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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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Snapchat opens its doors to third-party apps, keeps privacy first

Snapchat launched its new platform for third-party developers. Known as Snap Kit, developers now have the option to integrate Snapchat features into their own apps while also keeping user data safe.
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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.
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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.
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Snap's Spectacles 2 can take stills and don't mind the rain

Snapchat has announced a new version of 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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Snapchat’s new Snappables Lenses are AR games you play with your face

Snappables are new Snapchat games that use facial expressions, motion, and touch to control the game. The games can be sent as Snaps to challenge friends, or to invite friends to a virtual dance party.
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You AR what you eat — augmented reality menus are coming to Snapchat

Have your food and eat it too? New augmented reality menus will allow diners to preview a dish using a Snapchat AR Lens before ordering, putting a lifelike model of the food right on the table.
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Snap, then shop — Snapchat rolls out Shoppable AR filters

Snapchat fans can now shop directly from the app, thanks to new Shoppable AR filters. The new feature allows Sponsored Lenses to include product links, download links, or video links directly inside Snapchat.