Snapchat has launched the second iteration of its wearable product, the Snap Spectacles V2. This is not the official name of the specs, as Snapchat is just calling them the Spectacles. The new Spectacles cost US$ 150, which US$ 20 more than the original Specs. This time around, the company appears to have fixed many of the issues that users had with the original Spectacles.
Unlike the original model, the new Spectacles can also take images along with videos. As is with Snapchat, the videos are recorded for 10 seconds, and users can take continuous videos up to 30 seconds. The glasses are water-resistant at shallow depths, and the company says you can safely dive into a pool [...]
Instagram’s new feature Instagram Stories takes on what Snapchat does best. With the new stories Instagram is targeting it’s 300 Million Active users, which is double of what Snapchat currently holds.
Although Facebook, Instagram’s Main Company, is known to take “ideas” for new features, Snapchat will still hold on to a lot of exclusives.
Thanks to the acquisition of Face mapping app Looksery, Snapchat’s exclusive filters like the dog face filter are not coming to Instagram soon.
The format is pretty similar, images stay for 24 hours and then they are gone, you can add filters, stickers and even draw on your images. [...]