Chinese music video platform and social network Douyin, known as Tik Tok outside of China, announced on Tuesday that it has hit 500 million monthly active users worldwide.
Indonesia has overturned its ban on Chinese video app Tik Tok after it agreed to censor “negative content”, according to the Communications Ministry cited by Reuters in a report.
Japanese messaging app Line announced the launching of its news app Line Today in Indonesia.
Instagram announced on Wednesday it had reached 1 billion active users for the first time ever, after passing 800 million in September 2017 with 500 million daily users.
A new study found that the use of Facebook for news has declined. Instead, people are turning to messaging apps like WhatsApp, to receive and share news.
WhatsApp might launch their peer-to-peer payment service in India — its biggest market — as early as next week.
Line Today has reached 32 million users in Thailand after two years of operations, making it the service’s second-largest market after Japan.
Facebook launches Marketplace feature in Malaysia, allowing users to “discover, buy and sell goods” through the social media platform.
WhatsApp now has 1.5 billion monthly active users with more than 60 billion messages sent every day. The announcement was done by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the company’s Q4 2017 earning call.
WhatsApp today officially launched its new WhatsApp Business app for small businesses in select markets, including Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S.