Tag "Snapchat"

Skype brings Snapchat-like AI photo effects

By : CIOL Writers

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

Snapchat’s new sky filters make your boring photos exciting

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Snapchat has released a new sky filter to celebrate its sixth birthday. The latest filter lets users change the background of their image using technology that helps detect when there is the sky in the photos. Now, anytime the app

Snapchat brings in-app geo-filter making tool to Europe

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Snapchat, known for its huge list of cool features has added another one to the list. The in-app geo-filter making tool which was previously available in the US only is now going to be available for the users in Europe too.

Snap’s Q2 earnings report was a big disappointment

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Snap reported a worse-than-expected quarterly earnings as it missed Wall Street expectations on both fronts- revenue and user growth. Snap said its daily active users (DAUs) reached 173 million in the quarter ended June 30, with a 4.2 percent growth rate, slower

Have you downloaded Sarahah, the latest app sensation in town?

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We have a new app-sensation in town that’s been spreading like wildfire. Meet Sarahah, an app that has been downloaded millions of times on Google Play and Apple’s App Store since its launch in June. The app allows users to search

Google creates ‘Stamp’ inspired by Snapchat Discover

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Google Alphabet recently announced a news product called ‘Stamp’ that would serve up articles in a mobile magazine-like design, which is quite similar to Snapchat‘s Discover service. Google Stamp is in the early stages of testing with the publishers. “The success of

WhatsApp hits 1bn daily users; Stories feature used by 250mn everyday

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Facebook recently announced that it has a daily user count of 2 billion members. Now, WhatsApp has revealed that it has hit a daily user base of 1 billion members. Whatsapp Status, its version of Snapchat Stories now has 250

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