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Blocking WhatsApp spam messages

WhatsApp Spam Messages Can Be Blocked Without Opening the App

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In recent months, WhatsApp has been working to enhance privacy and security for its users. These efforts continue with WhatsApp announcing a new feature...
WhatsApp file sharing feature

WhatsApp Working on “People Nearby” File Share Feature

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WhatsApp is set to launch a feature that allows users to share files with contacts who are nearby. This feature is similar to...
Whatsapp text formatting features

WhatsApp Calls Have a New Privacy Feature to Hide Your IP Address

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WhatsApp has introduced a new feature which will allow you to hide your IP address during WhatsApp calls. This privacy feature operates by routing...
Instagram

How to Stop Instagram from Tracking you Across the Web

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Instagram's parent company, Meta, is introducing a feature that will allow you to control how third parties share your interactions and information with the...
Whatsapp text formatting features

New WhatsApp Passkey Feature Set to Enhance Security

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WhatsApp has rolled out a security enhancement, allowing Android users to establish a password less passkey. After a successful beta testing phase held approximately...
Meta Logo

Meta Double Downs on AI, Still Believes in Metaverse

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Tech giant Meta is doubling down on AI integrations across its platforms including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, while also taking a different approach...

Meta Rolls Out Messenger Parental Controls Globally

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Tech giant, Meta has announced a global rollout of new parental supervision tools on Messenger. These tools were initially launched in the US, UK...
Messenger Lite shutdown by Meta

Messenger Lite to Be Shut down

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Facebook Messenger Lite is being shut down. Messenger Lite is the lightweight version of Meta’s Messenger. As of  August 21, users of the app are...
Threads Web App launched by Meta

Threads Web App Introduced by Meta

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Mark Zuckerberg’s X rival has launched a Threads web app. Whilst the social media platform was already accessible via web browsers, users could only...
Meta Threads

Threads Finally Adds “Following” Tab

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Meta's text-based micro-blogging platform Threads will be rolling out the Following Tab. This will allow users to only see chronological feeds from people they...
Meta Llama

Meta Makes Public “Llama”, ChatGPT’s Rival

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Meta Platforms have developed an artificial intelligence to rival OpenAi's ChatGPT but with a different approach, "Its free." On 18th July, Meta's chief executive Mark...
Threads

Everything You Need To Know About Meta’s Threads

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A week ago, Meta-Facebook and Instagram's parent company-released their ambitious new app "Threads". Threads is currently the fastest growing app in the world. By...
Meta stopped from terminating kenyan employees

Meta (Facebook) Prohibited From Firing Kenyans

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The Labour Court in Kenya prohibited Meta (Facebook) or its agents from terminating employment contracts of its content moderators, until the Court substantively hears...

How to Buy A Verification Checkmark on Facebook and Instagram

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A month ago, and in line with its unoriginal approach that we have seen in the past, Meta copied Twitter Blue by launching paid...

Facebook Fires 21,000 Employees in Less Than 6 Months

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Meta, the company that operates Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus, appears that is not done firing people following the announcement that it will be...
Instagram Reels Remix

Here’s Who Should Pay for Meta Verified Subscription Plan

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Your time on social media platforms was what made these platforms get big and thus earn revenue through advertising but new privacy regulations and...

Now There Is a Price for Your Social Media Addiction

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Social credibility in the previous years was brought with a small check button ✔, no one with that was a mere mortal man when...
Instagram

Meta Now Allows You to Buy the Verified Blue Checkmark for Instagram and Facebook

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Keeping with its theme of being unoriginal, Meta has copied Twitter Blue and is rolling paid blue badges which is the Meta Verified subscription...

Meta’s Stock Value Dropped 70 Percent in 2022, the Biggest Plunge Among the Big Five Tech Companies

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2022 has been a rough year for the world's largest tech companies. After a series of disappointing results, the stock prices of Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft,...
Meta Apps - Messenger, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram

Kenyans to Pay More for Facebook, Instagram Ads Thanks to New Tax

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The government of Kenya has been trying to explore as many avenues as possible to maximize its tax collections. Over the last couple of...

Facebook Scales Back Experimental Team To Focus on This Feature

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Meta is shrinking Facebook’s New Product Experimentation division as its tries to focus on its rival. The experimental team was set up in late...
Instagram Reels vs TikTok

Instagram Reels Continue Struggling Against TikTok

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Video has become Meta's priority as it competes with Beijing-based ByteDance-owned TikTok. This focus has blinded them to ruining Instagram's interface with changes...
Instagram Reels Remix

All Instagram Videos Under 15 Minutes To Be Treated as Reels

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Tiktok is the leading social media platform right now. No one would have thought that a social media app that was created after the...
Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Learns From Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Intros Measures to Combat Misinformation Ahead of Kenya Polls

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Meta-owned Facebook does not have a good track record as far as managing misinformation, hate speech and other social media vices is concerned. The...

Facebook Wants A Kenyan Case About Toxic Work Environment Dropped

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A few weeks, a case was filed accusing Meta, the parent of Facebook, and its apps/companies, which argued that the American corporation had exploited...

Former Microsoft Kenya Country Director Heads To Meta In New Role

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Kendi Ntwiga has been appointed as the Global Head of Misrepresentation for Meta, the company that owns Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. This follows her departure from...
Mercy Ndegwa, Director Public Policy East and Horn of Africa, Meta

Kenya Decides 2022: Meta’s Efforts to Promote Election Integrity on Its Platforms

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Kenya is heading towards its elections set for August 9th this year where its citizens will vote in county-level, legislative and presidential elections. A civic...
TikTok

Facebook Paid Republican Firm to Run TikTok Smear Campaign

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TikTok has been Facebook's number one rival in the social media space. Mark Zuckerberg, Meta's chief executive has even said that TikTok is a...
Facebook

Facebook to Verify Political Ads Ahead of August Elections

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Kenya is heading towards its elections set for August this year where its citizens will vote in county-level, legislative and presidential elections. To maintain...
Instagram

All the Instagram Apps That Have Been Discontinued

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Instagram is known to launch new apps dedicated to the features the platform boasts of. In recent years, the Meta-owned photo and video sharing...
Netflix

Tech Companies That Have Suspended Services in Russia

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Russia has now passed North Korea and Iran to become the most sanctioned nation in the world following President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. The...
Maidan, Kiev, Ukraine | Image Courtesy - Silver Ringvee

How Tech Companies Are Responding to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

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UPDATE: Meta has demoted links to Russian media on Facebook and Instagram. Content shared by Russian state media will stop being recommended on users...
Facebook Apps

Meta Considering Shutting Down Facebook and Instagram in Europe

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The European Union has been looking into Privacy Shield and other agreements that allow for transatlantic data transfers, particularly on how data from European...
Facebook

Facebook Isn’t Listening On Your Phone. It Doesn’t Have To

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Early this week, a video went viral(20 million views) on TikTok about how Facebook is listening on your phone. The woman in the video...
Xtian Dela

Gainwithxtiandela The Most Used Hashtag in Kenya in 2021

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Facebook’s parent company rebranded to Meta, which means that the likes of Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Facebook itself are under the Meta umbrella. The development...

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