Snapchat Adds 3D Lenses
Snapchat today introduced a new way to use its Lenses feature in a way that the company says is more interactive. When using the rear camera, Snapchatters can discover new Lenses that can "paint the word around you with new 3D experiences." These new Lenses include sticker-like animations that float and move around people within Snapchat images. The 3D Lenses are available in an update to the Android and iOS mobile Snapchat app. Snapchat is free to download from the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store.
Instagram Ups Its Sticker Game
Apr 13, 2017
Instagram today rolled out new sticker tools meant to help people be more creative in their posts and stories. First up is the ability to turn your selfie into its own sticker.
Snapchat's TrueDepth Lenses for iPhone X Now Live
Apr 6, 2018
Snapchat has made a handful of lenses available specifically for the iPhone X. These lenses, first previewed last year, take advantage of the TrueDepth camera of the iPhone X and its 3D face-mapping capabilities.
Instagram Debuts Emoji Slider Sticker for Fun Polling
May 10, 2018
Instagram today rolled out what it calls the emoji slider sticker. The idea behind this internative sticker is to let people provide more nuanced responses to poll questions.
BBM Gains PayPal for Android, BlackBerry, iOS
Oct 5, 2015
BlackBerry today added a handful of new features to its cross-platform messaging service. All versions of BBM (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) earn the ability to send money to BBM contacts using PayPal.
'Crowd Surf' Feature from Snapchat Seamlessly Merges Public Snaps
Aug 15, 2017
Snapchat hopes its latest feature, found within Snapchat Stories, will make live events far more interactive. Crowd Surf uses the audio captured at events such as concerts to create a seamless experience, allowing people to jump from viewpoint to viewpoint of all those sharing the experience in Snapchat.