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Snapchat launches Geofilters for photo filters based on location

Snapchat launches Geofilters for photo filters based on location

Snapchat, the ephemeral photo sharing app, today announced a new feature called Geofilters that will let you add special filters to your photos based on your current location.

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Facebook may launch its Snapchat competitor Slingshot today

Facebook may launch its Snapchat competitor Slingshot today

Couple of weeks back, Facebook accidentally rolled out its Snapchat competitor Slingshot, and quickly pulled it from the App Store.

9to5Mac briefly reports that Facebook will launch the app today, June 17th. 

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Facebook reportedly making a video chat app to compete with Snapchat

Facebook reportedly making a video chat app to compete with Snapchat

In late 2012, Facebook released the Poke app to compete with Snapchat, whose ephemeral messaging model had made the app a hit amongst teens. Poke, however didn’t turn out to be a success, and Facebook pulled it off the App Store earlier this month.

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Snapchat settles FTC charges over false promise of disappearing photos

Snapchat settles FTC charges over false promise of disappearing photos

Snapchat, the popular app that lets you send self-destructing photos to your friend, was charged by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of misleading users with a false promise of photos disappearing after a few seconds of being viewed.

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Snapchat update brings new ‘Chat’ text messaging and ‘Here’ video calling features [Updated: Available]

Snapchat update brings new ‘Chat’ text messaging and ‘Here’ video calling features [Updated: Available]

Snapchat, the ephemeral photo sharing service has announced a major update for its iOS app.

The update will bring a new text messaging feature called “Chat,” and a video chat feature called “Here.”

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Snapchat releases an update to fix security hole in Find Friends, sort of Apologizes

Snapchat releases an update to fix security hole in Find Friends, sort of Apologizes

On New Year’s Eve, hackers released the partially redacted phone numbers and user names of 4.6 million Snapchat users.

They had taken advantage of a security hole in the Find Friends feature, which was added to make it easier for Snapchat users to find other Snapchatters using their address book.

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Snapchat responds to leak that exposed details on 4.6 million users

Snapchat responds to leak that exposed details on 4.6 million users

On New Year’s Eve, hackers released the partially redacted phone numbers and user names of 4.6 million Snapchat users. Snapchat responded today to the security breach with a statement explaining what happened.

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Hackers allegedly access Snapchat’s database, leak information on 4.6 million users

Hackers allegedly access Snapchat’s database, leak information on 4.6 million users

Less than a week ago, a hacker group published the previously undocumented API from messaging service Snapchat and two security exploits that expose personal information about customers who use the service. Five days later, those exploits may have allowed the people or person at SnapchatDB to compile 4.6 million Snapchat records and post them to the internet.

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Messaging service Snapchat rejects $3 billion buyout offer from Facebook

Messaging service Snapchat rejects $3 billion buyout offer from Facebook

Online messaging startup Snapchat recently turned down a big cash offer from Facebook and decided that it wanted to go it alone in the competitive world of text and photo messaging.

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Here’s How You Can Save Videos Sent Through Snapchat and Facebook Poke

Here’s How You Can Save Videos Sent Through Snapchat and Facebook Poke

Snapchat and its clone Facebook Poke are apps that let users send temporary messages in the form of photos and videos, which get deleted seconds after they get viewed. The idea of spontaneous, temporary, visual messages appealed to a lot of smartphone owners, who collectively put the apps on the top charts of the App Store.

However, the promise of messages being deleted right after they’re viewed might not be entirely accurate, after a bug in both the apps was discovered that could let the message receiver save sent videos permanently.

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