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“Snap Audience Network”- Meet The All New Version of Snapchat!

"The plan is for Snap to sell ads that will appear inside other companies' apps, a move that will help Snap advertisers reach a larger group of people than just those who use Snapchat," the report noted.

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Snapchat, in a statement, said: "'Stories' feature allows people to share videos, photos shot from Snapchat's in-app camera on dating app Tinder and social networking app Houseparty as 'Story'". Pixabay

Joining the league of other tech giants and their big fancy annual conferences like Facebook’s “F8”, Google’s “I/O” and Apple’s “WWDC”, photo-messaging app Snapchat hosted its first “Partner Summit” in California.

The motive of the event was to unveil new products – some for users, some for developers – and encourage potential partners to build features or products that work with the Snapchat app, Recode reported on Thursday.

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A new filter called “Landmarks” also made its place on Snapchat, bringing AR filters for iconic landmarks from around the world, like the Eiffel Tower, the report said. Pixabay

During the event, the platform announced new Facebook app-inspired “Stories” option, in-house built multi-players games and more Augmented Reality (AR) filters which are not just restricted to faces.

Snapchat, in a statement, said: “‘Stories’ feature allows people to share videos, photos shot from Snapchat’s in-app camera on dating app Tinder and social networking app Houseparty as ‘Story'”.

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Joining the league of other tech giants and their big fancy annual conferences like Facebook’s “F8”, Google’s “I/O” and Apple’s “WWDC”, photo-messaging app Snapchat hosted its first “Partner Summit” in California. Pixabay

A new filter called “Landmarks” also made its place on Snapchat, bringing AR filters for iconic landmarks from around the world, like the Eiffel Tower, the report said.

These apart, in partnership with media companies like Dakota Pictures, NBC and Insurrection Media, Snapchat announced eight new shows including a comedy show, a zombie apocalypse show and a docu-series about race in America, the report said.

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Snapchat also floored its new ad network, called the “Snap Audience Network” .

“The plan is for Snap to sell ads that will appear inside other companies’ apps, a move that will help Snap advertisers reach a larger group of people than just those who use Snapchat,” the report noted. (IANS)

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Facebook Still Hosting NZ Shooting Footage: Report

Facing flak, the social media giant is now exploring restrictions on who can use its “Facebook Live” feature

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A television photographer shoots the sign outside of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. VOA

Despite Facebook’s claim that the livestreaming video of the March 15 Christchurch shooting that killed 50 people was removed from its platforms, sections of the raw footage are still available for users to watch, the media reported.

According to a report in Motherboard on Friday, certain videos on Facebook and Instagram show sections of the raw attack footage.

“The world’s biggest and most well-resourced social media network is still hosting copies of the violent attack video on its own platform as well as Instagram,” the report claimed.

Some of the videos are slices of the original 17-minute clip — trimmed down to one minute or so — and are open to be viewed by anyone.

In one instance, instead of removing the video, which shows the terrorist shooting and murdering innocent civilians from a first-person perspective, Facebook has simply marked the clip as potentially containing “violent or graphic content”.

One of the clips shows the terrorist walking up to the first mosque he targeted, and opening fire. The video does not show the full attack, and stops at the 01:15 mark.

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Facebook App on a smartphone device. (VOA)

A Facebook spokesperson, however, said “the video did violate our policies and has been removed”.

The Facebook livestreaming of the New Zealand terror attack sparked global outrage. The video was viewed over 4,000 times before it was removed.

The video was later shared in millions on other social media platforms, including Twitter and YouTube.

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Facing flak, the social media giant is now exploring restrictions on who can use its “Facebook Live” feature.

Earlier this month, New Zealand’s privacy commissioner John Edwards labelled Facebook as “morally bankrupt pathological liars” after the social media platform’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to play down the Facebook livestreaming of Christchurch shooting. (IANS)