WhatsApp Won’t Solve the Facebook Problems You Worry About

“Behavior around Facebook is changing,” Ashkan Soltani, an independent researcher and former chief technologist for the Federal Trade Commission, tells OneZero. “People aren’t engaging on the platform as much as they were previously. This move by Facebook allows them to deal with the market shift in how people engage with social media and the move to messaging platforms… as a privacy feature.”
In many ways, Asia’s top chat apps barely resemble WhatsApp. Sure, they have chat functions, but they offer much more. Picture sharing, profiles, in-app games, quizzes, and more opportunities for advertisers to engage users through influencers and sponsored accounts....

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