Digital Trends: WhatsApp Is Beating Snapchat At Its Own Game, Reports 1 Billion Daily Users. “WhatsApp is beating Snapchat at its own game. The company announced that it has hit a milestone of 1 billion daily active users — but perhaps more interesting it the fact that Status — the company’s Snapchat Stories competitor — now has 250 million daily active users.”
Social Media Examiner: How to Create a Snapchat Geofilter on Your Phone. “Want to design Snapchat geofilters on the go? Have you seen the Snapchat in-app geofilter creation tool? In this article, you’ll discover how to easily create and purchase custom Snapchat geofilters from within the mobile app.” Very step-by-step.
Nieman Lab: NBC News invents the script for a twice-daily Snapchat news show. “As part of NBC Universal’s $500 million investment in Snap, Inc., the network is launching a daily news show, two to three minutes long, that will be published on Snapchat Discover at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET during the week and at 1 p.m. ET on Saturdays and Sundays on Snapchat accounts in the U.S. and Canada.”
The Next Web: You can now buy Snapchat Spectacles on Amazon. “Spetacles were originally only available at special yellow kiosks, but they’ve since been sold on Snap’s website. Yet even after all these months, Snapchat gives an estimated delivery date of 5-10 days, so Amazon is probably your best bet if you want the glasses in just a day or two.”
Mashable: You’ll never have to worry about perfectly timed Snapchat videos again. “Snapchat just answered one of its users’ biggest requests: The app will no longer limit you to single 10-second video clips at a time. Instead, Snapchat now allows you to record up to a full minute of video at once. There is, however, one catch.”
Formula One racing and Snapchat are teaming up. “Formula 1 continues to develop its social media network, announcing a new global partnership with video-sharing platform Snapchat. The deal will debut at this weekend’s British Grand Prix and will result in coverage on Snapchat’s breaking news and curated platform Discover, using the ‘Our Stories’ content type.”
CNN: Can Snapchat snap back?. “Snapchat is probably not the next Facebook. The company generated enormous hype when it went public in March. But it continues to bleed red ink. User growth is slowing, an alarming sign for a social media platform that’s relatively young. And Facebook itself keeps introducing me-too products.”