Social Media News Ticker: WhatsApp Goes Freemium, Facebook Acquires Monoidics

Here’s your quick weekly summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Reddit:




  • whatsapp-logoThe granddaddy of messaging apps, WhatsApp, finally goes for a subscription model on iOS – after years at a $0.99 price point, WhatsApp finally went freemium on iOS, with an annual subscription fee of $1 after the first year (TechCrunch)


  • Hey Reddit, these subreddits are totally default worthy, too – for the first time since October 2011, Reddit changed its default subreddits (the links Reddit users see before they log in); two of the most controversial areas on the site were booted from default, and replaced by five other subreddits (TechCrunch)

Any social media updates that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!