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Sure Looks Like Snapchat’s Becoming a Thing We Don’t Have to Pretend to Care About Anymore

Stalling growth is technically no longer Snapchat’s biggest problem. Instead, Snap shared worse news with the world today in its latest earnings report: For the first time, it’s shrinking. Read More >>

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Snapchat Files All-Caps DMCA Takedown After the Source Code It Leaked Hit Github

A portion of Snapchat’s source code was leaked and hosted on the code repository platform GitHub (recently acquired by Microsoft) before a copyright takedown request from Snap led the company to remove the offending leak. Read More >>

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Snapchat Is Making It Easier to Find Users’ DIY Lenses Like This Sick Weed Leaf Crown

Yesterday Snapchat announced its newest feature, Lens Explorer, which makes the social network a little more communal by letting users easily access Snap’s repository of user-created Lenses. While the variety is nice, incorporating user-generated content has its downsides: More often than not, it sucks. Read More >>

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Snapchat’s Next Big Idea Is Apparently Just Getting You to Buy More Stuff on Amazon

Snapchat’s owner Snap appears to be working on a new search tool that would give you yet another avenue to absentmindedly buy shit from Amazon. Read More >>

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Snap Begins Mission to Infiltrate Other Apps, Swears It Won’t Screw Up With Your Data Like Facebook Did

Snap Inc. announced today that it’s releasing a new developer kit that embeds Snapchat’s signature features like bitmoji and stickers into other apps. Reports of Snap Kit leaked last month, but this is the official confirmation. Read More >>

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Snapchat is Ditching Its Hated Redesign so People Will Finally Stop Complaining

Remember that massive Snapchat update that pissed off basically everyone? Well, Snap is pulling a bit of an about-face and issuing a redesign of the redesign after receiving nothing but a barrage of boos from its once loyal userbase. Read More >>

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Facebook is Developing Avatars, Which Are Just Like Bitmoji Except Not Owned By Snap

Just like it did with Filters, Snaps, and Stories, Facebook is duplicating another feature that previously existed on its competitor Snapchat. Read More >>

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Older Users Seem to Like the New Snapchat, And That’s About the Only Good News Snap Shared Today

Snapchat’s big, controversial redesign—the one that really put us in our place by separating our social from our media—doesn’t appear to have done the app much good. Snapchat still has 191 million daily users, but things aren’t looking up for the company that Facebook has done everything in its power to destroy. Read More >>

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BlackBerry Goes After Snapchat in Saddest Patent Lawsuit Ever

BlackBerry is gradually feeling out its new niche as a veritable patent troll. Following a complaint it filed against Facebook last month, the company has filed fresh litigation against Snap, creator of Snapchat, for allegedly infringing its messaging patents. Read More >>

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Snapchat Announces Group Video Chat Feature That Instagram’s Probably Going to Steal

Snapchat’s parent company Snap may be in the fiscal shitter, but Snapchat’s still an incredibly popular app: Last we heard, 187 million people (teens) use it daily. For those folks, as well as Instagram’s uninspired product team, Snapchat is adding a new group video chat feature akin to what’s already available on WhatsApp and Skype. Read More >>

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Oh God, Not Spectacles 2.0

Despite a big splash that had at least one asshole waiting in line for 5 hours just for the opportunity to buy a pair, the original Snap Spectacles were a flop. Snap sold only about 150,000 pairs and was forced to write off $40 million dollars in costs “related to Spectacles inventory.” Many companies would, perhaps, reconsider releasing a second, barely different version if the company couldn’t even move the first version. But according to a new report from Cheddar, that is exactly what Snap plans to do. Read More >>

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Stock Price Tumble Teaches Snapchat What Happens When You Disappoint Kylie Jenner

Snapchat has long positioned itself as the place for advertisers to reach millennials while its closest competitor, Facebook, is stuck with the olds. But on Thursday, Snap executives got a lesson in the terrifying, fickle nature of its young influencers, to the tune of a $1.3 billion (£930 million) loss. Read More >>

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Snapchat’s Redesign Isn’t Going Anywhere

This month, more than a million keyboard-wielding, moderately frustrated change.org users petitioned Snapchat to roll back its big redesign—the one Snap delicately introduced over the course of a few months and said would be “disruptive.” Miraculously, this petition has achieved something, albeit on the smallest of scales. Read More >>

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Snapchat CEO Is Totally Chill About How You Hate the Redesign

Hell hath no fury like a litany of teens shitting on an app redesign. And it seems that’s exactly what happened with Snapchat’s latest update, prompting over a million users to take some mild action in protest of the changes. But CEO Evan Spiegel is spinning this fury, somehow, as a sign of success. Read More >>

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1 Million People Take Mild Action in Protest of Snapchat Update

People love to complain about app updates before eventually accepting the change and forgetting what the previous iteration was like altogether. But so far that is not the case with the latest Snapchat update. Some users are furious over the app’s “disruptive” redesign—and rightfully so, it’s a goddamn mess—and the amount of signatures on a Change.org petition signals just how many people are tepidly losing their shit over it. The online petition, as of Thursday, has surpassed one million signatures and counting. Read More >>