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US may ban social media apps with infinite scrolling, addictive autoplay videos
Thu, Aug 01, 2019
Popular apps including Snapchat, Facebook and YouTube may come under fire if the US government agrees to pass a bill that seeks to ban apps exploiting human psychology. According to The Guardian, the Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (Smart) Act is a proposed bill that targets techniques and features which encourage and deepen addictive behaviours.
Snapchat working on adding support of events on app
Sat, Jun 08, 2019
It`s currently unclear exactly how Snapchat`s event feature would work - if it`s ever released - but a screenshot posted by Wong displays the look of its interface.
YouTube, Google Play Store, Snapchat crash! Here is why users were not able to access these apps
Mon, Jun 03, 2019
Several users took to social media on Sunday to inform that they were not able to access popular apps like YouTube and Snapchat. These users complained that they were having trouble loading these popular websites and apps.
Instagram quietly overhauls IGTV interface to take on TikTok, Snapchat
Wed, May 22, 2019
The battle of the best between Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat continues to intensify. In its latest effort at keeping user interest alive, Facebook-owned Instagram has quietly redesigned IGTV's interface inside of the main app. The new design is more immersive and allows users to see the breadth of videos in IGTV instead of showing the horizontal scrolling interface that previously existed, TechCrunch reported. The redesigned IGTV now shows one central feed of algorithmically suggested videos based on user behaviour, instead of showing dedicated tabs, similar to how TikTok and Snapchat show content in their feed.
Snapchat down as users unable to refresh app
Mon, May 20, 2019
"Users report seeing a message telling them that the service isn`t working and that they should refresh the app. But refreshing does not seem to be working, and thousands of people have reported problems," the report added.
Snapchat adds 4 mn users, beats revenue estimates
Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Snapchat ads reached 75 per cent of the US consumers in the age group 13-34 -- more than Facebook-owned Instagram.
New Snapchat Lens to spread anti-bullying awareness
Sat, Apr 20, 2019
The new Lens, that would prompt the 186 million Snapchatters to describe a time when someone had a positive impact on their lives, comes as part of Snapchat`s extended "Because of You" campaign that was launched last October.
Snapchat releases its rebuilt app for Android
Tue, Apr 09, 2019
The company first tried to simply patch its way out of the issues with the old app, but eventually realised that it would have to rewrite the Android version from scratch to achieve the results.
Snapchat to launch gaming platform next month - Check here details
Sun, Mar 17, 2019
Parent of Snapchat messaging app Snap Inc plans to announce its gaming platform for developers next month, online news service Cheddar reported on Friday.
Snapchat's CFO Tim Stone resigns after 8 months of appointment
Wed, Jan 16, 2019
"Stone will assist in the search for a replacement and an effective transition of his duties, including through our scheduled full year 2018 financial results announcement," the company added.
Using smartphone? Beware! Not good news, you are being tracked? Be smart, turn it off; this is how
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
However, did you know that there are apps on your smartphone that track you everywhere you go! Not just once a day, but 14,000 times a day!
Snapchat to run out of steam as user growth stalls: Report
Sun, Oct 28, 2018
With just $1.4 billion in its kitty at the end of third quarter results, the already struggling multimedia messaging platform Snapchat could even lose $1.5 billion in 2019, analysts have predicted.
Snapchat rolls out new filters for your cat
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
Photo-messaging app Snapchat has rolled out new filters specifically for cats that will now make it look like your pet is wearing glasses. The photo messaging app, known for its extensive collection of photo filters, revealed the newest update in a tweet, The Independent reported late on Saturday.
Snapchat expands 'Our Story' feature to media partners
Fri, Sep 14, 2018
A "Story" is a collection of Snaps that play in the order they were taken.
Snapchat announces its ''Snap Kit'' for developers
Fri, Jun 15, 2018
"`Snap Kit` will help Snapchatters tap into the best parts of other apps they love and help those apps integrate some of Snapchat`s experiences into their products," a Snapchat spokesperson said in a statement on Thursday.
Snapchat does a WhatsApp! Delete sent messages, save yourself from revenge porn, blackmail or other embarrassment ASAP
Tue, Jun 12, 2018
Snapchat already auto-deletes messages after they’re viewed. However, nothing could be done if the recipient screenshots or saves it. With this feature, sender will be able to delete messages by their end even before the recipient reads it.
Snapchat brings back ''reverse chronological order''
Mon, Apr 09, 2018
This has replaced the new feature called "algorithmically sorted feeds" that surfaced into the app`s interface in the redesign. "The new update is letting users see stories in reverse chronological order in both of the new the designs; the one where there are just stories and tabs, as well as the other where there are separate stories and chat tabs", TechCrunch reported on Sunday
Snapchat rolls out ''Group Video Chat'' feature
Tue, Apr 03, 2018
"Today, we`re excited to introduce Group Video Chat on Snapchat!," the company said in a blogpost on Tuesday. Users can start the group chat with just a tap on the video icon. Up to 16 friends can video chat together at the same time. Meanwhile, group audio chatting can support 32 friends at once
Snapchat trolls Facebook with Russian bot filter
Mon, Apr 02, 2018
The filter targeted Facebook following reports that said more than 50,000 bots on Facebook, with links to the Russian government, were used to influence the 2016 US presidential election. Last year, Snapchat trolled Facebook with a filter that gets like from "my_mom" showing Facebook`s older-skewing user base.
Snapchat parent cuts 7 percent of its global workforce in March; says will lead to $25 mn in saving
Sat, Mar 31, 2018
Snapchat said it would incur about $10 million of cash expenditure due to severance costs to be reflected in the current quarter ending March 31. As a result of the layoffs, primarily in its engineering and sales teams, the company said it sees savings of about $25 million in 2018. The company had said it had 3,069 employees as of Dec. 31, 2017, according to its annual filing