Tag "Snapchat"

Snapchat adds new editing features; Snap’tacles’ arrive on Amazon

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Snapchat is adding new tools to its platform that makes recording and editing a lot easier. The first feature is Multi-Snap that lets users take up to six consecutive, 10-second video Snaps at once. Previously, users were limited to recording one 10-second video at a

Facebook in talks with Hollywood for original shows: Report

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Facebook’s fondness with videos is no secret. Now, to up its game, the social media giant is in talks with Hollywood studios for original scripted TV shows, in some cases offering up to $3 million per episode, according to The

Skype gets Snapchat-inspired makeover

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If you thought Facebook is the only one enamoured by Snapchat, think again. In a bid to keep pace with Gen Y chatting apps, Microsoft has launched a completely revamped version of Skype application inspired by today’s most popular chatting

Uber is rolling out Snapchat custom filters in India

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Ride-sharing app Uber will begin a phased roll-out of a unique integration with Snapchat in India from tomorrow. With this new feature, riders will be able to unlock custom Snapchat filters on their ride. From letting their friends know when they’ll

When will Instagram stop cloning Snapchat like features?

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Instagram, the photo-sharing app is back with one more feature that will keep your Stories trunk always full. But before jumping to the features, we will first address the most obvious question here. Is this new feature copied from Snapchat?

Instagram & Snapchat, the most detrimental social networking app for teenagers: Study

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While social media platforms are proving out to be a boon for business owners, on the other end, it is leaving a negative effect on teenagers. We all knew it, but now we have numbers to prove the fact. According

Instagram rolls out Snapchat-like augmented reality ‘Face Filters’

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Facebook has finally brought the last and the only feature that was yet to be copied from Snapchat to Instagram. Instagram rolled out a selection of augmented reality ‘Face Filters’, including furry koala ears, math equations swirling around your head,

Snapchat’s fuel machine: High GDPs, high-end smartphones and young blood

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What if Snapchat is mere 1/8th the size of Facebook; the ephemeral photo sharing app never considered itself part of the rat-race. Snapchat isn’t aiming for Mars or running after any milestones, it’s for a special coterie- High GDPs, high-end

Facebook Messenger Lite app now available in 132 countries

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Though Snapchat‘s user figure might be a fraction of Facebook’s but Mark Zuckerberg never underestimates his rivals. Apparently, Facebook is doing every bit to tap on developing world markets that Snapchat is yet to reach. Hence, Facebook has announced a global expansion

J&K govt bans Facebook, WhatsApp and others social media platforms in the valley

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The Jammu and Kashmir government has suspended all social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for one month in the wake of widespread students’ unrest in the valley. The government order, released on Wednesday, said that anti-social elements were “misusing” social

Snap acquires Mobli’s ‘Geofilters’ patent for $7.7 million

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Snapchat’s parent company, Snap has reportedly acquired Mobli’s ‘Geofilters’ patent for $7.7 million. Mobli is photo-sharing network, which also happens to be Instagram’s rival. Citing sources and a confidential email sent by Mobli, to its shareholders, TechCrunch report says that

Boycott Snapdeal, Oops Snapchat: The curious case of mistaken identity

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Just when you thought that things cannot get worse for Indian online marketplace Snapdeal, comes a blow from a completely unexpected quarter. Snapdeal may be bargaining hard for a potential sale to rival Flipkart behind closed doors but in the virtual

Microsoft launches fun camera app, Sprinkles with AI prowess

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If you are bored with the same old Snapchat filters (considering the same filters are now available on Facebook and Instagram), then Microsoft brings you a new fun ‘camera’ app, Sprinkles, powered by machine learning. Though Microsoft’s Sprinkles, available only for

Snapchat rips off Instagram with a perfect April fool’s day prank

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It’s no secret that Instagram Stories, which has been a game changer for the photo-sharing app, was cloned from Snapchat. The Facebook-owned company didn’t even bother to modify the name; it was simply lifted from Snapchat Stories and pasted to Instagram Stories.

Facebook expands its fundraising tools with a ‘personal fundraiser’ for Pages

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Walking on the lines of its CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s statement that Facebook is “a platform for all ideas”, Facebook seems to have found a new ‘inspiration’ for ideas. After doing all it could with Snapchat’s Stories, Zuckerberg team has now announced

Now Facebook brings ‘Stories’ feature to its main application

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Honestly, it cannot get blatant than this. It looks like there’s no stopping Facebook from its copying spree that has resulted in Snapchat’s ‘Stories’ feature now coming to Facebook’s main application. This means you can now share stories with your

Snapchat releases Android-only update featuring Bitmoji

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For the first time, Snapchat has released an Android-only update, which comes with pretty impressive features. The photo-sharing app has released an Android-only feature (sorry iPhone users), which allows you to turn your friends’ Bitmoji into widgets and place them

Medium too launches snapchat-inspired features

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Following Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Hike’s footsteps in launching Snapchat-inspired features, Medium is next to copy Snapchat’s popular Stories feature. The publishing company Medium has launched Series (read stories) for its iOS and Android mobile users. The new “Series” feature lets

Snapchat Spectacles now available to buy online at $129.99

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If you’ve been a fan of Snapchat’s cool Spectacles, we have some really good news for you. Well, the funky glasses are no longer limited to Snap’s vending machines and are openly available for $129.99 at online portal Spectacles.com. But

WhatsApp Status gets a Snapchat inspired makeover

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After rolling out Snapchat’s Stories format for iOS beta users last week, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now completely ditching its old text-based status messages format for all the platforms. Yes, the Facebook is now copying the Stories format for the fourth