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Snapchat reportedly now worth $10 billion

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Snapchat is rumored to have rejected a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook last year. According to Bloomberg, Snapchat may be valued at $10 billion.

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Snapchat launches a feature called “Our Story”


Snapchat has launched a new feature called “Our Story.” Snapchat said that the app has always been about sharing your point of view, which is why the application opens straight into the camera. Snapchat recently launched a feature called “My Story,” which is used for stringing moments together into a narrative.
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Facebook Messenger now has tap-and-hold video sharing

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Facebook Messenger now has an instant video recording feature. It has a tap-and-hold video sharing that is similar to Snapchat, Instagram, and Vine. The feature has rolled out on iOS today and will be coming to Android soon.

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Facebook Inc (FB) reportedly building a Snapchat competitor… again

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) recently shut-down Facebook Poke, which was a failed attempt at a Snapchat rival. Facebook is reportedly going to release a new ephemeral video-chat app, according to The Financial Times.

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Snapchat settles FTC charges about disappearing photos

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that it has settled charges with Snapchat about deceiving users. The FTC said that Snapchat promised users that photo messages “disappeared,” but that was “false.” The FTC alleges that Snapchat collected address book information without consenting users. The app also allegedly allowed video messages to be stored and accessed on a recipient’s phone. And the FTC claims Snapchat failed to secure its “Find Friends” feature, which resulted in a security breach that affected over 4 million users’ accounts. Snapchat will have to set up an in-depth privacy program and it will be monitored by a privacy professional for 20 years.
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Snapchat users are sending 700 million photos and videos per day

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Snapchat users are now sending 700 million photos and videos per day, according to The Verge. Last November, Snapchat said that 400 million photo messages were being sent per day and it was rumored that it turned down a multibillion dollar offer from Facebook. This is up from 60 million messages per day in February 2013. Snapchat Stories, Snapchat videos that are a collection of photo messages and lasts for 24 hours, are viewed 500 million times per day.
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Snapchat now has text chat and video calling


Snapchat has added two new features to its app. Now when you swipe right on a friend’s name in the Snapchat inbox, it will enter a new chat screen. There is also a new button at the bottom of the screen to initiate a video call. If the other person hits the button, then the call will start.
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Mark Zuckerberg was irritated by a question about buying Snapchat

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At Mobile World Congress, someone asked Mark Zuckerberg about whether Facebook was going to buy Snapchat. “Will you make another bid for Snapchat?” asked someone in the audience.
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