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Messaging Apps Are Taking Over Mobile Messaging

Messaging Apps Are Taking Over Mobile Messaging

By Sean Patterson February 18, 2014

Over the past two years, mobile messaging apps such as WhatsApp and SnapChat have become some of the most popular mobile apps around. Signs are even appearing that the messaging app segment may be taking the place of traditional social …

Snapchat Snags Instagram Business Head to be New COO Snapchat Snags Instagram Business Head to be New COO

As ephemeral messaging app Snapchat fends off offers from major social networking players, the company has just made a pretty significant hire. According to All Things D, Snapchat has poached former Facebook director and Instagram business head Emily White to …

Facebook Downplays Problems With Teens Facebook Downplays Problems With Teens
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When Facebook released its quarterly earnings report a few weeks ago, CFO David Ebersman brought up a decrease in young teen engagement during the conference call. “I want to say a few words about youth engagement on Facebook,” he said. …

Instagram May Get Private Messaging By Year’s End Instagram May Get Private Messaging By Year’s End
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Twitter has direct messaging. Facebook has Facebook messenger. Instagram has…no equivalent. If you want to say something to another Instagram user, everyone else is going to see it too. As of right now, Instagram has no private messaging function. That …

Facebook Tried To Buy Snapchat For $3 Billion Facebook Tried To Buy Snapchat For $3 Billion
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Snapchat reportedly turned down a $3 billion (or more) acquisition by Facebook. The private messaging company must really think it’s on to something special. Facebook must think so too. That’s three times what it paid for Instagram. This piece of …

Facebook Appears To Be Losing The Teens Facebook Appears To Be Losing The Teens
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The kids aren’t digging Facebook as much as they used to be. That’s the message that has been coming through the blogosphere, and finally, even kind of admitted by Facebook itself. Do you think Facebook is at risk of losing …

Twitter Reportedly Rethinking Private Messaging Twitter Reportedly Rethinking Private Messaging

Twitter is reportedly considering expanding its private messaging offerings. Earlier this week, the company started rolling out a new feature that lets users receive direct messages from users they don’t follow. Historically, the feature has only worked when a user …

Your Unopened Snapchats Are Being Given to Police Your Unopened Snapchats Are Being Given to Police
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If you’re unaware that pretty much everything you do online is probably being tracked by someone, and all of the companies that house the content that you upload, post, tweet, and send on a daily basis routinely give it up …

Jim Cramer: Snapchat May Be Used for Insider Trading Jim Cramer: Snapchat May Be Used for Insider Trading

Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging app that’s gaining quite the following, has been accused of facilitating some risque communications. When it first launched, it quickly garnered the reputation as being a “sexting” app for teens. You see, Snapchat allows users to …

Snapchat Launches Kid-Friendly Version 'SnapKidz' Snapchat Launches Kid-Friendly Version 'SnapKidz'
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Ephemeral messaging app Snapchat is unveiling a new version of its service designed for all the youngsters out there – those under the age of 13. It’s called “SnapKidz,” and it comes along with a new iOS update. Basically, it …

Snapchat Sees an Incredible 150 Million Photos Daily Snapchat Sees an Incredible 150 Million Photos Daily
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Are you snapping ephemeral photos with the Snapchat app? If not, you may be quickly becoming the minority. Apparently, Snapchat is processing more photos daily than Instagram. And not just more – nearly four times as many. The figure was …

Snapchat Sued by Guy Who Says He Created the App Snapchat Sued by Guy Who Says He Created the App

A man is suing the creators of a popular social app, claiming that they took his idea and shut him out or what was eventually a “million-dollar-idea,” after they all worked together on it during college. No, this isn’t the …

Facebook Working on App for Secret Agents & Sexters Facebook Working on App for Secret Agents & Sexters
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This message will self-destruct in 3, 2, 1… Facebook is making another move to assert itself into the private messaging space, as the company is reportedly working on a standalone app that takes its cues from another popular messaging app …

SnapChat Deletes Sexting Photos After They're Viewed SnapChat Deletes Sexting Photos After They're Viewed
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Though the makers of Snapchat never actually come out and say it, their app is quite obviously intended to erase sexting photos after they have been sent. The service has one purpose: deleting picture messages a few seconds after you …