Africa Business World 

Why Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram had an outage

– – Facebook has explained why it experienced almost six hours of outage across the world on Monday. The social media giant blamed it on a “faulty configuration change”. The outage prevented the company’s 3.5 billion users from accessing Facebook and other messaging services such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger. In a blog post Facebook failed to mention which employee carried out the configuration change and what led to that. “Our engineering teams have learned that configuration changes on the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between our data centers…

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Africa Featured World 

WhatsApp now has ’view once’ feature for photos and videos

– – WhatsApp messaging has introduced a new privacy policy that allows for ’view once’ feature for photos and videos. The feature is currently for specific beta testers but will soon be available for Android users. WhatsApp announced earlier this year that the expiring media feature would soon be available. So how does it work? So when you send photos and videos using view once, they can only be viewed once by recipients. You will get notified when the recipient has opened the photos and videos. – – When photos…

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Africa World 

Why millions are abandoning WhatsApp for rivals Telegram and Signal

– – Millions of WhatsApp users have taken the drastic step of abandoning the app ahead of a privacy policy update that will force them to share their data with Facebook. The update, which will be released on February 8, affects WhatsApp users in all countries outside of Europe and the UK, where there are strict data protection laws. Users in these regions will be required to give their consent for Facebook to access their data, including their phone numbers and information about how they interact with others, in order to continue using…

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Africa World 

What to do if WhatsApp stops working on your phone from 2021

– – If you have an older iPhone or Android phone, you may lose access to WhatsApp altogether or some features on the messaging app from 1 January 2021. People who will be impacted are the ones who don’t have iOS 9 or above on their iPhone or Android 4.0.3 or above on their Android device. People with iPhone 4 models won’t be able to update to more recent software. The same will happen to people with Android devices such as the Motorola Droid Razr and the Samsung Galaxy S2.…

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Africa World 

WhatsApp disappearing messages and how it works

– – Whatsapp is a very popular and widely-used social media messenger. It is installed by billions of people across the globe. After installing WhatsApp on your Android or iOS phone, you can exchange messages using an active internet connection. Now you can send messages that disappear on WhatsApp by turning in disappearing messages on WhatsApp. Once enabled, new messages sent in the chat will disappear after seven days. If a user doesn’t open WhatsApp in the seven-day period, the message will disappear. However, the preview of the message might…

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