Digitaltrends: Snapchat now has restaurant reviews. Here’s how to view them

Digitaltrends: Snapchat now has restaurant reviews. Here’s how to view them. “On Friday, Snapchat announced a new map layer it has added to its existing Snap Map. The new layer was created in partnership with The Infatuation, a restaurant review site. Basically, the layer shows you recommended restaurants that are closest to you. With the new feature, you can view restaurant reviews from The Infatuation about the restaurants around you, save them to your favorites, or share them with your friends.”

Engadget: Snapchat’s Shared Stories will let you collaborate with friends of friends

Engadget: Snapchat’s Shared Stories will let you collaborate with friends of friends. “Snapchat has updated its Custom Stories feature to allow more people to participate. While the original version of the feature only gives you a way to add friends to view and contribute to your Stories, the new version called Shared Stories allows the friends you add to add their own contacts.”

Distractify: Snapchat Geofilters Are Pretty Easy to Create for Any Event or Occasion

Distractify: Snapchat Geofilters Are Pretty Easy to Create for Any Event or Occasion. “Since it was first introduced, one of the main draws of Snapchat has been the wide array of filters that users can play with to change their appearance or even tag themselves at a certain location or event. Geofilters are only available at certain locations and can be used to share a snap about where a user is specifically. Now, Snapchat has made it possible for anyone to create one.”

Engadget: Snapchat is getting a suite of new editing tools called ‘director mode’

Engadget: Snapchat is getting a suite of new editing tools called ‘director mode’. “In a blog post, Snap said that director mode is meant to help people create more “polished” content than what is currently possible with Snapchat’s in-app camera. The new tools include a TikTok-like green screen feature that relies on Snapchat’s vast library of augmented reality lenses.”

The Verge: Snapchat’s Flying Camera

The Verge: Snapchat’s Flying Camera. “Yes, Snap made a drone. Called Pixy, the small yellow puck takes off from your hand, follows you around, and captures video that can be sent back to Snapchat. It’s Snap’s attempt at making a drone that’s friendlier and more approachable than other products on the market — and it may hint at the more advanced, AR-powered future Snap is building toward.”

CNBC: Musk’s Twitter takeover may boost Facebook, Google and Snap ad revenues

CNBC: Musk’s Twitter takeover may boost Facebook, Google and Snap ad revenues. “Twitter, which announced it accepted Musk’s bid on Monday, has heavily relied on ad sales, which accounted for $1.41 billion, the lion’s share of its revenue, in the most recent quarter. But Musk could take the company two ways that may potentially pull ad dollars away. The outspoken Tesla and SpaceX CEO has argued free speech is critical to the platform, which could mean less content moderation. Brands, not wanting their content to potentially appear next to misinformation or hate speech, could pull their spending, JMP analysts said in a note Tuesday.”

Engadget: Snapchat lets news outlets automatically share articles as stories

Engadget: Snapchat lets news outlets automatically share articles as stories. “People have used social media as a news source for years, and Snapchat hopes to make the most of that reality. As Axios reports, Snapchat has launched a Dynamic Stories test feature that lets media outlets automatically share news articles as Stories on the Discover platform through their existing RSS feeds.”

The Verge: Snap bans anonymous messaging features from third-party app integrations

The Verge: Snap bans anonymous messaging features from third-party app integrations. “Snap is banning anonymous messaging features from third-party apps that integrate with its platform over concerns that they could be used for bullying and harassment. The change comes after a lawsuit last year sought to hold Snap liable for misuse of its platform linked to the death of a teenager who was being bullied on two Snapchat-connected apps.”

Screen Rant: How To Find Concerts & Other Live Events On Snapchat

Screen Rant: How To Find Concerts & Other Live Events On Snapchat. “Snapchat is a great app for chatting with friends and watching funny videos, but did you know it can also help you find concerts and other live events with the help of Ticketmaster? If there’s one certainty in the tech space, it’s that smartphone apps are constantly changing. In a neverending attempt to hold the attention of as many users as possible, it’s crucial for apps to keep the experience fresh and lively.”

The Star: Meta, Snap sued over social media ‘addicted’ girl’s suicide

The Star: Meta, Snap sued over social media ‘addicted’ girl’s suicide. “Meta Platforms Inc and Snap Inc are to blame for the suicide of an 11-year-old girl who was addicted to Instagram and Snapchat, the girl’s mother alleged in a lawsuit. The woman claims her daughter Selena Rodriguez struggled for two years with an ‘extreme addiction’ to Meta’s photo-sharing platform and Snap’s messaging app before taking her life last year.”