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Snapchat continues to seep outside the app with Snap Map on the web

Snapchat isn't just for mobile devices anymore -- the second feature of the app to expand to the web is the Snap Map. The tool allows any web browser to view a Snap Map from a URL or through an embed.

Bitmoji just got a little too real. And it's not fun anymore

Last week, Snap Inc. released Bitmoji Deluxe, expanding customization options for Bitmoji avatars. In theory, it sounds great – but my experience with the new feature was filled with far more anxiety than whimsical fun.

Here is what users are saying about that new Snapchat redesign

Snapchat's new design is expected to roll out globally by the end of March but many users with access to the update aren't happy. So which features are changing and what do users with access to them say about them?
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Facebook tests Reddit-style downvote button to crowdsource comments

Find that comment offensive, misleading or off-topic? Facebook is testing a downvote button that will allow you to say so, giving users a role in the algorithms determining what comments pop up first.
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New to Snapchat? Follow our guide and go from newbie to pro

Whether you're a Snapchat addict or a newbie, our detailed Snapchat guide will help you become a pro in no time. Find out how to get started, spice up your snaps, chat, send money, and carry out a host of other useful actions.

Not the dress again — illusion from two identical images confuses the internet

These images may look slightly different, but it's actually the same exact image side-by-side, an optical illusion that's boggling the internet. A photography lesson on lines explains why.
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Not happy with Pinterest search results? Refine it with text and photo queries

Pinterest Lens is a year old, and Pinterest is celebrating with expanded options for the visual search tool. A new option allows you to mix both text and photo searches, yielding better results.
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How are those 280-character tweets working? Twitter grows, but not in U.S.

Twitter has more global users than ever, but the company can't say the same thing for the U.S.. The company shared user metrics and financial data -- along with how those 280-character Tweets are faring.
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Snapchat now lets you create custom, wacky AR Lenses with new fee-based tool

Wondering how to create a custom Snapchat lens without a whole lot of computer savvy? Snapchat just launched a new tool you'll want to try. The update also comes with some new caption options for Snaps.

Text away: 20 free texting games you can play with your friends

If you believe we live in an interconnected world where everyone has a smartphone, you may need to think again. Here are our picks for the best texting games so you can make the most fun out of that limited data plan of yours.
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Ahead of global rollout, the Snapchat redesign could already be sparking growth

Snapchat's new look may not be available in most countries yet, but Snap Inc. is already posting user growth and financial growth along with some positive stats on the changes.
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Your Twitter name can change with the times, just like you do -- here's how

Despite what you may or may not have heard, Twitter names aren't actually set in stone. Check out our quick-hit guide on how to change your Twitter username and display name in less than five minutes.