Do you think we need another blog called ‘Keeping Up with Twitter’? The current fiasco in the blogging world indicates we do.
We cover the latest from the Twitter world, WhatsApp’s latest features, and more in this week’s news wr(app).
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Weekly News For You To Stay Updated With The App Industry
What is ‘Twitter 2.0 The Everything App’?
In his recent tweet, Elon Musk mentioned the new version of Twitter called Twitter 2.0 The Everything App. It will include features such as Advertising as Entertainment, Video, Encrypted DMs, Long-form tweets, the relaunch of blue ticks, and payment systems. The launch date of Twitter 2.0 still needs to be discovered.
In the same tweet, he also mentioned that Twitter had recorded all-time-high user signups, averaging over 2 million per day in the last seven days as of November 16, up 66% compared to the same week in 2021. There was also a decrease in hate speech impressions as of November 13 compared to October last year.
WhatsApp on a roll, rolling out new features yet again
In another week of what’s up with WhatsApp, the messaging app has released a ‘Message Yourself’ feature, allowing users to send notes and messages to themselves. It is also reported that it is working on a feature allowing users to update voice notes as statuses. A few beta users on the Microsoft store have also received another update to share contact cards within the same chat share sheet. For its desktop users, WhatsApp has also introduced the ability to create polls in chats, allowing users to add up to 12 options to the polls.
WhatsApp rollin’ (new features), everyone lovin’
Instagram reels competitor coming soon, called Platform
Reliance Jio, Rolling Stone India, and Creativeland Asia plan to launch a short video app called Platform in the next month. Competing with Instagram reels, Youtube shorts, Josh, Moj, and other short video apps, the app is set to push organic growth, deprioritizing paid algorithm. This is an attempt to create a continuous stream of revenue, without having to worry about paid promotions. The creators will be awarded silver, blue and red tick verifications which will be based on fanbase growth and content engagement.
Spotify Wrapped 2022 rolled out
This year’s edition of Spotify Wrapped is out, summarizing its users’ and artists’ music statistics. Users can learn more about their listening history through Wrapped cards, while artists get statistics of how popular their songs were in the year. Wrapped cards include top genres, audio day, minutes listened, top songs, top artists, and more.
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