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Snapchat Groups: Here's how to use the new group chat feature

Snapchat Groups: Here's how to use the new group chat feature

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Nine months after Snapchat overhauled its chat experience, it has launched a new chat feature: Groups.Groups is basically a way for you to chat in groups. Snapchat said it announced the feature just in time for the holidays because it's a "great time... >>

Instagram now notifies you if someone takes a screenshot

Instagram now notifies you if someone takes a screenshot

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Instagram has taken another page from Snapchat's playbook.When you receive a snap (photo or video message) or watch someone's story (a 24-hour reel of broadcasted snaps) in Snapchat, and then take a screenshot of that snap or story, the person who sent... >>

Snapchat World Lenses aren't for your face: Here's how they work

Snapchat World Lenses aren't for your face: Here's how they work

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Let's be real: Lenses are the best part of Snapchat.The popular mobile app enables you to capture photos and videos and overlay them with doodles, text, filters, and lenses. Lenses are animated overlays that augment your face. You can see yourself - in... >>

Facebook's WhatsApp is testing a Snapchat Stories-like feature

Facebook's WhatsApp is testing a Snapchat Stories-like feature

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Facebook is trying to go after Snapchat again.The company is developing an ephemeral photo feature for WhatsApp, the popular messaging app it acquired a couple years ago for more than $19 billion. Remember, Facebook once tried to buy Snapchat, but the... >>

Facebook's Messenger Day feature is a Snapchat Stories copycat

Facebook's Messenger Day feature is a Snapchat Stories copycat

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It seems like everyone is trying to copy Snapchat these days.Shortly after Facebook-owned Instagram launched a Stories feature, which lets users broadcast a collection of photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours, Facebook has begun testing a similar... >>

Snapchat changes name, drops the "chat" and launches first bonkers hardware, Spectacles

Snapchat changes name, drops the "chat" and launches first bonkers hardware, Spectacles

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Snapchat is going through a period of change, first, it has shortened its name to Snap Inc. and now it’s released its first retail product, Spectacles.The name change is because of the new product, until the new glasses, Snapchat’s only product was... >>

Apple plans to focus on social by making a Snapchat-like video app

Apple plans to focus on social by making a Snapchat-like video app

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Apple is getting into social networking again, but this time it's not about music. Instead, it's developing a video-sharing and editing app for iPhone and iPad.According to Bloomberg, Apple wants to integrate social networking within its mobile products,... >>

Instagram just basically ripped off Snapchat Stories - and here's how

Instagram just basically ripped off Snapchat Stories - and here's how

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Facebook-owned Instagram has introduced a new feature: Stories. And, yes, it's just like Snapchat's Stories feature.Here's the deal. With Snapchat stories, you can broadcast multiple snaps (aka videos and photos) taken throughout the day, complete with... >>

Snapchat’s Memories feature totally changes the app - and here’s how

Snapchat’s Memories feature totally changes the app - and here’s how

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Just when you've finally figured out how Snapchat works, the app radically switches things up by introducing a massive update with new tricks.Last March, for instance, it rolled out Chat 2.0, with the goal of overhauling the chat experience inside Snapchat.... >>

Facebook Live to offer Snapchat-like lenses through MSQRD app

Facebook Live to offer Snapchat-like lenses through MSQRD app

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One of the coolest features in Snapchat are those mask thingies.With Snapchat's camera view pointing toward your face, you can long-press on the screen to let the app recognise your facial features and serve up a bunch of mask-like filters that perfectly... >>

MTV Cribs has been resurrected in the form of a Snapchat series

MTV Cribs has been resurrected in the form of a Snapchat series

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Remember MTV Cribs? It's been given a second chance to live.The show launched on the US cable network in 2000, allowing various celebrities to give viewers tours of their mansions. Pharrell Williams, Pam Anderson, 50 Cent, and so many others participated.... >>

Here’s how to add Snapchat’s moving emoji stickers to videos

Here’s how to add Snapchat’s moving emoji stickers to videos

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Snapchat has pushed an update to its iOS app that lets you attach emoji to objects in video snaps.With this new functionality, you can do things like add a smirking kitty emoji to an actual cat's face in a video. It'll stick to the cat and follow it around... >>

Periscope's next major feature is Snapchat-like live doodling

Periscope's next major feature is Snapchat-like live doodling

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Periscope is testing a feature with beta users that takes from two of its main competitors: live, hand-drawn doodling.According to The Next Web, the Twitter-owned broadcasting app has begun letting beta testers try a feature that allows them to draw... >>

Here's how Facebook just made 'Live' video exactly like Periscope, Snapchat

Here's how Facebook just made 'Live' video exactly like Periscope, Snapchat

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Facebook last year launched a Live feature, called Live, that lets you broadcast in real time, and now it's majorly updating that same feature to make it more like rival apps Periscope and Snapchat.Periscope is owned by Twitter and essentially lets you... >>

Snapchat 'Chat 2.0' adds stickers, audio and video notes, and camera roll access

Snapchat 'Chat 2.0' adds stickers, audio and video notes, and camera roll access

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Snapchat rolls out several smaller updates to its app throughout the year, but every now and then, it surprises us with something major. Today, for instance, it upgraded the app's chat experience to something described as "Chat 2.0".Here's what you need... >>

Best tech Easter eggs: Hidden secrets of Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and more

Best tech Easter eggs: Hidden secrets of Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and more

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Apps can get boring. Like anything you do on repeat, the monotony of seeing another baby on Facebook, when they all look the same, can get to you. That's where hidden Easter egg gems come in useful.An Easter egg, not to be mistaken for the chocolate kind,... >>

Snapchat might soon let you add Bitstrips to photos and videos

Snapchat might soon let you add Bitstrips to photos and videos

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Snapchat is looking for new ways to spruce up its app.According to Fortune, Snapchat just bought the company behind the Bitmoji app for around $100 million. The app basically lets you create an avatar or comic of yourself, and then you can share that... >>

Snapchat finally verifies accounts: Here’s how to find 'official stories'

Snapchat finally verifies accounts: Here’s how to find 'official stories'

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Searching for specific people - namely celebrities - on Snapchat has never been easy, because it's hard to tell which account is real, but with a new update to the app, things just got a little less confusing.Similar to Twitter's verified feature, Snapchat... >>

Snapchat Lenses: How do they work and do they cost anything?

Snapchat Lenses: How do they work and do they cost anything?

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Snapchat introduced a new feature called Lenses in September. They were free at the time, but now they cost money if you want to keep them.Snapchat is actually launching a Lens store, with the purpose of letting you buy Lenses for $0.99 apiece. You will... >>

Burberry is using Snapchat to debut its next fashion collection before the runway

Burberry is using Snapchat to debut its next fashion collection before the runway

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A British luxury fashion house has teamed up with Snapchat, in an effort to stay relevant in a multi-platform digital age, as well as to preview its 2016 Spring/Summer collection before the clothes hit the runway.Burberry has announced that its upcoming... >>

A new Snapchat update just made the app a lot less annoying to use

A new Snapchat update just made the app a lot less annoying to use

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Snapchat has updated in a big way, because now, you might actually want to use it.If you’ve ever tried to view a snap or story within Snapchat, you’ve probably wanted to ditch the app altogether after about five minutes. For whatever reason the design... >>

Snapchat finally adds two-factor authentication: Here's how to log in securely

Snapchat finally adds two-factor authentication: Here's how to log in securely

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If we're being honest here, it's weird that Snapchat has only now just added two-factor authentication.The ephemeral messaging app for Android and iOS devices has updated, ushering in a brand new feature called "Login Verification". When enabled, Snapchat... >>

3 original series you can only watch through Snapchat

3 original series you can only watch through Snapchat

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Snapchat has green-lit another web series, but this one is all about Sofia Vergara.The upcoming show - which is considered a shortform series because it'll only consist of six quick episodes shot in a vertical video format - is called Vergaraland and... >>

Facebook now lets you send money just like Snapchat does, but which one is for you?

Facebook now lets you send money just like Snapchat does, but which one is for you?

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Facebook might not have been able to buy Snapchat before it became the next big thing, but that doesn't mean it's going to let the ephemeral picture messenger become your go-to app for communicating with friends. That's why it's announcing a rival money-sending... >>

Killer caught after sending sick Snapchat selfie

Killer caught after sending sick Snapchat selfie

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An American teenager who allegedly murdered a classmate was caught by police after he sent a Snapchat photo of himself posing with the deceased to another student.Maxwell Marion Morton sent the sick selfie to a friend, who grabbed a screenshot of the... >>