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Snapchat rolls out ‘Map Explore’ to find friends, events

Photo-sharing app Snapchat has rolled out a new feature called "Map Explore" that will make it easier for users to find events and see friends' story snaps

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Photo-sharing app Snapchat has rolled out a new feature called “Map Explore” that will make it easier for users to find events and see friends’ updates on Snap Map.

Snap said the travel and location updates will automatically appear on user’s Snap Map when friends opt to share their location, The Verge reported on Thursday.

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this new update is about Map which allows the user to see the location of their friends. IANS

The feature will also show Explore updates for Story snaps, including breaking news and other events from around the world, the report added.

“We made ‘Map Explore’ because we noticed that when you open the Map, you aren’t always sure where to start your journey,” Snapchat was quoted as saying in the statement. “Unless you swiped outside your city, you might never see some of the amazing events our community is capturing,” the statement added.

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To access the feature, pinch to zoom out from the camera screen when you launch the app. Tap on new updates at the bottom of the screen, then swipe horizontally to scroll through updates from your friends and other content from Snap Map.

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the feature s easily accessible. IANS

If you want to delete your status or turn on Ghost Mode (which hides your location) tap on the settings icon in the top right hand of the map. In 2017, Snapchat launched Snap Map as a tool to let users share their location with friends. IANS

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Photo-Messaging App Snapchat To Launch In-App Gaming Platform

Speculations sparked about the launch of the long-rumoured platform because Snapchat's event invitation includes a tagline "Less Talk. More Play", Cheddar reported on Friday. 

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The in-app gaming space would feature games from third-party developers designed specifically to work on Snapchat. Pixabay

Photo-messaging app Snapchat is planning to announce its in-app gaming platform codenamed “Project Cognac” during its first-ever summit for content and developer partners on April 4 in Los Angeles.

Speculations sparked about the launch of the long-rumoured platform because Snapchat’s event invitation includes a tagline “Less Talk. More Play”, Cheddar reported on Friday.

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Games are becoming a new source of revenue for social networking giants. After YouTube, Facebook has also started rolling-out a dedicated gaming tab as part of the app’s main navigation.
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The in-app gaming space would feature games from third-party developers designed specifically to work on Snapchat.

To kick start its venture in the gaming space, Snapchat acquired for $8.6 million an Australian gaming studio called Prettygreat — one of whose employees was behind hit mobile games like “Fruit Ninja” and “Jetpack Joyride”.

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The in-app gaming space would feature games from third-party developers designed specifically to work on Snapchat. Pixabay

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In 2018, Snapchat added its own lightweight, Augmented Reality (AR) games in the app. In 2017, Chinese tech giant Tencent acquired roughly 10 per cent of Snapchat’s publicly traded shares.

Games are becoming a new source of revenue for social networking giants. After YouTube, Facebook has also started rolling-out a dedicated gaming tab as part of the app’s main navigation. (IANS)