Tag: whatsapp

WhatsApp may soon let users unsend messages

WhatsApp may soon let users unsend messages

social media
WhatsApp is testing two major new features that could soon make their way to all users. The sought after feature will allow users to "unsend" messages, removing them from a receiver's phone before they have had a chance to read them. The popular messaging App is testing the addition as an option in the beta version of its latest update, which could soon be available on iOS, according to monitors WABetaInfo.  The beta release also includes other changes, including the ability to share your location with other users and a new font shortcuts. There's also a new 'change number' feature, which allows users to more easily tell contact if they've got a new number.  The feature is disabled by default, so users must switch it to inform their friends they have changed their details. A new
Gmail, Messenger and WhatsApp spark Google Play fake review conspiracy

Gmail, Messenger and WhatsApp spark Google Play fake review conspiracy

Technology, Uncategorized
The app stores are more competitive every day and app publishers are looking for more intelligence and organic advantages in order to build a sustainable mobile business. The Google play store specifically is suffering from an epidemic of fake reviews as numerous top-downloaded apps – including Gmail, Chrome, Messenger, WhatsApp, Firefox and more – are getting inundated with heaps of what appears to be spammy five-star ratings. While the total magnitude of the fake reviews remains unclear, one peculiar detail they share is that all of them wrongly refer to ‘games’ and other game-related features like winning bonuses and so on. Apps like Gmail, Chrome, Messenger and Firefox have all received close to 5,000 suspicious positive reviews referencing ‘games’ since February 2017. What makes th
Old whatsapp status makes a return on the app

Old whatsapp status makes a return on the app

social media, Technology
In mid-February, WhatsApp removed the feature that let you set an away message, and then gave the Status name to a Snapchat Stories clone. The old text status was done away with making way to a new video/image like status, Snapchat kind of stories feature, which disappears within 24 hours. The company had hoped that the new image/video stories would serve a similar function as the text-based statuses. The company has confirmed that it will bring back its old text status message feature after facing a backlash from its users. Some people preferred to keep informative status about what they were up to or what was in their minds that probably would go for a longer duration but the new feature only allows for a status to go for a day only, that is 24 hours. More so, some people prefer...
WhatsApp Introduces Video Chat Feature for it Users

WhatsApp Introduces Video Chat Feature for it Users

Internet, Mobile
Texts and voice calls are not enough when connecting with friends, family and those we care about in this digital era. The visual concept is essential to bridge this gap. As their next step in their efforts to connect people globally, WhatsApp has introduced the video calling feature for its over 1 Billion Android, iPhone and windows devices users. Having gained tremendous popularity as a messaging Application since it was developed in 2009. Statista reports records that as at February 2016, the App announced more than 1 Billion monthly active users from 700M in Jan 2015. This clearly indicates that its popularity internationally is growing rapidly. If you have not received the app update yet, then WhatsApp will simply make a phone call to that contact instead of presenting yo...
Tech Giants undeterred by Africa’s economic slowdown

Tech Giants undeterred by Africa’s economic slowdown

Internet, Mobile, social media
Tech giants of Silicon Valley are undeterred by the economic slump afflicting much of Africa. Facebook, Google, Oracle and Uber Technologies are at the leading edge of turning the world’s frontier markets digital. As the commodity crash buffets the continent’s biggest economies, the interest and investments couldn’t come at a better time. Almost half of foreign direct investment projects in Africa last year were in technology, telecommunications, financial services and consumer products. The amount dedicated to oil, gas and mining dropped to 6 percent - from almost a quarter in 2005 - according to EY, a consultancy firm. “There’s been a big shift from an almost exclusive focus on extractive sectors to those such as consumers and renewable energy,” said Michael Lalor, the Johannesbu