Snapchat users around the world are reporting that the Snapchat app on iPhone is crashing on launch. Snapchat issued an app update earlier today, which seems to have caused the issue. The company has acknowledged the issue since and says that a fix for the app crash will be rolling out soon.
Remember Snapchat’s once popular (and controversial) Speed filter? Snapchat has announced that it will discontinue the Speed filter. Snapchat claims the Speed filter’s popularity dropped in the recent past and was ‘barely used.’
Apple added Dark Mode to iOS with the release of iOS 13 in September 2019. While many apps were quick to add support for Dark Mode, others have languished in this regard, including Snapchat. 1.5 years after Apple first released iOS 13 with Dark Mode, Snapchat finally got around to adding Dark Mode support to its app. Here’s how you can enable Dark Mode in Snapchat on your iPhone.
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, in an interview with CNBC, has said that he’s happy to pay Apple a 30% commission out of App Store purchases. During the interview, he even appreciated iOS 14‘s new App Tracking Transparency feature.
Snapchat has announced a new video editing tool for iOS users. The company announced “Story Studio” for iOS at the annual partnership summit. Snapchat’s new editing app focuses on vertical videos and offers a bevy of tools relevant to the current social media trend. The app will also use data from Snapchat and suggests what type of editing style suits you the best.
Snapchat has begun complying with iOS 14.5’s App Tracking Transparency as the company has rolled out a new ‘educational’ screen asking users to allow app tracking to reduce ‘irrelevant and repetitive’ ads.
Snapchat first started testing dark mode support for its iOS app at the beginning of this year. Five months later, the company has finally started rolling out dark mode support for its app to iPhone users.
Snap Inc, the owner of the popular app Snapchat, has previously voiced concerns over Apple’s App Tracking Transparency. A new report published today claims that the company has tested a workaround to the iOS 14’s app tracking transparency which is said to have a 95% success rate on identifying individual users.
Snap is working on a new pair of its smart glasses — Spectacles — with AR capabilities. While Snap has launched multiple versions of its Spectacles glasses for consumers so far, the company does not intend to launch its smart glasses with AR capabilities to the public. Instead, the AR glasses will be aimed at developers and creators.
After Facebook, it is now Snapchat that has voiced concerns about Apple’s upcoming App Tracking Transparency feature. The company has warned investors of its revenues being affected in the coming quarters due to the launch of the app tracking feature. Unlike Facebook though, Snap has not come down heavily on Apple for this feature. It is only worried about the impact this change will have on its revenues.