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Snap hasn't sold many Spectacles but says hardware is the future

Snap hasn't sold many Spectacles but says hardware is the future

By Elyse Betters

Snap wants to be a hardware company, although it can't sell hardware. Last year, Snap, the company behind Snapchat, launched Spectacles, a pair of smart glasses that allowed users to capture photos and videos that could then be uploaded online through... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat is confusing. Right?We’ll agree it seems that way. It basically updates every couple weeks, at the very least, adding new features or changing core functions. And, at the end of the day, the whole concept behind Snapchat is, well, odd. After... Read more

Snapchat: How to add 3D animated Bitmoji lenses to your snaps

Snapchat: How to add 3D animated Bitmoji lenses to your snaps

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat's latest update completely changes how you use Bitmoji.Last year, Snapchat bought Bitstrips, the company behind Bitmoji. Snapchat is now leveraging that acquisition in away that reminds us of Pokemon Go. In that AR-based game, you can look through... Read more

Mozilla Firefox Send: The Snapchat of file sharing explained

Mozilla Firefox Send: The Snapchat of file sharing explained

By Elyse Betters

Mozilla has launched a new website that simplifies the process of sending large files to another person.Called Send, the site (or tool, rather) is essentially the Snapchat of file sharing. That's because once a file has been received and downloaded... Read more

Snapchat: How to multi-snap record and change the colour of any object

Snapchat: How to multi-snap record and change the colour of any object

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat has updated again.And the latest changes should make it easier for you to record and edit many snaps. It's introducing two new features, the first of which is called multi-snap recording, while the second is called tint brush. Here's everything... Read more

Snap Spectacles are finally easy to buy - get them on Amazon now

Snap Spectacles are finally easy to buy - get them on Amazon now

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat's funky Snap Spectacles just got much easier to find and buy.When they were first introduced, you could only purchase them from pop-up vending machines, though they eventually went on sale online. But let's be real, unless available through some... Read more

Snapchat links: How do you link a website to your snap?

Snapchat links: How do you link a website to your snap?

By Elyse Betters

Surprise! Snapchat has updated again.At this point, Snapchat updates are becoming a weekly, if not daily, thing. But this latest update is worth talking about, because it gives average iOS and Android users a feature commonly limited to brands and advertisers:... Read more

What is Snap Map? Snapchat's new feature explained

What is Snap Map? Snapchat's new feature explained

By Elyse Betters

Another day, another Snapchat update.There was once a time when people complained about continual UI updates from Facebook, but with apps like Snapchat adding new features on what seems like a weekly basis, we've come to accept - and maybe even appreciate... Read more

Snap Spectacles with augmented reality features could be in the works

Snap Spectacles with augmented reality features could be in the works

By Max Langridge

Following the European release of the Snap Spectacles, Snap Inc. could be gearing up to release a second pair, but this time with augmented reality built-in. This according to sources familiar with the plans, speaking to TechCrunch. Snap Spectacles: What... Read more

Snap Spectacles tips and tricks: Get creative with your new Snapchat sunglasses

Snap Spectacles tips and tricks: Get creative with your new Snapchat sunglasses

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat's parent company Snap makes a pair of smart glasses you can use to capture snaps.These glasses, called Snap Spectacles, come with two mini cameras situated on the side of each eyepiece. They can record small bursts of video, from 10 to 30 seconds,... Read more

Snap Spectacles: What are they, how do they work and where can you buy them?

Snap Spectacles: What are they, how do they work and where can you buy them?

By Elyse Betters

For those who don't already know, Snapchat's parent company Snap sells its own Google Glass-style pair of sunglasses. They're a bit more basic than Google's defunct headset or other augmented-reality devices, but they're certainly striking. The idea... Read more

Snap Spectacles now available in UK, take videos with your eyes

Snap Spectacles now available in UK, take videos with your eyes

By Rik Henderson

Snap, the parent company behind Snapchat, has finally released its Snap Spectacles in the UK.The sunglasses come with two mini cameras - one situated on the side of each eyepiece - and can capture small bursts of video, from 10 to 30 seconds. The resulting... Read more

How to view Snapchat snaps as many times as you want

How to view Snapchat snaps as many times as you want

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat just changed the way its biggest hook works.Previously, if you wanted to view a photo or video that someone sent you via Snapchat, you had up to 10 seconds to do so before the media (aka snap) disappeared. That time limit depended on the settings... Read more

33 of the best Snapchat fails and comedy snaps around

33 of the best Snapchat fails and comedy snaps around

By Adrian Willings

Snapchat is one of the most popular apps around.It lets you share photos and video which will self-destruct after a few seconds of the recipient viewing them and that makes for a simple, quick and, sometimes, funny way to communicate. And that means... Read more

Snapchat just added 3D world lenses - see how they look and work here

Snapchat just added 3D world lenses - see how they look and work here

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat's latest feature combines 3D effects with augmented reality.The app has launched a new type of world lenses. Snapchat first introduced world lenses last year. They're a filter of sorts not limited to selfies. While standard lenses let you try... Read more

Snapchat Widget: How to add Bitmoji chat shortcuts to your home screen

Snapchat Widget: How to add Bitmoji chat shortcuts to your home screen

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat has updated to allow users to create shortcuts of their best friends’ Bitmoji and add them to their home screen.These nifty shortcuts appear in a new Snapchat Widget that's rolling out. If you tap a shortcut, it will immediately open a text... Read more

Snapchat adds universal search: Here's how it lets you quickly find friends and chat

Snapchat adds universal search: Here's how it lets you quickly find friends and chat

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat is rolling out a new design for iOS and Android users.The update (version 10.0.0), which released on 23 January, not only introduces a quicker way to start chats with friends and groups from anywhere in the app, but also universal search bar... Read more

16 Snapchat tips and tricks you probably had no clue about

16 Snapchat tips and tricks you probably had no clue about

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat is easy to learn and use -- as long as you have someone to show you the ropes.You can take a photo or a video, add a caption or doodle or filter or sticker or lens over top, and then send the final creation (aka a "snap") to a friend. Or, you... Read more

28 Snapchatters to follow for their awesome Snapchat stories

28 Snapchatters to follow for their awesome Snapchat stories

By Elyse Betters

It's easy to find famous or interesting people to follow on just about every social network, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. But Snapchat is the exception; it doesn't even make it close to easy.To add Snapchatters, you must know their usernames,... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

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

By Max Langridge

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... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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.... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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.... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Snapchat might soon let you add Bitstrips to photos and videos

Snapchat might soon let you add Bitstrips to photos and videos

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

3 original series you can only watch through Snapchat

3 original series you can only watch through Snapchat

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Killer caught after sending sick Snapchat selfie

Killer caught after sending sick Snapchat selfie

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Snapchat's Literally Can't Even is a new web series with Sasha Spielberg, Emily Goldwyn

Snapchat's Literally Can't Even is a new web series with Sasha Spielberg, Emily Goldwyn

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat is now making original series content for its app.Sasha Spielberg, daughter of the well-known film director and producer Steven Spielberg, and Goldwyn, daughter of film producer John Goldwyn, are the co-creators and writers of the first new series,... Read more

Snapchat secrets leak through Sony hack, CEO says he wanted to 'cry all morning'

Snapchat secrets leak through Sony hack, CEO says he wanted to 'cry all morning'

By Elyse Betters

The last 24 hours have been an emotional roller coaster for Snapchat's CEO, it seems.Leaked emails uncovered from the Sony Entertainment Pictures hack have recently disclosed several of Snapchat's business plans, to which the company's CEO has responded... Read more

Snapchat introduces Snapcash, a new way to send money to friends

Snapchat introduces Snapcash, a new way to send money to friends

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat has partnered with Square to launch Snapcash, a new feature that lets you use your debit card to pay for goods or simply send money to friends."Today is a big day for us - we are launching our first product created in partnership with another... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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 Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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 Elyse Betters

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,... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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,... Read more

ProtonMail is the Snapchat of email, self-destructing encrypted email thanks to MIT scientists

ProtonMail is the Snapchat of email, self-destructing encrypted email thanks to MIT scientists

By Luke Edwards

Secure email clients are fast becoming the gold of the internet amid news of government snooping. Former MIT scientists, consulting with CERN scientists, have teamed up to create an encrypted email client called ProtonMail.ProtonMail is so secure that... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Tinder Moments adds Snapchat-like feature for 24-hour picture fun

Tinder Moments adds Snapchat-like feature for 24-hour picture fun

By Chris Hall

Tinder has set the dating world on fire - as well as becoming one of the most popular team sports we've seen for a while - but things are getting more visual with Tinder Moments.Moments will let you share pictures with your Tinder matches, and like the... Read more

Snapchat video calls let you talk more freely to other Snapchatters

Snapchat video calls let you talk more freely to other Snapchatters

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

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 Mike Lowe

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 in... Read more

Snapchat said no to $3B Facebook buyout, thinks it will be worth more

Snapchat said no to $3B Facebook buyout, thinks it will be worth more

By Elyse Betters

Facebook wanted to gobble up mobile app Snapchat, much as it did with Instagram, only this time the social network offered three times the amount, according to a new report.The Wall Street Journal reported - citing unnamed sources - that Snapchat recently... Read more

Snapchat introduces Snapchat Stories, 24-hour slices of users' lives

Snapchat introduces Snapchat Stories, 24-hour slices of users' lives

By Rik Henderson

Snapchat, the photo and video application that works on the basis that old posts are unwanted and therefore disappear after a friend has viewed them, has introduced Snapchat Stories with a new app update.Snapchat Stories now allows you to save a snap... Read more

Snap Keys: The invisible keyboard, we go hands-on

Snap Keys: The invisible keyboard, we go hands-on

By Stuart Miles

With screen real estate on your mobile phone as precious as ever, one company is trying to help by creating an on-screen keyboard that lets you type what you want without actually being on-screen.Snap Keys is a keyboard tech for your phone that takes... Read more