Google plans to improve the video recording-experience on third-party Android apps such as Instagram, Snapchat with enhancements to the CameraX Jetpack library.
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It’s three months since December which means that it’s time for the next Pixel Feature Drop to be announced by Google. This latest drop brings a bunch of new features such as Night Sight in Snapchat and Custom Text Sticks to eligible Pixel handsets from today onwards. Exciting news, yes? Well, there is one fly […]
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Remember a few years back when every app and its grandma was ripping off Snapchat’s disappearing photos idea? And you know that Slowpoke meme? If you combine those two, you’ve got Google’s latest addition to Google Duo. Yep, now users with Google Duo will be able to send other users disappearing, temporary photos. The photos […]
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A number of studies have shown that people turn to social media for news, and of all of the social networks out there, Facebook consistently leads the pack in this regard. But a new study from the Knight Foundation has turned up a surprising finding…
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Snapchat’s Android app is pretty universally hated for poor performance and the occasional lack of features next to its iOS counterpart, and it’s been that way since it first launched. Snapchat has teased nebulous “improvements” for a while now, but so far we haven’t actually see anything worth mentioning, besides UI updates that also go […]
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Unless you’ve been avoiding social media for the past week, you’ve probably heard just how much everyone hates the new Snapchat update. It’s been universally decried for being confusing, less organized, and more difficult to use than the older, perfectly functional layout. The update is so bad it sparked a Change.org petition that garnered over one million […]
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When the Pixel 2 was announced, Google trumpeted how great its camera was, but they conveniently forgot to mention that a dormant Image Processing Unit called the Pixel Visual Core was inside the phone. It wasn’t active after the Pixel launched but was reportedly made available to other apps in Android 8.1. The biggest difference […]
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Snapchat is teaming up with NBC to put the 2018 Winter Olympics in your pocket. Starting February 10th you'll be able to watch the Games live in the Discover tab. More than that, it sounds like there will be daily highlights as well. "Snapchatters ca…
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Snapchat has (finally!) completely killed off the white frame around snaps not captured with its own camera. The app's latest version drops the border when you add Snaps from the Camera Roll to your Story — an extension of its update last year, whic…
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Snapchat has just added a useful new feature that butts heads with Google Assistant and other AI helpers on your phone. I never would’ve expected Snapchat to try and tackle that kind of market, but today we’re getting Context Cards in our Snaps. Context Cards display information about whatever Snap you’re viewing using information from […]
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Snapchat’s cool new sunglasses are social media’s latest craze. If you’re an avid snapper, check out our guide to find out how they work, and how to get your hands on a pair.
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Snapchat is adding a new feature to its website that could make the app very useful for businesses and website owners — custom Snapcodes that launch websites within the Snapchat app.
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Even though Snapchat has quickly become a huge communication platform, there are still basic features it lacks, like group messaging. With Snapchat Groups, announced today, the app is beginning to fill those gaps. It'll let you start group chats with…
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Snapchat has finally revealed its first hardware product, and it’s not what everyone was expecting (well not quite). “Spectacles,” as the company has branded them, are a pair of video-recording sunglasses that sync with your smartphone.
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Snapchat may be known for its disappearing messages, however the social media app now wants you to save pictures to look at later using Memories, its attempt at a camera-roll replacement.
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Snapchat could soon come out with a pair of smart glasses of its own. It’s recently made a number of key hires in the wearable tech hardware business. The company seems to be following in Facebook’s footsteps, which bought Oculus in 2014.
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The NFL has extended its partnership with Snapchat to include additional Explorer footage. As part of the deal, even more official and user-created game clips will now be available on the video-sharing app.
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Snapchat released an update this morning with a new way of viewing your snaps. Instead of having to hold your finger down in order to view the snap you can now just tap a new snap or story once to view it all. The update also brought a new feature that allows users to customize their Snapcodes or so called BooR code. You can now take a selfie and add it to you code and make it a little more personal or make it easier for others to recognize you when wanting to friend you. The update allows you to share your code to your contacts in case they haven’t added you to make it even easier to friend someone.
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Snapchat has posted a listing for a new job in preparation for the upcoming 2016 elections. The company has mentioned on its official site that there’s an opening for a ‘content analyst’. This essentially means that the company is looking to hire correspondents to cover the 2016 U.S. Elections, which is sure to be a busy job for those applying.
With this job posting, regular users of Snapchat can also be assured of getting a closer look at the functioning of an election and the days leading up to it like never before. There will be thousands of stories and millions of images shared from campaign trails, so whoever takes up this job will surely need to be up for the challenge.
Snapchat even hired CNN contributor, Peter Hamby recently which made big news. He’s set to join the team as the news head, so it is understood that whoever gets this job will be working under him in some capacity. This is a good opportunity for political enthusiasts to assess the elections and give it their unique flavor.
You can find the job listing in its entirety below.
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