MTN, one of many greatest telecommunication firms in Africa, has launched its personal instantaneous messaging app — Ayoba.
The corporate first revealed plans to launch the app in March 2019 at its monetary outcomes presentation for the yr led to December 2018.
The app was named after a marketing campaign by MTN in South Africa to commemorate the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Ayoba is a South African slang, which suggests one thing “cool”, “okay”, or “all proper”.
9 years later, MTN has launched an instantaneous messaging app utilizing the identify Ayoba, a sign that African customers are the goal of the app.
With the Ayoba app now obtainable for obtain on the Google Play Retailer and the official Ayoba web site, listed here are 5 issues it is advisable find out about it.
You should utilize your present handle ebook
Identical to WhatsApp, it is advisable register along with your cellphone quantity to entry your contacts. As well as, you don’t must create a brand new handle ebook to attach along with your contacts. All it is advisable do is join along with your cellphone quantity to sync all of your contacts simply.
You can also make calls on to your contacts
To make calls to your contacts, all it is advisable do is click on on the contact and the app will redirect to your cellphone name software or Truecaller, relying on the cellphone name app you utilize.
It ought to nonetheless be famous that for each name you make you’ll be charged utilizing your airtime minutes.
You want knowledge to ship messages to your contacts
Utilizing the app, whether or not you’re an MTN subscriber or not, you have to knowledge to ship and obtain messages, audio information, video information, photos, and paperwork to your contacts.
You may also ship messages to different contacts who don’t have the app; these messages might be delivered as texts, and if there are photos or information connected, the messages will embrace hyperlinks to view them in your browser.
To maintain knowledge protected and guarantee privateness, MTN claims that the app has an end-to-end encryption.
You may chat in seven African languages
Contemplating the truth that the app was constructed for the African market, Ayoba allows English and the next seven African languages: Swahili, Pidgin (Cameroon), Francais, Côte d’Ivoire Jula, Ganda, Xhosa, and Zulu.
It has a information feed characteristic
Ayoba permit customers to affix any channel for trending information updates, and like Fb, the information channels cowl matters starting from meals suggestions and methods to music and sports activities updates and so on.
For now, Ayoba is simply obtainable in Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, and South Africa however based on the Ayoba web site, there are plans to develop to different nations throughout Africa. As well as, customers will be capable of ship and obtain cash, inside Ayoba, to contacts in Africa by means of Cellular Cash.
Regardless of these attention-grabbing options, it seems that Ayoba nonetheless has to deal with the likes of WhatsApp and Fb Messenger that have already got hundreds of thousands of customers throughout Africa.