Friday, September 20, 2019

You Know What? WhatsApp’s stories hit 500M users, Stealing the globe from Snapchat


You Know What? WhatsApp’s stories 500M users, Stealing the globe from Snapchat

Snapchat ignored the international market in its early years, and now Whatsapp has snatched from that growth opportunity. Whatsapp's Clone Snapchat Stories, What's Status, is now 450 million daily active users. Today's destructive Q1 Snap Inc. earns just as much as 191 million daily users on all of Snapchat's earning calls. According to Facebook's WhatsApp Status and Instagram Stories, according to November 300 million daily users, absent from today's F8 conference.


WhatsApp is getting stickers
WhatsApp is getting stickers

Group video calling on Whatsapp


Group video calling on Whatsapp
Group video calling on Whatsapp
Whatsapp announces stickers and group video calling to make lean communication utility more fun, instead of resting on their laurels. At WhatsApp video and audio calls, users already spend 2 billion minutes per day. But in the coming months, they will be able to have at least four people on a split-screen video call, and possibly more. And instead of just chatting with the text, you will be able to send stickers inside Whatsapp during the coming months. Third-party sticker packs will also be available, so developers can contribute to illustration to help people visually chat.


Meanwhile, on the serious side, Whatsapp is heading towards monetization. Now there are 3 million companies on its new Whatsapp for Business App. Although it is currently a free product, Whatsapp has said is that it is planning to charge big brands like Bonus, Airlines, Banks and Mobile Carriers, which will help them to make commerce and customer support on the app. Already with strong traction, it seems that Facebook will be able to squeeze a solid new revenue stream upon its preparation.

With all the points of interference in elections on Facebook and Instagram, Whatsapp was the company's good story for today's F8 conference. Divisional Director Mubarik Imam said that if he can work for any company for free, he has chosen WhatsApp. The number of positive PRs needed by Facebook, the same can be found between all the scandals now, and WhatsApp's ticket can be.

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