Here’s why Snapchat lost 3 million users in the past three months


The most popular photo and video sharing app, Snapchat, lost 3 million users in three months after its latest redesign. For the first time since the company went public, Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc. has reported that its users are dropping. For the second quarter of 2018, the daily active users were 188 million, a huge drop from 191 million in the first quarter.

According to the report from Snap, the main reason there was a drop was because of the redesign that rolled out about six months ago that it seems like nearly everybody hated. In the report, Evan Spiegel, chief executive officer and co-founder of Snap, said, “We feel that we have now addressed the biggest frustrations we’ve heard and are eager to make more progress on the tremendous opportunity we now have to show more of the right content to the right people.”

Hundreds of Instgram accounts hacked by Russian hackers in August

A Russian cyber attack left hundreds of Instagram users without access to their accounts, some of them in excess of a few thousands of followers. Even users who had two-factor authentication (2FA) turned on discovered that their accounts were breached.

The recovery, as expected, is a tedious process that might lead to nowhere for the time being. The photo and video sharing platform, Instagram, says it hasn’t seen an uptick in hacks, but it sure looks like the hacks intensified in August, based on Twitter activity and Google Trends records.

“We work hard to provide the Instagram community with a safe and secure experience. When we become aware of an account that has been compromised, we shut off access to the account, and the people who’ve been affected are put through a remediation process so they can reset their password and take other necessary steps to secure their accounts,” Instagram stated.