Signal sees huge rise in daily installs as people look for WhatsApp alternatives

Posted by - January 14, 2021

The number of new users installing messaging app Signal every day is on track to cross 1 million, putting it closer to levels seen by larger rival WhatsApp, following an update to the Facebook Inc-owned (FB.O) app’s privacy policy. About 810,000 users globally installed Signal on Sunday, nearly 18-fold compared with the download numbers on

WhatsApp to stop working on millions of phones from 1st January 2021

Posted by - December 31, 2020

A new WhatsApp update will prevent the popular messaging app from working on millions of phones from 1 January 2021. Older Android and iPhone devices will no longer support the latest version of the app, forcing owners to either update their mobile operating system or buy a new smartphone. Any iPhone not running iOS 9

Vodafone’s Ghana friendly digital assistant ‘TOBi’ now on WhatsApp

Posted by - October 16, 2020

TOBi, Vodafone’s friendly digital assistant is now available on the Telco’s customer care WhatsApp number 0501 000 300. The chatbot, which is powered by artificial intelligence, has been introduced to improve customer queries and response time. TOBi is designed to provide 24-hour assistance to customers on products, services and enquiries. The aim of the chatbot

WhatsApp finally launches payments.

Posted by - June 15, 2020

WhatsApp is adding support for in-app payments, Apple is upgrading the MacBook Pro and Mac Pro desktop and we argue about the future of startup hubs. After months of talks and trials, WhatsApp has finally pulled the trigger on payments. Users in Brazil will be the first to be able to send and receive money

WhatsApp Reaches 2-Billion Users Worldwide

Posted by - February 13, 2020

WhatsApp has quickly amassed another 500-million users in just 2 years and now has about 2-billion users, reports My Broadband. This latest tally comes from the messaging service about 6 years since they were acquired by Facebook Inc. for $19-billion. This latest statistic solidly places WhatsApp as the largest messaging platform on Earth though with

4 reasons why WhatsApp can empower your business

Posted by - February 4, 2020

[sg_popup id=”32078″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Today Customers demand more than ever before from brands, including fast, personalised, reliable and free two-way communication. Organisations that have realised how important it is to reach their customers where they are and on a communication channel that they know and trust, are increasingly looking to WhatsApp Business API (Application Program Interface) as

WhatsApp welcomes Dark Mode on Android

Posted by - January 23, 2020

WhatsApp finally has introduced a Dark Mode feature, after hinting at it several months ago. The messaging app, with more than 1.5 billion active accounts, has rolled out the feature for users on the beta channel – which means that anyone who updates their WhatsApp for Android to version 2.20.13 will have the chance to

Mobile Games on WhatsApp Debuts in Nigeria

Posted by - January 2, 2020

An innovative mobile game on WhatApp known as the PREWIN Games, has been introduced in Nigeria. The mobile game comes in a trivia platform that educates and rewards players on different subject areas of interest. The platforms include WhatsApp, Web and Mobile App. The game comes in several knowledge categories such as sports, fashion, politics,

Makro is now available on WhatsApp

Posted by - December 4, 2019

Retail giant, Makro has announced that shoppers at its 22 South African outlets and online store can now experience instant customer care and service by connecting with them directly via WhatsApp. Some of the features available in Makro’s chat include tracking orders, viewing current catalogues, accessing a digital store card, locating nearby stores, and having