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Snapchat officially introduces its paid subscription at $3.99 per month

Snapchat officially launched its paid subscription plan called Snapchat+ today that will offer exclusive features like the ability to change the app...

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Snap will pay 25 Black creators $120k in a new accelerator program

On stage at VidCon, Snap announced its first accelerator program for emerging Black creators. Over the course of a year, Snap will pay 25 selected...

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Game studio HiDef partners with Snap to develop a Bitmoji dance social mobile game

A game studio, HiDef, announced today that it is teaming up with camera company Snap Inc. to develop an off-platform Bitmoji-based dance and music...

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Snap says it will miss this quarter’s revenue goals and slow hiring

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel wrote in an internal memo that the company will miss its revenue goals for this quarter. Snap will also slow its pace of...

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Snapchat’s stricter policies for anonymous apps and friend finders aren’t yet fully enforced

A small handful of Snap Kit platform developers have not yet complied with the new guidelines around anonymous messaging and friend-finding apps...

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Snap snaps up database developer KeyDB to make its infrastructure more snappy

As Snapchat’s app continues to grow, the company is turning to the open source community to help further improve its technology infrastructure....

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Snap further invests in AR Shopping with dedicated in-app feature, new tools for retailers

At Snap’s Partner Summit on Thursday, the Snapchat maker announced a number of new initiatives focused on using its AR technology to aid with...

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Snapchat’s new ‘Director Mode’ will help anyone become a video creator

In its ongoing battle with TikTok, Snap announced today it’s launching a new feature called Director Mode, aimed at providing easier access to...

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Snapchat? Trying to profit off of its TikTok clone? Say it ain’t so.

At Snap's quarterly earnings call yesterday, CEO Evan Spiegel revealed that Snapchat is testing ads on Spotlight.

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Snapchat is growing faster than Facebook and Twitter

Snap released its first quarter financial results for 2022 today, affirming that it’s growing faster than its fellow U.S.-based competitors...

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Following suicides and lawsuits, Snapchat restricts apps building on its platform with new policies

After a bullied teen died by suicide, a grieving mother last year sued the platform where the abuse had taken place — Snapchat — for not...

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Snapchat will introduce revenue sharing on ads in creators’ stories

Once an ephemeral messaging app, Snapchat is trying to solidify itself as a platform for creators to turn a profit. Today, Snap announced that it...

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Snap upgrades its AR Shopping features with real-time pricing, more product details

Snapchat is upgrading its AR shopping experience today with updates to both to the Shopping Lenses inside its social app as well as to the analytics...

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Snapchat knows you want to see what you’d look like in the metaverse

Snapchat released an Avatar lens AR filter today, which makes you look like a Sims character. Or, in more modern parlance, it makes you look like...

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Lapse, an app that lets you snap and ‘develop’ rolls of film with groups of friends, raises $11M

The relentless march of social media apps’ algorithmic advertising hooks, influencer-leveraged social graphs and UX that begs for endless...

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Snap paid $250 million to creators on its TikTok clone this year

Snap announced today that it paid over $250 million to more than 12,000 creators this year on Spotlight, its TikTok clone. Unlike Snapchat’s...

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Ex-Snap employees raise $4.3M for conversational commerce startup Whym

Whym, a conversational commerce startup founded by former Snap employees, wants to make it easier for consumers to shop online via their mobile...

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At ‘Lens Fest,’ Snap debuts creations tools for more sophisticated augmented reality experiences

As Snap’s creators begin to experiment with the company’s augmented reality Spectacles hardware, the company is delving deeper into...

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Snapchat launches Memories and Explore Layers on Snap Map

Snapchat announced earlier this year that it would add Layers to Snap Map, making the social product more interactive. Today, the app is launching...

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YouTube and Snapchat were asked to defend their apps’ age ratings in Senate hearing

YouTube and Snapchat were asked by lawmakers to defend whether or not their respective social media apps were appropriately rated on the U.S. app...

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Snapchat to introduce family safety tools to protect minors using its app

Following moves by major tech platforms to better protect minors using their platforms, Snapchat is preparing to introduce its own set of...

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Snapchat revamps creator payouts by offering chance to win prizes with Spotlight Challenges

As competition for creator talent heats up, Snap today introduced a series of new tools, programs and features that will enable creators on its...

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Read AI raises $10M, creates virtual meeting dashboard to show you when you talk too much

Read Dashboard sits in virtual meetings to measure engagement, performance and sentiment among participants.

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Snap brings partner-centric Layers to its social map used by 250 million people

Snap wants users to get a more personal view of the world around them. While products like Google Maps and Apple Maps have long-relied on data...

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Snap emphasizes commerce in updates to its camera and AR platforms

At Snap’s Partner Summit, the company announced a number of updates to the company’s developer tools and AR-focused Lens Studio,...

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Snap to launch a new Creator Marketplace this month, initially focused on Lens Creators

Snap on Wednesday announced its plan to soon launch a Creator Marketplace, which will make it easier for businesses to find and partner with Snapchat...

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Snap has acquired Pixel8earth, a 3D mapping developer, for $7.6M

Last week, when we reported that Snap paid $124 million for Fit Analytics, we also noted that, according to the SEC filing that disclosed the value...

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Snapchat is developing its own take on TikTok Duets with a new ‘Remix’ feature

One of the challenges that some would-be TikTok rivals have faced is that they often lack the same robust set of content creation tools, like...

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