Image-messaging app Snapchat saw a surge in downloads and installs following a highly contested redesign to its user interface that sparked online protests and snarky remarks from social influencers. First-time installs jumped 55% week-over-week, or by 322,000, in the week… Read More ›
By adopting all of Snapchat’s features in different parts of its empire, Facebook and Instagram were able to slow Snapchat’s growth. Read more at Wired.
The rollout of Lens Studio, which allows anybody to create their own AR experience with a set of desktop creative tools, has been a bright spot for the company. The tool has been well-received, with over 30,000 lenses created just… Read More ›
A 17-year-old Oklahoma high school student is facing obscenity and child pornography charges after authorities say he posted nude photos of students on a Snapchat page then tried to blackmail administrators when they turned off the school’s Wi-Fi access. Read… Read More ›
Fitness magazine Self folded its print edition at the end of 2016 as part of a consolidation of Condé Nast’s magazines. But since then, editor-in-chief Carolyn Kylstra has found new life (and younger readers) for the brand on Snapchat. Read more at… Read More ›
Technological innovations are transforming medical training and could help ease a global shortage of healthcare professionals. One leader in the effort is Shafi Ahmed, a British colorectal surgeon, who last year used Snap Inc.’s high-tech spectacles and the Snapchat photo-sharing… Read More ›
Snapchat rose to popularity thanks to the secretive nature of its photo messaging, and it has kept that theme constant when providing usage details of the app. However, The Daily Beast has uncovered recent app stats not shared publicly before…. Read More ›
Snapchat — a company that’s been reluctant to impose ads on its audience — is now weighing whether it will force people to sit through three seconds of commercial breaks before offering a skip option on ads. Read more… Read More ›