Elite Daily: Here’s How To Play “Snappable” Snapchat Games Using Your Facial Expressions. “If you spent hours during Easter weekend trying to complete the Snapchat Egg Hunt, you’re in for a real treat. The beloved social media app has just introduced Snappables, which are cool new virtual reality (VR) games. However, they’re unique to the VR gaming world because you control them with your face. So if you think you have some strong AF facial muscles, here’s how to play ‘Snappable’ Snapchat games. Say goodbye to all productivity, and forget about being shy in public.”
MakeUseOf: How to Make a Snapchat Filter in 11 Easy Steps. “With Snapchat geofilters, you can put artwork, names, logos, and other designs over messages in the app. In a unique twist, Snapchat geofilters only work in specific locations and are often only available for a limited time. In recent years, Snapchat filtering uses has been dramatically expanded. Today, you can submit filters to represent birthdays, weddings, parties, and much more. These filters cost money and can be expensive, depending on the size of the location you wish to see the filter run. In this article, you’ll learn all about how to make a Snapchat filter using the new geofilters feature.” Nothing earth-shattering here but a lot of useful info in one place.
The Next Web: Snapchat taps community creativity with user-built face Lenses. “A few months after Snapchat opened its Lens Studio, allowing anyone to make their own versions of the app’s augmented reality filters — the company today announced it’s now allowing its users to make their own face Lenses, a.k.a. the ones Snapchat is famous for.”
Variety: New Version of Snap’s Spectacles Pops Up in FCC Filing . “Snapchat’s corporate parent Snap Inc. may be getting ready to release a new version of its Spectacles wearable device soon: On late Tuesday, the FCC published a new filing made by the company for a ‘wearable video camera.’ Snap didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.”
MakeUseOf: How to Use Snapchat: A Complete Beginner’s Guide. “…while most social media apps have a clear purpose and function, Snapchat is simultaneously a news source, instant messenger, public broadcast platform, selfie-taker, and #1 source of that dog tongue filter. Honestly, even for its most experienced users, Snapchat can be pretty confusing. To help, we have put together a single resource where you can learn exactly how to use Snapchat. Whether you want to send pictures of your breakfast to your best friend, participate in a location-based story, create a Bitmoji, or catch up on your favorite celebrities, this article will answer all of your questions…” Serious deep dive.
First look at Instagram Nametags, its clone of Snapchat QR codes . “Instagram is preparing to launch a feature called Nametags that lets you create a special image that people can scan with the Instagram Stories camera to follow you. TechCrunch broke the news of Nametags code in Instagram’s Android APK last month. But now thanks to reader Genady Okrain we have screenshots and more details of the Instagram Nametags feature.”
CNET: Snapchat brings back chronological feed (for some people). “Non-chronological social media feeds are condemned by most reasonable human beings. Facebook did it, Instagram did it, even Twitter is experimenting with different looks on a platform that’s supposed to be about the here and now.”