social media

YouTube Go App saves your data and lets you download and view videos offline

YouTube Go App saves your data and lets you download and view videos offline

social media, Startups
YouTube has launched an offline version of its app to its viewers in developing countries across the globe where internet connectivity is still a challenge. The new app has a unique feature and design that allows YouTube users to download and save content they want offline giving options over quality and file size. The app also allows for local sharing with nearby users without using any data. According to blog post from the company’s official website, YouTube Go was created to be relatable with fresh and relevant video recommendations tailored to viewers preferences; the app is designed to be offline first and improve the experience of watching videos on a slower network; it gives you more control over data usage by providing choice and transparency into the amount of data spent
Intergrating Social Media and Big Data is priceless for your business

Intergrating Social Media and Big Data is priceless for your business

Business, social media
It is clear that many organizations in the sub Saharan Africa are struggling to keep up with the fast changing continental technological trends. There has been a change on how businesses conduct their operations because of globalization, as entities seek to conduct operations in line with those of the outer world. The major struggles come in the understanding the change in consumer behavior, policies in place for business regulations and the disruptive technologies such as Big Data. However, it is encouraging to note that executives across Africa have realized that their organizations should be able to respond positively to the needs of transformational changes. Big Data as one of the main disruptions happening is on the spotlight and has been the focus for organizations that seek to ma...
Facebook Introduces New App for Video Makers, Similar to YouTube

Facebook Introduces New App for Video Makers, Similar to YouTube

social media
Facebook  on Thursday announced a new Facebook Creator app that offers exclusive tools for creating and promoting streaming videos. The social media giant also has a new section of its desktop website, called Facebook for Creators, where video makers can get tips to improve their video-making skills and better connect with viewers by using Facebook’s features. The mobile app, which debuts on Apple’s iOS devices today and on Android devices “in the coming months,” includes features that let users to add intros and outros to their Facebook Live broadcasts, as well as custom live stickers and video frames. Video creators can also use the app’s community tab to pull together and respond to comments on their videos from across Facebook’s ecosystem of services—including Facebook,
WhatsApp launches new Live Location feature for Android, iOS users

WhatsApp launches new Live Location feature for Android, iOS users

social media
WhatsApp, the popular messaging App globally is launching a new feature that will let contacts track one another in real time. WhatsApp has come a long way since its launch as just an instant messaging application. The message service's 1.3 billion active monthly users are increasingly depending on the platform to share and communicate. It has launched another new feature that enables users to share their live location for certain period of time. The live location tracking feature, will allow users to share their movements if they're trying to find their friends or let them know they're safe. The feature, which WhatsApp said is encrypted, asks users to set a time limit on how long their location is shared for and lets them stop doing so at any time. Despite being available on
Tweeps to get double tweet length to express themselves

Tweeps to get double tweet length to express themselves

social media
The 140-character limit is Twitter's defining feature and also its most controversial. Critics say that it makes the service confining and unfriendly to new users. Defenders say that enforced brevity is what makes the service so useful. For the first time in history, twitter is now changing its character limit. The service announced on Tuesday it is doubling its character count for tweets -- from 140 characters to 280 characters -- for some of its users. The test group will include those who tweet in certain languages, including English, Spanish and Portuguese. The cofounder and CEO Jack Dorsey has hinted at expanding the character limit before. Earlier this year, Twitter removed user handles -- a person's Twitter name preceded by the @ sign -- from replies to tweets, instead linkin...