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Extensions are a big acquisition channel: If you've read my Zero to Users report on acquisition channels that consistently work for founders, you'll know that "app plugins" rank #2 on the list.
The reason: Distribution. If you've been reading Indie Hackers, for example, you'll find a lot of examples of profitable Chrome extension. Google puts an effort to promote extensions because they increase the chances people will continue using the browser. The same is likely to happen to Apple.
In its WWDC event, Apple has announced that Safari web extensions are finally coming to the iPad/iPhone.
The opportunity: Take a look at your desktop browser. How many extensions are you using? Now those same extensions are coming to your mobile Safari browser. This is a pretty new terrain, since Apple is the first company to allow mobile web extensions, but if people use them as their desktop counterpart, things will get interesting.
We're likely to see founders who make 3, 4 or even 5 figures with their Safari extension where 80%+ of people use them on the web, if this takes off.
This is good news if If you're using the "Login with Facebook" button for your app.
The news: Facebook is now adding the ability for your app to also ask users whether they want to be contacted through Messenger after they log in.
Positive opt-in rates: According to initial data, over 70% say 'yes' after presented with this window.
The opportunity: You'll be able to more easily contact your existing users. Email marketing, despite being effective, is becoming saturated. Being able to also contact people via another communication channel something we all want.
For now this feature is in closed beta and will probably be available to everyone over the coming months.
Are you ignoring TikTok? According to a recent study, TikTok ranks high in driving Gen-Z purchases. This will probably increase as younger folks adopt the social platform more.
Teenagers are not the only people on TikTok, though. According to Savannah Sanchez, a social media marketer, (F) 35+ are one of the top-converting age groups on the platform right now.