It seems like everybody and their uncle is implementing Snapchat-like Stories nowadays. Multiple TikTok users have spotted that the company is currently testing the capability on a limited scale.
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Snap has announced the launch of My Places on the Snap Map. It allows you to discover millions of businesses, recommend places, and get recommendations from your friends and the wider community.
WhatsApp users with the iOS beta app will now be able to send photos and videos that disappear once they have been viewed with the latest "view once" mode along with a redesigned in-app notification.
Snap has announced a licensing deal with Universal Music Group. It will allow Snapchat users to include UMG music in their Snaps through the Sounds and Lenses features to make content more engaging.
Snapchat has launched new Lenses and stickers to celebrate Pride Month. It has also partnered with Pride Basics to let people buy custom flags with a portion of the sale going to InterPride.
The UK government has teamed up with Snapchat, Reddit, TikTok, and YouTube to help encourage young adults, who are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, to go and book their appointment.
WaveOptics is the supplier for displays in Snap's newest SPS 2021 Spectacles. The announcement comes a day after Snap launched its new product which is only available to select creators for now.
The Polish government has proposed a new law which would see the establishment of a free speech council that could fine social media firms if they delete content that's not illegal in Poland.
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Snapchat has announced that it will pay users for their content that does well on its Spotlight. Creators will earn based on a proprietary formula that includes how many users heart content.
YouTube is working on adding the ability to share the music you are listening to as a story on Instagram and Snapchat. The feature will be similar to what's already available on Spotify & Apple Music.
Snapchat can now scan food and wine labels. The feature works in a similar manner to other food and wine apps, displaying nutritional details about a product upon scanning its barcode.
Snap users on iOS globally can add music to their Snaps from a curated catalog of music from established artists. It is not clear when this feature would be rolled out to Android devices.
Superfan Studio is a no-code, browser-based tool to create AR experiences. Superfan Studio aims to be a one-stop creation, distribution, and amplification platform for augmented reality.
Snapchat has launched a new feature that looks similar to TikTok's core capability, letting users set their videos to music from a vast catalog of licensed songs. It is rolling out from today.
Snapchat is experimenting with a vertical swiping motion for users to move through videos in the Discover page. The latest experiment is seen as Snapchat's move to challenge TikTok.
The UK regulator, Ofcom, has revealed in a new report that Britons are spending more of their time online than ever before. It said the daily average usage was four hours and two minutes per day.
Snap Inc has partnered with artist Damien Hirst and Partners in Health (PIH) to launch a spin painting lens which will also encourage people to donate to PIH to help fight against COVID-19
Microsoft-owned professional networking site, LinkedIn, is currently testing a Stories feature akin to what is found on Snapchat and Instagram. The firm aims to cater to younger users with Stories.
The UK's media regulator is set to get new powers which will allow it to fine social media companies if they don't act promptly to remove harmful content. The government will make a statement later.
Ofcom has published a new report which shows how children were using digital devices and services in 2019. It found that more than 50% of children had a smartphone by the age of 10.
Snap has announced the launch of Cameos, a comedic version of deepfakes which you can share with friends in chat. Users have a large set of pre-defined scenes to add their selfies to.
Verizon and Snap Inc. have formed a new partnership to create new experiences for consumers through Snapchat. Select 5G phones carried by Verizon will also come preloaded with Snapchat.
Reddit now lets you share content to Snapchat with a new integration, available only on iOS for now. However, it's enabled only on the "Safe for Work" communities and those in good standing.
Snap Inc. has announced the availability of 3D Camera Mode for Snapchat. Everyone on Android and iOS will be able to experience 3D Snaps but you'll need an iPhone X or newer to create them.
Spotify announced today the launch of integrative new features which will allow users to share music and podcast episodes from the music streaming service to popular social media app Snapchat.
The UK's digital regulator, Ofcom, could gain new powers next year which will allow it to fine tech companies that fail to remove inappropriate content from their platforms that children may see.
A new Ofcom study has found that almost half of people in the UK now get their news primarily from social media platforms. The findings come amid platforms' attempts to crack down on fake news.
A UK watchdog has set out new rules that firms should follow when it comes to designing online services. The rules encourage services to put children's data privacy as a top priority.
It's been a long time coming, but Snapchat has finally launched its rebuilt app for Android, promising better performance and smoothness, where the iOS has typically been much better.
Snapchat is experimenting with a new feature called Status that will allow you to check in to a certain place and let your friends know what you're up to. It's currently being tested in Australia.
Rumors regarding the possibility of Snap Inc launching a gaming platform through Snapchat have been around for a while, and it looks like it may finally become a reality next month.
Jason Halbert has reportedly left Snap Inc. as its HR head following the recent exodus of its Chief Strategy Officer, Global Strategic Partnerships head, and other senior-level executives.
Snap today introduced Snap Camera, which will allow you to add Lenses to images and videos taken with your PC's webcam. It's integrated with the camera, so you can use it with live-streams.
Instagram surpassed Snapchat as the most-used social platform by teenagers in the U.S., according to a new survey conducted by Piper Jaffray. However, Snapchat remains their most favorite social app.
Snap has launched Snap Originals which features exclusive content from partners. The firm is looking to add unique features from Snapchat now that Facebook also has a Stories feature.
Snapchat has been going through a rough patch for a while now, as Facebook keeps stealing attention from the platform. Now, Snap Inc.'s shares have dropped to their lowest value yet.
Facebook today revealed the combined number of daily active users of the Stories feature in its main app as well as in Messenger, putting it well ahead of Snapchat's preceding implementation.
Several popular social media platforms have announced various ideas that they've implemented into their respective platforms in order to encourage young voters in the U.S. to vote in the midterms.
The company is introducing two new variants of its second-generation Spectacles sunglasses, offering the same features in a more streamlined design that will stand out less in public.