Google on Wednesday announced it will stop supporting its smart messaging app Allo effective March 2019. The search-engine firm paused investments for Allo in April, transferring its entire workforce and all resources for Android Messages. Allo users can export and save their chat history before the due date. "Given Messages' continued...
Microblogging and social networking website; Tumblr on Monday this week, said posts that contain adult content will no longer be allowed on its platform. This is part of the company's Updated Community Guidelines, which will be enforced effective Dec. 17th. Banning adult content, Jeff D'Onofrio; CEO at Tumblr, said they've a responsibility to...
After attending grilling sessions this year with lawmakers over data breaches and failure to tackle political interference, Facebook is again set to face an international committee consisting 22 members from seven countries. Richard Allan, Vice President of Policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), will face in London...
In March this year, President Museveni proposed that social media platform should be taxed. In a letter he wrote to Finance Minister Hon. Kasaija Matia insisted that the revenue collected would help the country's development. He also stated that the levy would reduce on the gossiping. After a month and...
Facebook-owned messaging platform; WhatsApp in its official statement said it has dropped support for iPhones that are currently running on iOS 7 or older. With its (WhatsApp) latest update requiring at least iOS 8 and above. According to an updated support document, users of the iPhone 4 and older devices...
Facebook opened its newest building at its Menlo Park headquarters as the world's largest social network continues to hire aggressively to support its scorching growth. Designed by celebrated architect Frank Gehry, the building, MPK 21, has a 3.6-acre rooftop garden featuring over 200 trees and is built with environmentally friendly materials,...
Microsoft rolls out end-to-end encryption for private conversations on Skype that would ensure that the chat content between two people is hidden in both, the chat list and the notifications. The feature comes after months of testing and is now available for all users on Skype iOS, Android, Linux, Mac and...
According to new reports, WhatsApp users globally spent 85 billion hours on the app. Forbes in a report late on Monday, says the data released by the US-based app analytics company Apptopia showed that over the past three months, users spent 85 billion hours on WhatsApp that has 1.5 billion users...
Facebook has added a new feature to its under-13 chat application Messenger Kids, which makes it easier for the children to add their friends on the platform. "Parents have to turn on a setting that creates a four-word passphrase that is used to generate these contact requests," Tech Crunch reported on Tuesday. The connection requests...
Micro-blogging website Twitter Inc. on Monday expanded its Twitter Lite app to 21 more countries, with Uganda Inclusive - which makes the data-saving app available to more than 45 countries in total. This follows its first roll out last year in December, where it was only rolled out to 24...