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Snapchat Send and Request Location is thankfully less invasive

Snapchat Send and Request Location is thankfully less invasive

Snapchat seems to need no help from third-party actors to stir up controversy. But, as they say, bad publicity is still publicity. Even before the widely unpopular redesign or the more recent unskippable ads, Snapchat had its always-on location broadcasting Snap Map feature. That potentially privacy-invasive feature eventually sagged after a brief surge of popularity but now Snapchat has found a compromise: a feature that lets you send or request a location when and where you need it and not forever.

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Snap’s Spectacles are about to play nicer with other social apps

Snap’s Spectacles are about to play nicer with other social apps

Snap's Spectacles are set to become a lot more useful for video sharing, even if you're not much of a Snapchat user. While exporting video captured with Spectacles has been possible since the first generation sunglasses, until now it has always had some drawbacks.

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Snapchat ads unskippable: How to delete (the app)

Snapchat ads unskippable: How to delete (the app)

A new feature on Snapchat makes 6-second advertisements unskippable. They're real, they're here, and they're not going away any time soon. As such, it's time to discuss once again how to delete an app - namely Snapchat. It's actually pretty easy when it comes down to it. If you just want to get rid of notifications, we've got a guide for that too.

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Snapchat unskippable six-second ads start rolling out

Snapchat unskippable six-second ads start rolling out

Snapchat's previously announced unskippable six-second advertisements are now rolling out to users. This is a new type of advertisement that forces the user to watch the entire short ad, blocking their ability to skip them as has, until now, been possible. The advertisements are limited to Shows and are professionally producer, often centering on content like new movies and hot gadgets.

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Snapchat Spectacles 2.0 VS 1.0, new vs old

Snapchat Spectacles 2.0 VS 1.0, new vs old

Snapchat Spectacles v2 are out - that's Snapchat Spectacles 2.0, according to Snap. Today we're having a look at the differences between the new Snapchat photo and video-recording glasses and their predecessor. At first glance, you might not be able to tell the difference - but once you're behind the lenses, you'll be running with heat.

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Snapchat Spectacles V2: Essential details before you buy

Snapchat Spectacles V2: Essential details before you buy

Just as we expected it would, Snap has officially revealed the second-generation version of Spectacles. At first, it doesn't look like a whole lot has changed, as Spectacles V2 seem to have the same design as the device we saw last year. However, Snap has made a few changes under the hood that are worth talking about, with the hope that this new version will catch on a little bit better than the original model did.

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Snap Spectacles 2 official unveiling tipped for next week

Snap Spectacles 2 official unveiling tipped for next week

Snap is expected to unveil the second-generation of its Snapchat Spectacles soon, an updated wearable featuring a camera built into a pair of sunglasses. Spectacles weren't a huge hit the first time around, but apparently were popular enough to justify launching an updated model. Spectacles 2 first appeared on April 11 in FCC documents, and now a report claims we'll be getting the official announcement very soon.

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Snapchat Spectacles 2 leaked: Looks like they’re real

Snapchat Spectacles 2 leaked: Looks like they’re real

Though the first version of Snapchat's Spectacles were ultimately a disappointment, it looks like the company will press on. Recent rumors have claimed that Snapchat will look to release two new versions of Spectacles in the near future - one this year and the second next year. It would appear these reports are legitimate, as today a filing for 2018's Spectacles popped up at the FCC.

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Snapchat turns back time, returns chronological Stories feed

Snapchat turns back time, returns chronological Stories feed

Sometimes you win some, sometimes you lose some. For Snapchat, however, it has lately been a series of losses instead. Although not in as terrible a spot as rival Facebook, Snapchat has seen its fair share of one user-losing controversy after another, the latest of which is its much-criticized redesign. Now it seems that Snapchat has conceded defeat and is rolling back at least one feature, bringing back reverse chronological order to your Stories feed.

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Snapchat’s iPhone X AR Lenses are finally here

Snapchat’s iPhone X AR Lenses are finally here

Snapchat has launched its special iPhone X Lenses, with the more accurately-placed augmented reality masks taking advantage of Apple's TrueDepth front camera. The new iPhone X Lenses were part of Apple's big reveal for the smartphone in September last year, and indeed one of the few things the company demonstrated that tapped into the complex camera array.

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BlackBerry sues Snap, says it violated half a dozen patents

BlackBerry sues Snap, says it violated half a dozen patents

Less than a month after going after Facebook over alleged copyright infringement, BlackBerry is back with another lawsuit, this time taking Snap to task. As with last month's lawsuit, BlackBerry has accused Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, of infringing upon some of its messaging patents, in this case half a dozen that were issued from 2012 to 2014. Two of those six patents are part of BlackBerry's legal action against Facebook.

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Group video chatting is Snapchat’s newest feature (and Instagram’s sudden idea)

Group video chatting is Snapchat’s newest feature (and Instagram’s sudden idea)

Snapchat's user growth numbers might be on the rebound, but the app's creators still have their work cut out for them if they want to stay competitive with Instagram. One way they've been doing that is by consistently rolling out new features for Snapchat, most of which are eventually borrowed by Instagram as well. Today's candidate for June's cool new Instagram feature is group video chatting.

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