Social Media Today: WhatsApp Down, Spotify Redesign, Colbert Deletes
By Melony Roy
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Just one day after it boasted record usage, WhatsApp has suffered a service disruption. Users have been experiencing frequent delays in sending and receiving messages.
This is the second major outage since the messaging service was acquired by Facebook in February.
Yesterday WhatApp hit a record high for messages sent and received in 24 hours, 20 billion messages were sent by users and 44 billion received.
Spotify has released a major redesign for its web, desktop, and iPhone apps.
The new look on the music streaming service features a dark color scheme, new fonts and icons.
One of the major focal points of the redesign is making it easier for users to manage and browse their actual music collection.
Stephen Colbert has deleted his show’s @colbertreport Twitter account.
It comes after the host came under fire for a tweet about Asians, that led to a campaign on Twitter using the hashtag #CancelColbert.
The show says the account was actually run by Comedy Central, not Stephen Colbert or the show.
Colbert’s personal account will continue to be active.
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