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WhatsApp Channels sees global rollout, includes UAE and Saudi Arabia

Channels is a one-way broadcast feature that allows admins to send text, photos, videos, stickers, and polls to their followers

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From strategy to results: The role of a digital marketing agency in business growth

With businesses striving to connect with their target audience and expand their reach, the role of a digital marketing agency becomes increasingly crucial

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Elon Musk says X will offer video and audio calls

The announcement came after the platform updated its privacy policy to include the collection of biometric data

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Meta, Google face digital tax in New Zealand beginning in 2025

The proposed tax would be payable by multinational businesses that make over $810m a year from global digital services

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Messenger Lite for Android to shutdown in September

The app has been removed from Google Play Store for new users and will no longer be available for existing users after September 18


New WhatsApp feature: Zuckerberg reveals update

The update will be available worldwide in the upcoming weeks

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Threads desktop version may be launching soon

It is reported that the update could come as soon as this week

Abu Dhabi issues warning against fake currency dealers

Abu Dhabi warns residents, tourists against fake currency dealers

The department urged the public to always use authorised money exchange houses or banks to exchange foreign currency

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Meta begins blocking news in Canada in response to new law

The move came after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government passed the Online News Act, expected to come into effect before the end of this year

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Threads by Instagram: Here’s how to use it

Threads provides a fresh platform for real-time updates and public discussions, catering to both creators and casual users


Twitter to make TweetDeck available only to paid, verified users

Several features have been placed behind a paywall in recent months, most notably Twitter’s iconic blue verified checkmarks


TikTok is testing an AI chatbot named Tako

The Tako test is currently available to a small number of employees, according to Daniel Buchuk, an analyst at Watchful


Say goodbye to typos: WhatsApp launches edit message feature

The edit history will not be displayed, ensuring that the original content remains private


Meta prepares more layoffs across Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram

The move is part of a cost-cutting push that will eventually whittle away 10,000 positions at the company


Twitter becomes X Corp as Musk advances ‘everything app’ hopes

It’s unclear what the change means for Twitter, which has seen a sweeping overhaul since Musk bought the company for $44bn last year


BOTIM launches region’s first Arabic ChatGPT with MBZUAI 

BOTIM’s Arabic Chat GPT will support features such as international money transfers, bill payments and e-commerce

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Twitter offers new equity grants to employees

The company plans to offer a liquidity event in about a year when workers will be able to cash out some of their equity

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Revealed: Five ways businesses can drive sales this Ramadan

From car dealerships to retailers, several companies are offering promotions and discounts during Ramadan to support consumers

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TikTok adds new features for teens and families

The new features build upon the existing safety settings

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Snap debuts ‘My AI’ chatbot powered by OpenAI’s GPT technology

The chatbot is available only to Snapchat Plus members, who pay $3.99 a month to subscribe

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Twitter cuts more engineering, product jobs to curb costs

Some employees learned they were laid off via an email, and others tweeted that they learned they were terminated when they could no longer log into the internal system

Meta sells Giphy to Shutterstock.

Meta launches subscription service for Facebook, Instagram

Meta is testing the subscription product first in Australia and New Zealand, starting later this week


Instagram adds new feature to deliver posts directly to followers

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the news on his Instagram account Thursday by creating a channel of his own


Twitter access restricted in Turkey days after massive earthquakes

Restrictions to the social-media platform started Wednesday afternoon

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Dubai Police’s traffic campaigns benefit 10 million people over last three years

Traffic campaigns were carried out last year to raise public awareness of the safety of pedestrians, and the dangers of sudden swerving and speeding, among other topics


Twitter will restore more accounts weekly over next 30 days

Earlier this week, the social network suspended the accounts of several prominent journalists

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Meta’s Oversight Board criticises ‘shortcomings’ in protection of VIP accounts

The Oversight Board, which was conceived by and funded by Meta and is comprised of 20 journalists, academics and politicians, began assessing cases last year

Million, a platform revolutionising creator economy in Middle East

Million, a platform revolutionising creator economy in Middle East

Million is the next generation of social media platforms relying on a decentralised finance model and digital ownership for users on the content they create and monetise

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Twitter’s new feature is out: What is it and how does it work?

Starting August 31, this feature will be available on iOS, Android and Twitter.com globally

Snap to open office in Qatar, signs MoU with Government Communications Office

This new move is part of Snap Inc’s efforts to support and create opportunities for its highly engaged creative community in Qatar