Just like you’d find on other picture sharing services these days, Instagram now offers Face Filters. With these, you can have some fun with silly masks or filters, then share them with friends and family. (more…)
Snapchat, an app I’d love to tell you about if I had actually ever used it, got a new feature today called World Lenses. Sweet!
What are World Lenses? I don’t know! But, Snapchat describes them as Lenses that allow you to “paint the world around you with new 3D experiences.” Mmmm, that sounds lovely, I’ll have that. (more…)
Snapchat introduced Stories this morning. Oh, wait, I mean Instagram. Let’s try this again. Instagram introduced Stories this morning, a feature that 100% copies Snapchat’s Stories feature. With Instagram Stories, users can upload different clips and shots into the same Story, then share that Story with whoever they want on Instagram. If this sounds like Snapchat Stories, it should, because it’s the exact same thing. (more…)
In an old update for Snapchat, the app introduced Stories. With Stories, users could upload short videos and photos to a single feed that could be shared with friends. As things happened in a day, you could update your Story, and it was a great way to let friends in on what you were up to. Now, Snapchat introduces Memories, and everything that was authentic and real about Stories is going right out the window. (more…)
This week, Snapchat will roll out a dynamic emoji feature that will allow users to place a live emoji on top of objects, people, or animals, giving a cartoonish vibe to your videos. For example, you could place a crying emoji on top of your own face, and the emoji will reshape and move right alongside your own face, as if it were a mask. (more…)
One aspect of Snapchat frequently overlooked is the ability to “chat” with friends. Similar to Hangouts or any other instant messaging app, you can whip up a few sentences, then send them along to a friend who maybe sent you a really funny snap recently. It is sometimes easier to reply with words than with a snap of your own. With that said, Snapchat announced Chat 2.0 today, brining a more intuitive chatting experience to users of the service. (more…)
A recent update to Snapchat has brought yet another filter for you to have a bit of fun with. Late last year, Snapchat brought the ability to speed up and slow down video, but now, Android folks can send videos that are reversed, leaving the door wide open for a lot of creepy and cool clips. (more…)