Facebook's Ads Keep Creeping Into More AppsScrolling through an ad-free Instagram is now a distant memory. Soon, users of Facebook's Messenger app will begin to see ads too, and WhatsApp may not be far behind. Welcome to the Facebook ad creep.
Facebook Launches 'Lite' Version Of Messenger OverseasFacebook is launching a "lite" version of its Messenger chat app. It is aimed at emerging markets, where many people use older phones that don't have enough room to store or ability to run the full-featured app.
WhatsApp To Share Your Phone Number With FacebookMessaging service WhatsApp said that it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook. This means that WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads on the social media service.
WhatsApp To Drop Subscription FeesWhatsApp, a popular mobile messaging service owned by Facebook, said that it will drop its 99 cent subscription fee over the next several weeks. WhatsApp says nearly a billion people around the world use the service.
Online Apps & Social Media Services Being Used More OftenAccording to a new Pew Research Center survey, we're using a variety of online apps and services more and more.
Facebook Closes WhatsApp PurchaseFacebook on Monday completed its acquisition of the popular mobile messaging service WhatsApp for almost $22 billion, up from the original $19 billion deal.
Facebook, Twitter Brace For World Cup FeverThis year's World Cup will play out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and messaging apps like WhatsApp just as it progresses in stadiums from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro.
Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19 BillionFacebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion, by far the company's largest acquisition and bigger than any that Google, Microsoft or Apple have done.