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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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Teenagers prefer Snapchat over Facebook, Instagram: Study. Pixabay
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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.

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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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Snapchat Introduces New Filters Specifically For Cats

According to filter creator Chris Higa, previously, the app's filters have only worked on humans and dogs

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Snapchat rolls out new filters for your cat. Pixabay

Photo-messaging app Snapchat has rolled out new filters specifically for cats that will now make it look like your pet is wearing glasses.?

The photo messaging app, known for its extensive collection of photo filters, revealed the newest update in a tweet, The Independent reported late on Saturday.

“Lenses. For cool cats and their cool cats. Try them meow,” the company wrote on the microblogging site Twitter, alongside clips of the new filters, which include devil wings, glasses, unicorn horns, flower crowns and animal ears.

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Snapchat, IANS

According to filter creator Chris Higa, previously, the app’s filters have only worked on humans and dogs.

To use the new cat-friendly filters, Snapchat users can simply click on their pet’s face through the lens of the app, which will bring up lenses with a paw icon on them.

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“I’m not sure my cat is a fan of the new Snapchat filters but I am sure I am,” a user tweeted. (IANS)

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