August 4th, 2021 5:59 PM 2 COMMENTS

JioPhone Next With Native Snapchat Lenses an Interesting Integration Says Analyst

Native Snapchat lenses on the upcoming JioPhone Next is an “interesting integration,” says Ygal Arounian, an analyst at Wedbush Securities. Arounian told TelecomTalk that such native integrations could “help” Snap to welcome “more international audiences into Snapchat’s ecosystem.” JioPhone Next, the smartphone “jointly developed” by Jio Platforms, a majority-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries and Google, was unveiled by Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Industries chairman, at the company’s annual general meeting in... Read More

March 17th, 2021 3:00 PM 0 COMMENTS

Spotlight, TikTok Rival Created by Snapchat to Help Indian Creators Earn

Snapchat has just launched its short-video content platform ‘Spotlight’ in India. It is worth noting that it is a ‘feature’ and not an ‘application’. The feature is said to be a rival of TikTok, which was banned from India last year. Along with India, the feature has also been launched in Brazil and Mexico. Spotlight has already been available for users in the United States and 10 other countries. The... Read More

June 3rd, 2019 12:51 PM 0 COMMENTS

YouTube, Gmail and Snapchat Faced Major Outages in the US and Some Parts of Europe

Google apps like YouTube, Gmail and Nest along with photo-messaging app Snapchat and other web services suffered major outages across the US and some parts of Europe. The root cause of the outage was traced back to issues with Google's Cloud service that powers other apps along with the search engine giant's own web services, The Verge reported on Sunday. The company, whose Cloud solutions are used by other apps... Read More

May 17th, 2019 1:34 PM 0 COMMENTS

Instagram Kills Direct Standalone Messaging App

Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is putting an end to "Direct", its standalone camera-first messaging app which was used to send Instagram direct messages. "In the coming month, we'll no longer be supporting the 'Direct' app. Your conversations will automatically move over to Instagram, so you don't need to do anything," a message popping up on the app reads. The announcement was first spotted by social media commentator Matt Navarra, The... Read More

April 24th, 2019 12:32 PM 0 COMMENTS

Snapchat Added Four Million Users in Q1 2019, Daily Active Users Increased to 190 Million

Photo-messaging app Snapchat added four million new users in the first quarter of 2019, registering revenue of $320 million -- up 39% (year-over-year) -- thus beating the Wall Street estimates. Snapchat's daily active users (DAUs) were 190 million -- up two per cent from 186 million in the previous quarter but down from 191 million in Q1 2018. "In the first quarter we delivered strong results across our business with... Read More

April 9th, 2019 5:30 PM 0 COMMENTS

Snapchat Finally Rolls Out Revamped Android App

Photo-messaging app Snapchat has finally released its rebuilt app for Android users in a bid to bring performance for the Android version up to par with the iOS version. The redesign does not implement any major changes in the user interface (UI) or navigation on Snapchat, but the new version is expected to be much faster than the old version with lesser bugs, The Verge reported on Monday. The new... Read More

April 5th, 2019 7:04 PM 0 COMMENTS

Snapchat Rolls Out New Filters, Original Videos and Games to its Mobile App

Joining the league of other tech giants and their big fancy annual conferences like Facebook's "F8", Google's "I/O" and Apple's "WWDC", photo-messaging app Snapchat hosted its first "Partner Summit" in California. The motive of the event was to unveil new products - some for users, some for developers - and encourage potential partners to build features or products that work with the Snapchat app, Recode reported on Thursday. During the... Read More

August 20th, 2018 4:01 PM 0 COMMENTS

Snapchat for Android to Get a Redesign Very Soon, Currently in Alpha Testing

Snapchat, the photo-messaging application is reportedly testing the new redesign on Android. The new design is currently under Alpha testing, and the company is planning to introduce it very soon, Engadget reported it. An engineer Jane Manchun Wong discovered that Snapchat's Android app hides a rough alpha version of the revamp with an experience more on par with the iOS version, IANS reported earlier today. "Snapchat's new faster Android user... Read More

April 3rd, 2018 9:49 PM 0 COMMENTS

Snapchat Rolls Out Group Video Calling for Both Android and iOS Users

Snapchat, the controversial social media platform today released a couple of new features to its users across the globe. Snapchat, in a blog post, has announced the rollout of group video calling and the ability to tag friends. The latter could be the first feature it lifted from its rival Instagram. Tagging friends on the posts and stories are something Facebook and Instagram have been offering for years, but Snapchat... Read More

March 23rd, 2018 9:19 PM 0 COMMENTS

Snapchat Introduces Map Explore Feature for Both Android and iOS Users

Snapchat has rolled out a new update called ‘Map Explore’ which will let users know about what is happening with their friends on their Snap map. The Snap map will show the updates by the user’s friends when their friends allow the app to access their location. Along with the ‘Our Story’ updates which the users usually do, the breaking news and other events which make their way to the... Read More

June 22nd, 2017 5:15 PM 1 COMMENTS

Snapchat’s New Snap Map Feature Lets You Track Friends’ Whereabouts in Real Time

We are all well aware of Snapchat and the ceaseless mimicking of its interface by other major messaging apps. The company has since been trying to differentiate its image-messaging app by introducing unique features. Earlier today, Snapchat announced a brand new feature dubbed as the ‘Snap Map’, which gives the users an overview of where their friends are and what they’re up to. The ‘Snap Map’ is pretty straight-forward –... Read More

October 1st, 2016 5:19 PM 0 COMMENTS

“Messenger Day” is Facebook’s another attempt to copy Snapchat features

There is nothing new about Facebook trying to copy Snapchat features. In yet another clone move, the social media giant is now testing Snapchat Stories-like feature for its Messenger app. It had already rolled out a similar feature on Instagram, a month ago. A report by TechCrunch says that Facebook has started rolling out the new feature, dubbed as Messenger Day. This feature allows users to post photos and videos... Read More

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