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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter for Android's APK shows that Twitter is testing an encrypted DMs feature that is labeled “Secret conversations”   —  Buried inside Twitter's Android app is a “Secret conversation” option that if launched would allow users to send encrypted direct messages.
May 7, 2018, 7:40 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram may soon allow users to add music to their Stories using “music stickers”, according to changes to code   —  Instagram is preparing to let you add music to your Stories, judging by code found inside its Android app. “music stickers” could let you search for and add a song to your posts …
May 7, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram confirms it has added a native payments feature to its app with a limited set of partners, letting users purchase items without leaving Instagram   —  Get ready to shop the 'Gram.  Instagram just stealthily added a native payments feature to its app for some users.
May 3, 2018, 5:45 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Reflections on the shift to the Stories format, which will likely surpass other formats soon, as nearly a billion users consume stories across social networks   —  We're at the cusp of the visual communication era.  Stories creation and consumption is up 842 percent since early 2016, according to consulting firm Block Party.
May 2, 2018, 8:20 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat is rolling out an update, previously in testing, that will sort friend communication by recency and move Stories from the friends page to Discover   —  Snapchat's redesign was a disaster.  It cratered ad views and revenue and led Snapchat's user count to actually shrink in March.
May 1, 2018, 7:05 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says WhatsApp Status, its version of Stories, has 450M DAUs, up from 250M in July 2017; Snapchat has 191M DAUs total   —  Snapchat neglected the international market in its early years, and now WhatsApp has snatched that growth opportunity.  WhatsApp's clone of Snapchat Stories …
May 1, 2018, 5:25 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snap reports Q1 revenue of $230.7M, vs $244.5M expected; 191M DAUs, up from 187M YoY, marking its lowest-ever growth rate of 2% QoQ; stock drops 14%+   —  Snapchat face-planted in its Q1 2018 earnings report amidst a rocky redesign and sustained competition from Facebook, unable to keep up its comeback from last quarter.
May 1, 2018, 4:26 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook announces updates to Messenger: chat translations, slowly rolling out starting with English/Spanish; AR features in closed beta; and a simplified UI   —  Facebook could use more evidence that it brings the world together rather than tearing it apart.
May 1, 2018, 2:32 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook and Instagram Stories open to sharing from other apps, letting developers integrate a button for users to easily share content from app   —  Facebook is recruiting help to make its Stories more interesting than Snapchat's.  Starting with Spotify, SoundCloud and GoPro …
May 1, 2018, 1:57 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Hustle, a grassroots mass-texting tool that does not “sell to Republican candidates or committees”, raises $30M Series B with GV and Salesforce participating   —  Hustle 20X'd its annual revenue run rate in 15 months by denying clients that contradict its political views.
May 1, 2018, 12:22 PMIn context

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