Tag: Snapchat

Snapchat boosts Lens Studio with new Landmarkers, templates, and guides

While the Snapchat mobile app is Snap’s most popular offering, its desktop app Lens Studio lets users easily create augmented reality lenses that can be applied on the go. Today, Lens Studio is adding a collection of new features designed to appeal to a wider range of creators — inexperienced newbies and pro 3D modelers alike […]

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Quasi-AR baby steps are preparing us for true AR’s digital future

Though I only occasionally write about augmented reality, I sift through plenty of “news” these days that is kinda-sorta AR, but not really. For example, if you believe that a TV show is using “augmented reality” to superimpose weather graphics on the screen next to a live meteorologist, AR has been commercially available for decades. Video […]

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Snap Announces Spectacles 3 With Dual HD Cameras, Augmented Reality Stickers, and a Steep Price Tag

Snapchat today announced Spectacles 3 with 3D cameras, a new frame, and an equally higher price tag. The new Spectacles are notably more powerful than their predecessor and the dual HD cameras make it an ideal device for AR purposes. The Spectacles 3 feature a “strong, lightweight steel frame” with circular lenses. This time around, […]

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Snap debuts dual-camera Spectacles 3 glasses to create 3D AR content

Snap’s prior forays into the hardware world haven’t been as notable as its popular social media app Snapchat, but the company is apparently committed to seeing how far its Spectacles wearables can go with users. To that end, it today revealed Spectacles 3, glasses with dual cameras built in to capture 3D depth, which it […]

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Snap is raising $1 billion to invest in content, AR, and possible acquisitions

(Reuters) — Snap on Tuesday said it will raise $1 billion in short-term debt and plans to invest in more media content, augmented reality features, and may also buy other companies. The parent company of the popular disappearing messaging app Snapchat has revived its user growth and stock price after a rough 2018. It introduced […]

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Snap stock spikes 9% fueled by new Android app and AR photo lenses

(Reuters) — Snap’s Snapchat on Tuesday beat analysts’ estimates for user growth and revenue, getting a boost from a better version of its Android app and the launch of new augmented reality photo lenses. The company said the number of daily active users rose to 203 million in the second quarter ended June 30 from […]

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Why Snapchat is making mobile games like Bitmoji Tennis

Over the past eight years, Snap has made one of the world’s most popular social chat clients with Snapchat. And lately, the company has been giving its users more things to do, including playing instant games. I spoke about Snap’s game efforts with Will Wu, head of Snap Games and director of product; and John […]

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Zynga launches Tiny Royale on Snapchat

Social gaming firm Zynga has launched its fast-paced battle royale game, Tiny Royale, as an exclusive on Snapchat. It’ll be part of Snap Games, the messaging app’s new multiplayer gaming platform, and it’s the latest in the messaging industry’s attempt to cash in on the riches and engagement associated with games. Other messaging platforms with […]

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How to Secretly Screenshot Snapchat Stories on iPhone

Snapchat takes screenshots very seriously. If you take a screenshot of a snap in DM, it will notify the user immediately. If you take a screenshot of a public story, it will be visible in their stats screen. And on the iPhone, there are no reliable third-party tools to secretly screenshot or save a Snapchat […]

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