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How to turn off Snapchat’s location-based Snap Map

Thanks to an opt-in feature added last year, Snapchat may be sharing your location with friends whenever you open it. Here, we'll walk you through how to turn off said feature off and regain some peace of mind.
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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.
Mobile

Snap's Spectacles 2 can take stills and don't mind the rain

Snapchat has announced new styles for its Spectacles camera-equipped sunglasses. Spectacles 2 are able to take still images and are water-resistant. They're available to order now through Snap's website. 
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Three million people quit Snapchat after the redesign

After a million users signed petitions to get the old Snapchat back, the network's user count is showing the early results of the changes with a three-million-user drop in daily active users.
Emerging Tech

Could Snap save the internet from fake news? Here’s the company’s secret weapon

Snapchat recently leant its support to work by the University of California, Riverside, who have developed an algorithm that can root out fake news online. Here's how their tech works.
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Snapchat now uses speech recognition to animate your face

Get your tongue back in your mouth -- Snapchat's latest Lenses react instead to a specific keyword. The new Lenses animate after hearing a specific keyword, which Snapchat displays on the screen.
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You hardly knew Snapcash, Snapchat’s payment service, and now it’s saying goodbye

Snapchat's woes show no sign of ending, and the latest casualty in the company is Snapcash, the peer-to-peer payment service. It's likely that you've never heard of - much less used - the service.
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Snapchat’s visual search tool could take you shopping, but not on Amazon

Shopping and Snapchat could soon be synonymous. As originally reported by TechCrunch, the popular social media platform is experimenting with a new visual search feature called "Eagle."
Mobile

Tinder testing Bitmoji feature using Snap Kit

Using Snapchat's latest developer platform known as Snap Kit, Tinder has begun testing the Bitmoji feature in Mexico and Canada. By connecting their Snapchat and Tinder accounts, users are able to send Bitmojis through the dating app.
Mobile

Tired of the same Snapchat lenses? Lens Explorer simplifies finding new lenses

Lens Studio resulted in hundreds of thousands of new Snapchat lenses -- but how do you access them? With the new Snapchat Lens Explorer, finding a new lens is as simple as a few taps or a swipe up from inside a Story.
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No mo’ FOMO — Here’s how to delete your Snapchat account

With nearly 200 million daily users, Snapchat is one of the most popular social media platforms. But if you need a break from the dancing hotdogs and face swaps, we'll show you how to delete your Snapchat account.
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When it rains, it pours inside Snap Maps, thanks to new World Effects

Raining? Your Snapchat Bitmoji may also be getting a downpour with new animated weather effects. The weather comes along with World Effects that change the look of the Snap Map based on holidays and events.
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Having regrets? Snapchat adds a tool to delete messages

Snapchat users can finally take back what they just said with a new Clear Chats tool. The hidden tool allows users to delete messages, both read and unread. The update comes as the company's camera glasses launch on Amazon.
Mobile

Your Bitmoji sticker can now include a friend with Friendmojis for iOS

Is your Bitmoji feeling lonely? Well, with the app's latest update it no longer has to. Using the new Friendmojis feature, you can send stickers that combine your Bitmoji with your friends' cartoons.
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Ready to make some noise? New Snapchat augmented reality mask responds to sounds

Snapchat has quietly added a new AR mask to its rotating carousel -- and it responds not to visuals but to voice. The new mask is an animal with neon-colored ears that pulse and shine based on the volume of the music.
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Snapchat's redesign was allegedly spearheaded by one man -- Evan Spiegel

Not a fan of Snapchat’s redesign? Apparently, neither was most of Snapchat itself. Luckily, the company is rolling back the changes, and this new/old look has rolled out to a "majority" of iOS users.
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Snapchatters can now experience the joy of unskippable video ads

Snapchat has started testing unskippable six-second video ads, as the platform continues to look for ways to turn a profit. Current data shows that most users skip through the app's video ads.
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Snapchat redesign slows user growth, confirming predictions

Snap Inc. CEO Evan Speigel said the re-design would temporarily disrupt the company -- and that disruption is here with a slowed user growth and a dip in revenue. The company is working to continue optimizing the design.