Snap is shutting down its desktop camera app that allows users to apply filters during video calls

Snap is shutting down its camera app for the desktop that allows users to apply filters like cat ears and pirate hats on video calls. The company said on a support page that the product will be discon

Snapchat+ adds new customization features and the option to gift a subscription

Snapchat is introducing three new features for its paid subscription service, Snapchat+, which costs $3.99 per month. With the update, subscribers can now personalize the look and feel of the app by c

Snapchat is testing Lenses with power-ups and upgrades that you can buy

At its annual Lens Fest event, Snap announced that it’s experimenting with a small group of AR creators and developers to build Lenses with digital goods that can be purchased with Snap Tokens. As p

Snapchat’s latest Bitmoji Drop features exclusive Adidas merch, but there’s a price tag

Snapchat announced today that it’s partnering with Adidas to launch a new Bitmoji Fashion Drop, giving users access to exclusive merchandise for a limited time. The partnership will allow users

Snapchat complies with the California Privacy Rights Act with a new toggle switch for users

Snapchat is adding a new privacy setting that enables users based in California to better protect their sensitive personal information. The company confirmed it’s rolling out a feature designed

Snapchat gears up for the FIFA World Cup with new AR experiences, filters and more

Snapchat is introducing a slew of new features and experiences ahead of the FIFA World Cup to let users show support for their teams and keep up with the tournament. The new features let you virtually

Snapchat now lets you share your Strava activities in snaps and stories

Snapchat is partnering with activity and fitness tracking platform Strava to launch a new Lens that lets users share their fitness journey on Snapchat. The new Strava Activity Lens works by connecting

Snapchat reduces payouts for Spotlight creators

Snapchat has changed the way it pays creators through its Spotlight reward fund. Creators that use Snapchat’s TikTok clone, Spotlight, will now be paid millions per year, a source familiar with the

Snap stock down 25% as the social network struggles

Snap reported its third-quarter earnings Thursday, the first social media company to offer a financial update amid ongoing economic tumult this quarter. The company, which has seen its stock price plu

Snapchat expands its paid subscription with Story expiration controls, custom sounds and more

Snapchat+, Snapchat’s $3.99 per month subscription plan, is today rolling out three new features to entice users to its paid service. The company launched the subscription tier in late June as it lo

Snapchat now lets you virtually try on and buy Halloween costumes directly within its app

Snapchat is rolling out a new AR experience that lets you try on and purchase Halloween costumes directly within its app, the company announced today. Starting today, Snapchat users can try on and buy

Snapchat brings parental controls to India through in-app tool ‘Family Center’

Snapchat is bringing an initial set of parental controls to users in India — a couple of months after its debut in the U.S. and some other markets — to deliver parents and guardians in the key ove

Snapchat rolls out iOS 16 Lock Screen Widgets with latest app update

Snapchat is the latest popular app to roll out iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets for its iPhone users. One of the major changes with Apple’s iOS 16 launch is the option to personalize your Lock Screen with

TikTok just launched a BeReal clone called TikTok Now

TikTok launched a new feature today that is basically just a copy of BeReal, the buzzy French social app that’s been steadily gaining popularity. BeReal invites users to take a front and back ca

Snapchat for Web is now available to all users worldwide

Snapchat is making the desktop version of its app, Snapchat for Web, available to its entire global community, the company announced on Thursday. The social network initially launched Snapchat for Web

One year later, Apple’s privacy changes helped boost its own ads business, report finds

A new report examing the impact of Apple’s privacy feature, App Tracking Transparency, indicates Apple’s ads business appears to have financially benefitted as a result of the feature&#821

This Week in Apps: Twitter’s edit button, BeReal clones, Trump’s Truth Social gets blocked

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. Global app spending reached $65 billion in th

Daily Crunch: Ring wants to upgrade your apartment’s intercom system

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Zenly is still hugely popular, so why’s Snap shutting it down?

Snapchat’s parent Snap became the latest tech company to announce a huge round of layoffs, confirming ongoing rumors yesterday that it was cutting 20% of its global workforce, affecting at least

Daily Crunch: Snap lays off one-fifth of its workforce after missing revenue and growth targets

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