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Snapchat Six-Second Ads Are Here, And You Can't Skip Them

The new type of advertisements that the company hinted about last month is now live on Snapchat. Unlike its predecessors, users can't skip the six-second ads.

Business Tech May 15, 2018

Snapchat Launches Redesign To Appease 1.2 Million People Who Hated The First Redesign

Snapchat users were not happy with the initial redesign of the app, and now Snapchat unveiled a new redesign to fix some of those flaws. Will this help take care of those users who have left the app over the redesign?

Apps/Software May 11, 2018

Facebook Avatars Could Soon Let Users Better Express Themselves, Like Snapchat Bitmoji

A new feature called Facebook Avatars is currently in the works, aiming to enable users to better express themselves on the social network. It's still in the early stages, but it looks like a Facebook version of Snapchat's Bitmoji.

Internet May 8, 2018

Evan Spiegel: 10 Amazing Facts About Snapchat's Co-Founder

Snapchat CEO and co-founder Evan Spiegel dropped out of Stanford University to start his company. If you didn't know that, here are 10 interesting facts that you might want to know about Spiegel's life and career.

People April 28, 2018

Snapchat Spectacles 2.0 Unveiled: Are They Better Than The Original?

Snap unveiled Snapchat Spectacles 2.0, the follow-up to the original Spectacles that were released in November 2016. Is the new version of the social media-centric smart glasses worth it at $150 each?

Wearable Tech April 27, 2018

Expect To See Unskippable Ads On Snapchat Soon

Snap Inc. will begin testing six-seconds ads on Snapchat this May, which users won’t be able to skip. It’s a drastic move that indicates the company is struggling to pull revenue.

Apps/Software April 26, 2018

You Can Now Create Your Own Face Filters On Snapchat

Snapchat finally opens up its Lens Studio platform to let creators develop their custom face filters, aside from World Lenses. The company is releasing a handful of new templates to play around with.

Apps/Software April 18, 2018

Second-Generation Snap Spectacles Could Come Soon, According To FCC Filing

An FCC filing revealed that a new Spectacles might be hitting the market soon. It appeared that despite the first Spectacle's failure, Snap is not stopping at two models.

Gadgets April 13, 2018

Instagram Nametags Could Make It Easier To Find And Add People, Like With Snapchat Friend Codes

Instagram is currently testing a new feature called Nametags, which would allow people to create custom images so that finding and adding others is easier. Nametags would work like Snapchat's QR friend codes.

Apps/Software April 11, 2018

Some Snapchat Users Are Seeing Chronological Stories Again

Snapchat’s old reverse chronological order for Stories seems to be coming back for some users. The newer algorithm-based feed, along with the app’s recent design changes, haven’t been well received.

Apps/Software April 9, 2018

Snapchat's New Lenses Leverage The iPhone X's TrueDepth Camera Technology

Snapchat released three lenses that make use of the iPhone X's TrueDepth cameras. These masks fit more accurately on the user's face using the technology that they almost look real.

Apps/Software April 7, 2018

Giphy Returns To Snapchat And Instagram After Removing Racist GIFs

Snapchat and Instagram had now re-integrated Giphy after the removal of the racist GIF that offended many people across the world. New security measures had been put in place to make the apps' users feel safe again.

Apps/Software April 5, 2018

Snapchat Now Supports Group Video Chat: Here's How It Works

Snapchat is getting new features, including support for video chats with up to 16 people. Users will also be able to tag others in Snapchat Stories, so here's what you need to know.

Apps/Software April 3, 2018

April Fool’s: Snapchat Pokes Fun At Facebook With Russian Bot Filter

A new April Fool’s Snapchat filter is meant to troll Facebook’s Russian bot problem during the 2016 presidential election. It turns a photo into a Facebook-style post that 'your mum' and 'a bot' likes.

Apps/Software April 2, 2018

Snap Unveils ‘Map Explore’ Feature For Easier Stalking: Here’s How It Works

The new Map Explore feature in Snapchat allows users to see what their friends are up to in real-time. It is an extension of Snap Map, which was launched last year.

Apps/Software March 23, 2018

Twitter Reportedly Working On A New Feature To Rival Snapchat

In a bid to lure in more advertisers, Twitter is reportedly going to launch a feature similar to the Discover tab on Snapchat. The move will also play a key role in attracting younger audiences.

Apps/Software March 15, 2018

Snapchat Apologizes For 'Making Light' Of Domestic Abuse In Ad Featuring Rihanna And Chris Brown

Snapchat released an ad that makes light of the domestic abuse Rihanna suffered from Chris Brown. The company behind the app had to apologize for releasing the would-you-rather ad.

Celebrities March 14, 2018

Instagram, Snapchat Disables Giphy Integration Following Backlash Over Racist GIF

Giphy has been disabled on Snapchat and Instagram. The move comes after a Twitter user discovered a racist GIF from Giphy’s indexing service that blatantly used the N-word.

Apps/Software March 13, 2018

Snap Spectacles New Models In The Works: One Will Be Water-Resistant, The Other Will Have 2 Cameras

Snap is reportedly working on two new Spectacles models despite weak sales for the social media smart glasses. The second model is expected to be released this year while the third model is planned for 2019 launch.

Wearable Tech March 4, 2018

Snapchat To Petitioners: The Redesigned App Is Here To Stay, But We Hear You

Snap Inc. has finally responded to a million petitioners who want to get the old Snapchat design back. They’ll all be sorely disappointed with the company’s response, though.

Apps/Software February 22, 2018

Instagram Direct Gets New Replay Options As It Tries To Steals Snapchat’s Spotlight

Instagram is expanding options within its Direct messaging platform to give users the ability to send content that can be replayed permanently. Before, everything sent in threads always vanished.

Apps/Software February 21, 2018

Social Media Brings Us Inside Parkland, Florida Shooting

Students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida took their smartphones out and showed a glimpse of the ordeal and panic inside the school during the shooting. They were trapped as the suspect entered the school.

Viral February 15, 2018

Snapchat Creators Now Have Access To Analytics: Views, Demographics, And More

Snapchat users can now access an audience analytics tool to gain insights on story views, engagement, and demographics. The changes, which include a redesign of the app interface, are seen as part of the company’s efforts to sustain growth.

Apps/Software February 14, 2018

Snapchat Redesign Stirs Massive Backlash: More Than 670K People Sign Petition Get The Old Design Back

The Snapchat redesign recently rolled out more widely and it sparked a firestorm of criticism. More than 670,000 people signed a petition to roll back to the old version of the app, but Snap seems keen on making this update work.

Apps/Software February 13, 2018

Snapchat Puts Snap Maps Online For Everyone, People Still Hate Redesign

Snapchat added the Snap Maps feature online. Now everyone can view stories without having to go to the app. Stories can be viewed online without having to sign in.

Apps/Software February 12, 2018

Facebook Expected To Lose More Young Users To Instagram And Snapchat In US

Facebook has been losing its younger crowd and the trend is expected to continue this year, especially in the United States. According to a new report, Facebook will keep losing youngsters while Instagram and Snapchat will gain more users aged 24 and under.

Internet February 12, 2018

Do You Hate The New Snapchat Update? Here's How To Bring Back The Old Design For iOS And Android

The latest Snapchat update has been rolled out and users are already complaining about the new design. Here's how to bring back the old version of the app on iOS and Android devices.

Apps/Software February 11, 2018

Snapchat Create Your Own Lens Tool Unleashed: Here's How It Works

Snapchat rolled out a Create Your Own Lens tool that allows users to make customized Lenses. The usage of the tool is free, but making the custom Lens available to other users will come at a cost.

Apps/Software February 9, 2018

Snap Is Growing Faster Than Facebook In North America: Q4 Results Revealed

Snap posted its results for the fourth quarter of 2017 and it ended the year with solid stats. The company saw steady growth in North America, at a faster rate than Facebook.

Apps/Software February 7, 2018

Did You Know That Snapchat Added A Do Not Disturb Feature? Well, Now You Do

A Do Not Disturb feature was added to Snapchat recently, which is something that most users do not know about. New features are being added to the app amid competition from rivals, but it appears that Snap is doing well.

Apps/Software February 7, 2018

Snapchat Launches Snap Store To Sell You Cool Merch, Including A Dancing Hot Dog Plushie

Snapchat quietly launched the new Snap Store that sells brand-focused items, among them the Dancing Hot Dog Plushie for $20. The company said the new store will foremost serve the community and build on the Snapchat brand.

Internet February 2, 2018

Snapchat Updates Bitmoji, Adding Hundreds Of Customization Options For Avatars

Snapchat has given users a new way to customize their Bitmoji avatars. The Bitmoji Deluxe update adds new skin tones, hairstyles, eye and hair color, and more.

Apps/Software January 31, 2018

Snapchat Update Now Lets Users Share Videos Outside App

Snap is finally bringing a long-awaited feature to Snapchat. Users will now be able to share their Snapchat videos and Stories with friends outside the multimedia app.

Apps/Software January 24, 2018

Snap Inc Lays Off 22 Staff Members From Editorial Content Division

Snap Inc. has gone on another firing rage on Thursday, Jan. 18, laying off 22 staff members from its editorial content division. The company also laid off members from other divisions but mostly from its content team.

Apps/Software January 19, 2018

Snapchat Secret Data Is Leaked, Shows Why Company Has To Redesign It

Snapchat has a secretive nature when it comes to information. However, a leaked data reveals why the declining usage in features of the app resorted the company to redesign it.

Security January 10, 2018

Want To Review Your Year? Learn How To See All 2017 Memories With New Snapchat Feature

Snapchat is taking a page from Facebook and is offering users the ability to look back at the year. The social media app is giving users the ability to look back at their 2017 in review.

Apps/Software December 31, 2017

Snapchat Stories Are Coming To The Web Thanks To New ‘Stories Everywhere’ Feature

As Facebook continues to copy Snapchat, the one ultra-popular photo-messaging service has to figure out what to do to have an edge over the competition. A reported featured called Stories Everywhere might just be it.

Apps/Software December 29, 2017

CNN Kills Snapchat Show 'The Update' 4 Months After Launch

CNN has decided to terminate its daily Snapchat show, 'The Update,' only four months after its launch.

Apps/Software December 24, 2017

Snapchat Redesign Explained: Here's How The New Snapchat 'Separates The Social From The Media'

The Snapchat redesign has finally been revealed, with Snap Inc. showing how the app 'separates the social from the media.' With the move, Snap Inc. hopes to retain the current Snapchat users while attracting new ones.

Apps/Software November 29, 2017

And It Goes On And On: Facebook Testing Snapchat-Style Messenger Streaks Feature

Facebook has launched a new feature for its users to interact more with its Messenger app. A copy of Snapchat 'Streaks' will make people chat more often with their friends now on Messenger.

Apps/Software November 25, 2017

Snapchat App To Get Drastic Redesign Because It’s Too Hard To Use

The Snapchat app you all know and love will soon look significantly different. Snap Inc. has announced that it’s redesigning the app to make it easier to use, which it believes will push user growth.

Apps/Software November 7, 2017

Snapchat Now Lets Users Read Restaurant Reviews, Reserve A Table, And Book An Uber

Snapchat is going to become a bit more like WeChat. The app is going to feature Context Cards going forward, which will come attached to locations and show information about that particular place, such as reviews, reservations, and more.

Apps/Software October 12, 2017

How To Add Polls To Your Instagram Stories

Instagram has finally added polls to Stories, letting onlookers have a say in people’s day-to-day decisions. It’s seen as yet another example of Facebook attempting to copy Snapchat.

Apps/Software October 4, 2017

Instagram Now With 800 Million Monthly Users: Growth In The Past Five Months Fastest Ever, Says Exec

Instagram has grown massively, adding over 100 million users since April. Its Stories platform seems to be the key component of this growth, and it likely won’t stop anytime soon.

Apps/Software September 26, 2017

After Copying Snapchat, Facebook Is Now Copying Tinder, Too

Facebook wants its app to have a new feature where people can set up meetings and hangouts easily. Currently in testing, the new feature is similar to Tinder, and users can even reject a person without them knowing.

Internet September 8, 2017

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