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What is Snapchat, now that Story sharing has stopped growing?

In a betrayal of loyalty signaling poor morale, a massive dump of Snapchat's usage stats has leaked. The most worrisome is that the number of users posting Stories has shown zero growth, an even worse

Construction workers are posting Snapchat stories from inside Apple Park

Snapchat’s powerful but hidden Story Search feature is finally making itself useful by giving us a behind-the-scenes glimpse inside Apple Park, Apple’s new spaceship-like campus that will

Instagram launches Story Search for hashtags and locations

Instagram Stories wants to be your window into what’s going on around a topic or place right now, so it’s adding a way to search Stories two months after Snapchat did the same. Instagram u

Instagram on copying Snapchat: “This is the way the tech industry works”

"I think it would frankly be silly of us if we were to say "Oh see that good idea over there that's actually fulfilling a need people have to share more moments of their life, oh because one person di

Snapchat’s new eraser lets you ‘Photoshop’ stuff out of photos

It's Snapchat's turn to copy Instagram while also staying one step ahead of its competitor. Today Snapchat launched a slew of new creative tools, several of which mimic Instagram's features. But Snapc

Facebook pivots into Stories

In its biggest change in a decade, Facebook is evolving from text and link-focused sharing to the visual communication format it admits "Snapchat has really pioneered." Starting today, all users will

Stories are the new News Feed

If the camera is the new keyboard, then the future of social media will look more like a slideshow than a Word document. So while Snapchat invented Stories, we'll have to get used to using them everyw

The argument for and against Facebook Messenger Day

The stakes are high as Facebook gambles its messaging user base on a bet to beat Snapchat at its own game. Some are downright pissed that Facebook would “ruin” Messenger by forcing messy social me

How Facebook Messenger evolved into a chat camera

A picture is worth a thousand words... that no one wants to type on a tiny screen. And even if you did mash in all that text, it'd still lose the subtleties of sarcasm or sincerity. To express the ful

WhatsApp launches Status, an encrypted Snapchat Stories clone

WhatsApp could put the brakes on Snapchat's international growth with today's launch of WhatsApp Status, a new tab for sharing decorated photos, videos and GIFs that disappear after 24 hours. It's ano

Instagram Stories is stealing Snapchat’s users

Good enough and convenient. That's proved a winning strategy for Instagram's clone, according to a dozen analytics providers, social media celebrities, and talent managers who told TechCrunch they've

Facebook Stories puts a Snapchat clone above the News Feed

Instagram put a dent in Snapchat by placing its own version of Snapchat Stories atop its feed, and now Facebook is doing the same. Today Facebook launched Facebook Stories in Ireland on iOS and Androi

Instagram will now let creators add URL links, tag friends, and create Boomerangs in Stories

Instagram is adding three new features to Stories in what they are calling the biggest update to Stories since its launch. Starting today the company will let creators add URL links to their stories t

WhatsApp is testing a clone of Snapchat Stories, called Status

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is experimenting with a new Status feature that lets users share mood-setting pictures and videos overlaid with other custom elements such as emoji, with the cont

Facebook is now testing its Snapchat Stories clone in Australia

Facebook has expanded a test of a Snapchat Stories clone feature, called Messenger Day, to users of its app in Australia. The casual sharing feature lets people send illustrated, filter-enhanced photo

Facebook “Messenger Day” is the chat app’s new Snapchat Stories clone

Facebook is stealing the Stories format and invading countries where Snapchat isn’t popular yet. Today in Poland it launched “Messenger Day”, which lets people share illustrated filt

Instagram Stories diverges from Snapchat by suggesting who to follow

Who decides who’s cool? Snapchat refuses to recommend accounts for fear of feeling heavy-handed. Maybe it learned from Twitter, whose old one-size-fits-none suggested user list immediately made

Facebook’s next big platform: Your camera

Facebook can't build everything. For a decade, its strategy has been to provide the canvas, then let developers paint it however they want. That's because there'll always be another game. Another app.

Instagram castrated Snapchat like Facebook neutered Twitter

This is the strategy behind Instagram Stories. Snapchat invented a brilliant format for sharing day-to-day life: photo and video slideshows jazzed up with commentary that disappear after 24 hours so y

The social app redundancy engine

Tumbled glass has a definite appeal: It’s eye-catching, has a pleasant variety of colors, and feels nice in the hand. And making it just takes time, and repetitive motion – throw some glass in
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