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Trump's Snapchat account to be permanently banned | TheHill

Snapchat plans to permanently ban President Trump’s account from the social media platform once President-elect Joe Biden takes office later this month, a Snapchat spokesperson confirmed to The Hill. 

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Snapchat apologizes for tone-deaf Juneteenth filter

Snapchat received widespread criticism Friday for its Juneteenth filter that prompted users to celebrate the anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S. by smiling to break chains. By mid-day, Snap quietly pulled the tone-deaf filter and the company has

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Snapchat will no longer promote Trump's account in Discover - Axios

The decision was made over the weekend, after Twitter flagged President Trump's tweets for glorifying violence.

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LinkedIn is testing Snapchat-like stories because that’s the world we live in now

LinkedIn is testing adding stories to its app (just like Instagram and Snapchat), in an effort to offer more "casual" business conversations.

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Snapchat Employees Abused Data Access to Spy on Users - VICE

Multiple sources and emails also describe SnapLion, an internal tool used by various departments to access Snapchat user data.

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To stop copycats, Snapchat shares itself

Evan Spiegel has finally found a way to fight back against Mark Zuckerberg’s army of clones. For 2.5 years, Snapchat foolishly tried to take the high road versus Facebook, with Spiegel claiming “Our values are hard to copy”. That inaction allowed Zu

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Exclusive: Snapchat weighs what was once unthinkable

Snap Inc is considering changes to its Snapchat app, known for disappearing phot...

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Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom on winning the Stories war - The Verge

Two years after Instagram cloned Snapchat Stories, we interviewed CEO Kevin Systrom about his future plans.

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What Are Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook ‘Stories’? - The Atlantic

The format, made popular by Snapchat and Instagram, is the native genre of glass rectangles.

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How Reggie Brown invented Snapchat

Why sexting and a Stanford class led a group of former fraternity brothers to create Snapchat.

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The New Dating Requirement: Consuming All of Your Partner’s #Content

‘Be respectful and watch my [Instagram] Story,’ one 20-something demanded. Her relationship prerequisite isn’t unique—but when stories expire in 24 hours, it’s not easy, either.

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Snapchat dangles referral traffic with link sharing from other apps

In an update to Snapchat's iOS app today, Snap began rolling out two important new features. You now can share links from other apps via the iOS share sheet,..

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More Americans are getting news from social media than ever before - Recode

More Americans than ever are getting news from social platforms like Facebook, Twitter and even Snapchat.

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Snapchat Emoji Meanings Explained with emojis - TechDrips

Snapchat has been very popular as instant messaging application. ou might have noticed different emojis, here is the list of snapchat emoji meanings.

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Snapchat’s newest feature is also its biggest privacy threat - The Verge

Earlier this week, Snapchat introduced Snap Map, an opt-in function that allows you to share your location with your friends on a map. Snapchat’s introduction video to Snap Map, seen above, focuses...

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Snapchat vs. Instagram: What marketers need to know - Digiday

With Facebook’s Instagram Stories positing huge competition to Snapchat, brands and advertisers are trying to figure out which works best.

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The world's biggest ad company plans to spend $200 million on Snapchat this year

The CEO of the world's largest advertising group, WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell, said his firm plans to spend $200 million on Snapchat in 2017.

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How Gatorade and Snapchat Are Leveraging the Power of Mobile to Inspire Athletes | Inc.com

Today's athletes are always on the go. To reach them with your ads a strong mobile strategy is a must.

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Snappers can now start a chat by tapping a Bitmoji

You can now place friends' Bitmoji on your home screen and tap them to start chats.

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The guy who came up with the idea for Snapchat got $158 million and vanished from public life

Reggie Brown came up with the idea behind Snapchat, then he was ousted. He settled a lawsuit with the firm for $158 million and has laid low since.

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Why I’m leaving Snapchat and so are all your friends – Charged Tech

Snapchat is the darling of technology: for years, we’ve fawned over the company for being innovative, using daring interfaces and out of…

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Snapchat IPO: Inside Snap Inc.'s company culture - Business Insider

Thursday night's filing of Snapchat's IPO papers was the largest data dump we've ever received from the company. Here's what we learned.

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Report shows how much money publishers make from platforms like Facebook, Google, and Snapchat

The report, from Digital Content Next, reveals the average amount a premium publisher makes from distributing their content across third-party platforms.

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Some of the Funniest Snapchat Fails caught on camera

The great thing about social media is that you never miss those priceless moments people capture in their day The posts that do really well on Facebook and...

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WhatsApp straight up copies Snapchat's drawings and stickers

The latest WhatsApp Android beta is adding a number of new features that should make sharing images with your friends a bit more fun – and a lot more like Snapchat. Android Police noted that the latest Android beta of the app introduces the ability to d

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Snapchat users fume over an Asian stereotype mask for selfies

How employees ahead of Tuesday missed the connection between iconic anime imagery and potentially racist undertones isn’t unclear.

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How to use Instagram Stories | TechCrunch

Lookout, Snapchat. Instagram just launched its own Stories feature for sharing everyday moments that disappear. Click the arrow to the right or scroll down to..

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The big flip: How Snapchat reoriented video advertising

Embracing vertical video poses technical challenges for brands wanting to repurpose their video content, as well as requires a different artistic eye.

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Snapchat says it has basically replaced TV for millennials

Twice as many millennials watched the first GOP debate on Snapchat as did on regular TV.

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Social Media Trends to Watch

Social media is moving at breakneck speeds and what was yesterday’s latest craze is today’s “That is so 2015.” In order to stay on top of your marketing game, you need to know what’s going on in this ever-evolving social world.

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Snapchat now lets you have longer captions | VentureBeat | Apps | by Ken Yeung

Snapchat has released an update that gives you more characters for captions on your snaps. The company said that it has “more than doubled” the amount of characters you could have from the 33 you were limited to before.

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Snapchat reportedly acquires Bitmoji maker Bitstrips for $100 million | TechCrunch

Fortune is reporting that Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging platform that has today become the number one free app on the App Store, has agreed to acquire..

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7 Intriguing Digital Marketing Stats From the Past Week

The data overflowed at South by Southwest Interactive during the last week, and we picked seven great stats that are worth knowing about: 1.

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Things are heating up between Facebook and Snapchat

Reuters Pictures/Carlos Garcia Rawlins and Steve Jennings/Stringer/Getty ImagesSnapchat CEO Evan Spiegel (left) and Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergWhen Facebook

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How Snapchat Built a Business By Confusing Olds

Advertisers are scrambling for the $16 billion social network's young users. But will it end up being a fad?

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My Little Sister Taught Me How To “Snapchat Like The Teens”

I’m 29 years old, and I’ve been on Snapchat for about a year now. I post fairly often (usually on my Story), and I get a decent amount of engagement from my friends. Quite honestly, up until Thanksgiving, I thought I was pretty good at Snapchat.

Then I watched my little sister on Snapchat.

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Facebook continues to ‘borrow’ Snapchat features as it tests swipeable filters, stickers & text overlays in iOS

Facebook has rather a long history of finding inspiration in the Snapchat app, from Poke back in 2012 (which was pulled last month) to Slingshot. TechCrunch reports that the company is now testing ...

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Snapchat Hires New Programming Head To Boost Original Content Efforts

Ephemeral messaging app company Snapchat has hired Marcus Wiley as new Head of Program Planning and Development.

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Social media buying media companies: How Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat plan to take over online news.

This post originally appeared on Business Insider. In late November, Twitter CFO Anthony Noto accidentally sent a public tweet he'd rather have kept private. "I still think we should buy them," his tweet, which has since been deleted, read. &q

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Snapchat reportedly raising more funding at valuation of up to $19 billion

Snapchat is looking to raise as much as $500 million in a new funding round at a valuation of up to $19 billion, according to a Bloomberg report.

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Snapchat's Not So Social Bet on Content

Snapchat's Discover feature is a big gamble in the long run for not just the company, but for the brands and publishers behind that content as well.

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Snapchat Takes a Hit -

Snapchat has claimed that it has not been breached, but rather a third party app, snapsaved.com, had fallen victim of this data breach. Snapsaved.com . . .

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Snapchat COO Emily White Wants To Make Ads Incredibly Obvious To Users

Snapchat isn't a fan of native advertising, according to the company's COO Emily White.