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Snap Launches Snap Camera App for Mac With Twitch, Skype, and YouTube Integration

Snap today announced the launch of Snap Camera for Mac, which brings Snapchat’s well-known collection of lenses and filters to Macs and PCs. The Snap Camera app, which can be downloaded from Snapchat’s website, offers up a simple interface with a camera field and access to hundreds of Snapchat lenses that add fun effects to …

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Snap is bringing augmented reality Lenses to the desktop

Fresh off its Q3 2018 earnings report, in which it broke a revenue record, Snap Inc. is making another major announcement. Meet Snap Camera, a standalone application that will bring the company's popular augmented reality filters, aka Lenses, to the… Source: Engadget | Snap is bringing augmented reality Lenses to the desktop

Twitch streamers are getting Snap's AR selfie filters

As part of its Snap Camera announcement, Snap Inc. has revealed a partnership with Twitch that will bring augmented reality Lenses to users of the video-streaming site. This will give Twitch streamers access to thousands of Snapchat-style selfie filt… Source: Engadget | Twitch streamers are getting Snap's AR selfie filters

Instagram uses Snapchat-like tags to make adding friends easier

Instagram has yet another answer to Snapchat, but this time it's covering one of the basics: namely, adding friends. Months after it started testing, the social network has introduced "nametags" that make friend additions as simple as pointing your… Source: Engadget | Instagram uses Snapchat-like tags to make adding friends easier

Snapchat is opening up your shared Stories to media partners

Snapchat is opening up public, user-submitted videos to the "Our Stories" feature to its media partners. Soon, the likes of CNN and NBC News will pull from public videos to supplement their own stories. Deadline writes that media companies using Snap… Source: Engadget | Snapchat is opening up your shared Stories to media partners

Snapchat update leaked some of its iOS app's source code

Snap's user losses aren't the only things the company has had to worry about as of late. A spokesperson has confirmed to Motherboard that a May update for the Snapchat iOS app exposed a "small amount" of its source code, and that someone posted that… Source: Engadget | Snapchat update leaked some of its iOS …

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Snapchat lost 3 million daily users in the past three months

Though Snap has been hard at work adding new features like group video chats and "Harry Potter" Bitmojis, things haven't so rosy at the company as of late. User growth slowed down last quarter, Instagram continues to eat its lunch, and Snap's Spectac… Source: Engadget | Snapchat lost 3 million daily users in the past …

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Snapchat Opens 'Lens Explorer' Section in iOS App to Enable Discoverability of User-Made Lenses

Snapchat today announced that all users can now discover and unlock thousands of user-generated Lenses built by the app’s global creator community with “Lens Explorer.” This marks the first time that Community Lenses will be discoverable alongside the main, Snapchat-created Lenses in the Lens Carousel. To find the new section, navigate to the Lens Carousel, …

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Snapchat Introduces Ability to Delete Messages Even After You've Sent Them

Snapchat today announced a new feature called “Clear Chats,” which lets you delete any message you’ve sent to another person on Snapchat, whether in individual or group chat. This encompasses text chats, stickers, audio and voice notes, and any photo and video snaps sent from Memories. To delete a chat message you can press and …

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Snapchat Expanding Bitmoji 'Friendmojis' to Apple's Messages App for First Time

Snapchat is expanding the use of its Bitmoji characters — specifically “Friendmojis” — for iOS users in the coming days. With the update, iPhone and iPad users will be able to send personalized Friendmojis, or Bitmoji stickers that include both you and your friend, directly in Apple’s Messages app. Currently, Bitmoji is available as a …

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Foursquare puts check-in data to greater use in apps like Snapchat

Foursquare might not be as big as it was in its heyday, but it has a clever strategy for remaining important: it's making itself indispensable to the apps you use every day. On top of its recent Tinder Places deal, it's becoming the main point-of-in… Source: Engadget | Foursquare puts check-in data to greater use …

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Snapchat CEO on Facebook Copying Stories: They Should 'Copy Our Data Protection Practices Also'

Recode’s annual Code Conference is underway in Rancho Palos Verdes, California this week, and on Tuesday Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel took the stage to discuss the ephemeral app’s controversial update, Facebook’s copying, and the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal. Specifically, Spiegel is said to have “poured salt on the wound” during his 40-minute interview with Kara …

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Snapchat Launches New Water Resistant Spectacles for $150

Following a series of rumors, Snapchat today launched the latest version of its connected sunglasses, the Spectacles. The company says that the new pair of Spectacles have a smaller profile, so they’re slightly less bulky on the face than the original. Additionally, Snapchat is pitching the new Spectacles as a go-to summer accessory for its …

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