Snapchat rolls out Headspace Mini app with 6 meditation sessions

During the Snap Partner Summit 2020, Snapchat revealed a bunch of new updates and features that were coming to their platform and among them were small third-party apps that run inside Snapchat, called Minis. Snapchat is now rolling out 4 new Mini apps this week, including – Headspace Mini, Let’s Do It, Prediction Master and Flashcards.

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Snap Partner Summit 2020: Local Lenses, Friends Check Up, Snap Kit and more new features announced

The makers of Snapchat, Snap Inc. held their Snap Partner Summit on 11th June 2020, and they announced a lot of features that are planned for release in 2020. These include wellbeing features to support Snapchatters, new developer products such as Camera Kit and Snap Minis and new camera and augmented reality Lens experiences.

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Snapchat launches Tik Tok-like Challenges Lens

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Snapchat has launched a new feature to its app called Lens Challenges, which allows users around the world to take part in challenges with other users. Participants of this feature can create and send “Snaps” that use a lens tied to a song, dance, holiday, event.  Continue reading “Snapchat launches Tik Tok-like Challenges Lens”

Snapchat said to launch 3rd gen Spectacles with two cameras at $350

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According to a report, Snapchat is said to be planning on releasing a new version of its Spectacles glasses with two cameras and a higher price point of $350 by the end of the year. The new Spectacles is internally codenamed Newport and will feature an all-new design with a more premium frame made of aluminum and cameras capable of producing augmented reality effects in videos. Continue reading “Snapchat said to launch 3rd gen Spectacles with two cameras at $350”

WhatsApp could bring ephemeral messaging to rival Snapchat

WhatsApp Status currently has over 450 million daily active users, while Snapchat has a little 188 million. This is despite the lack of features like AR selfie masks, animated GIFs, or personalized avatars like Bitmoji. Snapchat lost total daily users in Q2 and Q3 2018 and even in Q2. Continue reading “WhatsApp could bring ephemeral messaging to rival Snapchat”

Snapchat introduces Friendship Profiles and Bitmoji Stories comic strip

Friendship Profiles

Snapchat has introduced friend’s Bitmoji; a new way to celebrate friendships on Snapchat. In each profile, you’ll find the images, videos, messages, links, and more than you and your friends have saved in Chat. The company says that this feature will make it easy to find your favorite memories and the important information you’ve saved over time. Continue reading “Snapchat introduces Friendship Profiles and Bitmoji Stories comic strip”

Snapchat introduces new cat Lenses

Snapchat has introduced the new Snapchat lens that is designed to recognize and decorate cat and human faces alike. Owing to the popularity of cat-themed memes and Snapchatters internet to snap their cats, the company is bringing this fun new filter.  Continue reading “Snapchat introduces new cat Lenses”

Snapchat introduces Snap Original with 12 original web-series, documentaries

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Snapchat has unveiled the ‘Snap Original’ which is a platform where exclusive shows are created by some of the world’s greatest storytellers, with new episodes, released every day. The first Snap Original includes Co-Ed, a new comedy from the Duplass Brothers. Continue reading “Snapchat introduces Snap Original with 12 original web-series, documentaries”

Snapchat testing option to purchase products on Amazon right from Snapchat camera

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Snap.Inc today announced that beginning this week, it will be testing new ways to search for products on Amazon right from the Snapchat camera. It also said that it will be rolling it out slowly and hence it is making this announcement ahead of the release. Continue reading “Snapchat testing option to purchase products on Amazon right from Snapchat camera”

Snapchat introduces its first lens that responds to voice commands

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Snapchat today is launching a new lens that responds to voice commands. These series of lenses will animate when users speak simple English words like “hi,” “love,” “yes,” “no,” and “wow.” When you say ‘Hi’ the new lens will launch an animation that surrounds you with a flock of chatty birds.  Continue reading “Snapchat introduces its first lens that responds to voice commands”

Snapchat Lens Explorer lets you browse community filters

Snapchat Lens Explorer

Snapchat back at the end of 2017 launched the Snap Studio and also introduced a new way for people to build their own lenses. Today the company is introducing a new way to find those lenses inside the app; it calls Lens Explorer. This shows a variety of lenses in a variety of ways. Continue reading “Snapchat Lens Explorer lets you browse community filters”

Snapchat might be working on Project Eagle visual ‘Camera Search’ in partnership with Amazon

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Snapchat is said to be working on a new visual product search feature, codenamed “Eagle,” and this will deliver users to Amazon’s listings.  This feature is found buried under the Snapchat Android app and what this does is that when you “Press and hold to identify an object, song, barcode, and more, it would send the data to Amazon,  Shazam, and other partners. Continue reading “Snapchat might be working on Project Eagle visual ‘Camera Search’ in partnership with Amazon”

Snapchat said to be launching its own gaming platform later this year

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Snapchat is an effort to sustain in the competitive market is planning on building out a bona fide hub for gaming inside of Snapchat, according to a new report from The Information. The platform is said to be launching later this year and the company is said to be already signing on game publishers to participate.  Continue reading “Snapchat said to be launching its own gaming platform later this year”

Snapchat finally opens its platform to developers with Snap Kit

Snapchat today has finally announced Snap Kit; the company’s developer kit which lets developers build products that integrate within Snapchat features. It is the company’s first big foray into working with outside developers. Continue reading “Snapchat finally opens its platform to developers with Snap Kit”

Snapchat introduces ads for Snappables AR games, brings the ability to delete sent messages

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Two months after introducing the Snappables; its social AR offering the company is now working with companies to create and sell branded versions of Snappables games and the new offering is part its effort to make it easier for advertisers to purchase AR ads. Continue reading “Snapchat introduces ads for Snappables AR games, brings the ability to delete sent messages”