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Snapchat allows Users To Export Videos In “Widescreen” Format

"Snapchat says it's making its way to the apps "slowly"

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Photo-messaging app Snapchat has updated its camera-equipped “Spectacles” that will allow users to export their videos in square or “widescreen” format, other than its signature circular format.

Users will have to update the Snapchat app to be able to export media within “Memories” by pressing on a “Spectacles Story” and the new format options will then pop up for users to choose from, Engadget reported on Friday.

Earlier, the company chose to export spectacle-videos in circular format, allowing users to rotate their phone to view more of a scene while recording a video.

The circular format kept the videos exclusively to be shared on Snapchat. The added export options will let users share videos outside Snapchat, including on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

“Snapchat says it’s making its way to the apps “slowly”, though, so it may take some time before you can try the new formats for yourself,” the report added.

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The update will roll out for iOS and Android and apply to both the launched versions of the glasses.

Also read: Snapchat Launches its ‘Snap Kit’ Developer Platform

In February, 2017, “Spectacles” became available for purchase online and in April, last year, second-generation of the glasses was launched in lightweight form factor, with water resistance, new colour options, improved video and audio quality and the ability to capture photos. (IANS)

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Snapchat is Shutting Down Snapcash, its Payment Service, on August 30th

The digital-payment feature was made part of Snapchat back in 2014 in partnership with "Square" that handled the actual payment processing

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The feature, however, did not allow cancellation of payments once the process was completed. Pixabay

Photo-messaging app Snapchat is reportedly terminating its digital peer-to-peer payment service “Snapcash” on August 30, ending its four-year long partnership with US-based mobile payment company “Square”.

“Yes, we’re discontinuing the ‘Snapcash’ feature as of August 30, 2018. ‘Snapcash’ was our first product created in partnership with another company – ‘Square’. We’re thankful for all the Snapchatters who used Snapcash for the last four years and for Square’s partnership,” TechCrunch quoted a Snapchat spokesperson as saying late on Sunday.

“Snapcash” used the regular number, expiration date and card verification value (CVV) of a debit card, allowing Snapchatters to shop, send and recieve money without having to leave the app.

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Snapchat on a smartphone device. IANS

The feature, however, did not allow cancellation of payments once the process was completed.

The digital-payment feature was made part of Snapchat back in 2014 in partnership with “Square” that handled the actual payment processing.

Also Read: Snapchat’s Camera May Help You Shop at Amazon

Even though the purpose of the feature was purely for user-convenience, it was exploited by users who offered adult content in exchange for payments through “Snapcash”. The misuse could have caused Snapchat serious legal and PR problems. (IANS)

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