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Snapchat Wants You to Keep Your Clothes On

Snapchat Wants You to Keep Your Clothes On

By Josh Wolford February 20, 2015

Snapchat has grown far beyond its initial designation as “that sexting app with the disappearing messages”, and the app is being used for things far beyond your basic boob shot and dick pic. Brands are getting in the mix and …

Yahoo Is Reportedly Investing in Snapchat and Its Sky-High Valuation Yahoo Is Reportedly Investing in Snapchat and Its Sky-High Valuation

Yahoo is one of the backers that’s ready to throw out a funding round that values Snapchat at $10 billion, according to reports. The Wall Street Journal quotes the all-knowing and omnipresent “people familiar with the matter”, who claim that …

Twitter’s Apparently Thinking About Group Chat Twitter’s Apparently Thinking About Group Chat

Does Twitter need a group chat feature? Would you use it? According to the company’s CFO, group chat is one of the functions high up on their future innovation list. Speaking at the Citi Global Technology Conference in New York, …

Microsoft the Latest to Try Its Own Snapchat Microsoft the Latest to Try Its Own Snapchat

Snapchat is so hot right now. The kids these days, well, they’re pretty obsessed with the ephemeral messaging app. Among Millennials, it’s currently the third most-popular social app, behind only Facebook and Instagram. The company is serving well over 700 …

Pinterest Gets More Social With Messaging Feature Pinterest Gets More Social With Messaging Feature

Pinterest announced the addition of a new messaging feature, which allows users to reply to someone when they shoot them a pin. You can reply back with text or with another pin. Users can also now send pins and messages …

Instagram’s Bolt App Launches – But Not in the US Instagram’s Bolt App Launches – But Not in the US

Despite the protests of an app with the same name, Instagram has officially launched Bolt – but not in the US. As of now, users can only download Bolt in New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa. This shouldn’t surprise you, …

Facebook Reportedly Launching New Snapchat Competitor, Possibly Soon Facebook Reportedly Launching New Snapchat Competitor, Possibly Soon

It appears that Facebook hasn’t yet given up on its dream of having its own app for ephemeral messaging. According to a new report from Financial Times, the company is very close to launching yet another attempt at a Snapchat …

Snapchat Has to Be Thrilled with This Little Anecdote Snapchat Has to Be Thrilled with This Little Anecdote

What’s so terrifying that it’ll make high-school students panic like they’re seven and someone just took away their recess? Apparently, it’s not a giant zit on prom night or the revelation of a secret burn book. It appears that the …

WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Users, 700 Million Photos Shared Daily WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Users, 700 Million Photos Shared Daily

Messaging app WhatsApp has just announced a huge milestone–they’ve topped half a billion “regular, active” users. And those users are sharing more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos every day. “Thanks to all of you, half a billion …

Vine Gets Private Messaging Vine Gets Private Messaging

Citing the fact that users have wanted this from the beginning, today Vine released an update on both iOS and Android that makes private messaging available. Starting today, you can now send your favorite 6-second clips to your friends on …

Messaging Revenue Down as Messaging Apps Take Off Messaging Revenue Down as Messaging Apps Take Off

As popular social networking sites such as Facebook become populated with, well, everyone, teens are now escaping to the relative privacy that messaging apps provide. WhatsApp and SnapChat are now two of the most popular mobile apps, and it seems …

Instagram Event Invite Hints at Printing Service. Possibly. Maybe. Instagram Event Invite Hints at Printing Service. Possibly. Maybe.

Instagram is about to announce something new, and the event invites point to something in the physical realm. Members of the tech press recently received a mysterious invite for a December 12th press event. It simply says “you are invited …

Instagram May Get Private Messaging By Year’s End Instagram May Get Private Messaging By Year’s End
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Twitter has direct messaging. Facebook has Facebook messenger. Instagram has…no equivalent. If you want to say something to another Instagram user, everyone else is going to see it too. As of right now, Instagram has no private messaging function. That …

Facebook Tests Messenger Update With Some Android Users Facebook Tests Messenger Update With Some Android Users

Facebook just announced that it’s testing a new update to Messenger on Android, designed to make it faster and more reliable for mobile-to-mobile messaging. The update includes the ability to see which friends are using the app, the ability to …

With Public Offering Nearing, Twitter Looks To Go A Little More Private With Public Offering Nearing, Twitter Looks To Go A Little More Private

Twitter is reportedly considering expanding its private messaging offerings. Earlier this week, the company started rolling out a new feature that lets users receive direct messages from users they don’t follow. Historically, the feature has only worked when a user …

Twitter Lets You Get DMs from Anybody, If You Want Twitter Lets You Get DMs from Anybody, If You Want

On occasion, you need to communicate with someone on Twitter and you don’t want everyone to see it. That’s fair – maybe you’re complaining about an embarrassing product that you bought. Maybe you’re a Congressman and you want to send …

Your Unopened Snapchats Are Being Given to Police, But It’s a Rare Occurrence Your Unopened Snapchats Are Being Given to Police, But It’s a Rare Occurrence
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If you’re unaware that pretty much everything you do online is probably being tracked by someone, and all of the companies that house the content that you upload, post, tweet, and send on a daily basis routinely give it up …