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Snapchat finally adds @ mention tagging

Snapchat now lets you @-tag someone in your Story, creating a swipe up “more” option that shows the tagged person’s name, handle, Bitmoji, and an Add button so you can follow them to

Snapchat is stuck in the uncanny valley of AR glasses

"Timing," Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel said cryptically when asked what the greatest threat was for Snap Inc. "I think the big risks are always the really big product ideas that we're investing in that a

Despite backlash to the redesign, Snapchat downloads are up

“What’s all the fuss about?” Curiosity over why people are protesting the Snapchat redesign seems to have inspired a new wave of users to try the app. Snapchat downloads in the U.S.

Snapchat adds GIF stickers via Giphy, plus new Friends and Discover screen tabs

Snapchat is bringing one of the best recent features of Instagram Stories to its own app, with the ability to add GIF stickers from Giphy to your posts. This is a notable reversal of the typical patte

Snapchat finally gives creators analytics

Snapchat has always been terrible at analytics, only showing daily Story view counts that content creators had to screenshot just before they disappeared every 24 hours in order to prove their worth t

New book vividly reveals Snapchat’s sexty dorm-room origin

"He wouldn’t have to worry about sending a hookup a picture of his junk! And girls would be way more likely to send him racy photos if they disappeared." That's just a taste of juicy details found i

Snapchat’s Snap Map comes to the web, including in embeddable form

The Snap Map is a feature that received a mixed response when it landed in the Snapchat app, since it basically let you see where all your friends on the platform were at any given time – provided t

How Reggie Brown invented Snapchat

Why sexting and a Stanford class led a group of former fraternity brothers to create Snapchat.

Snapchat almost acqui-hired anonymous app Secret

Evan Spiegel secretly tried to hire away the team at Secret, but the price was too high. That's according to three sources familiar with the deal who spoke to TechCrunch. The information expands and c

Snapchat starts selling $10+ captionable AR masks for events

By combining augmented reality with your customizable captions, Snapchat hopes you'll share more from birthdays and weddings while earning it a little money. Today Snapchat launches Custom Lenses, exp

Snapchat will not let users broadcast Live

Snapchat is finally getting Live video, but you won't be able to broadcast. Today Snapchat announced it will pipe snippits of NBC's Live Olympics coverage directly into its app. But when TechCrunch as

After years of neglect, Snapchat wins in the developing world

Snapchat doubled its Rest of World revenue this quarter. That's a surprise, considering CEO Evan Spiegel never seemed to care about anyone but U.S. teens. Snapchat's Android app was buggy. Its videos

Snapchat slips in features like fonts and do not disturb amidst redesign

Snapchat’s new Snap Store teases in-app commerce potential

Snap Inc. just launched a merchandise store. The goal isn't to make money yet, but it proves the potential for an in-app commerce platform for other brands.

Snapchat enhances Bitmoji with 1.9 septillion avatar options

Now you can customize your Snapchat Bitmoji avatar with 40 skin tones, 50 hair colors, 50 hair treatment options and more so it looks just like you no matter what you look like. Today Snapchat launche

Snapchat VP of Product Tom Conrad will disappear from tech

One of Snap CEO Evan Spiegel’s top lieutenants Tom Conrad will leave Snapchat, and the whole tech industry, in March. Coming roughly two years after he joined the company as VP of Product, a sou

Snapchat will now let you share some Stories outside the app

There’s no getting around the fact that Snapchat has a user growth problem, so it’s smart that the company is making it easier for people who like and use Snapchat to share content they fi

Snap Inc. lays off at least two dozen amid slowed user growth and engagement

Snap Inc. has laid off at least two dozen people across several divisions within the company, according to The Information, which first reported the news. Snap has since confirmed these layoffs, which

US & Canada VCs favor late-stage giants over upstarts in Q4

Startup investors in the U.S. and Canada have been putting a little less money to work across a lot fewer deals in recent months. After three quarters of rising investment at early through growth stag

Snapchat’s big redesign bashed in 83% of user reviews

Confusingly jamming Stories in between private messages has sparked backlash amongst the first users of Snapchat’s sweeping redesign. In the few countries including the U.K., Australia, and Cana
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