Tonight’s biggest stories are all about the industry’s biggest social networks and messaging services, including Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. Which really means Facebook, as it owns both WhatsApp and Instagram.
Facebook Messenger is an awesome tool. I happen to love Chat Heads and its separation from the app, but not everyone was a big fan of Facebook trying to force users into using the Messenger app. Now that users can no longer message from the original Facebook app, though, number shave exploded.
The company has announced monthly users have reached 500 million, a number that does seem quite unbelievable. This is more than double the 200 million who were using it back in April.
Opinion: We can love or hate what Facebook does, but ultimately they have the power to move us into any direction. The social network has way too many users, and Facebook Messenger just happens to be one of the best forms of messaging for that reason.
WhatsApp has become a global tool for communication, but such power can be used for both good and bad. Proof of such idea could be found in a new report from the Italian Association of Matrimonial Lawyers, which has found 40% of adultery-related divorces use WhatsApp as evidence.
Opinion: That is quite an insane percentage, but we can’t really say it’s WhatsApp’s fault. It just happens to be a major form of communication, which means more people will use it (including adulterers and criminals).
Making a Typo in your Instagram publications usually meant bad news before today. One had to delete the post and re-publish it, a task that was too much of an issue once your post reached momentum.
This is all part of the past thanks to Instagram’s past with today’s update. The application is now allowing users to edit previously posted captions. Both iOS and Android versions have received the update, so go get your new apps!
Opinion: This happens to be one of those simple updates that make a huge difference. Not being able to edit a post just seems so permanent. This is not marriage, Instagram!