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Instagram’s impressive growth continues; now has 700 million members
Apr27

Instagram’s impressive growth continues; now has 700 million members

Thanks to Snapchat, Instagram now has additional 100 million users—bringing up the number to 700 million. That is impressive for a company that was once almost walking in the shadow of a rival app—Snapchat. In the last nine months, the app has recorded more growth than ever owing to the fact that it copied a very popular feature owned by Snapchat—Stories. Not that the app wasn’t doing fine before August [when Instagram launched its...

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Twitter records appreciable user growth; first in 2 years
Apr26

Twitter records appreciable user growth; first in 2 years

While recording 9 million active user growth may not be described by some as appreciable for a company like Twitter; it is worth celebrating considering how the company’s user-base remained almost stagnant since 2015. For a company like Twitter, recording additional 9 million users at this time is quite remarkable—it now has 328 million monthly active users. Not many gave Twitter a chance; the Wall Street for one, didn’t give us much...

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Facebook begins testing of a different version of its Related Articles widget
Apr25

Facebook begins testing of a different version of its Related Articles widget

These days, Facebook wants you to take a proper look at every link before clicking on it. The social media giant is not handling fake news with kid gloves—and this time around, it has started testing a different version of its Related Articles widget. Before reading any article on its website, the social media behemoth will present you with related articles so you can decide. The widget being tested by Facebook is one that usually...

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Snapchat Update: Ad Partners Can Now Easily Buy Geofilters
Apr25

Snapchat Update: Ad Partners Can Now Easily Buy Geofilters

Geofilters are Snapchat’s next source of growth for its ad business. The company will allow its ad partners to sell and manage their sponsored geofilters. With that in mind, users can place special filters on their photos/videos in various locations. The company has a dozen of ad partners. Before, these partners could purchase geofilters from the company’s self-service tool that launched in 2016. With the recent announcement, the ad...

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Pinterest Will Say Goodbye To Its Like Button Soon
Apr23

Pinterest Will Say Goodbye To Its Like Button Soon

Pinterest announced that it’s going to kill its Like button. It may cause a slight change in the process for its users. It’s especially true for users who want to track “Likes” as a performance metrics. But why Pinterest is going to eliminate it? As explained by the company: “There are lots of reasons why people like Pins on Pinterest. But because we have both a Save button and a Like button, it hasn’t always been clear how they’re...

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Amazon’s Twitch Makes It Easier For Game-Streamers To Make Money
Apr22

Amazon’s Twitch Makes It Easier For Game-Streamers To Make Money

Amazon’s Twitch Interactive, a video streaming site, has a new program that encourages players or gamers to produce videos to the platform more often. This decision came after YouTube made it difficult for video makers to make money on its platform. What is Twitch? It’s a website where you can see live streams of games and other activities. Currently, it reported having 17,000 partners or video makers. These video makers appear a few...

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