WhatsApp becomes popular news sharing app

Quick messaging app WhatsApp has become one of the top social platform for sharing news, says a report.

The Digital News Report 2017 says that the use of WhatsApp for news has increased in the last year. WhatsApp is used by 15% people for news whereas, the app’s main company Facebook is used by only 8% of people for news.

The report also showed that more than 50% participants of the research from Malaysia said they used WhatsApp for news atleast once a week. But only 3% people in the US used the messaging app for reading and sharing news and in the UK, it was 5%.

The research was done on 30 countries and five continents to understand the different ways people find and discuss news.