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New Redesign of Snapchat Currently in Testing Phase

A peek at Snapchat's future improvements suggest a tidier interface and smooth app running

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Teenagers prefer Snapchat over Facebook, Instagram: Study. Pixabay

Photo-messaging app Snapchat is reportedly testing the new redesign on Android that the company plans to introduce very soon, the media reported.

An engineer Jane Manchun Wong discovered that Snapchat’s Android app hides a rough alpha version of the revamp with an experience more on par with the iOS version, Engadget reported on Sunday.

“Snapchat’s new faster Android user interface (UI) is underway. It’s generally smoother than the old one. Emoji brush is coming to the new UI for Android too!” Wong tweeted.

Since the new version is reportedly in its alpha testing phase, it is still very rough around the edges with missing controls and bugs that need to be fixed. The camera app, however, still captures screenshots rather than direct photos.

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Snapchat on a smartphone device. Pixabay

A peek at Snapchat’s future improvements suggest a tidier interface and smooth app running.

Snapchat faced severe criticism for the app redesign that it launched last year that made the interface relatively complicated and because of which the userbase of the photo-messaging app dropped drastically.

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The company then rolled back the redesign and went on to the older one. (IANS)

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Snapchat Launches Lens Challenge to Spread Awareness about Bullying

Snapchat lets users report bullying or offensive content on its platform by pressing and holding on the Snap, and then tapping the flag button

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Snapchat lets users report bullying or offensive content on its platform by pressing and holding on the Snap, and then tapping the flag button. Pixabay

Photo-messaging app Snapchat is working out ways to spread awareness about bullying on its platform by launching its first ever social impact-based Lens Challenge.

The new Lens, that would prompt the 186 million Snapchatters to describe a time when someone had a positive impact on their lives, comes as part of Snapchat’s extended “Because of You” campaign that was launched last October.

“Tap the ‘Because of You’ Lens Challenge to share a time someone positively impacted his or her life using the special Lens, then send the Snap to the ‘Because of You’ Challenge Story for the chance to be featured in the app,” web portal The Drum reported on Friday.  Snapchat lets users report bullying or offensive content on its platform by pressing and holding on the Snap, and then tapping the flag button.

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Snapchat created filters, stickers and Snap Ads against bullying in partnership with US-based non-profit organisation — The Advertising Council also called the Ad Council. Pixabay

Supporting “Bullying Prevention Month” last October, Snapchat created filters, stickers and Snap Ads against bullying in partnership with US-based non-profit organisation — The Advertising Council also called the Ad Council.

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This year, the two collaborate again to co-host a “Creators for Good” summit as part of Snapchat’s ongoing Creator’s Lab workshop series, inviting creators to the Santa Monica Creator’s Lounge to teach them how to use their creative talents to promote social good initiatives.

“Creators for Good” is a programme from the Ad Council that works directly with celebrities, digital content creators and other established and emerging talent to promote important social messages, the report added.  (IANS)