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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

Instagram Stories Can Soon Be Shared On Facebook Because No One Seems To Be Using Facebook Stories

Instagram users might soon have the option to share their Stories on Facebook. The move is seen as a way to pump blood into Facebook Stories, which hasn’t taken off quite well as Instagram Stories has.

Apps/Software September 7, 2017

Google To Create 'Stamp,' A Snapchat Discover Clone That'll Live Inside Its Search Engine

Google is rumored to make its search business more competitive with a new tool called Stamp, which is a Snapchat Discover clone. Stamp will function much like Snapchat, except it can be displayed in a number of places.

Google August 5, 2017

You Can Now Add Links To Snapchat With The Paperclip Feature

Snap has just added a bunch of cool additions to Snapchat, including a Paperclip feature that lets users attach links to snaps. The company also added the ability to change backdrops and alter one’s voice in snaps.

Apps/Software July 6, 2017

Snapchat's New Feature Snap Map Tells You Where Your Friends Are All The Time

Snapchat has rolled out a new feature called Snap Map, allowing users to share their location and view friends’ locations in a map. To bring the feature, Snapchat reportedly had to acquire a company for hundreds of millions of dollars.

Apps/Software June 21, 2017

Snapchat Users To See More Ads, Original Shows As $100 Million Time Warner Deal Pushes Through

Snap Inc. has reached an agreement with Time Warner to produce more TV-like shows on Snapchat, which entails ads for HBO, Turner, and Warner Bros. The two-year deal is reportedly worth $100 million.

Apps/Software June 20, 2017

Snap Share Price Sinks To IPO Level For The First Time Since Going Public: What's Going On?

Snap Inc., the owner of Snapchat, saw its stocks fall to $17, which is the company's share price for its initial public offering. Will Snap be able to recover after falling from its peak high of $29.44 per share?

Business Tech June 15, 2017

Skype Is Being Redesigned To Be Microsoft's Snapchat

While Skype has established itself as one of the top video calling services available, there is much more to it than that. With the latest update, it looks like Microsoft wants it to be a competitor to Snapchat.

Apps/Software June 1, 2017

You And Your Friends Can Now Make Group Custom Stories On Snapchat

As its competition with Instagram heats up, Snapchat is introducing a new feature that’s heavy on sharing and collaboration. Called Custom Stories, it’s a new way for friends to string individual Stories together.

Apps/Software May 24, 2017

Social Media May Not Be Good For A Young Person's Mental Health

Social media seems to dominate so much of people's lives today. A recent survey suggests that extensive use of social media may harm the mental and emotional well-being of users, particularly the younger crowd.

Apps/Software May 20, 2017

Instagram Deemed Worst Social Media Platform For Young Users' Mental Health, YouTube Ranked Most Positive: Study

A new study highlights the dangers of social media and the negative impact it can have on young users. Among the popular social media apps, Instagram and Snapchat are the worst for youngsters' mental health, while YouTube is the most positive one.

Internet May 19, 2017

Instagram Face Filters Now Live: Here's How To Use The Snapchat-like Feature

Instagram has now launched a new set of face filters, which will allow you to add masks, crowns, glasses, and more to selfies. Here’s how to use them.

Apps/Software May 16, 2017

Instagram Selfie Filters And More Creative Tools Roll Out, Copying Snapchat Some More: What's New?

Instagram copied another major Snapchat feature, now adding 'face filters' for users to spice up their selfies. The latest update also brings new creative tools, so here's what's new.

Apps/Software May 16, 2017

Oh Snap! Did Snap Really Lose $2 Billion In 3 Months And Is Facebook To Blame?

Snap has now officially released its Q1 2017 earnings report, recording more than $2 billion in losses for its first quarter as a public company. Here’s everything you need to know.

Business Tech May 11, 2017

Quick Guide On How To Use Snapchat's Infinity Icon, Looping Video, And Magic Eraser Feature

Snapchat has added a bunch of new cool features to its app, including infinite Snaps, looping videos, and the magic eraser tool. Here are quick guides on how to use them.

Apps/Software May 10, 2017

Instagram Reaches 700 Million Active Users, Beats Twitter's 328 Million

Instagram has now reached 700 million users, miles ahead of Twitter’s and Snapchat’s user base. The strategy behind the growth of the photo-messaging service is upsetting Snapchat’s own growth.

Apps/Software April 27, 2017

Snapchat World Lenses Snap Live Filters On Anything: Paint The World In 3D [Video]

Live filters are not just for selfies anymore, as Snapchat is sprucing up landscapes too with 3D elements for photos and videos. Meet the new Snapchat World Lenses that add a splash of color to the world around us.

Apps/Software April 18, 2017

Snapchat CEO's Harsh Remarks Take Toll On Snapdeal Due To Name Mix-Up

An alleged untoward comment of Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel is sending backlash to a similarly named Indian company: Snapdeal. Angry Indians are reportedly giving the app one-star reviews.

Apps/Software April 17, 2017

Instagram Rolls Out New Sticker Features As Stories Beats Snapchat, Reaching 200 Million Users Daily

Instagram has released new sticker features and tools for Stories and Direct. The latest update comes as the company beats Snapchat’s 160 million daily users with their 200 million.

Apps/Software April 14, 2017

Anonymous No More: Facebook Stories Shows Who’s Reading

Facebook rolled out its new Snapchat-like feature Stories on March 28. Anonymous snoopers better be careful because this feature displays the people who viewed posts.

Internet April 3, 2017

Snapchat Throws Shade At Instagram For April Fools', Shows It Can Also Play The Copying Game

Snapchat’s April Fools' prank is being regarded as the winner of this year’s pranks because it finally addresses, albeit lightly, Facebook’s attempts to copy Snapchat. The prank involves a filter that parodies the Instagram user interface.

Apps/Software April 3, 2017

You Can Now Search Public Stories On Snapchat: Here’s How To Use The New Feature

Snapchat has launched a search feature for Our Stories, letting people comb through the trove of submissions globally. The feature will leverage an algorithm in order to determine the content and theme of a video and index it accordingly.

Apps/Software April 1, 2017

Facebook Launches Stories, Camera Effects And New Direct Inbox To Be More Like Snapchat

Facebook has officially launched Stories on its core app as well, along with some other new tricks borrowed from Snapchat. The Facebook mobile app is also getting a new camera experience and a special Direct inbox.

Internet March 28, 2017

Think Facebook's Messenger Day Is Just A Messy Snapchat Copycat? Think Again

Facebook's Snapchat copycat Messenger Day may be more than just a copy of its competitor's features. It's a business move from Facebook that does more damage than many may think.

Business Tech March 18, 2017

WhatsApp Brings Back Text-Only Status Message After 'Status' Backlash

WhatsApp is bringing back its text status message after it faced user backlash when the functionality was removed in favor of new 'Status' feature. WhatsApp rolled out the new feature in February this year.

Apps/Software March 17, 2017

How To Use Messenger Day, Facebook’s Copycat Feature Like Snapchat Stories

Facebook Messenger now has its own Snapchat Stories feature. Here’s how to use “My Day.”

Apps/Software March 9, 2017

After Strong Stock Exchange Debut, Snap Shares Dip More Than 12 Percent On Day 3

Snap opened to uproarious first trading day results, but as informed by its third trading day wane, the excitement might be wearing off. Snap shares has now tumbled down more than 12 percent, erasing gains for stock purchases prior.

Business Tech March 7, 2017

California High School Makes $24 Million By Investing In Snap IPO

Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, California, poured an early investment of $15,000 for Snap Inc., the maker of Snapchat. Today the investment in Snap's IPO is worth $24 million.

Business Tech March 5, 2017

NBCUniversal Invests $500 Million In Snap IPO As It Expands Digital Content Strategy

NBCUniversal has staked $500 million in Snap’s IPO, making it the only U.S. media company to invest during the IPO stage. The move is part of a strategic investment and partnership, according to NBCUniversal.

Business Tech March 4, 2017

Snap IPO: Snapchat Surges 44 Percent In First Trading Day, But Analysts Say It Will Plunge

Snap Inc. is off to a great start, having opened at $24 share, well above its expected target. Analysts, however, are predicting bleak prospects for its stock.

Business Tech March 3, 2017

Snap Also Exploring 360 Cameras: Is This A Better Idea Than Selling Drones?

Snap, the company behind Snapchat and the Spectacles, is said to be exploring 360 cameras. Should the company pursue such a product, or should it go ahead with its recently reported interest in drones?

Gadgets March 1, 2017

Beyond Snapchat And Spectacles: Snap Reportedly Working On A Camera Drone

With the Snap IPO just around the corner, news just surfaced that the company has reportedly been working on a camera drone. The project could significantly boost its appeal and help it better position itself as a modern camera company.

Gadgets March 1, 2017

Beyoncé May Have A Secret Snapchat Account And Fans Are Losing It

Beyoncé posted a photo with daughter Blu Ivy to her Instagram with Snapchat’s popular deer filter, suggesting that the singer has a secret account.

Celebrities February 24, 2017

Snapchat Spectacles: How To Cut Short Recording, Check Battery Life And More

Snapchat Spectacles are now available online ending the quest for the popular glasses. Here's a look at some nifty tips and tricks that one needs to know in order to use the Spectacles properly.

Wearable Tech February 22, 2017

You Can Now Buy Snapchat Spectacles Online: How To Order, Price, Colors, And Delivery Details

No need to look for Snapbots! Snap’s video-recording glasses Spectacles are now available online. Here’s how you can get a pair of the wearable technology.

Wearable Tech February 21, 2017

Facebook Continues To Copy Snapchat: WhatsApp Gains ‘Status’ Feature Akin To Stories

WhatsApp has gained a new feature called 'Status,' which lets users send photos overlaid with drawings, emoji, and captions, then send them to friends with a 24-hour expiration date. Does this sound similar?

Apps/Software February 21, 2017

Snap Releases Roadshow Video For Potential Investors, Includes A How-To For Snapchat

Snap Inc. has released its roadshow materials for investors, explaining what Snapchat is and how to use all of its features. The company, which filed for an IPO earlier this month, is seeking for a valuation of $22 billion.

Apps/Software February 18, 2017

Snapchat For Android Getting Performance Improvements Next Week And More Updates This Year, Says CEO

Snapchat for Android has been having some quality issues, but that might change soon enough. Taking to Reddit, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel announced that performance improvements will roll out early next week, followed by more updates planned for this year.

Apps/Software February 17, 2017

Tinder Stories? Tinder Buys Wheel Video App To Possibly Add Snapchat-Like Feature

Tinder acquired the startup Wheel, a video sharing app, to release a new video feature in the near future.

Apps/Software February 16, 2017

Are You Ready For A Snapchat Phone? Here's What It Could Look Like

Recent developments at Snap Inc. point to an increasing interest in hardware. Some sources are now expecting that after its recent IPO, the company will release a Snapchat phone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 16, 2017

Snapchat To Go All-In With Spectacles: Expect Wider Release This Year

Snapchat's Spectacles may have launched back in September 2016, but it is still difficult to purchase. That may change soon as the company plans to ramp up its distribution and promote it to a wider audience.

Wearable Tech February 5, 2017

Is Snapchat's Growth Hampered By Instagram? Platform Faces Competition (Again) From Facebook

Snapchat experienced a slower user growth in the last two quarters of 2016. The company is facing stiff competition from Instagram, and could be facing another competition in Facebook.

Apps/Software February 4, 2017

Snap IPO: Snapchat Parent Company To Spend $2 Billion Over Five Years For Google Cloud Platform

As part of a deal, Snap Inc. will pay Google $2 billion over five years to acquire its cloud platform, which would keep its popular app, Snapchat, running smoothly. Snap, however, might build its own infrastructure down the line.

Business Tech February 4, 2017

Snap Inc. Officially Files $3 Billion IPO, Says It May Never Achieve Or Maintain Profitability

Snapchat’s parent company, Snap Inc., has officially filed for an initial public offering, hoping to raise $3 billion. Its losses, however, are painting a bleak prospect.

Business Tech February 3, 2017

Snap Inc Testing Snapchat Lenses That Overlay Augmented Reality Animation On Landscapes

Smarter filter are reportedly being developed for Snapchat, ones that can overlay augmented reality animations onscreen. Don’t expect them to come any time soon, however.

Apps/Software February 2, 2017

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