Bloomberg: Snapchat Is Becoming Like the Internet It Disdains

Bloomberg: Snapchat Is Becoming Like the Internet It Disdains. “Snapchat has defined itself in opposition to the internet establishment. It didn’t want to be a digital hangout like Facebook that lured the masses to perform for strangers. Snapchat’s advertisements wouldn’t be ‘creepy’ like other internet ads. Web-video programs from partners such as ESPN wouldn’t be the schlock people saw elsewhere. Now, though, Snapchat is borrowing liberally from the internet conventions it has scorned.”

Elite Daily: Here’s How To Use Snapchat’s Voice-Controlled Lenses, & I Can’t Stop Talking

Elite Daily: Here’s How To Use Snapchat’s Voice-Controlled Lenses, & I Can’t Stop Talking. “Snapchat is here with a new way to control the Lenses you love, and you don’t have to lift a finger to do so. Snapchat released a new voice-controlled feature on Wednesday, Aug. 1, that allows users to activate new Snapchat Lenses simply by speaking to the app. It’s really that easy, and I can’t stop talking to pull up the fun new Lenses. If you are as eager as I am to use the new feature, wait no more. Here’s how to use Snapchat’s voice-controlled Lenses to send your next Snap.”

TechCrunch: Snapchat will shut down Snapcash, forfeiting to Venmo

TechCrunch:
Snapchat will shut down Snapcash, forfeiting to Venmo
. “Snapcash ended up a way to pay adult performers for private content over Snapchat, not just a way to pay your friends. But Snapchat will abandon the peer-to-peer payment space on August 30th. Code buried in Snapchat’s Android app includes a ‘Snapcash deprecation message’ that displays ‘Snapcash will no longer be available after %s [date]’. Shutting down the feature would bring an end to Snapchat’s four-year partnership with Square to power the feature for sending people money.”

The Next Web: Snapchat’s new feature shines the spotlight on community-made Lenses

The Next Web: Snapchat’s new feature shines the spotlight on community-made Lenses. “Snapchat today announced it was rolling out Lens Explorer, a new feature that makes it easier for users to tap into the growing market of community-made Snapchat Lenses. With this new feature, the company turns to the creativity of its users to differentiate itself from its competitors.”