Social Media

Facebook Brings Together Kenyan Group Leaders To Foster New Connections

NAIROBI, Kenya — Facebook (www.Facebook.com) on Thursday hosted a gathering of group leaders from some of Kenya’s largest and most diverse Facebook Group communities, all representing a wide range of Groups from parenting to leisure, non-profit, and media. With the aim of listening, learning and connecting, this community meetup forms part of Facebook’s ongoing drive to strengthen its ecosystem in ...

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Facebook Partners Ingressives to Train 150 Nigeria Developers

Facebook for Developers in collaboration with a technology integration firm, Ingressive have conducted a one day workshop and tech talk for 150 selected young Nigerian developers and tech start-ups. During the full day workshop, trainers from Facebook Product, Partnerships, and engineering teams provided hands​-​on instructions through tech talks, code-labs and updates on latest Facebook products and services designed to help grow and monetise their businesses. Speaking on the occasion​,​ the founder of Ingressive, ...

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YouTube Testing Auto-play Feature For Homepage Videos on Android

YouTube is testing a new auto-play feature for videos. Not to be confused with an existing similar feature (that allows the mobile app to automatically play the next video after the current one ends), this new functionality is for the videos that appear in the Home feed. Videos play without sound and instead you see subtitles, giving you an idea ...

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Twitter Will Launch a Bookmarking Tool in The Near Future

Twitter confirmed it’s planning to launch a bookmarking feature to save tweets for later reading. The addition will help users keep a separate list of items they want to refer back to, instead of using the heart (aka “favorite”) button, which can indicate more of a “like” – similar to the “thumbs up” button on Facebook. The feature’s impending launch ...

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Facebook Gets Behind African Entrepreneurs In A ‘Celebration of Tech’ Week

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Showcasing Facebook’s (www.Facebook.com) passion for investing in creative, diverse talent across Africa, and nurturing the tech and startup ecosystem, Facebook announces a week-long celebration of activities as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa 2017. In the first event of its kind on the continent, TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa 2017, will search for the ...

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Facebook Launches Ad Control for Adverti­sers, Announces Third-party Partnerships

Facebook is making changes to its platfo­rm in order to provi­de more clarity and control for advertis­ers over where adver­tising appears and the kind of content that can be monetized. This announcement was made at Dmexco which had a host of its senior executives including COO Sheryl Sandberg in attend­ance. Caroline Everson, Fa­cebook’s VP of global marketing solution­s, while making ...

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Facebook Highlights Commitment To Online Safety In South Africa and Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG — This week, an expert team from Facebook will meet with leading South African and Zimbabwean representatives, civil society and experts to learn from, as well as provide practical advice in helping people to stay safe online. As part of its mission in giving people the power to build community and bring the world closer together, the trainings and ...

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Facebook Has Pulled Instant Articles off Messenger

While Facebook prepares to offer readers a way to subscribe and pay for news directly from inside its app, the social network continues to tinker with how it presents publishers’ content elsewhere. In the latest development, TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Facebook has removed Instant Articles — Facebook’s self-hosted, faster-loading article format for mobile — from Messenger. “As we continue to refine ...

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