The hottest Messaging Substack posts right now

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Big Technology 18639 implied HN points 12 Jan 24
  1. WhatsApp is experiencing significant growth in the United States, with a 9% increase in daily users in 2023.
  2. Many Americans are now turning to WhatsApp as their go-to messaging app, avoiding the blue vs. green bubble debate.
  3. This surge in popularity is attributed to the influence of Tim Cook and strategic planning efforts.
Big Technology 17388 implied HN points 05 Jan 24
  1. Snapchat+ is a popular AI-powered subscription service with generative AI features.
  2. The success of Snapchat+ shows that generative AI may be best as a feature within existing apps rather than standalone products.
  3. Generative AI technology is being utilized to enhance user experiences and could be a new revenue stream for companies.
Big Technology 10007 implied HN points 19 Jan 24
  1. Apple's Tim Cook unintentionally became a key asset for Meta through various business moves.
  2. Apple's Vision Pro launch helped boost Meta's mixed reality efforts by establishing it as a category.
  3. Apple's ad tracking restrictions unintentionally harmed Meta's competitors, giving Meta an advantage in the advertising space.
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Substack 1028 implied HN points 28 Feb 24
  1. Substack now offers direct messaging, allowing users to have one-to-one private conversations with other writers and readers in the network.
  2. Direct messages on Substack can be used to build subscriber loyalty, connect with fellow writers for collaboration, and cultivate reader community by engaging directly with the audience.
  3. DMs are a new feature that can enhance relationships within the Substack community, providing opportunities for more personal and meaningful interactions between users.
The New Normal 3026 implied HN points 06 Mar 23
  1. Leaked messages revealed a plan to use fear tactics to enforce lockdown measures in the UK.
  2. Government officials discussed deploying scare tactics like a new Covid variant to increase compliance.
  3. The leaked messages highlighted the use of fear, guilt, and manipulation to control public behavior during the pandemic. 314 implied HN points 17 Jan 24
  1. Payments innovation has focused on optimizing speed and cost over the past two decades.
  2. The messaging layers in payment systems have a bandwidth constraint that limits the communication of metadata and important contextual information.
  3. Increasing the bandwidth in the messaging layer of payments could allow for self-reconciling payments and eliminate the need for parallel systems for information exchange.
The Fintech Blueprint 904 implied HN points 18 Jul 23
  1. The intersection of finance and technology has led to innovative ways of mixing attention, commerce, and finance.
  2. Financial services are evolving beyond just being transactional machines to increase user engagement and improve customer retention.
  3. Developing a persistent digital identity for users and emphasizing interoperability and privacy are crucial in the evolving world of Web3.
Phillips’s Newsletter 30 implied HN points 28 Feb 24
  1. Direct messages feature now available on Substack for private one-to-one conversations among writers and readers.
  2. Authors can now send individual messages to paying subscribers, enhancing communication with the audience.
  3. Paying subscribers have the ability to message the author directly, fostering interaction and engagement.
Venture Prose 479 implied HN points 12 Feb 23
  1. Don't let yourself be overwhelmed by notifications, prioritize important connections over others.
  2. Consider using messaging platforms like Roze that prioritize privacy and control over who you chat with.
  3. Focus on quality interactions by selecting a limited number of close contacts for messaging, rather than being bombarded with irrelevant notifications.
Kyle Poyar’s Growth Unhinged 283 implied HN points 17 May 23
  1. Product-led marketing involves aligning the product, marketing, and customer success for growth.
  2. Focus on user intent and eliminate unnecessary distractions in marketing efforts.
  3. Layer in the right messaging, experiment, triage, choose your battles wisely, and stay focused to reach milestones like 400,000 users.
Type Classes 100 implied HN points 30 May 23
  1. The post discusses a project involving NixOS and XMPP, focusing on setting up a server for sending messages to oneself.
  2. It delves into systemd service configuration and how to follow along if you have a NixOS server or just want to explore what NixOS is capable of.
  3. Readers are encouraged to subscribe to Type Classes for a 7-day free trial to access the full post archives and learn more about the project.


The Nibble 12 implied HN points 19 Nov 23
  1. OpenAI is working on GPT-5 and aims for AGI - artificial general intelligence.
  2. Google introduces new multimodal model Mirasol, surpassing their 80B Flamingo model.
  3. Apple plans to support RCS messages from Android phones next year.
Technology Made Simple 39 implied HN points 17 Oct 22
  1. Storage is crucial in system design, requiring detailed analysis of data generated for efficient handling.
  2. Discord uses Cassandra as its database to manage the storage of messages efficiently.
  3. Indexing messages and using tools like ElasticSearch are key for efficient search functionality in large data sets.
Joshua Gans' Newsletter 0 implied HN points 06 May 16
  1. Facebook Messenger has been turned into a platform for customer service, allowing companies to use bots to chat with users, showing how small changes can have a big impact.
  2. The efficiency of Messenger for customer service is highlighted by its quick, familiar, and continuous interactions, bridging the gap between customers and companies.
  3. Using a messaging app like Messenger provides quick and convenient communication, with the potential to scale interactions efficiently and pave the way for AI integration in customer service.
Joshua Gans' Newsletter 0 implied HN points 03 Mar 21
  1. The real choice between vaccines is to take the one available now and get a booster of the 'good' vaccine later.
  2. Governments should inform people about their vaccine choices and guarantee availability of booster shots in the future.
  3. Encouraging a portfolio approach to vaccine selection is more effective than promoting one vaccine over another.
Venture Prose 0 implied HN points 15 Feb 23
  1. Consider managing instant messaging notifications to avoid being overwhelmed by distractions.
  2. Roze is a messaging app that prioritizes privacy, allowing users to have control over their conversations and notifications.
  3. Roze offers various features like end-to-end encryption, customizable settings, and intimate messaging spaces for specific groups of contacts.
The ZenMode 0 implied HN points 25 Feb 24
  1. Encryption is like a secret code that keeps your information safe and private using algorithms and keys.
  2. End-to-end encryption ensures that only the sender and recipient can access and read messages, offering a high level of security and privacy.
  3. Signal Protocol, with features like the Double Ratchet Algorithm, is widely used in popular messaging apps to provide strong security for user communications.
Venture Prose 0 implied HN points 29 Jul 16
  1. Messaging has evolved to be faster, more discreet, and versatile than traditional forms of communication.
  2. Messaging offers comfort by allowing people to think before responding and can be used asynchronously or instantaneously.
  3. Using messaging as a core feature should aim to enhance user experience by providing faster access to information, unique experiences, and better interactions.
Austin's Analects 0 implied HN points 23 Nov 20
  1. When reaching out to someone on LinkedIn, mention shared interests like working at the same company or having common experiences.
  2. Keep your LinkedIn messages concise and direct, focused on introducing yourself and stating your purpose.
  3. Aim to quickly move from messaging to a phone call to build trust and increase chances of success in job applications.