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.
Couple of weeks back, Facebook accidentally rolled outÂ its Snapchat competitor Slingshot, and quickly pulled it from the App Store.
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.
Snapchat, the popular app that lets you send self-destructing photos to your friend, was charged by theÂ Federal Trade CommissionÂ (FTC) of misleading users with a false promise of photos disappearing after a few seconds of being viewed.
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On New Yearâ€™s Eve, hackers released the partially redacted phone numbers and user names of 4.6 million Snapchat 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.
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.