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WhatsApp Status hits 450 million daily active users
May04

WhatsApp Status hits 450 million daily active users

Snap is in a tough patch. It missed revenue estimates for the first quarter this year on its latest performance report. And now, one of its clones racked up a staggering number of daily active users (DAUs). Facebook informed everyone at its F8 developer conference in San Jose, CA, that WhatsApp Status is up more than 150 million DAUs from November last year, TechCrunch reports. The news poses trouble for Snapchat, as it struggles to...

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Facebook Messenger adds new AR tools for business
May03

Facebook Messenger adds new AR tools for business

The tide of Augmented Reality is rising. And it is merging Virtual Reality to digital marketing in a convergence of physical and digital fronts. One out of three smartphone users engage with AR at least once a month, a Boston Consulting Group study shows. And the numbers will rise to 120 million by 2021. It opens new possibilities on how we interact with businesses. And Facebook is quick to adapt. The social network announced better...

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LinkedIn enhances Lead Gen Forms for marketers
May03

LinkedIn enhances Lead Gen Forms for marketers

LinkedIn has added three new enhancements to Lead Gen Forms to boost reach and response. The features will give audiences an easier way to submit information through pre-filled forms with a few clicks. Lead Gen Forms allows marketers to gather data from subscribers to their demos, ebooks, newsletters, and more, while protecting their privacy. It has cut 30 percent of expenses in cost-per-lead, according to the company. The new...

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Facebook will bolster up fight against fake news, data misuse, says Zuckerberg
May02

Facebook will bolster up fight against fake news, data misuse, says Zuckerberg

  Mark Zuckerberg stood unfazed but apologetic in front of 5,000 people. He wore a blue, long-sleeve shirt and jeans—not his usual color. “It’s been an intense year,” he said the moment he set foot on stage at Facebook’s 2018 F8 developer conference. The company he started and is heading has been going through a rough patch in the past few months. All talks about Facebook had been about reaching new heights, building bridges and...

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Instagram rolls out video chat, Explore redesign, AR effects, bullying comments filter
May02

Instagram rolls out video chat, Explore redesign, AR effects, bullying comments filter

Facebook announced a slew of new features, including video chat, an Explore page redesign, AR effects, and a bullying comments filter, at the company’s 2018 F8 conference on Tuesday. Video Chat Video chat allows you to talk to more than one person. You can also minimize the chat screen to scroll through your feeds. “You’re going to be able to just tap on a new camera icon in the top of any direct thread that you have and you’re going...

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