Jun 15, 2018

WhatsApp usage for news has tripled since 2014

Guess what doesn't have algorithmic orders (at least yet) and is great for sharing content? Messengers with groups and friends. A study based on 74,000 people in 37 countries has revealed a number of interesting stats published by Reuters Institute of Journalism - Digital News Report 2018. Obviously, the increase in messengers has happened at the expense of Facebook (from 42% usage for news down to 36%) and Twitter (in some countries fallen behind WhatsApp even).

Highlights here: https://www.theguardian.com/media/blog/2018/jun/14/whatsapp-popular-for-sharing-news-minus-the-toxic-debates

Full study: https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/digital-news-report-2018.pdf