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Facebook pulls the plug on Lasso—app to sunset on July 10
Jul04

Facebook pulls the plug on Lasso—app to sunset on July 10

Facebook has decided not to continue its expensive attempt at cloning TikTok as Lasso will no longer be available from July 10. While the social media giant has announced it will no longer make Lasso available from next Friday, no one can actually bet against another future dive into such venture especially as TikTok continues to do fine in the market. Lasso, which was launched a year and a half ago allowed users to shoot 15-seconds...

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WhatsApp is set to launch a slew of new features in the coming weeks
Jul01

WhatsApp is set to launch a slew of new features in the coming weeks

WhatsApp’s more than 2 billion users will soon get the chance to use animated stickers, which is one of a slew of features the company said will soon be launched in the coming weeks. The Facebook-owned app has announced a bunch of new features set to be available in a few weeks from now. Earlier on we told you about the availability of animated sticker pack, which has already started appearing for some users. Since we have already...

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WhatsApp is reportedly set to launch its first animated sticker pack
Jul01

WhatsApp is reportedly set to launch its first animated sticker pack

Reliable tech blogger who is always first to bring us inside information about upcoming features in WhatsApp, WABetaInfo, reports that the app is set to launch its first animated sticker pack. Typical of WhatsApp, always turning up late when it comes to releasing popular features, the Facebook-owned chat app is set to get its users excited. Animated stickers bring conversation to live, and these set of sticker pack will not be any...

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TikTok no longer accessible in India following government ban
Jun30

TikTok no longer accessible in India following government ban

It looks like TikTok has finally complied with the ban announced by the government in India as Android Police reports that its servers are now down. Usually, people would find their way around a band app, but even VPN seems not to be doing the trick—at least not for everyone. The inability of users to access the app’s servers may not be unconnected with the company’s official statement via its Twitter page today. In the statement, the...

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TikTok issues statement; denies sharing user information with China
Jun30

TikTok issues statement; denies sharing user information with China

Following Monday’s announcement by the Indian government banning 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, TikTok has issued a statement expressing its readiness to comply with the directive. In the statement, which was released via its Twitter page a while ago, the popular app known for viral videos denied sharing user information with China. A part of the statement reads: “The Government of India has issued an interim order for the blocking...

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TikTok, WeChat and Xender among 59 Chinese apps banned in India on Monday
Jun29

TikTok, WeChat and Xender among 59 Chinese apps banned in India on Monday

In what looks like a blanket ban on apps originating from China, India has announced that TikTok and 58 other apps will no longer be allowed to work in the country. The country announced this in a press release on Monday; a move unprecedented in the history of what now looks like a cold war between India and China. In the press release, India’s Ministry of Information Technology said the said apps “are engaged in activities which is...

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