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Snapchat Employees Misused Data Tools And Spied On Users

Two former Snap Inc. employees have come forward to reveal instances of data abuse at the company. They said the incidents happened multiple times and involved looking at sensitive information.

Security May 24, 2019

Snapchat Will Let You Scan Bitmoji And Put Them In Video Games

Snap Inc. is giving a select few developers a Bitmoji SDK for them to integrate Bitmoji characters into video games. Is Snap Inc. trying to make the next Mii?

Apps/Software April 26, 2019

Snapchat Rebuilds Its Android App: What This Means For Users

The Snapchat app for Android has just been rebuilt. Now it should offer a faster and lag-free experience to users and timelier updates in the foreseeable future.

Apps/Software April 9, 2019

Snap Games Platform Launches With 6 Titles: Here's How To Play Snapchat Games

Snap's own gaming platform Snap Games is officially here. The service is debuting with six titles off the bat, one of which is a first-party title called 'Bitmoji Party.'

Apps/Software April 5, 2019

Snapchat To Launch Its Gaming Platform 'Project Cognac' Next Month: Report

According to a new report, Snap Inc. will announce its new gaming platform at its first-ever summit for content and developer partners in April. The service is codenamed 'Project Cognac,' and it's bringing third-party games to the Snapchat app.

Video Games March 15, 2019

Snapchat Has New Lenses — For Your Dog

Snapchat is trying to appeal to the pet market again. A month after releasing cat-friendly lenses, the app just uploaded a bunch of new lenses that work on dogs as well.

Apps/Software December 27, 2018

Snapchat Just Lost 3 Million Users, But It Lost Less Money Than Before

Snap Inc. is still losing money, but not as much as before. It also lost 3 million users after launching the redesigned Snapchat app, which has never happened before.

Business Tech August 8, 2018

Snapchat Lenses Get A Little More Interactive: You Can Talk To Them Now

New lenses have arrived on Snapchat, and they’re a little different than the current ones available. Unlike others, they’re capable of recognizing speech, and they display different animations upon hearing certain triggers.

Apps/Software August 2, 2018

Snap Inc. Will Shut Down Snapcash On Aug. 30

Snapcash will officially be punted into the sunset at the end of August, Snap Inc. has confirmed. The feature lets users split bills between friends, and also pay for explicit content.

Apps/Software July 23, 2018

Amazon And Snap Inc. Reportedly Developing Visual Search For Snapchat

Snap Inc. and Amazon could be working on a new Snapchat feature that’ll allow users to scan objects using the camera. Amazon will provide product listings of the identified object, which users can send to friends.

Apps/Software July 10, 2018

You Can Now Share Snap Spectacles Videos In Non-Circular Format

New video formats arrive on Snap Inc.’s hip Spectacles, allowing users to export their content to orientations other than a plain circle. The update is slowly rolling out to both iOS and Android users.

Wearable Tech June 24, 2018

Snapchat Now Lets You Unsend Messages: Here’s How

Good news, Snapchat users: there’s now a proper way of deleting messages you wish you hadn’t sent. Just make sure the recipient doesn’t get a chance see it beforehand, though.

Apps/Software June 12, 2018

Snapchat Tries To Attract Mature Audiences By Selling Event Tickets

Snap Inc. and SeatGeek announced a new partnership which will allow Snapchat users to purchase event tickets without leaving the social media platform. The Los Angeles Football Club and boxer Errol Spence, Jr. took advantage of the new collaboration.

Apps/Software June 9, 2018

Snapchat To Introduce SnapKit For Connecting With Other Apps

Snap Inc. is looking to develop its relationships with third-party app developers. The social media company is allegedly courting partners by giving them access to its Bitmoji avatars and Snapchat’s camera tool.

Apps/Software May 30, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Here Are The Reasons Why You Should Avoid Buying The Snap IPO

Some analysts have predicted that Snap's IPO will be one of the biggest in the tech industry. Despite the high level of investor interest, there are some factors that indicate how it could be a bad investment.

Business Tech February 26, 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

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

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

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

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