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. […]

Snap shares soar on first earnings beat with revived user growth

Snap shares soar on first earnings beat with revived user growth

Snapchat parent Snap beat Wall Street expectations for the first time since the company went public almost a year ago, in the fourth quarter of 2017. Snap reported impressive revenue and user growth, and saw its stock price soar more than 20 per cent to finally give investors something to smile about. “We ended 2017 […]

Snapchat Stories are coming to the web

Snapchat Stories are coming to the web

Snap calls itself a camera company, and now it’s taking a big step towards the proliferation of content beyond the confines of Snapchat. As rumoured, the company will allow iOS and Android users to share select stories outside of the app (the same way you’d share a mobile web link or tweet). At launch, the […]

Snap is planning a foray into the Chinese ad market

Snap is planning a foray into the Chinese ad market

Under pressure to boost its slowing revenue growth and a stock price that’s been in the dumps for months, Snap is turning to China. The company is planning on an “ambitious” effort to attract advertisers from China and other Asian-Pacific countries to its Snapchat app. Snap has a goal of quickly growing sales from the […]