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The new format called Spotlight will allow Snapchatters to see content from influencers and other members of the network popular with young smartphone users.(File photo for representation)

Snapchat challenges TikTok with curated video feed

San Francisco | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 08:36 PM IST
Snapchat on Monday unveiled a new curated short-form video feed in a stepped up challenge to social media rivals like TikTok.
The image shows two examples of the Halloween costumes launched by Snapchat through 3D lenses.(Twitter)
The image shows two examples of the Halloween costumes launched by Snapchat through 3D lenses.(Twitter)

Dress up in Halloween costumes this year with Snapchat’s 3D lenses

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 10:28 AM IST
one can be a Sorceress, a Zombie, or even the Dancing Hot Dog for Halloween this year with the new 3D lenses.
Quick Switch, introduced by Samsung, solves the privacy needs of today’s smartphone users.(HT Brand Studio)
Quick Switch, introduced by Samsung, solves the privacy needs of today’s smartphone users.(HT Brand Studio)

Who touched my phone? Spare yourself this nightmare with Quick Switch

By Partnered Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 04:01 PM IST
Quick Switch lets you switch between private and public instances of your most-used apps like the gallery, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Snapchat, with just a double click of the power button. Now, isn’t that awesome?
Via a few Instagram posts, Ralph Lauren made this collaboration announcement.(Ralph Lauren/Instagram)
Via a few Instagram posts, Ralph Lauren made this collaboration announcement.(Ralph Lauren/Instagram)

Social media life: Your digital avatar could strut about virtually dressed in Ralph Lauren, here’s how

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 10:10 PM IST
The luxury fashion label has tied up with social media tool, Snapchat, to bring a branded, customisable wardrobe for its Bitmoji avatars.
An Indian Army jawan patrolling at the Line of Control (LOC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI)
An Indian Army jawan patrolling at the Line of Control (LOC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K’s Poonch district and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 09:05 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at this hour. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Jaipur, India - July 15, 2020: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot talks to media persons outside Hotel Fairmont, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (HT Photo)
Jaipur, India - July 15, 2020: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot talks to media persons outside Hotel Fairmont, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (HT Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: ‘Some young leaders think their personal interests bigger than those of party’, says Ashok Gehlot and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 05:05 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The decision was made over the weekend, during which Snapchat parent Snap chief executive Evan Spiegel sent a lengthy memo to employees condemning what he saw as a legacy of racial injustice and violence in the US.(REUTERS)
The decision was made over the weekend, during which Snapchat parent Snap chief executive Evan Spiegel sent a lengthy memo to employees condemning what he saw as a legacy of racial injustice and violence in the US.(REUTERS)

Snapchat curbs Donald Trump posts for inciting ‘racial violence’

San Francisco | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 11:44 PM IST
The move came after Twitter took an unprecedented stand by hiding a Trump post it said promoted violence, thrusting rival Facebook into turmoil for refusing to sanction false or inflammatory posts by the US president.
Snapchat will be particularly important for reaching young and first-time voters ahead of the 2020 election, with schools and other gathering places closed.(REUTERS)
Snapchat will be particularly important for reaching young and first-time voters ahead of the 2020 election, with schools and other gathering places closed.(REUTERS)

Snapchat stops boosting US President Donald Trump’s posts

Bloomberg | By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 11:24 PM IST
Donald Trump’s Snapchat account remains publicly available, but the decision will affect his reach on the platform.
A still from the motion comic, 18 Days: The Mahabharata. The aim, say comic book and film companies, is to offer their content, its identity intact, to an audience that would not otherwise encounter their titles.(Graphic India)
A still from the motion comic, 18 Days: The Mahabharata. The aim, say comic book and film companies, is to offer their content, its identity intact, to an audience that would not otherwise encounter their titles.(Graphic India)

From page to screen: ‘Motion comics’ pop up on apps like TikTok, Snapchat

Hindustan Times | By Cherylann Mollan
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 07:57 PM IST
These are comics that have been midly animated, with voice-overs and music added. Episodes are typically 5 to 50 seconds long.
A California teen who had been drugged and kidnapped was rescued by police this week after using Snapchat to alert her friends to her abduction.(REUTERS)
A California teen who had been drugged and kidnapped was rescued by police this week after using Snapchat to alert her friends to her abduction.(REUTERS)

Kidnapped US teen uses Snapchat to lead police to her

Los Angeles | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 05:15 AM IST
Police said the 14-year-old victim on Tuesday notified friends she had been kidnapped via the popular app and they were able to determine her location and alert authorities.
Snapchat has emerged as the biggest culprit, with researchers now reporting that one in six young people use the photo-sharing app while driving.(Unsplash)
Snapchat has emerged as the biggest culprit, with researchers now reporting that one in six young people use the photo-sharing app while driving.(Unsplash)

Snapchat biggest safety hazard among young drivers using the app while driving

Sydney | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 01:05 PM IST
Snapchat has emerged as the biggest culprit, with researchers now reporting that one in six young people use the photo-sharing app while driving.
Snapchat logo(AP)
Snapchat logo(AP)

Media Story: Hieroglyphs to Snapchat

UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 05:41 PM IST
Every time we use the phone, browse newspapers or social media sites, we are using mediums of communication. Johannes Gutenberg’s press, the telegraph message sent by Samuel Morse, the advent of the radio, TV and the internet are milestones in the evolution of communications.
Overvaluation craves as many “likes” as possible -- and can betray a self-centered me-me-me mentality.(Unsplash)
Overvaluation craves as many “likes” as possible -- and can betray a self-centered me-me-me mentality.(Unsplash)

Selfies and the self: what they say about us and society

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Rio De Janeiro
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 09:01 AM IST
Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter are flooded with the knowing poses: a teenager with her kitten, a Chinese man in front of the Eiffel Tower, newlyweds at Disneyland, a fan with a movie star.
The girl however managed to escape and reported to the local authorities while keeping her mother informed via Snapchat.(HT Photo/ Representative Image)
The girl however managed to escape and reported to the local authorities while keeping her mother informed via Snapchat.(HT Photo/ Representative Image)

Florida man fakes fame on Instagram, rapes minor

Florida | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2019 04:54 PM IST
Richard Brown, who already faces six felony counts of child sexual abuse, got in touch with the 17-year-old girl on Instagram and claimed to be a 19-year-old, rich and “Instagram famous”, the media reported.
Agastya Nanda is the grandson of Amitabh Bachchan and Suhana Khan is the daughter of Shah Rukh Khan. (Instagram)
Agastya Nanda is the grandson of Amitabh Bachchan and Suhana Khan is the daughter of Shah Rukh Khan. (Instagram)

Shah Rukh’s daughter Suhana’s cute pic with Agastya Nanda gives a glimpse into their friendship

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 06:59 PM IST
Aryan Khan and Navya Naveli Nanda are besties so it makes sense that their siblings, Suhana Khan and Agastya Nanda also like to hang out with each other. See the two star kids pose together in a new pic.
The studies show that teen girls who manipulated their photos were more concerned with their body appearance, and those with dysmorphic body image seek out social media as a means of validation.(Shutterstock)
The studies show that teen girls who manipulated their photos were more concerned with their body appearance, and those with dysmorphic body image seek out social media as a means of validation.(Shutterstock)

Selfie filters are affecting body image, triggering dysmorphic disorder

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 10:41 AM IST
Social media is changing people’s perceptions of beauty worldwide. Apps like Snapchat and Instagram are taking a toll on self-esteem and triggering body dysmorphic disorder, says a new study.
(FILES) This file photo taken on February 21, 2017 shows a social activist holding placards during a protest against a rape at Hauz Khas village in New Delhi.(AFP)
(FILES) This file photo taken on February 21, 2017 shows a social activist holding placards during a protest against a rape at Hauz Khas village in New Delhi.(AFP)

Law against indecent depiction of women on anvil; will cover WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Moushumi Das Gupta
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 11:08 PM IST
The Ministry’s proposal also includes strengthening of the existing safeguards to prevent indecent representation of women through any media form on the other, said the ministry statement.
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