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    Snapchat doubles down on India with new original series, games

    Snapchat has witnessed nearly 150% year-on-year growth in its daily active users from India in the third quarter of 2020

    Snapchat's in-app mental health support to help those in crisis

    Snapchat collaborated with Mariwala Health Initiative and non-profit Manas Foundation.

    Snapchat to add wellness features to the app, will help users deal with stress, anxiety and emotional issues

    Snapchat's 'Here For You' initiative is aimed at helping people suffering from stress.

    To 'Fleet' or not? Twitterati not too excited by new feature, quick to do a Snapchat comparison

    Some netizens were of the opinion that Twitter should not ‘blindly imitate’ other platforms.

    Snapchat won't promote Donald Trump's posts after Twitter placed fact-check warnings on his tweets

    Trump's account will remain active on Snapchat, and visible to people.

    Apple unveils new 5G-enabled iPhones. What the wireless network really means, and security risks

    The 5G network is one front in rising tensions between the U.S. and China.

    Facebook takes a cue from Apple’s Memoji & Snapchat’s BitMoji, launches digital avatars

    Avatars can be posted as comments, in chat windows, and Facebook Gaming profiles.

    Will Smith launches new 12-episode series on Snapchat to beat isolation blues

    The actor will interact with family members, celebrity friends who are isolating indoors as part of ‘Will From Home'.

    Snapchat's India daily user base more than doubled in Q2: CEO Evan Spiegel

    Spiegel attributed this growth to the company's investment in localization and improving the performance of its app to make the service more accessible to consumers across the world.

    Snapchat stops boosting Trump posts for inciting 'racial violence'

    "We are not currently promoting the President's content on Snapchat's Discover platform," Snapchat said in response to an AFP inquiry referencing the youth-focused social network's section for recommended content.

    Triller registers around 40 million downloads in India

    Los Angeles-based social video app Triller has seen around 40 million downloads from Google Play Store and Apple App Store in India within a month and half of its launch, after the ban on Chinese short-video platform TikTok.

    India user base grew 120 pc; focus on developing culturally relevant products: Snapchat

    "We have seen significant user growth in India with a 120 per cent increase of our daily active users, comparing March last year to March this year.

    Snapchat plays smart with political ads policy, Evan Spiegel stresses on importance of fact-checking

    The CEO said Snapchat doesn’t allow things like misinformation to appear in political advertising.

    Kill stress with Snapchat: Social media may lower depression risk in adults

    Someone who uses a social networking site is 1.63 times more likely to avoid serious psychological distress.

    After Google apps and Snapchat, Instagram suffers global outage

    Users were not able to login, refresh the page, comment on posts and upload content on the platform.

    Miranda Kerr & Evan Spiegel welcome second child, name baby boy - Myles

    The Victoria's Secret model shared the happy news on Instagram.

    Bois Locker Room scandal: Police probe reveals strange twist

    The last month's conversation was not in any way related to the 'Bois Locker Room' Instagram group in which obscene messages and morphed pictures of underage girls were shared, the Delhi police said on Sunday.

    Now speak as you tweet! Twitter’s new feature for iOS allows voice notes to be added to tweets

    The feature is currently available to ‘a limited group of people’ on iOS.

    Want to RT an article? Twitter will make sure that you have read it, first

    Twitter was quick to clear all doubts and questions that netizens had in their minds about the new feature.

    After Twitter row over ad gone wrong, Kent apologises for 'hurting sentiments'

    Mr Mahesh Gupta, CMD of Kent RO Systems, has issued an official apology.

    Is the Internet melting? Google fixes issue after server trouble snarls YouTube, Snapchat

    High levels of network congestion affected multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube.

    An unforgettable experience: This museum in NYC uses VR to give visitors an insight of others' thoughts

    72% of people in this generation prefer to spend money on experiences than on material things.

    Apps for essentials? No thanks. Most people prefer physical visit to stores during pandemic

    Hyper-super markets like More and Big Bazaar are least preferred during this time.

    Facebook buys Giphy, will integrate GIF library with Instagram

    In 2015, Giphy had rebuffed a Facebook offer.

    Photo app Snap opens first office in India in Mumbai, plans to build local team

    Snap’s local team in India will focus on expanding strategic partnerships, building an engaged community of creators and users and servicing local advertisers.

    Instagram updates web application, allows users to send DMs and watch live videos on desktop

    Direct messages on the desktop have been in the works for a while now.

    Now shop your heart out on Snapchat, thanks to new feature

    Called Collections, the feature will allow brands to link products without users having to swipe up & make the purchase.

    Facebook is eating Snapchat's share; 'Stories' feature hits 300 mn users

    Facebook 'Stories' would now begin delivering ads with visual messages.

    Instagram is working on 'Nametags' to compete with Snapchat

    This will let users create a custom scannable tag by designing a pattern of emojis.

    Snap introduces landmarker lens experiences

    Snap will enable the feature, users have to point the Snapchat camera to the monument on location.

    Distracted driving: Chandigarh, Amritsar lead global city pack

    A study, which analysed 6 million Snapchat posts across 173 cities for over a month, has found that along with Chandigarh and Amritsar, Lucknow, Delhi, Kanpur, Jaipur and Surat are among the top 20 cities when it comes to instances where users are creating content such as live videos while driving, and posting them online.

    Working professionals may soon be able to post appraisal updates on LinkedIn Stories

    The company plans to attract millennial workers with this new feature.

    Perception of beauty: How selfies, Snapchat filters may lead to body dysmorphic disorders

    Body dysmorphic disorder is an excessive pre-occupation with a perceived flaw in appearance.

    Snapchat brings friends closer with new Snap Map feature

    The new update lets users send their ongoing real-time location to a friend within the message thread.

    Lip-syncing, dancing, acting & lots of fame: Decoding TikTok’s meteoric rise in India

    The rise of the app in India did not go unnoticed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

    Snapchat brings back its old design to please unhappy users

    The app has also added a subscriptions feed devoted to content from celebrities, publishers & other professional sources.

    Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr welcome baby boy

    This is Kerr's second child and first with husband Spiegel, who was born on May 7.

    Google plans to take on Snapchat

    Snapchat 'Discover' lets news partners distribute video, image and text collections that remain accessible for 24 hours.

    Snapchat is finally removing its controversial redesign in latest update

    It has brought back an earlier feature that allowed users to see recent stories first.

    Snapchat trolls Facebook, introduces Russian bot filter on April Fools' Day

    The filter makes it appear as if a Russian bot has liked your post.

    Telegram takes off in India as startups drive adoption

    According to Prabhu Ram, head, Industry Intelligence Group at CyberMedia Research, businesses prefer Telegram because it marries capabilities of WhatsApp and Snapchat — it’s secure, private and accessible.

    Snapchat rolls out new iOS update, exposes its source code on GitHub

    When an app's source code gets exposed, the programme becomes vulnerable to attacks.

    Snapchat stocks tumble after Rihanna slams commercial trivialising domestic violence

    The ad makes a reference to the 2009 incident when Rihanna's then boyfriend Chris Brown had assaulted her.

    Snapchat's latest redesign brings new look but users are not happy

    An online petition calling for removal of the new update has attracted more than than 6 lakh signatures.

    Twitter plans a simpler, Snapchat-style tool for video-sharing

    The social media company already has a working demo of the camera-centered product.

    Evan Spiegel says Facebook copying Snapchat's popular features is the most-fantastic feeling

    Spiegel launched a stinging critique of FB, dismissing both its appeal and successful attempts to copy Snapchat’s most popular features.

    Self-made billionaire Kylie Jenner says she's bullied by 'the whole world'

    She recently opened up in a Snapchat video and hopes to inspire those who are being bullied.

    Now, Snapchat plans to move into scripted content

    Currently, Snapchat is relying on its partners to finance video content rather than commissioning on its own.

    After Kylie Jenner slammed Snapchat's new design, the app is going back to its older self

    The new change will be visible only to a small number of users.

    In a bid to take on Snapchat, Facebook working on 'Streaks' feature

    Snapchat uses the feature to encourage users to send more snaps, and warns friends when a streak is about to expire.

    Dr D's column: When Snapchat's Evan Spiegel made $3bn without having the sense of wrong & right

    Snapchat's new game unleashed a firestorm of criticism on the founder.

    Filters, lenses, face swap - here's how Snapchat is charming millennials, and more

    Snapchat has made a mark with its 10 seconds worth of snaps feature.

    Do you constantly take pictures wherever you go? Now, science shows that clicking photos can impair memory of events

    People think that taking a photo will help them remember something better, but it's actually quite the contrary.

    Netizens mistakenly uninstall Snapdeal app instead of Snapchat

    Many people downgraded and uninstalled ecommerce app Snapdeal instead of social networking app 'Snapchat' to mark their protest.

    Sebi asks Finmin to consider changes in laws for DVRs

    Snapchat’s IPO in 2017 drew the attention of startups to DVR structures.

    As consumers give internet videos the snap of Thanos, podcasts look at a comeback

    ​The growth of podcasts and spoken-word audio is similar to growth of aspen.

    Miranda Kerr's wedding with Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel looks right out of a fairy tale

    Kerr's Dior look was inspired by Grace Kelly's iconic dress at her 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco.

    Tyroo is Snapchat’s monetisation partner here

    Tyroo has also appointed former Bennett, Coleman & Co executive Akshay Mathur as its Chief Revenue Officer to drive growth through such partnerships.

    Snapchat 'Spectacles' now available in US at $129.99

    Snapchat 'Spectacles' record video and pair to user's phone over Bluetooth or WiFi which can then be uploaded to the user's Snapchat account.

    ​ Snapchat launches new location-sharing feature, 'Snap Map'

    Snap Map would compete with Facebook Messenger's 'Live Location' feature.

    BMW collaborates with Snapchat's augmented reality tech to view a 3D model of the X2

    The luxury brand is the first to create a 3D augmented-reality version of a product with Snapchat.

    Celebration time for Miranda Kerr, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel: Couple set to welcome first child

    The 34-year-old actress is already mom to six-year-old son Flynn, with ex Orlando Bloom.

    It's that time of the year! How Mark Zuckerberg, Evan Spielberg are losing big bucks

    There’s never a bad time to have a lot of money, except maybe for the last few weeks.

    Instagram, Snapchat detrimental to mental health, may drive feelings of inadequacy and anxiety

    Social media has been described as more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol.

    Wedding bells for Snapchat founder, Evan Spiegel and Aussie girlfriend, Miranda Kerr

    It will be Miranda's second marriage after her divorce from Orlando Bloom.

    This is why people use Snapchat

    Snapchat may provide the perfect medium for maintaining relationships with close friends without the pressure to present one self in extraordinary form, say scientists who delved into why people use the addictive social platform which allows short, quick posts.<br /> <br /> Due to its brevity, Snapchat could be the best form of communication in a world where people struggle with a seemingly diminishing attention span.

    The Deer Hunter! Robert De Niro makes Snapchat debut

    The typically serious Oscar-winning actor was all smiles when he experimented with the filters.

    When Kunal Bahl managed to find the funny side in the Snapdeal-Snapchat confusion

    Recent news reports about Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel’s comments resulted in many Indian users uninstalling Snapdeal by mistake.

    Kylie Jenner's tweet wipes out $1.3 billion of Snap's market value

    Snap Inc.’s flagship platform has lost some lustre according to one social-media influencer in the Kardashian-Jenner clan.

    Snap reveals US subpoenas on IPO disclosures

    Subpoenas can compel parties to provide materials that authorities want to review.

    Soon, Instagram to tell you who's stalking you

    The move, which serves as a good news to privacy-conscious users, brings Instagram Stories even more in line with Snapchat.

    Facebook's David Marcus believes 'Messenger Kids' is good for families

    With this app, kids can only connect with parent-approved contacts.

    Going digital! WhatsApp now boasts of 1.5 billion monthly users

    In India alone, the messaging app has over 200 million monthly active users.

    Why parents need to say no to Facebook's free Messenger Kids app

    The app is intended for kids under 13, who aren't ready to have social media accounts and protect their own privacy.

    Facebook unveils new Snapchat clone, calls it Messenger Day

    Messenger Day works like Snapchat Stories by letting you post photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours.

    Samsung plans to stay focused Artificial Intelligence - and soon be a leader

    The South Korean tech giant is highlighting its latest innovations in its vision to drive IoT supported by AI.

    Micro-cheating: How social media is ruining relationships for millennials

    Micro-cheating is used to describe behaviour which falls in a grey area between friendly interaction and infidelity.

    Spotlight: Snapchat Spectacles is the brand's first hardware offering

    Spectacles with a built-in video camera with a 115-degree, wide angle lens. Each pair is priced at $130.

    Obsessed with Snapchat? The photo-sharing mobile service plans to launch an Android smartphone

    The device might also inlcude a lock screen that allows users to easily swipe for notifications & updates.

    From nail art to spotless creams: Selfie craze amongst teens boosts cosmetics use

    It’s not only girls, who are concerned about their appearance. Boys, too, have taken to products such as hair gels.

    Third-party apps make hay as Indians take to video apps

    From filters to captions, these apps help users customise content in an intriguing manner.

    Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel had an epic reply to Facebook introducing a camera feature

    Spiegel said that he finds imitation to be the best form of flattery.

    Copy our data privacy policies too, Snapchat CEO to Facebook

    During a ReCode event in California on Tuesday, the Snapchat chief said Facebook has failed to sufficiently overhaul its user privacy protections.

    Here's why Snapchat's new Snap Map feature raises privacy concern for parents and children

    With the new feature, you can choose to share your location with all your friends.

    Instagram takes on Snapchat with live video broadcasts & vanishing direct messages

    Send anything you want, from inside jokes to your worst selfies.

    Instagram Stories, WhatsApp status hit 300mn active users

    Facebook might also copy Snapchat's Bitmoji personalised avatars and Snap Map location-sharing feature.

    It's official! Snapchat CEO, Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr are now man and wife

    The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Brentwood, California.

    Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel and supermodel Miranda Kerr to have a backyard wedding

    Rumour has it, the bride's family have already flown in from Australia for the occasion.

    Nokia 7 with the revolutionary 'bothie' is here: Price, specs and more

    The new smartphone promises flagship-like features at almost half the price of the Nokia 8.

    Now, Snapchat introduces New World lenses that let you add 3D filters to your surroundings

    Tapping the camera screen while using the rear-facing camera will bring up new 3D lenses.

    Oh, Snap(chat)! Actress Miranda Kerr faces Twitter flak for fiancé Evan Spiegel's 'poor India’ comment

    In a truly bizarre display of national pride, Indians are dissing Kerr on all possible social media platforms.

    Snapchat rubbishes allegation that Evan Spiegel called India a 'poor country': Report

    The alleged comment by the CEO went viral and had serious ramifications, as the app's rating plunged.

    Some users resort to rating Snapchat 'one star' on App Store after Spiegel's 'poor countries like India' comment

    The Customer Ratings of app was single star (based on 6,099 ratings) and all versions rating was one and half star (based on 9,527 ratings).

    Stickman Archer Fight: One of the most fun games in recent times

    This 2D game has a simple premise: you are an archer and you have to kill as many enemy archers as possible.

    Blue Whale challenge: Noida police issues safety tips to parents

    The lethal game has exposed the vulnerability of children and it is necessary parents keep a tab on their Internet surfing.

    Snapchat still scores over Instagram in US

    According to US-based marketing analytics company Jumpshot, 52 per cent of new US users signed up for Snapchat, compared to 48 per cent for Instagram in August.

    Is TweetDeck working for you? Dashboard application goes down for some users

    Down Detector said there were 'problems at Twitter'.

    Facebook now enables public viewing for its Stories feature

    The 'public' setting allows your 'followers' to see your story, in addition to your 'friends'.

    Tyler, the Creator & DJ Khaled's clash for Billboard glory becomes first of its kind in music world

    Tyler has been an influential figure who came up as a part of the counter culture in his times.

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