Facebook hits 2 billion milestone

2017-06-28 16:13

Almost one-third of the global population is now on Facebook. The world’s most popular social network reached two-billion users this week.

WhatsApp restored after two-hour blackout

2017-05-04 10:01

Instant messaging service WhatsApp has been restored to full functionality after experiencing downtime around the world for a two-hour period.

How you could get banned on Twitter

2017-02-08 07:18

Twitter has announced that they will identify, permanently suspend and stop abusive users from creating new accounts.

WeChat to launch Miniapps in the New Year

2016-12-29 13:57

Social and communication app WeChat is expected to launch its Miniapps early in the New Year.

Facebook launches Group Video Call through Messenger

2016-12-20 16:57

First Snapchat announced that users could snap in groups in time for the festive season – now Facebook is allowing Group Video Chats through Facebook Messenger.

White supremacists flock to new social network ‘Gab’

2016-12-11 10:11

Squeezed out of Twitter and other social media websites cracking down on hate speech, far-right activists are finding a home on a new platform that promises never to censor content.

Facebook builds tool for Great Firewall of China

2016-11-23 12:53

Facebook Inc. is so keen to return to China that it built a tool that would geographically censor information in the country, according to the New York Times.

La Grange apologises for Twitter comments

2015-01-17 22:34

Late president Nelson Mandela's assistant Zelda La Grange has issued a 14-take apology on her Twitter account after comments that whites did not feel welcome in South Africa.

Childbearing contagious among friends

2014-06-04 14:58

A study looked at pairs of friends to see whether the childbearing of one of the friends increases the probability for the other friend to have a child.

'China's Twitter' files for IPO in US

2014-03-15 11:58

Weibo, the Chinese microblogging service often compared with Twitter, has filed for a US stock offering seeking to raise $500m.


WARNING: WhatsApp group admins in SA could face jail time

2017-06-23 14:15

WhatsApp group admins in South Africa could face jail time for defamatory content in chats, after an administrator was arrested in India last month.

Facebook adds tool for helping in times of crisis

2017-02-09 06:37

Facebook updated its Safety Check feature with a way for people to lend, or get, helping hands after disasters.

How to get the latest WhatsApp features before anyone else

2017-02-07 06:20

Instant messaging service WhatsApp will soon launch numerous features for Android and iOS devices – but there is a way to start accessing this feature now.

Twitter takes another blow as technology head resigns

2016-12-21 12:20

Twitter’s chief technology officer is leaving, another blow to the social-media company’s top ranks just weeks after its chief operating officer resigned.

Snapchat switches on group chats

2016-12-14 16:49

Image messaging app Snapchat has launched a group chat option in time for the festive season.

Is Twitter's new product VP a social network 'noob'?

2016-12-02 10:50

Twitter’s new vice president of product, Keith Coleman, has only tweeted 146 times in nine years and has less than 1 200 followers on the social network.

Facebook projects more costs with slower ad sales

2016-11-03 10:35

Facebook Inc. reported a quarter that blew past expectations. But its shares fell in extended trading after executives suggested they won’t be able to repeat the performance.

Facebook service disrupted

2014-08-01 18:39

Facebook, the world's number one social network, has suffered a service disruption that made the website unavailable to some users.

Facebook has 100 million India users

2014-04-09 13:07

Facebook has hit more than 100 million users in India, making it only the second country after the United States to achieve the milestone.

Livr - a social network only accessible when drunk

2014-03-12 12:18

The password for 'Livr' is a couple of beers and a breathalyzer.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.