70 percent drop in high-profile messages globally, says WhatsApp
WhatsApp seems to have been successful in adding friction to its platform: the traffic of “highly forwarded” messages has decreased by 70% worldwide since Facebook limited the further distribution of such messages to just one contact at a time, the company said in a statement. This was reported for the first time by Business Standard.
Facebook rolls out the Messenger Rooms video conference platform, but is it a safer alternative?
On April 24, Facebook launched its video conference platform called Messenger Rooms, which can accommodate up to 50 people and has no time limit for conferences. The platform — a potential Zoom competitor — will be built into Facebook’s Messenger service, and people without a Facebook profile will be able to join calls.