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Snapchat Launches New Parental Features in Canada

Snapchat is launching a new in-app parental tool called 'Family Center,' to help parents get more insight into who their teens are friends with on the social media platform. With Family Center, parents can find out who their kids have been communicating with, without revealing any of the substance of those conversations. "Our new Family...

Snapchat Releases AR Game ‘Ghost Phone’

Snapchat has just debuted its first AR game called ‘Ghost Phone,’ in which players must discover the secrets of a found phone and solve the mystery of what happened to the previous owner. Using surface recognition, the spooky Ghost Phone Lenses bring gameplay into the user’s own environment, prompting them to get up and get moving...

Snapchat for Web Launches for Desktop Calling and Messaging

Snapchat is launching a web client to make messaging and calling possible from your desktop, a spokesperson for the company told iPhone in Canada in an email. In addition to basic messaging and voice and video calling, Snapchat's Chat Reactions and Chat Reply features are also available on the web client. The Web client will...

Snap Launches Tiny Selfie Drone that Follows You

[caption id="attachment_372770" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Image: Snap Inc.[/caption] Snap Inc., the parent company of popular social media app Snapchat, announced a new product at its recent annual event to take your selfies to the next level — a yellow, square-shaped, autonomous photography and videography drone designed for self-filming (via Bloomberg). "What would it feel like if Tinker...

TikTok to Soon Feature ‘Stories’ on For You Page

Last year, it was reported that TikTok was working to develop its own Instagram Stories-like feature. It now appears as though the 24-hour posts may soon land on the video creation and sharing app and its 'For You' page. From the sounds of it, TikTok's Stories sounds very similar to what Instagram, Snapchat, and at...

Snap CEO Says They’re ‘Happy’ to Pay Apple 30% in the App Store

In an interview with CNBC's TechCheck, Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snap Inc., the company that owns popular social media platform Snapchat, said that the company is "happy" to have 30% of all proceeds from in-app transactions on iOS go to Apple — reports CNBC. Spiegel believes they owe Apple at least that much for its major...

Snap Unveils Next Generation of ‘Spectacles’ AR Glasses

Snap has unveiled a new generation of its Spectacles eyewear that puts augmented reality front and center. According to a new report from The Verge, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel unveiled the company's first augmented reality glasses at a virtual developer event called the Partner Summit on Thursday. The glasses are designed to project digital images over the lenses,...

Snap Launches Native Twitter Integration in Snapchat

Starting December 10, Twitter is now making it much easier to share your Tweets on other social media platforms. Snap and Twitter have teamed up to let Snapchat users directly share public tweets in a Snap for the first time — a pact the companies hope will boost engagement on both their platforms. Twitter users can tap the share button on...