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Reddit's New iOS Share Sheet Update Lets You Post Reddit Topics to Snapchat, More Platforms Coming Soon

Monday October 14, 2019 8:09 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Users of Reddit's official iOS app can now share text, link and image-based posts to Snapchat thanks to a new Share Sheet integration in iOS 13 (via TechCrunch). This is the first time Reddit has partnered with another app to allow for content sharing, and the company said it will expand the feature to other social media apps in the future. Any Reddit user who has Snapchat on their iPhone...

Snap Launches Snap Camera App for Mac With Twitch, Skype, and YouTube Integration

Friday October 26, 2018 12:26 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Snap today announced the launch of Snap Camera for Mac, which brings Snapchat's well-known collection of lenses and filters to Macs and PCs. The Snap Camera app, which can be downloaded from Snapchat's website, offers up a simple interface with a camera field and access to hundreds of Snapchat lenses that add fun effects to your face using the Mac's camera. The different lenses available...

Snapchat Introduces Two New Spectacles Designs With Polarized Lenses for $200

Wednesday September 5, 2018 6:39 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Four months after launching the second version of Spectacles, Snapchat today revealed two new styles of its wearable glasses, called "Nico" and "Veronica." Instead of the circular lenses with colorful styles, the new Spectacles come in black-on-black with polarized lenses and more traditional sunglasses designs. Otherwise, the glasses appear to be largely the same as the the models that were ...

Snapchat's Recent Redesign Resulted in Millions of Lost Users

Tuesday August 7, 2018 5:44 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Snapchat's controversial redesign, introduced last November, caused it to lose millions of subscribers according to data shared today in its second quarter earnings results. Snap said it had 188 million daily active Snapchat users during the second quarter of 2018, down from 191 million during the first quarter of the year. In prepared remarks [PDF] on Snapchat's performance, Snap CEO...

Snapchat Opens 'Lens Explorer' Section in iOS App to Enable Discoverability of User-Made Lenses

Tuesday July 10, 2018 8:11 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Snapchat today announced that all users can now discover and unlock thousands of user-generated Lenses built by the app's global creator community with "Lens Explorer." This marks the first time that Community Lenses will be discoverable alongside the main, Snapchat-created Lenses in the Lens Carousel. To find the new section, navigate to the Lens Carousel, tap the new smiley face icon in...

Snapchat Planning to Launch 'Internal App Store' for Games This Fall

Wednesday June 27, 2018 8:55 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Snapchat is looking to build its own "internal app store" of gaming titles, according to a new report out today from The Information. The platform is set for a tentative launch sometime this fall, and will allow outside developers to build games that Snapchat then distributes for users to play within the Snapchat app. People familiar with the company's plans claim that Snapchat has already ...

Snapchat Introduces Ability to Delete Messages Even After You've Sent Them

Monday June 11, 2018 8:00 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Snapchat today announced a new feature called "Clear Chats," which lets you delete any message you've sent to another person on Snapchat, whether in individual or group chat. This encompasses text chats, stickers, audio and voice notes, and any photo and video snaps sent from Memories. To delete a chat message you can press and hold on the message or media in question and select the new...

Snapchat Expanding Bitmoji 'Friendmojis' to Apple's Messages App for First Time

Friday June 8, 2018 8:07 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Snapchat is expanding the use of its Bitmoji characters -- specifically "Friendmojis" -- for iOS users in the coming days. With the update, iPhone and iPad users will be able to send personalized Friendmojis, or Bitmoji stickers that include both you and your friend, directly in Apple's Messages app. Currently, Bitmoji is available as a keyboard extension and a Messages app so users can send...

Snapchat CEO on Facebook Copying Stories: They Should 'Copy Our Data Protection Practices Also'

Wednesday May 30, 2018 6:19 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Recode's annual Code Conference is underway in Rancho Palos Verdes, California this week, and on Tuesday Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel took the stage to discuss the ephemeral app's controversial update, Facebook's copying, and the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal. Specifically, Spiegel is said to have "poured salt on the wound" during his 40-minute interview with Kara Swisher as he called out...

Snapchat Rolls Back Some Interface Changes to Appease Disgruntled Users

Friday May 11, 2018 3:14 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Snapchat has adjusted its iOS app interface to placate a large number of dedicated users who complained about the recent redesign, reports The Verge. Snap unveiled its radical redesign in November with the goal of creating a personalized user experience that's easier to navigate, especially for newcomers. But the change didn't go down well with many long-time users, so much so that 1.2 million ...

Snapchat Launches New Water Resistant Spectacles for $150

Thursday April 26, 2018 5:39 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Following a series of rumors, Snapchat today launched the latest version of its connected sunglasses, the Spectacles. The company says that the new pair of Spectacles have a smaller profile, so they're slightly less bulky on the face than the original. Additionally, Snapchat is pitching the new Spectacles as a go-to summer accessory for its users thanks to added water resistance. Snapchat's...

Snapchat Launches 'Snappables' Augmented Reality Games That Can Be Played With Friends

Wednesday April 25, 2018 10:11 am PDT by Juli Clover
Snapchat today announced the launch of Snappables, which are new Snapchat Lenses that are designed to allow Snapchat users to play augmented reality games with their friends. Interactive Snappable lenses are located right near other Snapchat Lenses in the Lens Carousel and can be accessed by tapping the icon on the left side of the capture button. To use a Snappable, tap the Snappable...

Snapchat's Spectacles 'Model 002' Appears in FCC Filing With Improved Wi-Fi and Hint at Redesign

Wednesday April 11, 2018 9:52 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Late last night the Federal Communications Commission published a new filing for a "wearable video camera" that was registered by Snap Inc and designated as "model 002." The filing is believed to be for the rumored second iteration of Snapchat's Spectacles device, with multiple snippets from the redacted documents specifically referencing the "Spectacles" brand. According to the filing,...

Snapchat Rolls Out First TrueDepth-Enhanced AR Lenses for iPhone X Users

Friday April 6, 2018 3:34 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Snapchat today began implementing Apple's TrueDepth camera technology in its Lenses selfie feature for the first time. The silent update means iPhone X owners who use Snapchat will see augmented reality masks pop up in the app that make use of Apple's advanced facial mapping technology to superimpose the mask onto the user's face more realistically and track motion more accurately. Apple...

Snapchat Announces Group Video Chat for Up to 16 People and @ Mentions in Stories

Tuesday April 3, 2018 6:00 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Snapchat today announced that users on iOS and Android will soon be able to begin group video chats with up to 16 friends at once. The feature's addition comes about two years after Snapchat first introduced video and voice chat in spring 2016. To start a group video chat, users will need to enter an existing group chat -- or create a new one -- and then tap the video icon. This will notify...

Snapchat Reportedly Doubling Down on Spectacles With Two New Versions in the Works

Friday March 2, 2018 6:28 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
In late 2016, Snapchat launched its first consumer product with the Spectacles, a pair of glasses that came equipped with a small camera that could record video clips from a first-person perspective and upload them to a Story on the iOS and Android Snapchat app. Although the company ultimately took a $40 million loss on the Spectacles, a new report from live news show Cheddar today claims that...

Snapchat Updating Friends and Discover Pages With 'Tabs' for Easier Navigation, Introduces GIPHY Support

Tuesday February 20, 2018 6:24 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
Over the past few weeks Snapchat has been rolling out a major user interface overhaul to more and more users on its iOS and Android apps. Most users have responded negatively to the app redesign, which separates friends from brands so that users can focus on people they actually know, but condenses stories and text chats into one page. Today, Snap Inc. announced an additional update to Friends ...

Snapchat Launches 'Create Your Own Lens' Studio Within iOS App, Adds New Caption Styles for Snaps

Thursday February 8, 2018 7:00 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
Yesterday Snapchat announced its first-ever live television event coverage, aimed at key highlights coming out of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Today, the company is revealing an enhanced version of its custom Geofilters with a new paid "Create Your Own Lens" studio that lets users build and edit their own personalized selfie Lenses for major events and parties. Snapchat's "Create Your Own ...

Snapchat Announces Live Feature for Major Events Coverage, Starting With 2018 Winter Olympics

Wednesday February 7, 2018 9:27 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
Snap Inc. today announced an all-new Live feature that will allow users of the iOS and Android apps to stream key snippets of major televised events, the first partner being NBCUniversal in time for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. Beginning this Saturday, February 10, Snapchat users will see these live streams of the Olympics in the app's Discover page. NBCUniversal will also be...

Twitter 'Taking Cues' From Snapchat and Testing Update That Makes the Camera More Accessible

Thursday January 25, 2018 4:43 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
Twitter is "experimenting" with a new update to its mobile iOS and Android apps that is said to make it easier for users to share videos and photos on the social network. According to people familiar with the matter, speaking with Bloomberg, the update is still in an early testing phase and could "change significantly" over the next few months, but comes at a time when Twitter is looking to...