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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... >>

Snapchat video calls let you talk more freely to other Snapchatters

Snapchat video calls let you talk more freely to other Snapchatters

By 1 May 2014

Snapchat, the instant messaging service that is popular with teenagers, has announced that it will be offering those pesky kids, or adults, the chance to do video chat as well. In a move which sees it trying to stay ahead, with, or behind the curve depending... >>

Alleged Snapchat database leak sees 4.6 million user's numbers available online

Alleged Snapchat database leak sees 4.6 million user's numbers available online

By 1 January 2014

Mere hours into 2014 and Snapchat is the next big tech company to have its users' security breached. The website SnapchatDB! has appeared online, offering over 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers for download. SnapchatDB! claims this is... >>

Instagram Direct hands-on: Facebook's pursuit of Snapchat

Instagram Direct hands-on: Facebook's pursuit of Snapchat

By 12 December 2013

Facebook-owned Instagram sits at 150 million users and looks to create the ultimate multimedia experience on mobile, borrowing from other services in the process. When Vine came on the scene in spring 2013, Instagram was quick to add videos too. Now... >>

Instagram announces Direct messaging service

Instagram announces Direct messaging service

By 12 December 2013

Instagram, the photo and video social media platform, now also offers messaging thanks to its Direct update. Direct will allow users to send and receive messages with other member in real time, much like WhatsApp. But unlike that this will allow you to... >>