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Sorry, but I feel kinda weird about ‘Snap Map’

by Jason
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It’s a curious thing being able to see the location of many of your friends, colleagues, lovers and even family members on a virtual map. But, that’s precisely what Snapchat’s new feature Snap Maps is offering up. And, honestly, this new feature released just a day ago has already turned me into a creepy lurker. SEE ALSO: Snapchat releases ‘Snap Maps,’ aka a way to stalk strangers and events nearby Your Snap Map is essentially a virtual map populated by your friends who are represented in Bitmoji. The map, accessible by pinching your fingers in the app’s camera, updates users’ […]

The most difficult-to-reach Snapchat geofilters

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Putting a snazzy geofilter on your Snapchats is something many of us don’t think twice about. But, have you ever swiped right in some of the world’s most far-flung and hard-to-reach places? Even in remote spots like waterfalls, caves and forests, there are snazzy geofilters for you to spruce up your travel snaps. SEE ALSO: How to make money designing custom Snapchat geofilters Never mind the ‘pics or it didn’t happen’ rule. The new rule is: geofilter or you weren’t there. Here are seven of the most remote geofilters around the world: Jozani Forest, Zanzibar, Tanzania This geofilter appears in […]

Snapchat releases new research that says its for close friends

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Image: snap inc. Snap’s got a message for their haters, naysayers, and short-sellers pointing to their supposedly slowing growth: New users are overrated (especially when our existing users are so engaged). At a time when Snap’s stock is hovering at a disappointingly low $18 while Facebook rolls out copycat product after copycat product, Snap released two new studies on Monday showing who’s using Snapchat, and why that is. SEE ALSO: Beware Snapchatters: Apple’s iOS 11 makes it much, much easier to record snaps Snap’s new research shows that engagement on the app’s high, and influential, tooamong other ways they demonstrate […]

Apple, why’d you have to ruin our fun with Snapchat?

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Image: snapchat And you thought Snapchat was safe. SEE ALSO: Apple announces iOS 11 and… we hope you like Siri Apple’s latest software iOS 11 has made it much easier to record any snap someone sends you, Mic reported. That means you can get around having a mobile notification pinged to someone after you screenshot a Snapchat photo or videoall just by using a smartphone with iOS 11. The software was released in beta Monday during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference and is therefore not fully rolled out. It’s available via a shortcut in the newly-designed Control Center. There’s a […]

Snapchat snaps startup to help it with location tracking

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Image: DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGES Snap may have lost a bunch of money last quarter, and by a bunch we mean $2.2 billion. But it’s just a young company trying to build a sustainable business modeland that means adding some “creepy” advertising. SEE ALSO: Snapchat’s new ‘limitless’ snaps will change everything Placed, its latest acquisition first reported by GeekWire Monday and confirmed to Mashable by Snap, may help on that mission. The Seattle-based startup is focused on tracking and measuring consumers locations via their smartphones and using those insights to empower mobile advertising. Snapchat already offers a “Snap to Store” product […]