Facebook Emulates Zoom with the Launch of Messenger Rooms, among Other Updates

  Over its history, Facebook has always had the tendency of expanding or adding features to emulate major competitors – and the recent one is the app-of-the-moment, Zoom. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced yesterday that it is launching a new app called Messenger Rooms. This was announced alongside other major updates which we have all […]

WhatsApp limits the Forwarding of Viral Messages

  With the ever-increasing potential of private messaging apps to become tools of falsely spreading misinformation related to the Coronavirus, and other matters, WhatsApp has announced that it will be placing new limits on the forwarding of messages.     People are talking to doctors, teachers, and isolated loved ones via WhatsApp during this crisis. […]

Urgent warning issued to WhatsApp users: here’s what to do

WhatsApp users have been urged to update their app immediately after it was hit by one of the worst security bugs ever seen. The flaw allows the app to be attacked by just leaving a missed call. Once hit, your smartphone is compromised without you even knowing it. The technology to use the attack appears […]

Facebook blames ‘database overload’ as it suffers most severe outage ever

Facebook appears to be recovering from a more than 14-hour disruption to all of its products that left them mostly inaccessible across the world. The company’s main social network, its two messaging apps and image-sharing site Instagram were all affected. Social media users in parts of the US, Europe, South America and Japan were worst […]

Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger ‘to merge’

Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp are to merge – with a deadline set for next year. While all three will remain stand-alone apps, they’ll be linked so that messages can travel between the different services. The functionality would be shared allowing users on Instagram to text people on WhatsApp. You could even message someone on Instagram […]