Articles with the tag Snapchat

Man Falls For Snapchat Prank Over and Over [Video]

How gullible can you be? Jillian Haker has been tormenting her brother with the same Snapchat prank. Funny thing is, he falls for it over and over. It begins with Jillian asking her brother to pose with her for a Snapchat photo. He obliges and poses, only to realize that she is shooting a video […]

First Snapchat Ad Is A ‘Oija’ Movie Trailer

Snapchat has entered the advertising game. The social media company started showing advertisements to users over the weekends but Snapchat has a slightly different approach than Facebook and Twitter. Tech Crunch notes that the Snapchat ads (in this case, a trailer for the movie Oija) will show up in the Recent Updates section. Users are not forced to watch […]

The Snappening: Thousands Of Nude Snapchat Photos Hacked

The Fappening may be over but the Snappening has just begun. Hackers stole thousands of nude Snapchat photos over the weekend and they are now leaking them on the forum 4Chan. According to USA Today, as many as 200,000 photos may have been stolen. Snapchat confirmed that thousands of its users were victimized by the attack […]

Facebook Officially Releases Slingshot, A More Social Snapchat

Facebook accidentally leaked its own Snapchat competitor a few days back, but now everyone that didn’t pick it up in those  few crucial hours has a chance to play with it. Whereas Snapchat aims to be a private person to person photo/video messaging app, Slingshot hopes to make things a little more social. Released on […]

Snapchat Introduces Video Calling, Text Conversations

Snapchat today released its biggest update ever on Android and iOS, rolling out the ability to video chat and send text for the first time ever. And as before, nothing lasts forever. Apps like Confide have popped up in recent months, essentially functioning as a Snapchat for text, and text is an idea the social […]

Alleged Snapchat Of Miley Cyrus With Male Fan Leaks On The Web

Miley Cyrus has been making the news frequently this month, from uploading pictures of her sun burnt breasts onto Twitter, to the creation of a Miley Cyrus course that is now offered at Skidmore College. A new picture from Snapchat however supposedly shows Cyrus and a male fan in bed. Cyrus’ rep has already reached out […]

New Messaging App ‘Sneeky’ Is A Combination Of Snapchat and Secret

A new application called “Sneeky” has been released on the iOS platform by Sneeky Inc. This application is aimed to be popular specifically around teenagers and can be seen as a combination of two well known applications, Snapchat and Secret. Similar to Secret, Sneeky only allows the phone numbers on the user’s contact list see […]

Chris Martin Joins ‘The Voice’ Via Snapchat

At around 8 p.m. Tuesday night, The Voice’s official twitter account (@NBCTheVoice) sent out a post that instructed it’s 2.68 million followers to add “nbcthevoice” on their Snapchat accounts. They then proceeded to send out posts that officially counted down to release of their huge Snapchat news. .@Snapchat reveal = 15 MINUTES. #BattlesBegin — The […]

Snapchat Hacks For Brands Who Just Don’t Get Teenagers [Infographic]

Snapchat, a mobile app used to send instant, temporary photos to your friends, is prime real estate for brands looking to target the youth demographic. About 400 million “snaps” are sent within the app among 26 million active U.S. users every day. Like we said, prime real estate. The app has surpassed “startup mode” and […]

Photos Gone Flaccid: Snapchat Hit By Outage

Snapchat has been battling numerous security problems over the past month, and today was affected by an outage that kept Snaps from being delivered. According to TechCrunch, the service was down for over 30 minutes, and based on Twitter, some users are still having issues. Snapchat can you start working already — lex (@lex65473) January […]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Talks Privacy, Calls Snapchat ‘Super Interesting’

Snapchat could have been part of the Facebook family if it hadn’t turned down an alleged $3 billion offer, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared his thoughts on the popular service. During a recent talk onstage at Stanford University, Zuckerberg was asked about the NSA, venture capitalists and of course Snapchat. Zuckerberg talked about privacy, and […]

Snapchat Hit By Spam Over The Weekend, Is Looking Into It

Snapchat updated its mobile apps last week after it was affected by a major security breach, and over the past few days, users have been getting spam. Called “Snap Spam,” the social network apologized in an official blog post today: We’ve heard some complaints over the weekend about an increase in Snap Spam on our […]

Snapchat Updates Android And iOS App After Data Leak

Snapchat was hacked last week, leading to the leak of around 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers, and today the social network rolled out an important update. Hackers were able to access private data through the Find Friends feature, and users are now able to opt out of it. From the Snapchat blog: This morning […]

Confide Is Like Snapchat, But For Business Professionals

Snapchat is extremely popular among teens and young adults, and a new app called Confide looks to offer similar functionality for the business crowd. Launched today and available on iOS, users can send text messages that automatically self-destruct. However, what makes it different from Snapchat is that recipients drag their finger along text in order […]

Snapchat Improving Its App, Service After Data Leaks

Snapchat announced on Thursday that it is improving its app and Find Friends service in light of data leaks that were published online this week. The messaging service was the victim of a hack that leaked the usernames and phone numbers of some 4.6 million users. The company issued a statement on its blog Thursday […]

Snapchat Hack Affects 4.6 Million Accounts

A Snapchat hack affected about 4.6 million accounts and saved usernames and phone numbers to a site called SnapchatDB.info. In a statement to TechCrunch, SnapchatDB explained that it received the information through a recently identified and patched exploit. The site is making the data available to the public to convince Snapchat to beef up its […]

Snapchat Raises $50 Million In New Funding

Snapchat reportedly turned down a $3 billion acquisition from Facebook last month, and today confirmed a new $50 million investment. CEO Evan Spiegel confirmed the news, and says the investment came from a single investor who he would not disclose. According to TechCrunch, Snapchat was reportedly planning on raising $200 million in new funding from […]

Snapchat Files Restraining Order Against Alleged Creator Reggie Brown

Snapchat has been battling a lawsuit from alleged Co-Founder Reggie Brown, and today the company filed for a restraining order. According to the original lawsuit, CEO Evan Spiegel and CTO Bobby Murphy, both Co-Founders, unfairly removed Brown in July 2011. Brown claims he came up with the idea of disappearing messages, and deserves one-third of […]