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Update: Here’s what caused Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram outage for six hours

Downdetector.com stated in a post that the Facebook outage has become the largest in its history with over 10.6 million reports from all over the world

Major outage: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down globally

WhatsApp and Facebook took to Twitter, saying it is working to get things back to normal.

Whatsapp Payments

UAE’s Payit partners with Platx for WhatsApp payments in the region

Merchants who enroll for this service can simply provide their WhatsApp enabled mobile numbers to their customers

Covid-19 Vaccine UAE

Dubai: Covid-19 vaccinations can now be booked over WhatsApp

To access the Dubai Health Authority’s 24×7 WhatsApp hotline, users will have to add 800 342 to their contacts

Facebook risks Instagram, WhatsApp breakup in antitrust case

U.S. antitrust officials, states, seek to break up Facebook over monopoly fears

Half of SMBs in the UAE, 35% in Saudi reduced their workforce due to virus: study

Small businesses turn to digital channels to survive the pandemic

Abu Dhabi’s health department launches Covid-19 home isolation smart service on WhatsApp

The automated “Chatbot” service will allow citizens to get answers to the most common questions about the virus and home isolation recommendations from the health department

Social space: A roundup of all the GCC social media news in May

Fadi Khater, founder and managing partner of digital marketing agency Netizency, provides an overview of social media trends in the region

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What’s trending socially in the GCC

Here’s an overview and analysis of the latest social media news and trends in the GCC

UAE eases restrictions on internet calls to contain virus

The UAE will permit companies to use Microsoft Teams and Zoom applications that allow virtual conferencing

Free video calling app ToTok no longer available in the UAE

Currently, all free voice over internet protocol (VoIP) services including Skype and WhatsApp calls are blocked in the UAE

New video calling app launched in UAE, ban on Skype, WhatsApp calls remains

Etisalat offers access to the Voico UAE app, which offers video and audio calls worldwide

UAE gets new video calling app as VoIP restrictions on Skype, WhatsApp continue

Yzer also has Dhs400m investment from business figure Balvinder Singh Sahni