Posts tagged as: Snapchat

Snapchat Will Fact-Checks Political Ads

Snapchat’s CEO Evan Spiegel has said the company will fact-check political ads on its platform. The announcement comes as other social media firms face criticism for their policies ahead of the 2020 US presidential elections. Facebook has said that it will not fact-check political ads, while Twitter has banned them altogether. Mr Spiegel said Snapchat […]

Snapchat Will Have Video Shows By Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maddie Ziegle, Serena Williams And Others

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and dance star Maddie Ziegler are some of the celebrities who have their own shortform video shows on Snapchat. The social media giant has launched Creator Shows, which are filmed in a vertical format. Schwarzenegger’s show is called Rules of Success and features him giving motivational advice. More series will […]

Snapchat Adds Snappables – Gamified Lenses

Snapchat has rolled out Snappables, which it says are new Lenses meant for playing augmented reality games with other Snapchat users. Snappables are controlled via touch, movement, and facial expressions. Snappables are available from the main Lenses section of the app. Some of the games let people play basketball, fight aliens, or start a rock […]

Snapchat Updates Lens Studio Creation Tools

Snapchat has added a number of features to its Lens Studio tool, which developers, students, and others can use to create their own, custom lenses. To start, Lens Studio now has seven new templates for creating lens. Creators can take advantage of 2D Objects and 3D Objects to design 2D and 3D lenses that can […]

BlackBerry Sues Snap Inc. Over Messaging Patents

BlackBerry has filed a lawsuit against Snap Inc., alleging that the latter company’s social network is infringing in BlackBerry’s messaging patents. The patents in question were awarded to BlackBerry between 2012 and 2014 and cover a range of technologies concerning mobile messaging. Snap is the creator of the Snapchat app, a service popular for sharing […]

Snapchat Now Supports Group Chats For Up To 16 People

Snapchat updated its mobile app today with a new feature. Users can now video chat with up to 16 of their friends at one time. A new video camera icon is visible in the Group Chat function. When someone initiates a video chat, others in the group will be asked to join. Invitees can join […]

Snap Map Explore Feature Adds Moments to Maps

Snapchat has introduced a new feature called Snap Map Explore. The goalis to make it easier for people to see where friends are, such as landmarks, festivals, or parks, or see what else is going on nearby. People will be able to reach out to friends they see are traveling on the map. “With one tap, […]

Snapchat Adds Giphy Support, Debuts Tabs

Snapchat is pushing an update to its mobile app that adds several new features, including support for Giphy stickers and Tabs. With Giphy on board, Snapchat users can add GIF stickers to their snaps by tapping the sticker button. The GIF stickers can be placed anywhere on the photo or video, as well as resized and […]

Snapchat Users Are Now Able To Create Their Own Lenses and Filters

Snapchat today made it possible for people to create their very own lenses and filters that can be used in pre-defined areas. Custom filters, for example, can be created by people holding events, such as weddings or birthday parties. They design the filter, create an area on the map in which the filter is available, and […]

Snapchat Debuts Lens Studio App – Lets Anyone Create Lenses

Snapchat today debuted Lens Studio, a desktop application that makes it easy for anyone to design and create Lenses for the Snapchat community. Snapchat says Lens Studio is free to Mac and Windows, and guides creative types through the process of animating their ideas for mobile devices. Artists can then use a special Snapcode to share […]

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