With FIFA just around the corner, Snapchat had already tied up with FIFA by providing some great FIFA related content. According to recent sources, FIFA is all set to gain team up with Snapchat to continue to provide even more ways to enjoy the World Cup. This partnership will enable users to decorate both their photo and video snaps with the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia branded augmented reality lenses, filters and stickers.
According to reports, Reddit is all set to launch a new “News” tab which is currently into beta testing. Reddit is an American web content rating and discussion website. The news about this launch came rolling out since this week. Reddit had already done an initial test for this feature wherein an alpha version was already shipped to some of the Reddit iOS app users.
Instagram has announced that it has reached a billion active monthly users, up from 800 million in September last year, and 500 million daily active users. Being owned by Facebook just doesn’t seem to affect its popularity, and it has helped Facebook share prices go up 2.2 percent to $202. The meteoric rise in audience – sharply contrasting Snapchat’s and Facebook’s trends, will be a perfect catalyst to the launch of the IGTV feature.
Facebook is introducing its highly controversial messaging app for kids, Messenger Kids in Peru and Canada, with language support for French and Spanish, child-friendly stickers, and no in-app ads or purchases; to kids under the age of 13 to be able to text and video call each other. Though the app does have its benefits, the fact that it might be grooming a new generation of Facebook users can be a matter of concern for parents.
Twitter one of the trending social media platforms is all set to acquire the anti-abuse technology provide which is the Smyte. The recent was announced recently by Twitter regarding this acquisition. Smyte is San Francisco-based technology company which is basically into providing safety services. It was founded by Google and Instagram engineers in the year 2014 primarily to stop online abuse, harassment, spamming and providing safety to users.
Instagram is well on its way to becoming a video entertainment hub and competing with YouTube following the release of IGTV – a video sharing platform that’ll allow creators to upload up to one-hour long videos on their channels. IGTV will be accessible through a dedicated app, and also from the Instagram homescreen; and will make it easier for users to search for content.
If reports are to be believed, WhatsApp is introducing modifications on the website login page, and new calling features on the iPad app and the website. Other new features in the works also include the option of adding up to a total of three people to a group call, including the user.
Snapchat is planning on introducing a new way of pushing original content on users dubbed as ‘docuseries’, short unscripted episodes featuring social media icons. The first docuseries to be featured on Snapchat will be called Endless Summer, and will feature vlogger couple Summer McKeen and Dylan Jordan – their day-to-day lives and activities, how they use the app to interact with their friends etc.
With FIFA 2018 around the corner besides the players all fans too seem to be excited for the same. So a recent article talks about that Budweiser is all set to launch sound activated world cup snapchat lens. Budweiser who is the official beer of the 2018 FIFA world cup is all set to partner with Snapchat to enable the launch of sound activated lens.
With the FIFA season just around the corner every social media app seems to team up with them and provide its users with some great football related themes and filters. According to reports, mobile network provider Three has recently teamed up with Snapchat to enable the use of World Cup to launch the first Snappable AR lens.