Snapchat added 7m daily active users in the third quarter
Good news for Snap! The company’s Snapchat app added seven million daily active users in the third quarter of 2019, while its revenues grew by 50% year-on-year to $446.2m. Bad news for Snap! Its share price dropped...
October 23, 2019
Spotify teams up with Snapchat for Diwali promotion in India
Snap and Spotify have teamed up in an interesting way for a promotion in India around the Diwali festive season. The Snapchat app has a new augmented-reality lens designed to be used in a specific location: the Gateway of...
October 16, 2019
Zen 8 app adds AI music to Instagram and Snapchat stories
As Music Ally has been covering the latest wave of AI-generated music startups, we’ve argued that one of the most interesting uses for this technology is social – a way to create background music for videos and other...
September 30, 2019
Snap to launch its third-generation Spectacles this autumn
Snapchat parent company Snap launched its first set of ‘Spectacles’ in late 2016, with a second generation of the product debuting in April 2018. Now Snap has shown off version three, which will go on sale this autumn....
August 14, 2019
Snap financials reveal Snapchat now has 203m daily active users
Snapchat’s parent company Snap, Inc published its latest quarterly financial results last night, and they contained plenty of figures to silence (if temporarily) the company’s doubters. What’s that? Because it made...
July 24, 2019
Snapchat unveils new ‘Creator Shows’ format for celebrities
Snapchat is debuting a new short-form video show format, and is working with traditional celebrities and newer digital influencers alike. It’s called ‘Creator Shows’, which will be series of 8-10 episodes of 3-5 minutes...
July 11, 2019
Snapchat original-show viewing has tripled in last year
In recent times, Snapchat has tended to come off worse in comparisons with Instagram, particularly when it comes to active users. There are now at least some bright spots: in Snapchat’s slate of original TV-style shows....
June 18, 2019
JioSaavn and Snapchat partner on music discovery initiative
JioSaavn is one of the biggest streaming services in India and last month it announced it had passed 100m active users, just after rival service Gaana become the first Indian music service to reach the 100m milestone. It...
May 30, 2019
Snapchat is looking into licensing music
Every social media platform is inevitably swamped by rumours of a “music play” – with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter having all been through the rumour mill in recent years. While they all now have music components,...
May 28, 2019
Twitter and Snapchat publish their latest financial results
Two social networks that have faced challenges around their user-growth published their latest quarterly financial results yesterday. So how are Twitter and Snapchat doing? Twitter’s financial numbers were good: revenues...
April 24, 2019
eMarketer sees Snapchat declining in popularity in the US too
We’ve already reported on claims by research firm eMarketer that Snapchat’s UK users are falling, under intense competition from Instagram’s growth. Now the company has put out its estimates for the US, and the trend...
April 12, 2019