It seems that the young generation is turning its back on Facebook. That too in large numbers. According to new revelations by the Pew Research Centre study, 44 percent of users between the age group of 18 to 29 have deleted the app from their phones in the past year. The report ensued after surveying 3,400 U.S. Facebook users. 26 percent people reveal that they have deleted the app. 42 percent say that they have taken a break for a few weeks. While 54 percent have readjusted their privacy settings.
While this might seem alarming to some, however, the survey doesn’t necessarily come as a harbinger of bad news. Firstly, the survey occurred between May 29 and June 11. To [...]
The all new WhatsApp feature has caught the messaging world by a storm. Facebook has decided to introduce the Snapchat story feature, snapping out of the old text-only status messages. With this, WhatsApp will have an edge to it, the edge being – end to end encryption even for the status updates!
Read on to know all about the new feature.
How can I get the Status Feature?
Unlike other updates offered by WhatsApp, you don’t need to install or update the app from App Store/Google Playstore. The new status feature will automatically be visible on your app. iOS users will know their app is ready to [...]
Snapchat Spectacles, which have been playing hard to get for a while now, are finally available online. The sunglasses by Snap are available for sale online in the United States.
Snapchat Spectacles are a pair of connected glasses that have an in-built camera. The camera lets you record video snippets that automatically get saved to your Snapchat Memories. The Snapchat Spectacles are fitted with a camera that has a 115-degree lens for capturing videos. The whole idea of setting up sunglasses with a camera is to imitate how humans actually see.
If you want to record a video, all you have to do is tap on the top left-hand corner of the glasses. And bam! It starts [...]
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. [...]
Founders of Snapchat are known for taking risks and implementing bold ideas. The company has constantly added new features to Snapchat to reinvent and help it grow from just another photo sharing app to now what it has become a fun supplement to our social media lives. The addition of features such as Discover, Stories, and usage of filters have helped itself set apart in the market. But now, the company is looking at things even more groundbreaking.
Reports suggest that the company is looking at making Google-Glass like smart eyewear which it could use to make a renewed push for the social media industry. Details have emerged of a number of hirings [...]
In an attempt to make its Live Stories more interactive, Snapchat has introduced a new feature called Story Explorer. Users will now be able to see more of their favourite Live Stories.
There will be an “Explore” tab at the bottom of some stories, and swiping it up would allow users to see more Snaps related to that particular story. The idea behind this new feature, as the company suggests, is to allow users to see different aspects of the same story and explore several perspectives.
“It’s the first time you’ll be able to experience that incredible game-winning dunk from thousands of perspectives throughout the stadium – or feel like [...]
SnapChat is rolling out a new feature specially for its celebrity users as an added verification setting. So, if you want to verify whether the celebrity you think you are following is actually the real deal, you just have to look for a small emoji signifying their status. This emoji functions just like the blue tick mark on Facebook that identifies an authentic account from a fake one.
These emojis will be appearing under the header “Official Stories” and will also appear on the stories of users you are already following. This feature is expected to help “Snapchatters” discover interesting stories easily.
“If a Snapchatter has an [...]
Facebook is currently testing a new feature on their messaging app in France to introduce a self-destruct option within the Messenger app. This is not too difficult to operate, since one just has to click on a hourglass button at the top of the screen to activate it. The activation of this button will allow messages to be destroyed after one hour. In order to deactivate the feature, you’ll just have to click on the button again. In a public statement, Facebook said:
“We’re excited to announce the latest in an engaging line of optional product features geared towards making Messenger the best way to communicate with the people that matter [...]
Snapchat seems to be changing its display, format and along with it, the way its users interact with each other. Snapchat originally became very popular amongst the younger generation because of the fact that it erased memories in 10 seconds and kept their live statuses for just 24 hours. So, unlike Facebook, where someone can look through your past and bring up an embarrassing status or profile picture, Snapchat erases it all.
However, there is one thing on Snapchat that does not self-destruct, and that is the profile GIF. The profile GIF was added in July along with the tap-to-view feature. So, now, on your profile [...]
Snapchat has launched a key update that allows you to recognize your closest friends based on a complex tier system of emojis. Previously, anyone could visit your Snapchat profile and check out who you sent the most number of snaps to. Hence, friendships would be questioned if a person did not appear in the ‘Best Friend’ list.
The app ditched the Best Friend feature in January, and now they are back with a new personal way to see who you’re closest to. The new Friend Emojis on your screen of incoming snaps will only be visible to you. Next to some of your Snapchat friends’ names, you will see an emoji [...]
Snapchat, the service that lets you send self-destructing text and picture messages is going places. In the latest round of funding, the company seems positive to raise its valuation to $16-19 billion. With this funding round, the company will become the third most valued startup after Xiaomi and Uber.
Last year, Snapchat raised $485 Million and was then valued at $10 Billion. This time around the company is targeting $500 million and is expected to be valued between $16-19 Billion. The company will over all raise $1 Billion after proposed funding.
Snapchat needs the funding as it plans to purchase the recording label Big Machine. This purchase is expected to cost [...]
Snapchat revamped its whole interface with a massive new update. Well, many are heartbroken after the update removed the ‘Best Friend’ feature. However, there is much more to it than that. Snapchat has added a new ‘Discover’ tool which seems like the beginning of a whole new chapter in the way we consume content online.
We are listing all the changes and new features of the updated Snapchat.1. Discover Tool
This is the most major change in the app, affecting both the users as well as companies directly. The Discover tool is more like an online magazine than a social media platform. It is intended to feed Snapchat’s young audience a daily flow [...]