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What’s the point of Snapchat and how does it work?

What’s the point of Snapchat and how does it work?

By 13 October 2014

You have probably heard about Snapchat, the mobile app that allows users to send videos and pictures that self destruct after a few seconds. Snapchat is a fun messaging application for sharing moments. You can take a photo or a video, add a caption or... >>

The Snappening: Snapsaved admits servers were hacked, Snapchat photos stolen

The Snappening: Snapsaved admits servers were hacked, Snapchat photos stolen

By 13 October 2014

Last month it was leaked nude photos of celebrities, and this month it's leaked nude images of minors. Snapsaved.com has announced that its servers were hacked and that 500 megabytes of photographs were stolen. The website allows users to save sent images... >>

Snapchat was not hacked for upcoming naked celebrity photo leak ‘The Snappening’

Snapchat was not hacked for upcoming naked celebrity photo leak ‘The Snappening’

By 10 October 2014

The latest headline in the celebrity nude photo hacking scandal drags Snapchat through the mill. Apparently on 12 October 200,000 images will be sent out, all taken not from the iCloud but from Snapsave. Snapsave is a third-party service which Snapchat... >>

Tiiny app from Digg cofounder lets you post tiny pics and GIFs that later disappear

Tiiny app from Digg cofounder lets you post tiny pics and GIFs that later disappear

By 13 September 2014

The cofounder of Digg has a new photo app that's perfect for people who don't like to post photos or videos of themselves. It's called Tiiny. Tiiny has a simple interface that lets you capture a photo or 5-second-long GIF, with no sound. All your photos... >>

Snapchat Discovery feature might soon deliver news and ads alongside vanishing messages

Snapchat Discovery feature might soon deliver news and ads alongside vanishing messages

By 20 August 2014

Snapchat wants to begin showing brief television and film clips, news articles, and adverts, it's claimed. According to The Wall Street Journal, Snapchat, a three-year-old ephemeral messaging app most popular for its self-destructing messages feature,... >>

Now Microsoft has a Snapchat-like app for Windows Phone, called WindUp

Now Microsoft has a Snapchat-like app for Windows Phone, called WindUp

By 15 August 2014

First there was Snapchat. Then there was Facebook's Slingshot. And now there's WindUp, from Microsoft. The Microsoft Research team has released an app called WindUp. It lets Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 device owners send self-destructing messages... >>

Bolt app launches as Instagram's way of taking on Snapchat

Bolt app launches as Instagram's way of taking on Snapchat

By 29 July 2014

Facebook-owned Instagram has quietly launched Bolt, a new messaging app that lets you send brief photo and video messages from mobile devices. A bunch of leaked screenshots from last week revealed Instagram was developing a Snapchat competitor called... >>

Snapchat adds Geofilters, new filters that change based on your location

Snapchat adds Geofilters, new filters that change based on your location

By 15 July 2014

Mobile app Snapchat has announced a new feature called Geofilters. They're photo filters that become available to you whenever you're in a specific city or location. To unlock Geofilters, open the Snapchat app, then snap a photo like you normally would,... >>

Facebook's Snapchat-like Slingshot app launches (again) in US and requires you to play along

Facebook's Snapchat-like Slingshot app launches (again) in US and requires you to play along

By 17 June 2014

Exactly one week after launching on but then abruptly disappearing from Apple's App Store, the new Slingshot app by Facebook is officially available for Android and iOS devices. Slingshot is like Snapchat. There's no avoiding the similarities. But the... >>

Facebook’s Snapchat-like Slingshot app briefly launches but then disappears

Facebook’s Snapchat-like Slingshot app briefly launches but then disappears

By 10 June 2014

Facebook launched another standalone app today, called Slingshot, though it is no longer live in Apple's App Store. The social network is apparently unfazed by the fact it just shelved both the Poke and Camera apps, because it went back to the drawing... >>