Today’s DMR update is focused on Snapchat. Snapchat stats aren’t as readily available as some of the larger public social networks, but with the momentum the image-sharing app has these days (especially among younger demos), more interesting stats are trickling out. Here are some of the updates from this round:
It was rumored that Facebook has been working on a program to rival Snapchat. Given the name “Slingshot,” the program in question is a video messaging app; this is one of the two prominent features that Snapchat boasts, the other being photo sharing. As of this point, “Slingshot” is nothing but a rumor, though the idea of it being made a reality is an interesting one, especially if it means that both Facebook and Snapchat will work harder to draw in audiences.
Well, it seems like Snapchat is no longer about sending temporary photos and videos to friends anymore.
Recently, Snapchat incorporated a new tool simply called “Chat” and it does exactly what the namesake lives up to. With Chat, Snapchat users can have text-based conversations with friends and even share live video feeds with the flip of a proverbial switch. Chat is an interesting addition that – more than anything else – adds another layer to an app that many smartphone users get lost in.
How many people use WhatsApp, WeChat, LINE, Kik, Skype Facebook Messenger and many more. Updated for July 2016. This post should give you an idea of the scope of the chat app market and what all the commotion is about…
Several companies made headlines this year by finding social media success in creative new ways. Let’s take a look at 10 of them here.