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Snapchat could soon make money from disappearing news

Snapchat has well and truly changed our mobile habits for good with its ephemeral messaging app. But the big question everyone's asking now is: how will it make any money? Although your cat selfies and witty one-liners may be fun for you and your mates, they don't really present the team behind the app with…

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Becca CaddySnapchat could soon make money from disappearing news
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10 chat apps to use when texting just isn’t enough: Meow Chat, LINE, Snapchat

With so many chat apps out there, it’s hard to differentiate between them and decide which is the best one for you. There’s obviously the messaging giants like Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp (which has also been acquired by Facebook, and, thus, Facebook is taking over the world) but there are so many others that may…

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Hayley Minn10 chat apps to use when texting just isn’t enough: Meow Chat, LINE, Snapchat
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Bolt: Instagram’s answer to Snapchat is here (but only in three countries)

This week Instagram has lifted the lid on its new photo and video messaging app, called Bolt, which is all about 'wicked fast photo messaging' and looks set to take on photo rival Snapchat. The catch? For now it's only available in three countries: Singapore, South Africa and New Zealand. According to The Next Web, the…

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Becca CaddyBolt: Instagram’s answer to Snapchat is here (but only in three countries)
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INSIGHT – Do the over 30s now prefer Snapchat to Facebook?

The first time that we heard about Snapchat, like everyone else, we said to our friend, ‘But what’s the point in an app where you just send pictures for them to be deleted after five seconds?’ With the photo-sharing app revealing in May that users were sending 700 million photos and videos per day, while…

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Hayley MinnINSIGHT – Do the over 30s now prefer Snapchat to Facebook?
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Snapchat is more for selfies and cats than sexting

Snapchat has always seemed to have a reputation for being used as a tool for sexting, but we’ve always known it was more for silly stuff, like selfies with drawings all over us, or for showing off about that gig we’re at. Now, actual scientists have found that the app is used way more for…

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Hayley MinnSnapchat is more for selfies and cats than sexting
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As Facebook relaunches Slingshot, can it claw back Snapchat users?

Facebook is making its third attempt to claw back Snapchat users, with its release of Slingshot, but will anyone actually use it, or will it end up on the bottom of the scrap heap, like Poke and Paper? The app works by allowing users to send disappearing photo and video messages. Sound familiar? However, the…

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Hayley MinnAs Facebook relaunches Slingshot, can it claw back Snapchat users?

Is Facebook developing a video chat app to rival Snapchat?

After Snapchat's recent overhaul, Facebook is clearly quaking in its boots, and is now working on a video chat app to rival it. According to the Financial Times, the app, known internally as Slingshot, has been under development for the last couple of months and could be launched as soon as this month. Facebook attempted…

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Hayley MinnIs Facebook developing a video chat app to rival Snapchat?

Snapchat is now more popular than Whatsapp

Snapchat looks like it's becoming more and more popular everyday, and, according to a report out today, is now the top messaging app in North America, generating even more traffic than WhatsApp. Sandvine's research, based on monitoring network traffic across a number of its mobile and fixed carrier customers, shows just how important picture and…

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It's official, your sexts aren't safe with Snapchat

It turns out your sexts, selfies and silly updates might not be as private as the private messaging app has led us to believe. Ever since Snapchat was born, many have questioned whether it's private, self-destructing messages really disappear once they've gone from our screens. Well now Snapchat has admitted to the Federal Trade Commission…

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Becca CaddyIt's official, your sexts aren't safe with Snapchat

Five reasons why the new Bebo (and anyone else) should be targeting the teens

One thing you can say about Bebo's (ahem) new owner, and it has to be said original founder Michael Birch is that he is a very smart man. Buying back the company you offloaded to AOL for $850 million for just $1 million is a work of genius. What would make Birch even more of…

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Ashley NorrisFive reasons why the new Bebo (and anyone else) should be targeting the teens

Snapchat – this year's Chatroulette – and why you should think carefully how you use it

One of the big surprises of recent days has been the meteoric rise of the photo app Snapchat. It has gone from a standing start to take top spot in the iTunes app chart and is apparently hugely popular with the tech savvy kids. So why has it been such a hit? Essentially Snapchat is…

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Ashley NorrisSnapchat – this year's Chatroulette – and why you should think carefully how you use it