WhatsApp finally launches payments.

Posted by - June 15, 2020

WhatsApp is adding support for in-app payments, Apple is upgrading the MacBook Pro and Mac Pro desktop and we argue about the future of startup hubs. After months of talks and trials, WhatsApp has finally pulled the trigger on payments. Users in Brazil will be the first to be able to send and receive money

WhatsApp Reaches 2-Billion Users Worldwide

Posted by - February 13, 2020

WhatsApp has quickly amassed another 500-million users in just 2 years and now has about 2-billion users, reports My Broadband. This latest tally comes from the messaging service about 6 years since they were acquired by Facebook Inc. for $19-billion. This latest statistic solidly places WhatsApp as the largest messaging platform on Earth though with

4 reasons why WhatsApp can empower your business

Posted by - February 4, 2020

[sg_popup id=”32078″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Today Customers demand more than ever before from brands, including fast, personalised, reliable and free two-way communication. Organisations that have realised how important it is to reach their customers where they are and on a communication channel that they know and trust, are increasingly looking to WhatsApp Business API (Application Program Interface) as

WhatsApp welcomes Dark Mode on Android

Posted by - January 23, 2020

WhatsApp finally has introduced a Dark Mode feature, after hinting at it several months ago. The messaging app, with more than 1.5 billion active accounts, has rolled out the feature for users on the beta channel – which means that anyone who updates their WhatsApp for Android to version 2.20.13 will have the chance to

Mobile Games on WhatsApp Debuts in Nigeria

Posted by - January 2, 2020

An innovative mobile game on WhatApp known as the PREWIN Games, has been introduced in Nigeria. The mobile game comes in a trivia platform that educates and rewards players on different subject areas of interest. The platforms include WhatsApp, Web and Mobile App. The game comes in several knowledge categories such as sports, fashion, politics,

Makro is now available on WhatsApp

Posted by - December 4, 2019

Retail giant, Makro has announced that shoppers at its 22 South African outlets and online store can now experience instant customer care and service by connecting with them directly via WhatsApp. Some of the features available in Makro’s chat include tracking orders, viewing current catalogues, accessing a digital store card, locating nearby stores, and having

Trace Mobile partners with Justpalm.com to launch the first of its kind AI WhatsApp Business Chatbot

Posted by - November 30, 2019

Trace Mobile has brought multi award-winning marketing and reward agency Justpalm.com on board to launch its interactive WhatsApp Business chat line. This will enable the mobile network to interact with customers through real-time, two-way conversations, driving sales, attracting new customers and retaining existing ones in an increasingly competitive market. Trace Mobile also offers R1 WhatsApp

Infobip makes South African vehicle license renewals possible over WhatsApp

Posted by - November 26, 2019

Global cloud communication company, Infobip has announced that it has enabled WhatsApp Business API for ChatFin, a fintech company who recently introduced their latest platform – ChatBack. This feature allows consumers to communicate with businesses over WhatsApp using the ChatBack application. Infobip enables WhatsApp Business API for ChatFin, thereby simplifying South African vehicle license renewals.

WhatsApp is working on a new group blacklist feature

Posted by - October 16, 2019

Private messaging platform, WhatsApp is reportedly working on an all-new Group Privacy Blacklist feature. The new feature will allow users to choose which contacts are allowed to add them to a group and which contacts aren’t. According to WABetaInfo, the latest update named ‘My contacts except…’ is set to replace the current ‘Nobody’ blacklist option

South African insurer launches Whatsapp chatbot

Posted by - August 27, 2019

Guardrisk – part of Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited – has partnered with Root, a Fintech start-up, to extend its CarSure product, which offers insurance to people renting cars. The latest chatbot offering provides excess buy down cover to protect against often astronomically high excess payments for car rental. CarSure recently unveiled an insurance WhatsApp chatbot