Meta, the parent company of Facebook is highlighting key milestones achieved in their 2021 Africa Year in Review. The infographic shows some of Meta's investments and initiatives across sub-Saharan Africa this year. They focused on driving innovation, connecting communities, helping businesses to grow and supporting the tech and creator ecosystem. Africa Year in ReviewAfrica Year in Review 2021FacebookFacebook Africa Year in ReviewFacebook Africa Year in Review 2021Facebook GhanaFacebook NigeriaFacebook South AfricaMeta AfricaMeta Africa Year in ReviewNigeria Click to find out more
Facebook is partnering with Creatives Garage to launch a platform where Kenyan creatives can amplify their work and inspire others. This is part of efforts from Facebook to highlight the successes of people.
The partnership will also see creatives in Kenya receive training on audience engagement and monetizing of content Creative industryCreatives GarageFacebookKenya Click to find out more
Online social media and networking company, Facebook, announces it will open its first engineering office in Africa. The new office will be located in Lagos, Nigeria and will become operational in the second half of fiscal year 2021.
Facebook Lagos office will support the Sub-Saharan region and contribute to the African FacebookLagosNigeria Click to find out more
Social media giants Facebook finally launches its Avatars in Africa to give people new ways to express themselves online. The feature was launched last year with global release expected in late 2019 or early 2020.
Avatars are digital personas that allow people to engage across Facebook and Messenger in a AvatarFacebookStickers Click to find out more
Facebook launches video and messaging chat app called Messenger Kids across Africa. The app allows children to connect with their friends and family in a supervised environment.
Parents can monitor and control children's activities through a dashboard. From the dashboard, parents can monitor recent contacts, chat history and reported and FacebookMessenger KidsMessenger Kids app Click to find out more
Facebook iD8 Nairobi, first major event in Africa
Facebook is taking its Developer Conference, F8 on the road to cities worldwide. The company will make a stop in Africa with an event in Nairobi, Kenya on the 22nd of November. Making this the company's first ever major event on the FacebookFacebook iD8Nairobi Click to find out more
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Facebook will remove the Instagram app for Windows Phone from the store. Actually, it's being pulled out totally from your device.
Photo sharing app Instagram will become defunct for still active Windows 10 Mobile users like myself. Facebook has appFacebookfacebook appfacebook post templatefacebook windows 10facebook windows app storeInstagramwindows 10 facebook appWindows 10 mobileWindows Phone Click to find out more
Microsoft among partners sealing Africa youth digital skills gap
Microsoft has joined other partners in the Coding for Employment program – an initiative seeking to bridge the digital skills divide among the youth in Africa. Under the program by African Development Bank (ADB), the youth will be equipped with demand-driven Information AfricaAfrican Development BankDigital SkillsFacebookmicrosoftThe Rockefeller Foundation Click to find out more