Social Media Today: Snapchat Launches Virtual Art Gallery for Black History Month

Social Media Today: Snapchat Launches Virtual Art Gallery for Black History Month. “For all the talk about how social media platforms have ruined art, literature, attention spans, cinema, etc. – could it be possible that digital platforms may also become the connective tool that links a new generation to art, and re-ignites traditional forms? This week, to celebrate Black History Month, Snapchat has launched a new Lens which invites users into a virtual art gallery and showcases the work of black Millennial artists.”

CNET: Snap’s earnings show that users aren’t disappearing anymore

CNET: Snap’s earnings show that users aren’t disappearing anymore. “Snap, which has struggled to keep users on its Snapchat app, broke its losing streak. Snap said Tuesday that 186 million users logged in to the vanishing-messaging app daily in the fourth quarter, the same number as in the previous quarter. Snap had seen a drop in daily usage for two consecutive quarters last year after an unpopular redesign of the app.”

MakeUseOf: The Full Snapchat Filters List and the Best Ones to Use

MakeUseOf: The Full Snapchat Filters List and the Best Ones to Use. “Snapchat’s selection of filters, lenses, and geofilters change daily. It’s great for adding some variation to your selfie game, but can also be a little overwhelming. If you want to pick the best Snapchat filter for your photos, we’ve got you covered.”

The Next Web: Snapchat is testing new features (that Instagram has had for months)

The Next Web: Snapchat is testing new features (that Instagram has had for months). “Snapchat has clearly fallen behind Instagram when it comes to user growth. In order to catch up, the app is testing a bunch of features like a timer, camera grid, and portrait mode. The finding comes from app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who took to Twitter to share screenshots of the new features.”