Snapchat had 332m daily active users in Q1 2022
Snapchat's popularity and revenues continue to grow sharply. The company generated $1.06bn of revenue in the first quarter of 2022, up 38% year-on-year.
April 22, 2022
Apple, YouTube and Snap reveal latest policies on Russia
The rapidly-moving events in Ukraine are beginning to spark policy changes from big technology companies, in various ways.
March 2, 2022
Snapchat Spotlight program has paid out more than $250m
Snap has announced that Spotlight program payouts have now passed $250m, shared between more than 12,000 creators - an average of $20.8k each.
December 15, 2021
Snapchat financials reveal it now has 306m daily active users
Snapchat's parent company Snap published its latest financial results yesterday, for the third quarter of 2021, with 306 million daily active users.
October 22, 2021
YouTube, Snap and TikTok to testify in US over children’s safety
In 2021, if you're a big tech platform with lots of children using your service, chances are you'll be in front of a committee of politicians sooner rather than later explaining how you keep those children safe.
October 20, 2021
Snapchat gets a new UMG deal and reveals Sounds stats
Snap launched its 'Sounds' feature for Snapchat in October 2020, as a way for people to create videos using licensed music. It's part of the company's growing partnerships with the music industry. Today there's more news...
June 24, 2021
Snap financials reveal Snapchat now has 265m daily active users
Snap, Inc published its latest financials yesterday, revealing that its Snapchat app now has 265 million daily active users. That’s up 22% year-on-year – 47 million more DAUs than at the end of 2019. “On...
February 5, 2021
Google and Snap tipped to invest in Indian firm ShareChat
Google and Snap are in talks to invest in Indian social media company ShareChat, according to a report on TechCrunch. It claims that ShareChat’s Series E funding round will be more than $200m, with at least half of...
January 5, 2021
77% of Facebook video views include music, claims Pex
Earlier this month, we reported on startup Pex's latest analysis of videos on YouTube, including its claim that music accounted for 5% of the total content on YouTube in 2019, but 22% of the views. Now Pex has published...
August 13, 2020
Snap strikes deals for licensed music in Snapchat app
Snapchat's parent company Snap Inc has signed music licensing deals with Warner Music Group, Warner Chappell, Universal Music Publishing, Merlin and a number of members of US publishing body the NMPA. Bloomberg reported...
August 3, 2020
Snapchat parent company publishes its first diversity report
Call us cynics if you like, but if we were a prominent tech company publishing our first ever diversity report, showing that our leadership team (VP and above) was 74.2% white and 69.7% male, we'd do it on a day when four...
July 30, 2020
Snap financials reveal user growth but also heavy losses
Social app Snapchat ended 2019 with 218 million daily active users, having added 31 million during the year as a whole – 17% year-on-year growth. That’s according to parent company Snap’s latest financial results,...
February 5, 2020