DRAP'S DIGITAL NEWS #25
With a new feature, Instagram will tell you who is your dullest friend. As for those who you still find interesting - you can react to their stories with gifs. While we’re talking about Instagram - did you know it brings more than a quarter of Facebook’s revenue? Find out where Stephen King is hiding, how much Google earns from your staring and some mind blowing LinkedIn stats.
Instagram brings in more than a quarter of Facebook sales
Instagram app brought in about $20 billion in advertising revenue in 2019. That beats Google video unit YouTube, which recorded $15.1 billion in ad sales. Instagram has become increasingly central to Facebook’s future, with users and advertisers flocking to the app even as sales growth slows at the main social network.
Instagram rolls out option to reply to stories with GIFs
It’s a minor update, but now you can reply to a story with your favorite GIPHY GIFs. You have Giphy’s massive library of animations at your disposal, so you’ll surely find a perfect GIF you can use to reply to a friend’s fire selfie.