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Instagram added more new users last year than Snapchat has in total

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Snapchat and Twitter are falling well behind the Facebook behemoth, in terms of user growth.
Each app in the Facebook empire - comprised of Instagram, WhatsApp, and the core Facebook app itself - added more new users in the past year than Snapchat's total user count of 188 million. As this chart from Statista shows, Snapchat's new user growth is barely a blip against the rapid growth of the chart-topping Instagram.
Though ephemeral messaging app Snapchat is still a hit with teenagers, its relative lack of popularity outside of that demographic appears to be holding the company back...
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Facebook Messenger is adding a bunch of multiplayer augmented reality games that you play with your camera

Facebook Messenger is adding a bunch of multiplayer augmented reality games that you play with your camera

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Facebook is adding augmented reality games to its Messenger app.
The new feature is further evidence of how Facebook is leaning into augmented reality as a way to offer users new experiences - and make more money.
Up to six people can play the games at a time via video chat, which include "Don't Smile" and "Asteroids Attack."
Facebook is continuing to lean in to augmented reality.
On Wednesday, the social network announced via blog post that it is adding augmented reality games to Messenger that users can play with their friends. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW...
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