US consumers turning away from Facebook for news to messaging platforms like WhatsApp.

The use of Facebook for news dropped 9% from 2017 to 2018 in the U.S. (research report), and worldwide declined by 6% since 2016. Consumers say the messaging apps (like WhatsApp) are more private and less confrontational way to consume news. Reuters Institute and Oxford University

Snapchat to let your donors/volunteers log into your community site or mobile app with Snapchat ID. Snapchat opening platform to 3rd party developers.

Developers can now add features and integrate outside apps into Snapchat. Recall that Facebook's work in this area eventually led to the current data privacy problems (think Cambridge Analytica). Snapchat says they are dramatically reducing user data made available to 3rd party developers with this in mind, and each new app submitted will be reviewed by humans. 3rd party apps integrate using 4 "Kits" - Creative Kit (example video) , Login Kit (example video), Bitmoji Kit (example video), and Story Kit (example video). Wired