May 30, 2022

Black-Owned Social Media App Shapclick Launched in Nigeria

A young Nigerian has launched a new social media app known as ‘ShapClick,’ a social media platform that aims to take over Facebook, Twitter, and others.

The Nigerian app developer, Mohammed Aliyu, boasted that ShapClick would surpass other social media apps because of the installation of more authentication to protect end-to-end encryption of private chat between users and guarantee safety.

A spokesman for Aliyu, Mr. Hyacinth Chiweuba, told Vanguard that ShapClick as an indigenous messaging application would enable users to chat and make audio and video calls, including an unrestricted number of group chats as well as a shop for affordable products.

Chiweuba said: “We are not in ShapClick for revenue purposes; we are in it to solve a bigger problem and create employment in the country.

“For Nigeria to be what we want it to be, Nigerians must first figure out how to solve our problems; we must invest in our people, and equip them to contribute productively and creatively.

“We have privacy settings which are built for the purpose. Users’ phone numbers and personal information are not visible to other users.

“We have the admin panel for the team use. They can see any post and other things but cannot see the chat conversations. We can delete videos and pictures if there is a report on them. Accounts can also be deleted, while users’ pages can be modified.

“Misinformation and fake news can be handled and taken down when users report issues, and we confirm it as fake. Same goes for gory contents.”

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Abbianca Makoni

Abbianca Makoni is a content executive and writer at POCIT! She has years of experience reporting on critical issues affecting diverse communities around the globe.