Disproving sceptics predicting a doomsday scenario for Facebook has seen a 19% increase in ad spend on its core platform and Instagram quarter-over-quarter and a 48% increase year-over-year, according to new research.
There’s a “privacy paradox” surrounding data collection for profit, where data needs to be used to enrich people’s experiences without betraying their trust, according to the annual report from digital guru Mary Meeker.
Facebook unveiled a raft of new features during its annual F8 conference this week, including a dating service and its standalone VR device going on sale, but the conference was overshadowed by continuing controversies at the company.
WhatsApp is banning under-16s from using its platform in the European Union, as the Facebook-owned messaging service looks to comply with upcoming new data privacy rules.
WhatsApp has got a new tool that lets users recover media that they had previously deleted, including pictures, GIFs, documents or voice messages, but only for Android users.
Are we on the verge of doing away with the fixed telephone line altogether? ReportLinker has compiled globe-spanning data to look into the matter showing the rise of chat apps, looking at a number of counties.
Nearly half (47%) of the world online population will be will be tuning into the FIFA World Cup either online or on TV this summer, with Facebook and WhatsApp the best platforms for brands to reach them, according to new research.
Facebook has been stopped from making use of UK citizens’ WhatsApp data for purposes beyond the chat app itself.
WeChat has hit one billion monthly users for the first time, as the Chinese messaging app starts to rival WhatsApp.
Facebook is testing Instagram Stories on WhatsApp to take on social media rival Snapchat, according to a news report.
2017 was another big year for digital marketing, with the rise of Blockchain, voice search going mainstream and AI getting (scarily) smarter. This was the year that Facebook went VR, Android overtook Windows and a virtual cat craze nearly broke a cryptocurrency market. In this special report, we’ve identified 17 of the biggest trends of the year.
AOL is discontinuing its pioneering AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) chat platform after 20 years of service, usurped by chat apps such as WhatsApp and Snapchat.
WhatsApp has launched a dedicated channel where companies can reach out to their customers, with airline KLM the first brand to sign up.
WhatsApp is set to launch direct payments on its messaging app, as the Facebook-owned messaging app becomes the latest service to let users transfer money to one another with a text.