Snap permanently closes Donald Trump’s account

  • January 14, 2021
Last week, as many social networks took steps to ban or restrict President Trump’s posts in the wake of violent riots that attacked Capitol Hill, Snap indefinitely suspended his account on its service. Today, the company announced that shutdown is pe…

Snapchat helped register a million voters ahead of 2020 election

  • October 1, 2020
Earlier this summer, Snapchat launched a suite of in-app tools to help its users register to vote and learn about the upcoming 2020 election. Now, Snap says those efforts have paid off. Snapchat has so far helped more than a million people register t…

Snapchat introduces voting resources to boost youth turnout

  • August 6, 2020
Snapchat wants to use its influence with young people to help drive higher turnout in the upcoming elections. To do that, the company is introducing a new set of educational tools meant to help users prepare to vote. The new features include voter re…

Snapchat targets TikTok by adding music to snaps

  • August 3, 2020
Snapchat will soon get a little more like Instagram and TikTok. The app is working on an update that will allow users to add music to their snaps, the company revealed. With the update, users will be able to add songs to their snaps either before or…

Congress grills Facebook over its acquisitions and feature cloning

  • July 29, 2020
During a massive antitrust hearing, Congress tried to force Mark Zuckerberg to answer some of the toughest questions yet around Facebook’s acquisitions. The company’s 2012 deal to buy Instagram for $1 billion came under particular scrutiny when lawma…

Snap makes Spectacles easier to use with new edit tool

  • July 22, 2020
If you happen to own a pair of Spectacles that have been collecting dust, a new software update may get you to use them again. Snap is introducing two new features — Long Snap and Trim — that address some of its wearable’s more notable shortcomings…

Snap’s coronavirus bump was short lived

  • July 21, 2020
Snapchat continues to grow even as the coronavirus pandemic batters the ad industry. The company reported its second-quarter results Tuesday, marking the first full quarter since the coronavirus pandemic kicked into high gear and upended advertising…

VR time machine helps an inventor relive his past

  • July 12, 2020
Life is made of fleeting moments that you may easily forget, but one inventor might have found a way to remember it… much of it, anyway. As PetaPixel reports, Lucas Rizzotto recently developed a virtual reality “time machine” that lets him revisit…

Snapchat releases and then deletes its latest insensitive filter

  • June 19, 2020
Snapchat has a history of creating insensitive, and sometimes downright racist, content. Today, users were presented with a filter to “celebrate” Juneteenth — a remembrance of slaves being informed they were free years after the Emancipation Proclam…