Snapchat challenges TikTok with curated video feed
San Francisco (AFP) - Snapchat on Monday unveiled a new curated short-form video feed in a stepped up challenge to social media rivals like TikTok.The new format called Spotlight will allow Snapchatters to see content from influencers and other members of the network popular with young smartphone users.Spotlight is aimed at broadening the connections among Snapchat users by enabling anyone to create a video that gets distributed on the platform.It aims to encourage more users to create short-form video "snaps" which can be embellished with filters and augmented reality effects.Parent firm Snap...
Snapchat has launched a new set of 3D body scan Lenses
Snapchat has launched a new set of 3D body scan Lenses.The video-sharing platform has developed the new set with their full-body tracking AR technology, which was previously available in 2D.The 10 new 3D body scan Lenses respond to your movements, and can be used with both the front and rear-facing device cameras.They work by tracking 18 joints on the human body.
Snapchat has confirmed that its anime filter was used more than three billion times
Snapchat has confirmed that its anime filter was used more than three billion times in the first week after it was released.The multi-media messaging app has confirmed the news of the filter's success as part of its third quarter results.The company revealed that Snapchat had 249 million daily users in the third quarter, up from 238 million last quarter.The firm's revenue was also up to $679 million, which represents an increase of 52 percent.
Snapchat has teamed up with Headspace to offer two new meditations for World Mental Health Day
Snapchat has teamed up with Headspace to offer two new meditations to coincide with World Mental Health DayThe Snapchat Mini in-App mediation experience with Headspace went live this summer, and sees mindfulness experts give free meditation sessions daily.The two new meditations, which last around six minutes each, will be guided by Headspace’s Director of Meditation, Eve Lewis.One his called 'Choose Kindness' , which is "designed to shift our mindset and move to a place of compassion", and the second, 'Take on the School Year', is "focused on navigating uncertainty at school".The Headspace Mi...
Which Social Media Stock Will Grow The Most In The Next 5 Years?
Every week, Benzinga conducts a sentiment survey* to understand what traders are most excited about, interested in or thinking about as they manage and build their personal portfolios.Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreThis week, we asked a group of over 250 traders and investors about 5 of the world’s most prominent social media firms by market capitalization.Best Social Media StockOver the next 5 years, which social media stock will have the largest percentage gain?Facebook (NASDAQ: FB)Twitter (NYSE: TWTR)Snapchat (NYSE: SNAP)Pinterest (NYSE: PINS)Zoom (NASDAQ: ZM)ZoomDuring thi...