Facebook “Messenger Day” is the chat app’s new Snapchat Stories clone

messenger-snapchat Facebook is stealing the Stories format and invading countries where Snapchat isn’t popular yet. Today in Poland it launched “Messenger Day”, which lets people share illustrated filter-enhanced photos and videos that disappear in 24 hours, just like on Snapchat. By using the international popularity of Messenger to spread the Stories format, Facebook could boost retention… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/30/messenger-day/?ncid=rss
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WhatsApp’s privacy U-turn on sharing data with Facebook draws more heat in Europe

facebook-whatsapp-tilt A dramatic privacy about-face by messaging app WhatsApp this summer, in which it revealed an update to its T&Cs would for the first time allow the sharing of its user data with parent company Facebook, is getting the pair into hot water in Europe. Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/30/whatsapps-privacy-u-turn-on-sharing-data-with-facebook-draws-more-heat-in-europe/?ncid=rss
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Now CanvasPop wants to turn your Prisma photos into wall art

canvaspop-prisma-main Art photo filter app sensation Prisma, which only launched this summer but racked up more than 55 million downloads in a matter of weeks, has sparked a rush of other photo-processing apps all promising to transform your selfies into art fit to hang on the wall. Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/30/now-canvaspop-wants-to-turn-your-prisma-photos-into-wall-art/?ncid=rss
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