Snapchat has released new content and creative tools to help users celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month.
Different ways to celebrate: The social media platform has developed a series of “I Am APIDA” Lenses in partnership with creatives from the APIDA community, including Jiqai Wang, Badal Patel and Rachel Newman, according to Team Snap.
Snapchat has now moved on from letting users see what they might look like as the opposite sex in its 2019 viral filter to turning them into living, breathing anime characters.
The new filter, called “Anime Style,” transforms the user’s picture or video into an anime character based on their facial structure, as explained by Republic World.
An official in Luna County, New Mexico is under fire after a Snapchat post in which he blamed the Asian community for spreading COVID-19.
Tyler Massey, who works as a Luna County Safety and Risk Coordinator, shared the post on Snapchat on March 18, recounting his experience at a Walmart while he was shopping for groceries, according to Las Cruces Sun-News.
A 20-year-old San Francisco Bay Area college student named Ethan used Snapchat’s ‘gender switch’ filter to pose as a woman on Tinder and caught a San Mateo police officer allegedly wanting to hook up.
The student went by the name of a 16-year-old female named “Esther” and said he had a female friend who was molested as a child. Seemingly moved by her story, he wanted to catch possible pedophiles.
The world is a giant melting pot of people and now so is your timeline thanks to the viral Snapchat swapping app that allows users to change their appearance by airbrushing images to look like the opposite gender.
The app’s augmented reality (AR) lenses include facial features that are typically male or female.
A new Snapchat filter which effectively transforms its users into the opposite sex by adding eyelashes or facial hair has become an instant hit on social media.
While others have merely created memes out of it, one male Princeton student decided to do something a bit more extra.
A comment allegedly made by Snap Inc.’s chief executive two years ago has caused a massive uproar in India, with many Indian Snapchat users deciding to delete the app in protest.
“This app is only for rich people,” CEO Evan Spiegel allegedly said in 2015 according to a former employee as part of a recent lawsuit. “I don’t want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain.”
A Snapchat stunt went horribly wrong after Singapore teen Jonathan Chow jumped over the railing in Orchard Central mall and fell four floors to this death.
The 17-year-old’s friend, Ruth, who was recording the stunt, said Chow wanted to take a video of each other leaping over the mall’s banister to a ledge below that he believed was made of concrete.
The risk that investors take when shelling out funds for startups is never a joke. Oftentimes, many would see it as just another bet in a game that only the 1% can play, but the truth is, no decision involving money ever comes easy.
Such is the case for Snapchat’s earliest investors. Lightspeed Venture Partners was the first venture capital firm that invested in Snapchat, which today makes headlines after Snap Inc., its parent company, filed a $3 billion IPO last week.
At 28 years old, a Filipino-American is currently the second youngest billionaire in the world, according to Forbes. Bobby Murphy, Snap Inc.’s low-profile CTO, is second only to his 26-year-old Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel.
Murphy is also #11 in Forbes’ America’s Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40. Among the world’s richest, Forbes real-time ranking (as of press time) places Murphy at #444, a huge jump from last year’s #1011.
With its ingenious marketing campaign, Snapchat’s camera glasses, or ‘Spectacles’, is poised to become a massive hit. It has become so popular, in fact, that hawkers have been able to sell the fashionable gadget online for 20 to 40 times its original price.
Snap Inc., as the company is now known, first showed off a sneak peak of the product back in September. Featuring a camera lens on its right side and a LED indicator on its left, the pair of tech shades are seemingly designed to target teens and millennials simply allows users to record 10 seconds worth of video just by the touch of a button — and that’s basically it.
A 19-year-old college student found a lucrative gig sending sexy Snapchats to strangers on Snapchat Premium while her boyfriend made a documentary of it.
After losing her job as a server at PF Chang’s, Hannah Weiiss signed up for Snapchat Premium and began charging subscribers to see her snaps. The student from Long Beach, California claims to have made $2,000 in the span of a month on the social media platform.