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Snap responds to petition demanding the reversal of the redesign

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Snapchat has finally responded to the Change.org petition signed by about 1.2 million people who demanded that the redesign of the app needs to be reversed. In an official response on Change.org, where user Nic Rumsey posted a petition called “Remove the

Snapchat brings new features including GIF stickers via Giphy

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Snapchat has introduced a couple of new features to make the app more appealing to its users. The company has introduced support for GIF stickers via Giphy to your posts. The new feature is similar to the one Instagram introduced

Instagram to alert users for Stories captured through screenshots

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Instagram is testing a feature that will let you know if someone has taken a screenshot of your story. The photo-sharing platform is also warning users that the next time they try to save someone else’s story, that person will be

Snapchat to stream key moments from Winter Olympics’18

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Snap announced that it will live stream key moments from the 2018 Winter Olympics Games in South Korea. Starting February 10, Snapchat will broadcast video from NBC’s live broadcast of the Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, from the app’s Discover page. NBC

Snap posts first ever better than expected earnings

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After waiting for it forever, Snapchat parent company, Snap finally posted its first ever better than expected earnings for Q4 2017. Snap’s fourth quarter earnings were significantly higher than Wall Street expectations, with sales of $285.7 million, or a 72 percent

Pixel 2’s Visual Core photo processor now works with Instagram, WhatsApp

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Google is constantly adding new experiences to Pixel phones to make sure they keep getting better over time. The company today announced that the Pixel Visual Core for Pixel 2 users—a custom-designed co-processor for Pixel 2—is now being turned on.

Snapchat’s Bitmoji Deluxe update brings new hairstyles and skin tones

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Snapchat has introduced a new feature called Bitmoji Deluxe that offers more customization options when it comes to creating your own Bitmoji. You will find additional skin tones, hairstyles, hair colors, facial colors and accessories in the Bitmoji Deluxe. The app, which

Snapchat’s VP of Product, Tom Conrad is exiting the company

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Snap is losing its vice president of product, Tom Conrad, according to a report from TechCrunch. Conrad, who joined Snap almost two years ago, oversees Snap’s product teams, and his departure doesn’t come at an ideal time considering Snap is in the midst

Snap lays off around two dozen employees amid slow user growth

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Snap is laying off around 24 employees, according to reports from The Information and Cheddar. The reports stated that most of the layoffs have been from Snap’s team of human editors on its content team, though Cheddar reports some Snap

Fox partners Twitter and Snapchat to provide coverage of FIFA World Cup

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Twenty First Century Fox’s Fox Sports is teaming up with Twitter and Snapchat to provide exclusive highlights from the 2018 FIFA World cup in Russia. Twitter will not only feature every goal scored from all 64 games just moments after they happen,

Snapchat brings ‘2017 in review’ feature

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As the curtains fall on the current year, Snapchat has introduced a new feature that offers users 2017 in review using the pictures and videos that they have taken. The feature seems similar to Facebook’s ‘Best of 2017’ auto-created video. To

Snapchat testing ‘Stories Everywhere’ to boost user growth

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Amid growing competition from the likes of Facebook and Instagram, and stagnant user growth, Snapchat is developing a new feature that will let users share stories outside the Snapchat app, according to a report from live streaming news network Cheddar. The report

Snapchat unveils a major redesign of its mobile app

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Snapchat has unveiled a redesign of its mobile application which focusses more on personal interests rather than friends post. Snapchat‘s parent company Snap has made the application more user-friendly due to competition from rival messaging apps such as Facebook. The new

Facebook is copying Snapchat yet again, this time it’s ‘Streaks’

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After stealing Stories and Face filters from Snapchat and incorporating it in Instagram, Facebook’s Messenger has set its eyes on Snapchat’s Streaks this time, a game that encourages friends to send messages back and forth for consecutive days. Twitter user

Skype brings Snapchat-like AI photo effects

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Snapchat may not be doing wonders for Snap but its surely a huge source of inspiration for other social media platforms. The latest copy-cat in the long list is Skype that has added a string of Snapchatesque photo effects to its mobile

Snapchat is down for thousands of users

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Snapchat was down for about three hours and as usual social media users freaked out. Some social media users noticed the outage when they couldn’t upload photos to their accounts. It wasn’t too long before the hashtag #Snapchatdown started trending. The

Snapchat introduces Ghost Mode, shooting longer videos among other features

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Snapchat has announced some new features for the Android and iOS version of the app to speed up things for the users. Snapchat has launched some awesome features including- shooting videos for a longer duration, sharing links with just one

Snap may have thousands of unsold Spectacles: Report

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Snap’s overhyped Snapchat Spectacles aren’t a hot commodity in the market right now. A report from The Information claims that thousands of the company’s unsold Spectacles are lying in a warehouse in China. Snap apparently over-estimated the demand for the product,

Snapchat is going to launch an augmented reality art platform

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Snapchat has launched a mystery clock countdown on its website art.snapchat.com that only contains a photo of Central Park in New York City with people sitting on an open lawn. Software Engineer and Twitter user Jonah Grant have uncovered the

Google and Snapchat are hosting a geofilter coding contest for teens

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Google’s Made With Code and Snap are collaborating to bring a geofilter coding contest called #MyFutureMe for the teens. The competition will give one lucky teen an opportunity to create an official Snap lens. #MyFutureMe is aimed to show teenagers that