WE ARE SOCIAL ASIA TUESDAY TUNEUP #237
Gone were the days where using Facebook at work was frowned upon, as the social media giant has just introduced Workplace. It is meant to help employees collaborate with one another, a function that is similar to Slack’s. In terms of monetization for Workplace, $3 will be charged per employee, up to the first 1,000 monthly active users and $2 for the next 1,001 to 10,000 users.
Facebook launches Marketplace
With 450 million people already buying and selling on Facebook, Facebook has made it official with Marketplace – an in-app tab dedicated to peer-to-peer shopping. Goods will be sorted by relevancy to you (I do hope it’s a bit more accurate than the banner ads that I get), and you’ll also be shown things that are nearby to you. No ‘pages’ or businesses are allowed on for now but watch this space.
Instagram Stories has 100 million DAUs after two months
After only two months in the ‘expiring content’ game, Instagram Stories has hit 100 million daily active users – already two-thirds of Snapchat’s daily active users. Instagram as a platform has a total of 500 million monthly active users, and that means they are halfway in catching up with Facebook Messenger’s ONE BILLION MONTHLY ACTIVE USERS. Bam.
Twitter opens up ‘Moments’ to all users
Until recently, Moments has only been accessible to Twitter staff and selected publishing partners. But now anyone can curate tweets about a moment of their choice and publish in their feed. Twitter even created its own Moment and snappy video to explain how to use the new service.