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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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 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
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 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 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
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 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
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