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.
Snapchat is finally getting around to testing dark mode support in its app, 18 months after Apple first released iOS 13 with system-wide dark mode. All other major iPhone apps have already added dark mode support to their app, including Facebook which also took its own sweet time.
Popular multimedia messaging app Snapchat is today launching Spotlight, a new section within the app that allows one to share vertical video content that more meme-like and jokey. Hence, this makes it the latest social app to compete with TikTok.
Trump has threatened to ban TikTok in the US. The app has already been banned in countries like India. Now Snapchat has announced a TikTok rivalling feature that allows you to add music to video.
Snapchat is looking to capitalize on the possible ban on TikTok in the United States with a new navigation gesture for content discovery that’s very similar to the latter. The company is testing a “new experience” that will allow users to navigate through the public content in the Discover tab of the app by swiping vertically.
Snapchat was among the hardest apps to navigate and use when it was first released a few years ago. However, the company made consistent improvements to the app’s UI and design. It has been testing a brand new design since earlier this year, and it has been formally announced today.
Snapchat was the first one to come up with Stories, but the format and feature has since then been copied by almost every other social media platform. Today, Snapchat is launching Snapchat App Stories that will allow users to show their ephemeral content in other apps too.