Tag Archives: snapchat

Snapchat lenses now officially work on dogs

Let's not kid ourselves, you've tried to use Snapchat's lenses on your dog before. Even if you've managed to make it work, Snapchat hasn't technically dog-friendly at the time. After adding lenses for cats last month, Snapchat announced that its came...

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You can try on the latest Adidas sneaker drop on Snapchat

Adidas is dropping its all new Ultraboost 19 running shoes later this week, but you won't have to wait in line to get a look at them. The company is partnering with Snapchat to offer an augmented reality-powered preview.

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Study finds decreased social media use improves mood and wellbeing

Researchers with the University of Pennsylvania have found a casual link between social media use, depression, and loneliness. The study looked at Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, finding that the use of these apps resulted in a decrease in one’s sense of wellbeing. This is said to be the first study that has found a casual link between social media use … Continue reading

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Study shows that social media limits made people feel less lonely

Humans have a complex relationship with social media platforms. They could be a way to reconnect with old friends and to grow closer to current ones, but they could trigger feelings of loneliness. Now, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania...

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Snapchat arrives on the desktop, bringing selfie filters to Twitch streams

While Snapchat’s popularity on mobile has been waning for the last couple of years, the social media app has just made its debut on the desktop in two big ways. First, by releasing the new Snap Camera app on both Windows and macOS, allowing users to apply various augmented reality filters to their selfies, just as they would on a … Continue reading

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Facebook tests Snapchat-like map for Nearby Friends

Facebook's eagerness to replicate Snapchat features might extend beyond particularly conspicuous elements like Stories and selfie filters. The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's testing a rework of Nearby Friends that introduces visuals u...

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Facebook hopes to prove AR is more than selfie filters and games

As I sit surrounded by software engineers in a conference room with no natural light, playing augmented reality games on an iPhone, I forget for a second that I'm in Seattle visiting Facebook. Not Amazon or Microsoft.

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Ariana Grande’s Snapchat lens lets fans try on album merch

If you're an Arianator, you'll probably like Snapchat's newest selfie Lens a lot more than the recent ones the app launched, including those Lenses that react to sound and your voice. The company has teamed up with Ariana Grande to give you a way to...

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Snapchat iOS source code leaked on GitHub after May update

Snap accidentally revealed some of its Snapchat for iOS source code, the company has confirmed. The exposure resulted from an app update issued this past May; though Snap moved quickly to fix it, someone had already grabbed a copy and shared it on GitHub.

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Selfie filters are driving new cosmetic surgery trends

Doctors have noticed a new trend: People want to change their body to look like their edited selfies. Specifically, they're referring to photos of themselves taken with apps like Snapchat and Facetune that apply filters to instantly touch-up their ap...

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