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Telegram blazes through 1 billion installs on the Play Store

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For some time, Telegram has been steadily gathering momentum but the recent Facbook, Instagram and Whatsapp outage provided a huge boost. In fact that boost was so significant that during the outage, Telegram...

The winner from the Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook outage was Telegram

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Believe it or not, when the biggest social media and messaging provider goes down there can be a winner. Clearly, it's not their users since critical services are offline. But when that...

Instagram, Facebook and Whatsapp services returning to normal after a major overnight outage

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A major outage has impacted Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp overnight for Australian users. The impact to users was that messages weren't sending, feeds weren't loading and access to some features simply broke. ...

Facebook partners up with Ray-Ban to announce Stories, smart glasses without looking like smart...

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Smart glasses are an interesting concept that, for the most part, haven't exactly taken off. Google's Glass, while cool, has largely remained a niche product used in enterprise with no consumer-oriented product ever really...

WhatsApp will support multiple devices soon, but only one phone at a time

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Since the furore around changes in the data-sharing arrangement with Facebook, WhatsApp has been scrambling to maintain its market. As part of this, the company has been adding features (often that other platforms...

Confirmed: WhatsApp multi-device functionality is coming

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The team over at WhatsApp Beta Info had a chat with WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart recently. During the conversation, Cathcart discussed a number of issues facing the platform currently, particularly privacy. During the conversation,...

Not getting enough likes on Facebook and Instagram? Just hide it!

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Social media can be a harsh mistress, particularly if you're in the influencing realm. So much so that not enough likes can have an effect on your income or even mental health. ...

Shots fired: Telegram and WhatsApp take their war to Twitter

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When the messaging war began, who knew we would end up with over a dozen viable options? The issue that most people face is that not everyone you want to message is on...

Facebook Messenger hits 5 billion installs

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If there was ever any doubt that Facebook has a stranglehold on the messaging market, they've hit 5 billion installs on another messaging app. Following -- Facebook-owned -- WhatsApp hitting the marker in...

Facebook follows Twitter and suggesting users read articles before sharing them

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Social media can be a wonderful, entertaining thing, or it can be cesspool of misinformation perpetuated by laziness. Thankfully last year, Twitter started prompting users to read articles before re-tweeting, now Facebook is...

PSA: You’ll need to accept the WhatsApp privacy policy soon or lose functionality

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Since the announcement that WhatsApp was changing their privacy policy and sharing more data with Facebook, there's been quite the buzz. This has resulted in a lot of concern about user privacy and...

Facebook finally gives users more control over their own data

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Last year we saw the move from Facebook to allow users to export their photos, now this is being taken a step further. The expansion of the data export tool now includes users...

Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and Instagram messaging were down this morning

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If you were up in the small hours this morning, you may have noticed that messaging on Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger -- as well as other Facebook services -- were down. The outage also...

Facebook Messenger gets an artist makeover thanks to a collaboration with Melbourne-based artist and...

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Facebook Messenger has announced that it is bringing a new way to experience the arts virtually, with a new initiative that features a collaboration with Melbourne-based artist and illustrator, Karan Singh. The collaboration is the...

Facebook will bring back Australian news, Australian government amends media bargaining code

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Not even a week after abruptly removing all Australian news (and plenty of Australian non-news) content from its website, Facebook has changed its mind, and will bring Australian content back to its platform. The announcement...

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