Snapchat has released new features and lock screen widgets for the latest iOS 16. These include Chat Shortcuts, Question Stickers, and more. Snapchat Web is also coming for all users.
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In addition to laying off a fifth of its workforce, Snap is also shuttering its startup accelerator program called Yellow. The program extended $150K funding and mentoring to promising startups.
Snap has laid off 20% of its staff and cut original shows. It is also switching its focus to augmented reality and growing its community in an attempt to grow more revenue in the long term.
Snapchat has finally released the much awaited feature named "Dual Camera" that lets you record videos from both the front and the rear cameras simultaneously. The feature was part of Director Mode.
The miniature selfie drone from Snapchat's parent company is currently available on Snap's official website. However, the company's CEO has indicated that Snap is halting further work on Pixy.
Snapchat+ launched in June 2022 as a subscription for $3.99/month. Now, it has hit around 1 million subscribers who are getting exclusive features like post-view emojis, customizable icons, and more.
Snapchat's new parental controls try to mimic real-life parenting without compromising privacy. Parents just need to link their accounts to their teens through an opt-in invite process. Here's how!
Social media platform, Snapchat, is now accessible through your laptops via Snapchat Web. The feature is available to users in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia, among others.
Snapchat Plus is the company's first-ever attempt at monetization outside advertisements. The service will cost $3.99 per month and offer some exclusive features, but subscribers will still get ads.
Snapchat has vowed to support underrepresented groups by launching 523 and other projects. The latest Black Creator Accelerator program helps emerging Black creators make their startups successful.
Snapchat has revealed its latest feature, Snapchat Plus, is in the making. Snapchat Plus subscribers will be able to access new features early, have exclusive icons, and much more at a cost.
With the boom in digital economy, Snapchat has introduced a way users can share their eBay listings in Snapchat Stories in an attempt to cash in on the increasing trend of online shopping.
With its Snap AR community, Snapchat is determined to prove the value and impact of AR by developing the latest Lens capabilities, tools, and infrastructure including Lens Studio, and Lens Cloud.
Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has announced Pixy, a tiny camera drone that starts at just $230. It has simple controls and doesn't need FAA registration to fly. It operates via the Snapchat app.
TikTok, which is by far the most popular social media app among teenagers and young adults across the world, has a projected ad revenue which is more than that of Twitter and Snapchat combined.
Snapchat shows solidarity for Ukraine by halting all advertising in Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. It will continue delivering its Snapchat app in Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia as a communications tool.
TikTok is gradually allowing its content creators to record and upload longer-length videos, stretching up to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, social media platforms are adopting TikTok's successful formula.
Snap has announced that it now allows you to share your live location with trusted friends on Snapchat. The feature is off by default but can be enabled for short periods of time with those you trust.
Creators that have a significant number of followers on Snapchat will have a new way of earning money through the platform - mid-roll advertisements. The feature will be available later this year.
Snap has extended content deals with Disney, ViacomCBS, and NBCUniversal. This will see them continue to provide shows in Snapchat Discover and even increase the number of shows available.
Snap Inc. is offering $10K per month, 1:1 mentorship, and other support including sponsor contacts to small, minority-owned content companies and creatives for its 'Discover' program.
Snapchat's Scan feature can now suggest recipes to users based on the ingredients they scan. The data for this feature is provided by Allrecipes and Wikipedia. Food Scan is only available in the U.S.
Snap brings a global creative studio to serve the AR needs of creators, agencies and brands across platforms. Currently, Arcadia has partnerships with Shake Shack, WWE, Verizon and P&G Beauty.
After a month of testing Reels on its main app, Facebook is finally making the rollout official. Creators will be able to push Reels on both Instagram and Facebook following the rollout.
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.
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.