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Snapchat Stories in Search makes it easy to find content

Snapchat Stories in Search makes it easy to find content

Snapchat has introduced Stories in Search, the ability to search for specific types of stories within the app. The feature is being rolled out as of today and will be making its way to 'select cities' to start. With it, users can, as one example, search for their favorite sports team and then see Snapchat Stories related to it, helping users get right in on the action as quickly as possible.

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Facebook Stories update: app basically becomes Snapchat

Facebook Stories update: app basically becomes Snapchat

Slowly but surely, Facebook continues to become more like Snapchat. First it was the introduction of Instagram Stories, then My Day on Messenger, and now the company is introducing a new update for the main Facebook app that adds some Snapchat-like features. Those come in the form of new camera effects and new ways to share your photos and videos on Facebook.

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Facebook Messenger Day lifts another Snapchat feature

Facebook Messenger Day lifts another Snapchat feature

Facebook seems to be taking quite a few pages out of Snapchat's book lately, so it shouldn't be much of a surprise that Messenger's newest feature seems awfully familiar. Dubbed Messenger Day, this new feature allows you to take photos and videos you share within Messenger discussions and add them to collection that your friends can view. In other words, this is Facebook's version of Snapchat's Stories, right down to the 24 hour time limit.

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WhatApp’s revamped Status feature sure seems a lot like Snapchat Stories

WhatApp’s revamped Status feature sure seems a lot like Snapchat Stories

We're dealing with a bit of déjà vu today, as WhatsApp has decided to roll out a massive update to its years-old Status feature. Early adopters will remember that WhatsApp launched as an application for sharing your status with friends and family, which means this feature was in place before even messaging - now the main draw of WhatsApp - was introduced. Today's update to the Status feature is a revamp in every sense of the word, but you'd be forgiven if you find it instantly familiar.

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Snapchat Spectacles, at long last, are now available online

Snapchat Spectacles, at long last, are now available online

Earlier in the month, Snapchat said that it would make its hard-to-obtain Spectacles easier to buy in 2017. Today it's making good on that promise by finally putting Spectacles up for sale online. That means no more waiting in line to purchase your Spectacles from a kiosk, though a fair amount of waiting is still in your future if you decide to buy online.

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Snapchat to offer exclusive ‘Planet Earth 2’ short video series

Snapchat to offer exclusive ‘Planet Earth 2’ short video series

Snapchat plans to exclusively offer a ‘Planet Earth 2’ short-form video show, it has been announced, including giving viewers access to all new footage. The move is being done in partnership with BBC Worldwide, which seems to have embraced the social platform as a way to help drum up excitement for the show, which will be airing in the United States and Canada in the coming days.

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Snapchat Spectacles will be easier to buy in 2017

Snapchat Spectacles will be easier to buy in 2017

Snap had a hit with its Spectacles, a pair of sunglasses with a built-in camera for recording videos from a life-like perspective. The wearable wasn’t easy to get ahold of, though, being offered in only select major cities via a yellow vending machine. Lines were hours long in some cases, and the Spectacles that made their way online were being sold for hundreds of dollars. All of that is set to change this year.

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Snapchat update 10 is here (and you’re gonna need it)

Snapchat update 10 is here (and you’re gonna need it)

This morning the official Snapchat app was updated for both Android and iOS. Seemingly spurred into action by the oncoming waves of update movement from services like Instagram, developers are Snapchat have delivered a quality update of their own. As a number of our readers using the Android version of Snapchat have attested, this update makes all the difference.

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Sony Entertainment CEO steps down to focus on Snapchat chairman role

Sony Entertainment CEO steps down to focus on Snapchat chairman role

Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is stepping down from his position, it has been announced, and he will be moving on to focus on his role as chairman for Snapchat-owner Snap, Inc. Lynton has served as head of the entertainment division for the last 13 years, and was among the executives affected by the studio's huge security breach in 2014 that saw emails, films, and personal data leaked to the internet.

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Snapchat could make Augmented Reality mass-market

Snapchat could make Augmented Reality mass-market

Snapchat's reported $30m buy of an Augmented Reality specialist could be the key to taking mixed-reality mainstream, as its real-world users embrace virtual products. The news earlier this week that Snapchat owner Snap paid as much as $40m for Cimagine, an AR startup focusing on making online shopping more immersive, prompted questions as to just what the ephemeral messaging app might have in mind. Certainly, with its vast cohort of Millennial users, it could be the first truly successful push of Augmented Reality into the mass market.

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Snapchat drops up to $40M to buy Cimagine augmented reality platform

Snapchat drops up to $40M to buy Cimagine augmented reality platform

Snapchat has wrapped up its very first major acquisition in Israel according to reports. The purchase was of a company that has been around for four years called Cimagine. Cimagine has an augmented reality platform that allows customers to visualize products they want to buy in their locations. According to Calcalist News, Snapchat plunked down $30 - $40 million for the company.

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Disney pens Snap deal to make video content for Snapchat

Disney pens Snap deal to make video content for Snapchat

Disney has announced plans to make shows for Snapchat, making it the latest powerhouse to pen a content agreement with Snap Inc. The deal is said to have been made with Disney’s ABC Television Group, which will be selling and otherwise controlling all of the ads related to the content it makes. We’ll see the Disney content on Snapchat start appearing early next month.

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