Items tagged with Snapchat

Snapchat is taking a proactive approach in fighting drug deals taking place on its social media platform. The company shared an update concerning its most recent efforts to halt the push to sell drugs through connections on its app. Snapchat typically makes the news when the social media platform goes dark, sending... Read more...
Do you remember what you used to do before the internet? Whether it's reading a book, hiking, or watching a TV show, you may have to return to those activities. Snapchat and several other services are down for some users today as an apparent and massive Google Cloud outage wreaks havoc with a bunch of popular apps... Read more...
For about the past eight years, Snapchat users had access to a filter that would overlay their speed of travel, measured in miles per hour. Not surprisingly, videos and photos shared to social media depicted some dangerously fast speeds recorded by the speed filter, prompting Snapchat to later cap the top speed, and... Read more...
Snap is making a big play in the land of augmented reality by agreeing to acquire WaveOptics for a bit over $500 million when all is said and done. News of the pending acquisition comes just a day after Snap introduced its next-gen Spectacles, which are lightweight glasses with AR capabilities for the first time... Read more...
Snapchat has a new feature that will let you take a selfie and use the resulting image to put your face into videos and gifs -- deepfake style. The new feature is called Snapchat Cameos, and it's viewed as an alternative to Bitmoji for conveying feelings in a Snapchat message. Snapchat has stated that Cameo is... Read more...
SnapChat has once again redesigned its Spectacles, both in form and function. The newly announced Spectacles 3 feature a sleeker and more stylish look than either of the two previous generation models, also up the ante with dual high definition cameras to "capture depth and dimension the way our eyes do," in three... Read more...
When we last talked about about Snap back in March, it was rumored that the company would be launching a gaming platform in April. However, a new report of a much more negative nature is making the rounds that claims Snap employees have been using an internal tool to spy on users. The tool in question is called... Read more...
Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, is getting set to launch a new gaming service according to sources familiar with the plans. Those sources claim that the gaming platform will be launched for developers next month and goes by the codename "Project Cognac." According to the source, the service will feature a handful of game titles Read more...
Last summer Skype announced with some fanfare that it had overhauled its design. The design was very similar to Snapchat, and many Skype users didn’t like the change. Skype has now announced that after more than a year on the new design, it is changing back to a much simpler interface. Skype is also ditching its... Read more...
Do you find it inconvenient to reach into your pocket and grab your phone to capture a special moment? Snap’s Spectacles may your answer. Snap (formerly Snapchat) is back with its second generation of Spectacles and have made a number of improvements to the original model. The first generation of Spectacles were a... Read more...
One of the most controversial things that Snapchat has done in its history was to move from the traditional reverse chronological order to a feed that was sorted using an algorithm. Many hated this change because they wanted to see the newest posts from friends at the top, not what Snapchat thought was most important... Read more...
In the early years of Facebook, the social network spread like wildfire from one college campus to the next. It was new, it was fresh, and at the time, it was hip. Fast forward to today and those same college aged kids who signed up now share the world's largest social network with their parents and grandparents... Read more...
We've known since the Google Pixel 2 smartphone launched that it had a dedicated imaging chip lurking inside that allows the camera to take HDR+ quality pictures when using the main photo app. Since the smartphone launched, that image processor has been just out of reach for third-party apps, but Google has finally... Read more...
Snapchat isn’t having any of it, when it comes to employees leaking confidential data. The parent company of the popular app, Snap Inc., has laid down the law with a new company-wide memo that tells employees that it could seek jail time against them and that they could be personally financially liable if they leak... Read more...
Snap Inc has debuted a new self-serve platform called Lens Studio that will allow people, marketers, and developers to create their own augmented reality objects. Snap has combined its forces with seven marketing partners including MediaMonks, Fishermen Labs, Haus, Avatar Labs, North Kingdom, Trigger Global, and... Read more...
It seems as though there’s a lot of copycattin’ going on in the world of messaging apps. In recent months, Facebook has been accused of “stealing” heavily when it comes to adding functionality original found in Snapchat into its own communications apps Instagram and Messenger. Now we can add Microsoft to that list... Read more...
When you're doing battle with the biggest social network in existence, it's pretty difficult to make sure that you're always offering your customers fresh functionality to stay ahead of the pack - which has been Snapchat's modus operandi for quite some time. Just a month ago, Facebook copied Snapchat's Stories... Read more...
Snap, formerly known as Snapchat, is best known for its popular app that allows users to take pictures and videos that are viewable by recipients for up to 10 seconds. It became a huge hit and is still being widely used, though Snap apparently has other aspirations that include hardware. Hot the heels of announcing... Read more...
Have you ever thought to yourself, “I really wish I could take a picture of my child/puppy/kitten, but rummaging in my pocket for my phone would ruin the moment”? In the words of Reba McEntire, “Have I got a deal for you”. Snap’s (formerly Snapchat) Spectacles are now available online for $129.99 USD. Snap CEO Evan... Read more...
Alternate reality technologies (virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality) are taking the industry by storm. While relatively few consumer applications exist at this point, the field is set to explode as more and more companies jump on board. Count Snapchat among them. The photo and video sharing service that... Read more...
What is that yellow thing in the corner? Is it one of Gru’s minions? Nope, it is a vending machine for Snapchat’s Spectacles. The camcorder-like sunglasses are now available in “Snapbots” near Snapchat’s headquarters in Venice, California. The Spectacles are intended to help customers take hands-free videos. The... Read more...
Let’s pretend you are at the park with your child. You would really love to send a video of them playing and giggling to grandma, but you do not want to ruin the moment by rummaging in your pocket for your phone and then awkwardly snapping a picture. Snapchat has the perfect, albeit slightly creepy, solution for you... Read more...
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