Tag Archive: Snapchat

Yes, Snapchat is experiencing some issues

What you need to know Yes, Snapchat is experiencing some issues. The major outages seem to be affecting users in Europe. The U.S. isn’t seeing many outages but you could find yourself affected.

Users are saying they can’t send or receive snaps while others say the app won’t refresh.

Snapchat is down for some users around the world. According to Down Detector, the outages mostly seem to be affecting users in Europe, but other parts of the  [Read More…]

You’re not alone: YouTube, Snapchat and many Google services are down

Uh, maybe it’s time to go play outside?

What you need to know Most Google services including YouTube, Gmail, and Google Cloud are experiencing outages in parts of the US and Europe. The outage began around 3:30 PM ET and is believed to be caused by network congestion. The Google Cloud outage impacted 3rd party services like Discord, Snapchat, Vimeo, Uber, and more.

An outage of Google Cloud took down a whole chunk of services — both  [Read More…]

Some Snapchat employees reportedly used internal tools to abuse users’ data

Employees accessed information using an internal tool called “SnapLion.”

What you need to know A report claims Snapchat employees abused their privilege to access user data. This included saved snaps, phone numbers, and more. SnapLion was one of the internal tools used to do this.

It seems like not a day goes by without learning about a new privacy concern or data breach, and this time around Snapchat gets its spot in the limelight with a report  [Read More…]

Snapchat rebuilt its Android app to not be a laggy mess

The update is rolling out now.

If you’ve ever used Snapchat’s Android app, you’ll know that there’s a lot of room for improvement. While Snapchat’s pushed out numerous updates over the years to make the experience as good as can be, the app is often laggy with slow performance — even on some flagship phones.

Thankfully, with the update that’s rolling out as of April 8, things should start to get a lot better.

To  [Read More…]

The new Snapchat Spectacles are here, and they look like normal sunglasses

Time to go on a Snapstreak.

Snapchat Spectacles have always been neat, but they’re about to get a whole lot cooler. Snap just rolled out two new styles of Snapchat Spectacles, called Veronica and Nico.

These feature the same things as the Spectacles 2 did. They basically record 10-second clips of video, which you can upload to your Snapchat account. You can also capture a photo with ’em. They’re great for recording events, adventures, vlogs, or just  [Read More…]

Snapchat is resurrecting the chronological Stories feed for some users

Is this the end of Snapchat’s algorithm?

Even if you’re like me and don’t use Snapchat, you probably heard its user-base crying out in disgust and anger earlier this year when the app was met with a major redesign. Snapchat made both user-facing and under-the-hood changes with this update, but it appears to be pulling back on at least one of these.

One of the most contested changes had to do with the way Snapchat presented Stories.  [Read More…]

Snapchat gets group video calls and Mentions feature for tagging friends

You can video call with up to 16 people at once.

Although it’s not for me, I’ve got to give Snapchat credit for releasing frequent updates to its app with bug fixes, new features, and controversial UI changes. In the latest update, Snapchat’s adding group video calls and the ability to tag friends in your stories.

To start a group video call, you’ll need to either start a new conversation with a group of people or go  [Read More…]

Snapchat officially brings Group Video Chat to the masses

Snapchat has introduced a new Group Video Chat feature which will allow you to chat with up to 16 of your friends at once. The feature is starting to roll out today.

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Pokémon Day 2018 adds fun to Alexa, Google Home, Snapchat, and more!

The Pokemon Company had pulled out all the stops for this year’s celebration.

February 27th has become a holiday for Pokemon fans, marking the anniversary of the original launch of the first game in 1996, and this year the celebration is leaning heavier than ever on your phone. While there are still limited collectibles at Pokemon Centers and access to the latest Pokemon Movie on Pokemon TV, your digital assistant is also going to play a bit  [Read More…]

Snapchat Stories can now be viewed outside of the app

Only certain Stories can be shared at first, but that should change down the road.

Snapchat is an app that I’ve been trying to avoid for some time, but it looks like that quest will soon be much more difficult. Following rumors that popped up in late December, Snapchat is now letting you share Stories outside of the app so you can view them on a mobile or desktop browser.

At first, this feature will only be  [Read More…]