Total 43 Posts

WhatsApp Group admins can shape the political agenda

We know relatively little about how messaging platforms are reshaping political parties’ internal operations. Unless we turn the spotlight on these internal dynamics, shadow organisations inside parties will continue to influence politics with no accountability.

WhatsApp has introduced a feature that allows users to send and receive money

First tested in India during 2018, WhatsApp has now officially introduced a payments feature for its approximately 120 million users in Brazil. The feature is expected to be rolled out to other markets.

WhatsApp played a big role during Nigerian elections

WhatsApp played an important, and not necessarily negative , role during the Nigerian elections. Fully 91% of the people who were interviewed by researchers were active WhatsApp users; as one person put it: I use WhatsApp more than I use the toilet.

CDN issue possible cause of Facebook outage

For approximately 12 hours, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram were experiencing problems on 3 July 2019. Although Facebook hasn't confirmed, it appears this was caused by a CDN issue.

Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis

Hashtags alone won’t stop the violence in Cameroon – but they are one action that everyday people are using to try and do so.

WhatsApp advertisements coming 2020

WhatsApp Status adverts are coming in 2020. This was revealed at the Facebook Marketing Summit 2019.

Protect yourself from these incidents

Two security scares in the past 24 hours should prompt you to make sure your software is up-to-date. But what are the risks?