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Google takes on Snapchat with its own 'Stories' format

Google takes on Snapchat with its own 'Stories' format

Content for its "AMP stories" initially comes from outlets like CNN, The Washington Post, Conde Nast, Wired and US People magazine.

Looking for an Uber? Book it through Snapchat's ‘context cards’

Looking for an Uber? Book it through Snapchat's ‘context cards’

Snap Inc's Snapchat on Tuesday introduced ‘context cards’, a new feature that will allow users to book an Uber ride or reserve a seat at a restaurant without leaving the messaging app.

Al Jazeera condemns blocking of Discover Publisher Channel in Saudi Arabia by Snapchat

Al Jazeera condemns blocking of Discover Publisher Channel in Saudi Arabia by Snapchat

Al Jazeera Media Network yesterday expressed dismay at social media platform Snapchat's decision to block its Discover Publisher Channel in Saudi Arabia.

Snapchat's 'Spectacles' go on sale in Europe

Snapchat's 'Spectacles' go on sale in Europe

Snap, parent company of the mobile application Snapchat, said on Friday that its Spectacles sunglasses, which have built-in cameras, have gone on sale in Europe.

Skype draws inspiration from Snapchat in big redesign

Skype draws inspiration from Snapchat in big redesign

You can add Skype to the growing list of services copying features straight from Snapchat. The Microsoft Corp communications service on Thursday announced a major redesign of its mobile app.

Saudi police arrest 'online cross-dresser'

Saudi police arrest 'online cross-dresser'

Saudi police have arrested a man on public order charges after he was accused of cross-dressing online, a report in the conservative kingdom said late on Monday.

Kahramaa launches account on Snapchat

Kahramaa launches account on Snapchat

As part of its continuous efforts to establish regular contacts with the country's residents, the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has launched its new account on Snapchat ...

US woman accidentally shoots self while Snapchatting

US woman accidentally shoots self while Snapchatting

A woman in the US state of Florida tried to Snapchat a video of herself holding a gun but instead accidentally shot her cellphone, injuring her right hand, authorities said.

New Instagram feature makes content disappear after 24 hours

New Instagram feature makes content disappear after 24 hours

Instagram is taking aim at fast-growing messaging app Snapchat with a new feature that gives users the option to make pictures and videos to disappear automatically after 24 hours.

Ephemeral messaging app Snapchat snaps up new funding

Ephemeral messaging app Snapchat snaps up new funding

Snapchat, the fast-growing application known for its disappearing messages, disclosed on Thursday it has raised more than $1.8bn in new funding.

Qatar Charity launches its social network

Qatar Charity launches its social network

Qatar Charity (QC) has launched its own social network in cooperation and partnership with different groups of the Qatari society and social media activists.