Twitter is building a subscription product as a way to ease its dependence on advertising – a plan that has taken on a heightened priority given the pandemic and pressure from activist investors to accelerate growth.
Twitter is expanding its version of Stories, a product that lets users post photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours, in an effort to encourage more sharing.
Facebook’s WhatsApp will roll out disappearing messages to users this month, which will delete posts in a chat after seven days, mirroring rival platforms such as Signal.
Snap said it would no longer promote US President Donald Trump’s account in Snapchat’s Discover section, saying his incendiary comments last week made the account ineligible.
Snapchat added 13 million daily active users in the last quarter, as the messaging app reported its latest financial results.