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WhatsApp and Amazon Alexa Launch Coronavirus Information Services

The British government this week launched a coronavirus information service on WhatsApp to help users access information about the disease from their smartphones. WhatsApp users in the U.K. can access the service by tapping this link. Alternatively, start a new chat in WhatsApp, select New Contact, and add the number (+44) 7860 064422 to the Mobile field. The number will appear at the bottom of your contacts. Tap it, and when the chat window opens, text the word "hi" to activate the service. A...
Tags: Apple, Cdc, Siri, Whatsapp, NHS, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Alexa, U S Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, U S Amazon, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Alexa COVID


Facebook launches Community Hub for Messenger users to fight coronavirus rumors

Facebook today unveiled Coronavirus Community Hub on Messenger that offers tips, authoritative information and other resources to help people stay connected and informed about the coronavirus outbreak, weeks after launching a similar information hub on WhatsApp, its other messaging service. The launch of the coronavirus hub on Messenger, used by more than a billion people, comes at a time when users are engaging with the instant messaging and voice calling more often than they have ever befor...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Tech, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Who, World Health Organization, Stan Chudnovsky, Chudnovsky, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19, Community Hub for Messenger


Report: WhatsApp has seen a 40% increase in usage due to COVID-19 pandemic

Social media usage has grown as a result of the COVID-19 crisis as more users go online to stay connected with family, friends, and colleagues. Now, new data from insights and consulting firm Kantar reveals exactly how much some apps are benefitting. According to a survey of over 25,000 consumers in 30 markets conducted from March 14 to 24, WhatsApp is the social media app that has experienced the greatest gains due to COVID-19. Overall, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has seen a 40% increase in usage t...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Instagram, China, Tech, Spain, Whatsapp, WeChat, Kantar, Klear, Facebook Live, Facebook Messenger Instagram, Overall Facebook, COVID-19, COVID, Weibo Overall Facebook


Covid-19’s impact on small biz

Small businesses are choosing to adapt and upgrade their offering in order to keep their heads above water until Covid-19 is contained The post Covid-19’s impact on small biz appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Whatsapp, Article, South Africa, Google Hangout, Zoom, Cyril Ramaphosa, Microsoft Teams, COVID-19, Hand Sanitiser, Small Medium And Micro Enterprise Smme


It’s still easy to find coronavirus mask ads on Facebook

Ads for face masks are still appearing on Facebook, Instagram and Google, according to a review of the platforms carried out by the Tech Transparency Project (TTP). This despite pledges by the platforms that they would stamp out ads which seek to profit from the coronavirus pandemic. Facebook said on March 6 that it would temporarily ban commerce listings and advertisements for medical face masks, in an effort to combat price-gouging and misinformation during the COVID-19 crisis. Google ...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Mask, Ftc, Targeted Advertising, Online Advertising, Mark Warner, Facebook Instagram, Facebook Page


Online learning will unfortunately not benefit everyone

Online interventions are most likely going to benefit the middle class and the rich and children from working-class families will lose out The post Online learning will unfortunately not benefit everyone appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Whatsapp, Article, South Africa, Online Learning, Internet Connectivity, Cyril Ramaphosa, COVID-19, Corona Lead, National Lockdown


UK turns to WhatsApp to share coronavirus information

Three years ago, the U.K. government chastised WhatsApp for enabling end-to-end encryption by default. Today, it’s relying on the encrypted messaging app as a vital service for sharing information about the coronavirus pandemic. The new chatbot, supplied by the U.K. government, will let anyone subscribe to official advice about the pandemic, known as COVID-19, in the hope of reducing the burden on its national health system. Send “hi” to 07860 064422 (or +44 7860 064422 for international users) ...
Tags: Health, South Korea, UK, New York, Government, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Encryption, United Kingdom, Italy, Boris Johnson, Infection, Messaging Apps, Pandemic, Coronavirus


The best video chat apps to turn social distancing into distant socializing

The vicissitudes of social distancing have taken many people by surprise, making video calls a new necessity for distant socializing. But which of the two dozen apps out there should you and your (perhaps not as tech-savvy) friends and family use? Here are our recommendations, whether it’s for a coffee meeting, a family get-together, or a late night gaming hangout. This list is for individuals looking for a free solution to easily connect with others, not for small businesses or enterprises. The...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Squad, Marco Polo, Skype, Video Chat, Video Conferencing, Video Calling


New Jersey launches online portal to give residents accurate answers about COVID-19

Fake news about the novel coronavirus disease is a rampant problem across our social timelines. Think misinformation about treatments, symptoms and anecdotes tainted with racism and xenophobia. As scientists and health professionals are still scrambling to find a cure, and even contain the outbreak, falsehoods can resonate more than they might during a time of confidence and stability.  New Jersey, which has roughly 2,000 confirmed cases of COVID19, has partnered with New York-based Yext to...
Tags: Health, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Elon Musk, New York, Cdc, India, Tech, Whatsapp, New Jersey, Yext, Coronavirus, Covid19, New Jersey Office of Innovation


Zero-rate mobile services for health, education and development now

Operators must work together — if each network picks which sites to zero-rate, access to information will be determined by the colour of a person’s sim card The post Zero-rate mobile services for health, education and development now appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Whatsapp, Article, Rain, Mobile Networks, Competition Commission, MTN, Vodacom, Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus South Africa, Corona Lead, Cell C, Please Call Me


MEITY asks social media platforms to curb misinformation about COVID-19

As misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic becomes abundant on social media platforms, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has urged social media platforms to “take immediate action to disable /remove such content hosted on their platforms on [a] priority basis”.  390 people in India have tested positive for the virus, which has so […] ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Twitter, News, Instagram, India, Whatsapp, Misinformation, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Coronavirus


WhatsApp tests new feature to fight misinformation: Search the web

WhatsApp, one of the most popular instant messaging platforms on the planet, is testing a feature that could make it simpler for its 2 billion users to tell whether the assertion made in messages they have received is true. In the recent most beta version of its Android app, the Facebook-owned service has given users the ability to quickly comb through the web with the text or video they have received for more context. WhatsApp has been testing this feature in some capacity for several ...
Tags: Android, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Indonesia, Singapore, India, Tech, Whatsapp, World Health Organization, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid19


India launches WhatsApp chatbot to create awareness about coronavirus, asks social media services to curb spread of misinformation

India is turning to WhatsApp, the most popular app in the country, to create awareness about the coronavirus pandemic and has urged social media services to tackle spread of misinformation on their platforms. Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister, said on Saturday that citizens in the country can text a WhatsApp bot — called MyGov Corona Helpdesk — to get instant authoritative answers to their coronavirus queries such as the symptoms of the viral disease and how they could seek help. Sh...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Asia, Indonesia, Singapore, India, Narendra Modi, Tech, Whatsapp, Who, World Health Organization, Mumbai, New Delhi, Reliance Jio, Modi, Ministry of Health


India launches WhatsApp chatbot to create awareness about coronavirus

India is turning to WhatsApp, the most popular app in the country, to create awareness about the coronavirus pandemic. Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister, said on Saturday that citizens in the country can text a WhatsApp bot — called MyGov Corona Helpdesk — to get instant authoritative answers to their coronavirus queries such as the symptoms of the viral disease and how they could seek help. Sharing correct information, avoiding incorrect panic. Here is an effort by WhatsApp a...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Asia, Indonesia, Singapore, India, Narendra Modi, Tech, Whatsapp, Who, World Health Organization, Mumbai, New Delhi, Reliance Jio, Modi, Ministry of Health


Get Up-to-Date Information on COVID-19 From the WHO Using WhatsApp

With information changing quickly, it’s hard to find the latest and most up-to-date COVID-19 information. Today, the World Health Organization announced a new Health Alert system through WhatsApp. The free service is designed to help answer some of the questions the public might have about coronavirus. It’s available…Read more...
Tags: Health, Whatsapp, World Health Organization, Lifehacks, Health Alert, Coronavirus


Indian govt, WHO start WhatsApp chatbots to provide information about COVID-19

The Indian government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have created WhatsApp chatbots to provide real-time information about the COVID-19 pandemic, potentially to tackle misinformation about the pandemic that’s currently abundant on social media platforms. This comes after it was reported that the Karnataka government and Mumbai Police will track phones of people placed under […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Whatsapp, Karnataka, World Health Organisation (WHO, Mumbai Police, Fake News, Coronavirus


How to Try WhatsApp's 'Disappearing Messages' Feature When It Finally Arrives

Good news and bad news for WhatsApp fans. We’ll start with the former: The app, in all likelihood, is going to soon receive a fancy little feature that will let you automatically delete messages—group and private—after a set period of time. And here’s the fun part: You decide how long that time is going to be.Read more...
Tags: Privacy, Messaging, Whatsapp, Lifehacks


WhatsApp unveils $1M grant, info hub to fight coronavirus rumors

WhatsApp has long grappled with its platform being used to spread misinformation. In the latest move, today it announced two initiatives to fight specifically against fake news and other misinformation related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Facebook -owned instant messaging service announced the WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub — in partnership with the WHO, UNICEF, and UNDP — to offer simple, actionable guidance, general tips and resources for users around the world to be better informe...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Apps, Tech, Whatsapp, Who, Unicef, UNDP, Zuckerberg Facebook, CDC Foundation, Poynter Institute, WHO UNICEF, IFCN, Will Cathcart, COVID, Solidarity Response Fund


Indian Govt does not clarify if it will audit WhatsApp’s systems

The government has sought information from WhatsApp, including “discussing the need to conduct an audit” of the app’s security systems and processes, IT Minister of State Sanjay Dhotre said in Lok Sabha today. This did not categorically answer BJP MP S. Muniswamy’s question about whether the government will conduct such an audit. In December 2019, […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, BJP, Whatsapp, Pegasus, Parliament, Lok Sabha, NSO Group, Parliament Questions, Sanjay Dhotre, Muniswamy


WhatsApp may soon let you send disappearing messages in private chats

But it probably won't be available anytime soon
Tags: Facebook, News, Trends, Social Media, Whatsapp


Learning in the time of Covid-19

WIth classes being cancelled due to the outbreak of the virus, the academic enterprise can be salvaged through the use of technology The post Learning in the time of Covid-19 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Youtube, Analysis, Whatsapp, Article, Higher Education, Skype, Twitch, Soundcloud, Online Education, Cyril Ramaphosa, Pandemic, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, Audiomack, Coronavirus


WhatsApp experiments with disappearing messages: Report

WhatsApp is testing disappearing messages feature on its Android app, WABetaInfo reported. This will allow users to choose how long the messages they send to a contact will remain visible before they are automatically deleted. Users can choose from 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month and 1 year. We have reached out to […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Whatsapp, End-to-end Encryption, Signal


Startup founders are building companies on WhatsApp

Lisa Enckell Contributor Share on Twitter Lisa Enckell is a partner at Antler, an early-stage venture capital firm and startup generator. In Asia, where I work as a partner at an early-stage VC, startups are regularly rolling out a minimum viable product (MVP) and then transacting on messaging apps. Companies like shoe brand Portblue, AI e-commerce company Sorabel and Sama, an online recruitment platform for migrant workers, a...
Tags: Work, Startups, Apps, Column, Messenger, Asia, Developer, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Paypal, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Messaging Apps


The value of conversation over interruption in an ad-free future

Social media advertising is getting expensive. Organic social has been proclaimed “dead” for a long time in the social industry. And it’s true that very little social marketing is now done without a paid media strategy to back it. If you want to appear in the news feed, it’s pay to play. A 2019 study found that 85% of marketers are concerned about the rising costs of Facebook ads and last year Facebook cost per mille rates grew a massive 90%. It’s no wonder that UK social advertising spend was u...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Instagram, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, Seo, Adidas, Whatsapp, Netflix, Reddit, Starbucks, Telegraph, Messaging Apps, Thought Leadership, Ad Spend


India restores social media access in Kashmir for 2 weeks

For the first time in eight months, people in Kashmir can use WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and other social media services without any fear or use of specialized software — though things are not back to normal yet. India said on Wednesday that it has temporarily lifted the ban on social media services and on the much broader internet, giving some relief to people and tens of thousands of businesses in the Himalayan region for two weeks. New Delhi imposed a total communications blackout in the Ind...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Asia, Government, India, Narendra Modi, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Vpn, New Delhi, Kashmir, Facebook Twitter, Jammu, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry


How to Turn On WhatsApp's New Dark Mode [Updated]

[Updated 3/3/20, 4:00 pm] Here’s the good news: You no longer have to drop a beta version of WhatsApp on your Android phone in order to take advantage of the app’s new dark mode. This feature has (finally) rolled out for everyone, including both Android and iOS users. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Whatsapp, Lifehacks, Dark Mode


How to Enable WhatsApp's New Dark Mode on iOS and Android

A feature that’s long been requested on WhatsApp has finally, officially arrived.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Science, Whatsapp, Dark Mode, Dark Mode Everything


Finally dark mode arrives to soothe your 3am WhatsApps

Facebook -owned WhatsApp is finally giving users’ eyes a break by rolling out a dark mode setting to the messaging app — years after some other tech giants figured out how to offer a ‘dimmer pixels’ switch. The messaging giant says the feature is rolling out globally in the “coming days” to the latest version of WhatsApp on both Android and iOS. The setting can be enabled via system settings for users running the most recent versions of the respective smartphone OSes — or via the WhatsAp...
Tags: Iphone, Ios, Google, Android, Social, Facebook, Apps, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Messaging Apps, Dark Mode


Nando's-inspired sex slang used by girls as young as 10

Data based on texts of 50,000 children suggests ‘peri peri’ and ‘coleslaw’ not as innocent as parents may thinkIf a child texts about enjoying “peri peri” or “coleslaw”, parents may be unnerved to discover they might not be talking about a family meal out.An internet safety service that has monitored the online interactions of more than 50,000 children has discovered that girls as young as 10 are using code words drawn from the Nando’s restaurant menu to obscure explicit sexual conversations. Co...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Social Media, Society, Whatsapp, Digital Media, Young People, Internet Safety, Nando, Nando 's


Nandos-inspired sex slang used by girls as young as 10

Data based on texts of 50,000 children suggests ‘peri peri’ and ‘coleslaw’ not as innocent as parents may thinkIf a child texts about enjoying “peri peri” or “coleslaw”, parents may be unnerved to discover they might not be talking about a family meal out.An internet safety service which has monitored the online interactions of over 50,000 children has discovered that girls as young as 10 are using code words drawn from the Nando’s restaurant menu to obscure explicit sexual conversations. Contin...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Social Media, Society, Whatsapp, Digital Media, Internet Safety, Nandos, Nando 's