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WhatsApp could wreck Snapchat again by copying ephemeral messaging  TechCrunch · 6 hours
WhatsApp already ruined Snapchat’s growth once. WhatsApp Status, its clone of Snapchat Stories, now has 450 million daily active users compared to Snapchat’s 188 million. That’s despite its 24-hour disappearing... more
Snapchat Parent Hands Over Data for US Inquiry  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Snap said Wednesday US officials are looking into how forthright the company was with aspiring investors prior to its stock market debut last year. more
Snapchat mines teen users with Friendship Profiles  Sky News · 3 days
Snapchat has launched a new feature with a focus on friendships in a bid to take on rivals like Facebook and Instagram. more
Snapchat Gets Friendship Profiles and Bitmoji Stories  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Snapchat has introduced two new features - Friendship Profiles and Bitmoji Stories - in an attempt to make the app more interactive and fun. more
WhatsApp to Get 'Share Contact Info via QR' Feature, Easier New Contact Functionality: Report  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
The QR code feature on WhatsApp would work similar to how the Nametag feature works on Instagram or how Snapcode... more
Snapchat launches new Friendship Profiles, Bitmoji merchandise for the holidays  9to5Mac · 4 days
As it faces mounting pressure from the likes of Instagram and Facebook, Snapchat is rolling out... more
Snapchat launches Bitmoji merch and comic strips starring your avatar  TechCrunch · 4 days
Snapchat is doubling down on its biggest differentiator by turning its personalized avatar Bitmoji into a revenue stream and a new source of content. Snapchat is launching a... more
Your Snapchat friendships now have their own profiles — and merchandise  THE VERGE · 4 days
Snap has long resisted traditional social network profiles, arguing that a network of close friends didn’t... more
Snapchat's Vice President of Content Nick Bell Steps Down  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
During his tenure, Bell contributed in the building of the "Discover" section of Snapchat. more
Facebook launches Lasso, its music and video TikTok clone  TechCrunch · 1 week
Done cloning Snapchat, Facebook is now chasing Chinese short-form video sensation TikTok with the launch of its knock-off Lasso. Available now for iOS and Android, Lasso is Facebook’s answer to... more
TikTok surpassed Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat & YouTube in downloads last month  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Beijing-based ByteDance’s 2017 acquisition of tween and teen-focused social app Musical.ly is paying off. The company this year merged Musical.ly with its own short video app... more
Snapchat will display polling locations in its Snap Map on Election Day  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
In preparation for the US midterm elections on November 6th, Snapchat is now adding election-themed lenses and filters that will guide voters to their... more
Snapchat’s PR firm sues influencer for not promoting Spectacles on Instagram  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Influcencer marketing could get a lot more accountable if Snapchat’s PR firm wins this lawsuit. Snapchat hoped that social media stars promoting v2 of its Spectacles... more
Snap expands Snapchat Shows with 25 new series out of the UK  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Snapchat, in hot competition with the likes of YouTube and Instagram’s IGTV to capture a growing audience that is replacing traditional TV with online... more
Should cash-strapped Snapchat sell out? To Netflix?  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Snapchat needs a sugar daddy. Its cash reserves dwindling from giant quarterly losses. Poor morale from a battered share price and cost-cutting measures sap momentum. And intense competition from Facebook is preventing rapid growth.... more
TwitchCon: Snapchat, Squad Streams and everything else new coming to Twitch - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Amazon's game streaming platform is giving viewers more ways to be a part of Twitch Streams. Also, Karaoke. more
Snapchat finally launches Windows app, but it's not what you think  Windows Central · 3 weeks
No, it's not the full Snapchat app Windows users have been asking for. Among Windows enthusiasts, the lack of a Snapchat app during Windows 10 Mobile's... more
Snapchat Lenses come to Mac and PC with new Snap Camera software  9to5Mac · 3 weeks
Snapchat has launched its latest software for desktops today, Snap Camera. Focused on bringing its popular Snapchat Lenses to Mac and PC, Snap Camera... more
Snapchat’s new Camera desktop camera app brings AR masks to Twitch, Skype…  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Snapchat is launching its first Mac and Windows software that takes over your webcam and brings its augmented reality effects to other video streaming... more
Snapchat continued losing users during Q3 2018, earnings release reveals  9to5Google · 3 weeks
Snapchat earnings for Q3 2018 were released today, and despite a beat on revenue, the company... more
Snapchat continued losing users during Q3 2018, earnings release reveals  9to5Mac · 3 weeks
Snapchat earnings for Q3 2018 were released today, and despite a beat on revenue, the company... more
Snapchat loses 2M more users in Q3 as shares sink to new low  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Snapchat continued to shrink in Q3 2018 but its business is steadily improving. Snapchat’s daily active user count dropped again, this time... more
Snapchat loses 2M more users, shares sink to new low despite business growth  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Snapchat continued to shrink in Q3 2018 but its business is steadily improving. Snapchat’s daily active user count dropped again, this time... more
Snapchat's users keep slipping away - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Snapchat reported third quarter earnings Thursday and said it's user base continues to shrink, raising concerns about its future. more
Snapchat loses 2M more users and shares sink despite business growth  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Snapchat continued to shrink in Q3 2018 but its business is steadily improving. Snapchat’s daily active user count shrank again by 1 percent to 186 million,... more
Snapchat loses 2M more users but shares pop 8% as business improves  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Snapchat continued to shrink in Q3 2018 but its business is steadily improving. Snapchat’s daily active user count shrank again by 1 percent to... more
Snapchat helped over 400,000 users register to vote  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Snap revealed yesterday to The New York Times that it has helped 418,000 users register to vote within a recent... more
Voter registration tool in Snapchat helped 400,000+ people get their vote  9to5Google · 3 weeks
Snap says that the Snapchat app has helped 418,000 people register to vote in the... more
Voter registration tool in Snapchat helped 400,000+ people get their vote  9to5Mac · 3 weeks
Snap says that the Snapchat app has helped 418,000 people register to vote in the... more
Snapchat helped over 400,000 people register to vote, says report - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
The popular app got even more people to register than Taylor Swift did, says The New York Times. more
'Instagram used more than Snapchat' by US teens  BBC · 4 weeks
Instagram has overtaken Snapchat as the most used social media app among US teens, says a study. more
North is trying to become the Warby Parker of augmented reality glasses  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Although few people seem to really want to wear smart glasses or goggles — think Google Glass or Snapchat Spectacles — a startup thinks... more
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Snapchat Lenses come to Mac and PC with new Snap Camera software
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