USA Today: Snapchat Time Machine is a selfie-altering feature that lets you ‘age’ before your eyes

USA Today: Snapchat Time Machine is a selfie-altering feature that lets you ‘age’ before your eyes. “Snapchat is picking up where Face App left off by rolling out a new tool that tries to show you what you look like at every phase of life. The app’s latest Lens is called Time Machine, and it includes a slider you can drag across your screen to watch the years add up. You can also use the feature to see what you supposedly looked like when you were younger.”

CNBC: Snapchat fact-checks political ads, unlike Facebook, says CEO Evan Spiegel

CNBC: Snapchat fact-checks political ads, unlike Facebook, says CEO Evan Spiegel. “As pressure mounts on Big Tech companies to address the spread of misinformation, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said Monday that his company fact-checks all political advertising.”

MakeUseOf: 20 Common Snapchat Terms You Need to Know

MakeUseOf: 20 Common Snapchat Terms You Need to Know. “Snapchat can be intimidating. The social media platform has a language all of its own, with various Snapchat terms meaning users can struggle to understand what’s going on. Whether you need help getting started with Snapchat or you’re a longtime user who has encountered a new phrase, here are the common Snapchat terms you need to know.”

New York Times: Teens Love TikTok. Silicon Valley Is Trying to Stage an Intervention.

New York Times: Teens Love TikTok. Silicon Valley Is Trying to Stage an Intervention.. “TikTok, which is run by a seven-year-old company in Beijing called ByteDance, allows people to create short, snappy videos and share them around the world. That simple concept has fueled its rise to quickly become one of the world’s largest social networks and to mount the most direct incursion yet by a Chinese company into Silicon Valley’s turf. Now the American internet companies are pushing back.”

Los Angeles Times: Justice Department and SEC drop investigation of Snap

Los Angeles Times: Justice Department and SEC drop investigation of Snap. “According to a regulatory filing published by the social media company Wednesday morning, U.S. authorities have officially dropped investigations into whether Snap misled investors about the threat posed by Facebook-owned Instagram at the time of its IPO.”

CNET: Snap’s earnings show growth despite competition from Facebook, TikTok

CNET: Snap’s earnings show growth despite competition from Facebook, TikTok. “Snap appears to be making a comeback, attracting new users after it announced a new version of its augmented reality sunglasses. The parent company of ephemeral-messaging app Snapchat said Tuesday that it had 210 million daily active users, an increase from the 203 million daily active users the company reported in the second quarter.”

Mashable: Reddit wants more teen users. Can Snapchat help?

Mashable: Reddit wants more teen users. Can Snapchat help?. “Reddit might be the ‘front page of the internet,’ a hotbed of memes and viral videos, but the site’s not known for being particularly popular with teens. The company wants to change that. So Reddit is launching a new integration with Snapchat, rolling out new sharing features that allow Reddit users to share posts directly to the Snapchat app.”