Virtual Assistant with a Human Touch

Facebook is planning to introduce a virtual assistant that internally is known as “Moneypenny”. Unlike other famous virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri, Google’s Google Now,...
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You Can Now Sign Up for Messenger Without a Facebook Account

Facebook Messenger is all grown up, and the company has decided to let it become its own chat app, without necessarily having a Facebook...
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Facebook Messenger Hits the 700 Million User Mark

Last year, Facebook did what was then unforgivable: it forced everyone using its mobile apps to download Messenger if they still needed to communicate...

Video Calling on Facebook Messenger Now Available WorldWide

Last month we told about Facebook's plan to transform its messaging application into a platform. The transformation involves making  it useful not only to...
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Facebook considering bringing games to Messenger

At the F8 Facebook Developer Conference back in March, Facebook opened up its Messenger application to developers effectively making it a platform. Since then...
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Facebook Launches Standalone Messenger on Browsers

A few weeks ago, we told you of Facebook's plan to use its messenger service to launch its payment service which works under the...
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Here’s How Facebook Intends To Make Money In And Outside Of Facebook

Last week in our weekly brief we told you of plans by Facebook to venture into the payments business. Facebook plans to venture into...

Pushbullet now works with Whatsapp, Telegram, Google Hangouts and others

Pushbullet is one of the most handy applications if you happen to use an Android or iOS device. It mirrors notifications from your mobile...

49% of Kenyan Mobile Users are on Whatsapp

Almost half of Kenya's mobile users i.e 49% use Whatsapp as their key messaging tool, a worldwide poll by Jana Mobile reveals. The poll...

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