The Wall Street Journal on Friday reports that Yahoo plans to reinvest a portion of the earnings it made from an early investment in Alibaba in the fast-growing startup Snapchat. The ephemeral app allows iOS and Android users to send photos and videos to others that only last for a matter of seconds before permanently disappearing.
Snapchat has emerged as one of the most popular social networks on iPhone, allowing users to send photos, videos and instant messages that disappear after a predetermined number of seconds. Snapchat aficionados looking for an improved experience while using the app should check out a new jailbreak tweak called GhostPrefs, which is a complete preferences menu that greatly enhances the social network.
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 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.
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 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of misleading users with a false promise of photos disappearing after a few seconds of being viewed.
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.”
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.