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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says Messenger now has 1.2B MAUs, up from 1B in July 2016 and 900M in April 2016   —  Normally adding 200 million users in 8 months to a product that already has a billion would reduce the average engagement, but most apps don't have Facebook Messenger's network effect.
Apr 12, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram Direct now combines ephemeral messages with permanent messages in the same threads; Facebook says Direct now has 375M MAUs, up from 300M in Nov. 2016   —  After successfully cloning Snapchat Stories, Instagram is looking to one-up its competitor in chat with a reimagining …
Apr 11, 2017, 10:30 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's head of video Fidji Simo says one in five videos shared are Live videos, with Live broadcasting daily watch time growing 4x in the past year   —  While most people still aren't sure what to broadcast, and some have misused the format for unsavory or criminal purposes …
Apr 6, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Sources: Robinhood zero-fee stock trading app is completing a round of funding led by DST Global at $1.3B valuation   —  Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood is completing a huge fund raise to fuel its attack on old brokerage firms that charge around $7 to $10 per trade.
Mar 31, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat starts rolling out search for public Stories to users in select US cities; public Stories from all users could stay visible for up to several months   —  Snapchat is shifting from a social network limited to content shared by people you follow to an ephemeral, real-time database of what's going on now everywhere.
Mar 31, 2017, 3:15 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sources: Facebook's working with 3rd party developers to debut bots for group chats at F8, which will act more like news tickers than human discussion partners   —  Facebook will reveal at its F8 conference a new class of group bots that work inside Messenger group chats.
Mar 29, 2017, 4:35 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Messenger now lets you share your live location to a group of friends or just one person for one hour at a time, on iOS and Android   —  Facebook Messenger wants to be an offline social gathering tool, not just an online chat app.  Today it's adding a new Live Location feature …
Mar 27, 2017, 11:10 AMIn context
TechCrunch:
Facebook says it will soon start testing the ability to add GIFs to comments   —  Mar 24, 2017, 9:02 amMar 24, 2017, 1:30 pm  —  After years of stubborn caution, Facebook is finally embracing the animated GIF.  Next week Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that lets users post GIFs …
Mar 24, 2017, 12:25 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolling out emoji reactions including a thumbs-down button and mention alerts in Messenger   —  Group chat will get a bit less chaotic with the global rollout of two Facebook Messenger features it was previously testing in Vietnam.  —  Users can now @mention friends in a group chat …
Mar 23, 2017, 11:10 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
WhatsApp will soon bring back the text Status feature it lost when introducing a Snapchat Stories clone   —  The Snapchatification of everything has resulted in backlash for WhatsApp, prompting it to revive its text Status option while keeping its image-based replacement.
Mar 18, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context

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