A locally developed social media platform Chatpanda has been launched in the Kenya market. Chatpanda enables users to to stay in touch with their friends, family, and co-workers all the time. The platform, which also targets gamers, works more like Twitter but has additional features.
The launch of Chatpanda comes at a time when most big social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have been banning users and closing down groups without any warnings. The most recent being the closure of Kenya’s biggest Facebook group Group Kenya and blogger Cyprian Nyakundi being locked out of Twitter.
Chatpanda’s goal is to enable local publishers to share their content and best stories without bias, grow their following to any limit, and be local heroes.
Currently, Chatpanda team works to verify all known local publishers and influencer’s accounts immediately when they register on the platform. The platform trending hashtags are fully localized to enable the best topics to trend, and priority is on the best topics that are trending in various localities across the country. In addition, users can now promote or sponsor content in the platform at a very friendly rate and no banning of ads or tough reviews like on Facebook or Twitter.
The platform is now marking its first month since going live with over 1000 registered users. It is now fully open to the public with more additional features being added on a weekly basis to make the platform one of the most popular and the go-to place for social media users in the country.