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Facebook's photo and video sharing platform; Instagram will soon allow its users to download a copy of all the content they have uploaded on the platform, a spokesman said on Wednesday, Thomson Reuters reports. The disclosure comes amid global concerns about the privacy of users' information on social media platforms and the...
Taxify finally brings an large car option to its apps. Dubbed; Taxify XL, now the transportation joins the likes of Kenyan-based hailing firm Mondo, and US-based; Uber Technologies. The option was rolled out in March and allows to carry up to 6 passengers. Good news! We are now accepting 6...
The upgraded version of Ecobank’s revolutionary mobile app has attracted 3 million new customers in just 6 months, taking the total number of users to 4 million. The app builds on the core functionality that saw the original version applauded as a game changer for African banking by using digital...
Menlo Park-based social networking firm, Facebook Inc. has been grappling with a privacy scandals, fake news, social discrimination, to mention a few. Therefore, the social firm according to online reports say the company is asking users in a poll whether they think it's (Facebook) "good for the world". The poll is...
Facebook-owned messaging platform; WhatsApp is soon rolling out a new feature to its Android users that lets them easily notify their contacts in case they want to switch/change their WhatsApp number. The new WhatsApp feature dubbed; 'Change Number feature' is rolling out through a server-side update to WhatsApp for Android...
Last month we reported that U.S-based transportation firm; Uber Technologies was planning on bringing UberBoda to Kampala, following its success in countries like Bangkok, Thailand, and India that have a wide usage of Motorbikes. Same case in Kampala, we literary have 'Ten-thousand's' of moto-taxis roaming around the streets of Kampala. The...
Riding hailing moto-taxi firm; SafeBoda has today rolled out a new feature to its apps dubbed; 'pair' allowing its passengers to pair with its riders instantly. The launch of the this feature comes after the company unveiled its new offices as well as the logo earlier this month, and at...
Micro blogging website, Twitter Inc. will start banning cryptocurrency advertising effective today, joining the likes of Facebook and Google in a clampdown that seeks to avoid giving publicity to potential fraud or large investor losses, Thomson Reuters reports. The prohibition will cover advertising of initial coin offerings (ICOs) - crowdfunding used to raise cash by creating...
Messaging app Telegram on Thursday took to its newsroom to announce it had racked up 200 million monthly active users on its platform. However, its mark still lags behind with the likes of WhatsApp that have over 1.5 billion monthly active users, and Messenger has 500 million. However, this doesn't stop the...
Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service, in its new update now allows its users to use #hashtags and @mention in their account bio. Until now users were only able to type-in words and describe themselves. The hashtags and mentions will link to to a hashtag page as well as a profile...