Social Media

WhatsApp ends support for iOS 9

This week, WhatsApp has announced that the app no longer supports iOS 9 and earlier version, the news came via an updated support document that WhatsApp now requires iOS 10 or later. The newest iPhone to run iOS 9 is the iPhone 4s and now that iOS 10 is the minimum, the oldest iPhone that can run iOS 10 is the iPhone 5, released in 2012. The following is from […]

Instagram and WhatsApp back online following outage

This afternoon Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp all had issues and were offline for just under one hour. WhatsApp was left with “connecting” messages and Instagram was unable to refresh the feed. Facebook hasn’t said what caused the issue but WhatsApp said at 06:41pm UK time on Twitter that it has restored services. Thanks for your patience, that was a long 45 minutes but we are back! #WhatsAppDown — WhatsApp […]

WhatsApp Desktop now supports voice and video calls

Today, WhatsApp for desktop has been updated to now support audio and video calling for the first time. The desktop client is available on Mac and PC and it is surprising that it hasn’t had this ability up until now. WhatsApp say that all the calls, video or audio are all end-to-end encrypted. WhatsApp calls work between Facebook Portal, Android, iOS and more wherever the client app is supported. However […]

LinkedIn is down worldwide

This evening, LinkedIn is having some service issues worldwide affecting all users on the mobile and desktop version of the social network. The company tweeted out the information via its @LinkedInHelp handle, they are working on getting the service back up and running with the outage starting at 07:00pm UK time and 2PM eastern time. Some members may be experiencing an issue with accessing LinkedIn on mobile and desktop. We’re […]

Instagram has a new ‘professional dashboard’ for businesses

This week, Instagram has introduced a new tool for businesses, as well as influencers to help monitor post performance, instigate new advertisements and label posts as branded content. Instagram will get a new “professional dashboard” soon, but some of these features aren’t new but just moved to a new centralised location for easier access. Users can see monetisation settings, advert creation options as well as branded content. Ads can be […]

Twitter clears the @POTUS account of its followers, starting a fresh now with Joe Biden

Twitter said that when the new President of the United States, Joe Biden took over from from Donald Trump the two accounts for @POTUS and @WhiteHouse would have all of the followers removed as soon as the new administration was sworn in. Before the accounts were moved over and decommissioned, POTUS had 33 million followers, but during his administration Donald Trump rarely used it, instead using his personal account (@realDonaldTrump) he has […]

WhatsApp has now delayed the update to its privacy policy

Following the bad press and issues with privacy earlier this month, WhatsApp has now delayed the planned privacy update activation date from 8th February until 15th May 2021. The activation date is only delayed now, the Facebook and WhatsApp still intend on it coming into action soon. WhatsApp has said the bad press and users jumping ship to alternatives such as Telegram, iMessage and the most popular, Signal was the […]

Snapchat will be banning Trump from its platform

President Trump has basically been banned off of every social media platform going, Facebook banned him first last week, followed by Twitter, YouTube and now Snapchat. Other non-social media platforms such as Shopfiy have stepped in to ban the president too. This all stems from the widely spread news from last week and the group of Trump supports which stormed the US Capitol building. Twitter banned him for invoking violence and […]

WhatsApp issues update via Twitter, urges it protects users privacy

WhatsApp and Facebook has had a lot of negative feedback and users flocking from the messaging service in the past week, due to its new updated privacy policies. The company has urged on Twitter this week that the new privacy policy will not affect the company’s ability to read messages. Last week, WhatsApp started with popups appearing on users phones, and if you didn’t agree, your account will be deleted […]

CAIT asks Indian government to ban WhatsApp and Facebook

The CAIT in India (Confederation of All India Traders) has asked the government in the country to ban the use of WhatsApp and Facebook in the country following on from the revised privacy policy WhatsApp is forcing users to agree to by 8th February if they want to continue using the service. WhatsApp has over 200 million users in India and since the news regarding the privacy policy, users have […]