Snapchat sees drop in millennial user sentiment following redesign, according to YouGov

Snapchat sees drop in millennial user sentiment following redesign, according to YouGov

Parent company Snap Inc.‘s first quarter financial results for 2018, released May 1, disappointed investors, sending the company’s share price down to a record low. Snapchat’s slowing growth and lower-than-expected revenue are, in part, likely due to the app’s redesign disappointing another key group: millennials. Since Snapchat began rolling out its controversial redesign late last […]

Snapchat plans to test unskippable six-second video ads

Snapchat plans to test unskippable six-second video ads

In its quest to turn a profit, Snapchat parent company Snap Inc. is looking for more ways to generate revenue while preventing users from defecting to other platforms. But Snapchat users may have to endure more ads in the process — and soon those ads will be ones that can’t be skipped. Snapchat will start […]

Snap’s latest Spectacles can shoot photos as well as videos

Snap’s latest Spectacles can shoot photos as well as videos

Snap has launched a new version of its Spectacles that can take photos as well as shoot videos. The new models are also water-resistant and lighter. The temple area of the frame, which houses the bulk of the electronics, is around one third smaller, while the charging case is more than 20 per cent smaller. […]

Snapchat may soon let third-party apps connect to user accounts

Snapchat may soon let third-party apps connect to user accounts

Snapchat is reportedly working on a new feature that will let users control which third-party apps will have access to their accounts, the media reported. The latest beta version of Snapchat has a new feature category called “Connected Apps” whose description reads: “These apps are connected to your Snapchat account. Choose an app to control […]

Placed now offers open-source mobile location data for businesses

Placed now offers open-source mobile location data for businesses

Placed, a location-based ad tech firm that Snap Inc. bought in 2017, is making its analytics platform available to the public at no cost, according to an announcement. By making its Placed Insights service open source, the firm is letting more brands and agencies use mobile marketing tools that were previously only available to bigger […]

Snapchat throws its marketing API open to all

Snapchat throws its marketing API open to all

Although Snapchat launched its Marketing API in October 2016, the platform only made it available to a handful of technology companies that are part of its Snapchat Partners programme. These companies were able to use the API to develop tools that satisfy the needs of the world’s largest advertisers. From today, the API is open […]

Snap targets Instagram advertisers with free ads on Snapchat

Snap targets Instagram advertisers with free ads on Snapchat

Snap wants to attract new advertisers — specifically, it wants to attract advertisers who are spending money with its biggest competitor, Instagram. To lure them over, Snap is reaching out to those advertisers that are buying vertical video ads on Instagram and other competitors, and offering them free advertising credits to give Snapchat a try. […]