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The latest Snapchat news, updates, and user guides, all in one place. Digital Trends offers in-depth coverage about one of the most popular photo and video-sharing platforms in the world.  Here’s everything you need to know about Snapchat, from stories to messages.

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Worried about the TikTok ban? Here are 5 TikTok alternatives you should use

Though TikTok isn't banned quite yet, it may be soon. Here are some alternatives worth checking out.
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How to tell if someone has blocked you on Snapchat

Snapchat's Pixy drone.

Snap is recalling every Pixy drone that it ever sold

Snapchat Recap 2023 running on iPhones.

Snapchat Recap 2023: how to find your year in review

A screenshot of Snapchat's new AI-powered Dreams feature.

Snapchat hopes its new AI selfie feature will be a moneymaker

ChatGPT-powered My AI chatbot running in the Snapchat app.

ChatGPT is coming to Snapchat to be your new AI BFF

Pricing options in the Snapchat app on an iPhone.

Is Snapchat free? Here’s how much you’ll need to pay for it

Snapchat emojis, including two pink hearts, a red heart, a gold heart, a smiling face, and a grimace face.

What do Snapchat emojis mean? All emoji meanings, explained

Snapchat 2022 year in review recap.

Snapchat Wrapped 2022: how to see your year in review Story

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How to block people on Snapchat

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What does the lock mean on Snapchat?

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What do the eyes mean on your Snapchat Story?

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Snapchat+ now lets you customize when Snaps on Stories expire

Snapchat+ is dropping a few new features for its subscribers this week, including custom Story expiration for Snaps on Stories.
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Snapchat’s new Dual Camera uses both front and rear cameras simultaneously

The new Dual Camera feature lets Snapchatters capture moments using both of their phone's cameras simultaneously.
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Snapchat may owe you money just for using filters — here’s how to get paid

Do you have Snapchat? Do you regularly use the app's lenses and filters? If so, a class-action lawsuit means you might be owed money.
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How to half swipe on Snapchat

Half swiping is useful if you want to peek at a chat message on Snapchat without fully opening it. Here's how to do it.
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Snap’s Pixy drone flies off into the sunset as it’s reportedly canceled

Snap Inc. is grounding Pixy and ending future production of Snapchat's selfie camera drone as part of a broader reprioritization of company resources.
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Snapchat Plus subscribers are getting these four new features today

Snapchat Plus subscribers will get access to four new features today. Here's what you need to know.
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Snapchat is down right now. Here’s what we know

Snapchat is down. Here's what we know so far about the outage.
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A new Snapchat feature lets parents see who their teens chat with

Snapchat has a new parental supervision feature that lets parents view who their teens are chatting with, but not the chat conversations themselves.
Here's what Snapchat looks like when using it on a MacBook Air.

How to use Snapchat on PC and Mac

Here's how to use Snapchat on a Windows PC, a Mac computer, and more so you can keep in touch with friends when your phone is on the charger.
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Solve a creepy mystery with Snapchat’s new in-app AR game

Snapchat has a new in-app AR game and it's a creepy mystery. Here's what you need to know and how to play it.
Here's what a Snapchat for Web Video Call looks like.

Snapchat is coming to PC, but there’s a big catch

Snap just announced Snapchat for Web, a new way to stay in touch with friends while using a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.
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Having trouble logging in? Snapchat is working on a fix

Snapchat users are reporting that they're unable to log in to the popular messaging app. Snapchat says they're working on fixing it.
A person using Snapchat on an iPhone.

Everything we know about the new Snapchat Plus subscription

Snap has launched Snapchat Plus, a new subscription service that gives users access to exclusive, experimental features.
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Snapchat Plus is now live, and feels a whole lot like Twitter Blue

Snapchat Plus is now live. And in terms of features and pricing, it looks a lot like Twitter Blue.
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Snapchat now has restaurant reviews. Here’s how to view them

Snapchat's newest Snap Map layer offers restaurant recommendations based on your location. The layer is live in a number of big cities. Here's how to view them.
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Snapchat has a new Shared Stories feature. Here’s how to use it

Snapchat introduced a new feature this week called Shared Stories, which lets users add more people to a Story. Here's how to find it.
Snapchat's Pixy drone.

Snapchat’s pocket-sized Pixy drone takes to the skies

Snapchat has released an autonomous drone for capturing video and photos. The Pixy quadcopter brings high-tech specs as it joins the company's product lineup.
Google creating Snapchat Discover competitor called Stamp

How to make a public profile on Snapchat

Having a public profile on Snapchat is a step toward becoming a creator on the app. We'll go over what it means to have a public profile and how to make one.
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Teen avoids social media for 6 years, wins cash from mom

A Minnesota teen collected $1,800 from his mom on his 18th birthday after winning a bet to stay off social media for six years.
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Snapchat now offers a real-time location-sharing feature

Snapchat introduced a real-time location-sharing feature designed to be a virtual buddy system for people en route to a date or on their way home at night.
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Snapchat finally adds safeguards against drug sales to minors

Snapchat has started adding more safeguards to protect minors from being exposed to drug dealers, but is it enough?
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Snapchat introduces four new social engagement features

Snapchat has made minor but important tweaks to keep up with other platforms such as Instagram and TikTok.