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WhatsApp is now delivering roughly 100 billion messages a day

WhatsApp is now delivering roughly 100 billion messages a day WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app owned by Facebook, is now delivering roughly 100 billion messages a day, the company’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said at the quarterly earnings call Thursday. For some perspective, users exchanged 100 billion messages on WhatsApp last New Year’s Eve. […]

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Pivoting during a pandemic

Pivoting during a pandemic Stan Chudnovsky Contributor Share on Twitter Stan Chudnovsky is the Vice President of Messenger from Facebook. Like everywhere else, the COVID-19 pandemic created a new “no normal” at Facebook . The seismic shifts and disruptions reverberated across the globe and we had to accept that and adjust, quickly. Suddenly, our products […]

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Courier raises $10.1M Series A to help developers integrate multichannel notifications

Courier raises .1M Series A to help developers integrate multichannel notifications Courier is an API platform with a no-code twist that helps developers add multichannel user notifications to their applications. The company today announced that it has raised a $10.1 million Series A funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Matrix Partners, Twilio and Slack […]

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Facebook touts beefed up hate speech detection ahead of Myanmar election

Facebook touts beefed up hate speech detection ahead of Myanmar election Facebook has offered a little detail on extra steps it’s taking to improve its ability to detect and remove hate speech and election disinformation ahead of Myanmar’s election. A general election is scheduled to take place in the country on November 8, 2020. The […]

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Snap turns on Minis, bite-sized third-party apps in Snapchat

Snap turns on Minis, bite-sized third-party apps in Snapchat A set of mini apps has gone live on Snapchat platform, marking the beginning of a new chapter for Los Angeles-headquartered firm as it aims to emulate aspects of the popular Chinese “super-app” model. Unveiled last month, Snap Minis are lightweight, simplified versions of apps that […]

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Businesses on Facebook can now respond to customers in Messenger

Businesses on Facebook can now respond to customers in Messenger Facebook today is launching a new inbox on Messenger to make it easier for business owners to respond to incoming customer messages from the same app they use to message friends and family. The update will allow businesses to manage all their communications from a […]

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Zoom faces criticism for denying free users e2e encryption

Zoom faces criticism for denying free users e2e encryption What price privacy? Zoom is facing a fresh security storm after CEO Eric Yuan confirmed that a plan to reboot its battered security cred by (actually) implementing end-to-end encryption does not in fact extend to providing this level of security to non-paying users. This Zoom ‘premium […]

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Facebook Avatars, a Bitmoji competitor, launches in Europe

Facebook Avatars, a Bitmoji competitor, launches in Europe Facebook Avatars, which lets users customize a virtual lookalike of themselves for use as stickers in chat and comments, is now available across Europe, the company said today. The social giant’s Avatars, a clone of Snapchat’s popular Bitmoji, was first unveiled last year and introduced to users […]

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Facebook launches Fundraisers in India, expands partnerships with state governments for WhatsApp and Messenger helplines

Facebook launches Fundraisers in India, expands partnerships with state governments for WhatsApp and Messenger helplines Facebook has expanded Fundraisers to India and is working with several additional state governments to provide authoritative information about the coronavirus to more people in the country, it said today. Fundraisers, which was available in the U.S., Europe and dozens […]

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Leverice is a team messenger app that’s taking aim at information overload

Leverice is a team messenger app that’s taking aim at information overload Meet Leverice: A team messenger and collaboration platform that’s aiming to compete with b2b giants like Slack by tackling an issue that continues to plague real-time messaging — namely, ‘always-on’ information overload. This means these tools can feel like they’re eating into productivity […]

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