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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

Girls Twice More Likely To Be Affected By Social Media-Linked Depression Compared To Boys

More teenage girls experience depressive symptoms linked to heavy social media use than teenage boys, a study found. Researchers also revealed that more teenage girls have experienced online harassment and cyberbullying.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 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

After Facebook, It’s Now WeChat That’s Copying Snapchat

There’s now a new feature on WeChat called Time Capsule, which lets users share short videos that disappear after 24 hours. Does that sound familiar?

Apps/Software December 26, 2018

Snapchat Hopes To Outperform TikTok With New Lens Challenges

Lens Challenges are a set of new filters on Snapchat centered around a particular song, dance, event, holiday, and more. These Lenses are highly similar to TikTok, which wasn’t exactly an accident.

Apps/Software December 20, 2018

New Snap Spectacles 2 Styles Look Like Normal Frames But Will Cost $50 More

Snap released two new Spectacles 2 styles named Veronica and Nico on its online store. The designs, which cost $200 each, aim to make the Spectacles 2 look more like normal eyewear.

Gadgets September 6, 2018

Pandora Users Can Now Share Music On Snapchat

Ever felt compelled to share your Pandora playlists to Snapchat friends? Now’s your chance. You can send songs, playlists, or full albums — and anyone you send it to who’s not a Pandora user will get 30 minutes of free music.

Apps/Software August 23, 2018

Snapchat Android Redesign Now Available For Users With Root Access

After a nine-month wait, Snapchat can finally access a faster and cleaner version of the app. The app, which will be known as the "Snapchat Alpha," is now available for Android users with root access.

Apps/Software August 20, 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 Dysmorphia Alert: Doctors Concerned About Patients Getting Plastic Surgery Based On Snapchat Filters

Today, over 50 percent of people who go to plastic surgeons do so in order to look better in selfies. Doctors are concerned that social media filters and photo editing has caused many to experience Snapchat dymorphia.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 4, 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

Facebook Owns 4 Of Top 5 Most Downloaded iOS Apps Of All Time

Facebook owns four of the top five most downloaded iOS apps of all time, according to App Annie. The report, which was released to celebrate the App Store's 10th birthday, also revealed the top games for the operating system.

Apps/Software July 3, 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

Taking Pictures May Lead To Poor Memory Recall And Retention

Two studies confirmed that taking photographs does not necessarily cause memory impairment. People may have a hard time remembering what they have seen because they are preoccupied with other stimuli such as operating a camera.

Neuroscience June 2, 2018

Only 50 Percent Of Teens Use Facebook: More Teens Use Snapchat, Instagram, And YouTube

New research shows that teens are spending more time online but not using Facebook. Teens prefer to use Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube.

Apps/Software May 31, 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

Snapchat Has A New Lens That Reacts To Sound

Snapchat recently added its newest Lens that, as expected, reacts based on what it sees through the camera. The surprise is that it reacts to sound as well.

Apps/Software May 30, 2018

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

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