Twitter Adds Searchable Stickers & Instagram Grows to 500M Users
Instagram expands users to 500M in tightening race with Snapchat
“Instagram now reaches more than 500 million people each month and 300 million each day, lengthening its lead over Twitter and underscoring Facebook’s beachhead of popular mobile apps with escalating growth around the globe.”
Twitter adds stickers for photos and lets you search them like hashtags
“Twitter will begin letting you add virtual stickers to the photos you post. […] The company is also creating collections of stickers that are pegged to the time of year and events — right now there are stickers for graduation and “the start of summer,” for example. Stickers are a common feature of social networks and messaging apps, but Twitter has given them one unique twist: you can search them like hashtags.
Snapchat files patent for users to earn money for content
According to a patent application published last week, Snapchat has considered a “revenue-sharing” scenario, in which brands would pay users for their content. “For example, a user image may be added to a gallery sponsored by Coca Cola and in return for contributing to Coca Cola’s gallery, a user may receive compensation on a flat-fee, per view or revenue share basis,” says the patent, which was filed in December 2014 but just made public.
Tumblr integrates live-streaming from YouTube, YouNow, and other video apps (via The Verge)
Facebook launches human-curated Featured Events list (via TechCrunch)
Instagram will start recommending video channels for you to watch (via The Verge)