Instagram Bolt Announced to Take on Snapchat

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Yesterday Instagram quietly announced a new photo and video messaging service called Bolt. In a similar fashion as Snapchat, or Facebook’s recently launched Slingshot, Instagram Bolt enables users to send pictures or videos to a friend, one that will self destruct after it has been viewed. Snapchat has been around for quite a while, and […]

Facebook Slingshot iPhone App Is a Snapchat Clone

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Facebook launched a new app called Slingshot, that takes the basic idea of Snapchat and adds a bit of a twist to it. Slingshot allows users to quickly and instantly send photos or short video clips to other users, but the catch is that users cannot see what another user sent them without sending another […]

Facebook Messenger iPhone App Updated with Snapchat Video Feature

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Facebook Messenger has received a generous update in the form of instant 15-second videos that you can record and immediately send to your Facebook friends. This feature is an expansion of previous Facebook Messenger updates that allowed users to instantly send photos and even record audio messages and send them instantly to Facebook Friends, as […]

Snapchat Takes on FaceTime with Video Chatting and Messaging

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The popular and unique photo-sharing app Snapchat has launched its biggest update yet on iPhone and Android devices, with the ability to video chat and message other users, on top of the ability to send self-distructing selfies. The new features will hopefully move Snapchat into the same arena as Apple’s FaceTime and iMessage services, and […]

iOS 7 Could Hurt Appeal of Snapchat

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A change in how iOS 7 handles screenshots could potentially cause problems for Snapchat, if it doesn’t kill one feature of the app entirely. According to MacRumors, the release notes for iOS 7 Apple note that “Active touches are no longer canceled when the user takes a screenshot,” which could cause problems for the popular […]