WhatsApp Status has 1 billion daily users!

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Facebook recently announced its Q2 2017 earnings. In this announcement, the social media giant stated that the messaging app WhatsApp now boasts 1 billion daily users. WhatsApp Status, the Snapchat Stories clone, also reached 250 million daily users. Furthermore, WhatsApp users are currently sending 55 billion messages and 4.5 billion photos every day. WhatsApp currently supports 60 languages and has rapidly expanded its global user base by being free, easy to use, and having features lacking in traditional SMS. It surpassed the 1-billion-monthly-user mark in February 2016. Now, this is…

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Telegram debuts “disappearing photos and videos” feature

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Telegram is most popular for its encrypted messaging service and pretty emojis. The platform recently added yet another feature to bolster its privacy. Now, the app lets you send disappearing photos and videos to your friends. These photos and videos disappear after a few seconds, or you can set the timer for how long you want the media to stay before it gets deleted. If this sounds familiar, it is because this feature is similar to Snapchat’s self-destructing photos and videos feature. Snapchat has seen a lot of its features…

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African Telcos Not Alone In Losing Revenue To WhatsApp

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African telcos losing revenue to OTT services like Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype and others is no longer news. But they are not alone, says Mister Mo. It is no longer news that telcos the world over are losing revenue to OTT (over-the-top) services like Facebook and WhatsApp. Somehow though, the subject keeps making the news in African countries. Mobile operators active in Africa keep pointing out that they are losing huge revenue to these social media And instant messaging platforms. Telcos across Africa – including in countries like Nigeria, South Africa,…

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WhatsApp is replacing Facebook as a credible news source

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If you want to know what’s happening around the world, Facebook is one place you could go. However, if you are looking for credible news, you might want to look elsewhere. Recently, Facebook launched a feature that allows you know if news seen on the site is true or not. However, it looks like the social media platform has been overtaken as a credible news source by WhatsApp. According to a study performed by the Reuters Institute for the study of Journalism, WhatsApp is seen as a more reliable news…

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iOS users get new WhatsApp updates, including Quick Replies

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iPhone users will be delighted with the new WhatsApp updates. WhatsApp has confirmed that the latest app updates will bring a lot of new features. These include camera filters, albums, reply shortcuts and so on. The Albums feature will make it easier to arrange a group of pictures sent or received on WhatsApp, as long as they are set into a group of four or more. This will create a tile display within your message, and tapping on the album will open it full screen. There is also the Photo…

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Here are some WhatsApp scams you should watch out for

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Ever since WhatsApp was first established in 2009, there have been various attempts by people to use it for nefarious purposes.  With over 1.2 billion active users worldwide, WhatsApp is one of the largest social media networks in the world. Therefore, scammers have found it quite fertile. That’s why we have WhatsApp Scams now. WhatsApp is easy to use by everyone. This means that a lot of people would use it, whether they are tech-savvy or not. Apart from that, the scammers make their scams look incredibly believable, so even…

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How to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone

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If you recently switched from an Android smartphone to an iPhone, you would most likely want to use the same WhatsApp account for the new device. However, you will not have your chat history on the new device. But then, you would not want to just lose all the chats because you got an iPhone. There are ways to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android phones to iPhones. There are three methods to transfer WhatsApp messages between Android and iOS. You could either use email, copy your backup to your iPhone…

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Here’s how to create WhatsApp GIFs on your smartphone

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One fun new feature of WhatsApp Messenger is the ability to send Graphical Image Format files, or GIFs. These GIFs can be up to 6 seconds long, and you can take them from anywhere. Furthermore, you don’t even need to convert your videos into GIFs outside. You can create WhatsApp GIFs within the app. Here’s how to create WhatsApp GIFs: Shoot a video you would like to make into a GIF. Open a conversation in WhatsApp. Tap the Attachment icon. Select Gallery, then select the video you want to convert.…

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Smart brands know when to innovate and when to copy

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In business, innovation is often over hyped. Here is a universal fact: Most businesses succeed by copying most of the time. You cannot keep reinventing the wheel. Smart brands know when to innovate and when to copy. An example of a smart brand in the app world is Facebook. Facebook The Innovator There is no question about Facebook’s ability to innovate. It has been proven over the years. But in recent times, we have seen a different side of the brand: an all out copy job on another brand. Facebook…

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Check Point reveals security flaw in WhatsApp, Telegram

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Cybersecurity company, Check Point, revealed a security flaw that allowed hackers to take over hundreds of millions of WhatsApp and Telegram accounts. WhatsApp and Telegram make use of end-to-end encryption to make sure of user privacy during chats. This is a good thing, as it ensures that no one else can read chats between two users. However, this encryption has helped spread an infection on WhatsApp Web and Telegram Web. The hacker would just send the intended victim an innocent-looking file, like an image. Once the user clicks on the…

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