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Snapchat pulls ‘awful’ Chris Brown and Rihanna advert

Snapchat has removed an advert from its platform that it says “makes light of domestic violence”. The advert, which is for a game, asks users if they would “rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown”. It appears to reference Chris Brown’s conviction for assaulting Rihanna in his car in 2009 while they were dating. Snap told Newsbeat the advert, which ...

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Snapchat, Instagram remove Giphy feature due to racial slur GIF

Snapchat and Instagram have temporarily removed their Giphy GIF sticker features after users saw an extremely racist GIF as an option to add to their images. Snapchat confirms to TechCrunch “As soon as we were made aware, we removed the GIF and have disabled Giphy until we can be sure that this won’t happen again . . . while we ...

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I was on snapchat with Ebony when she died — ‘Boyfriend’ reveals

A rising Ghanaian artiste identified as O Gee, who has been captured in numerous videos with Ebony in romantic positions, has come out as the boyfriend of singer Ebony Reigns after her death. The two were pretty close when she was alive and he’s been speaking out in sorrow since she passed. O Gee, speaking on GhOne TV, revealed that ...

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Snapchat redesign will stay- Evan Spiegel

Despite a lot of backlash over a big redesign for the Snapchat app, which to be sure is a very big deal for a product-centric company like Snap, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel vigorously defended the redesign and basically said people need to get used to it. Spiegel said at the Goldman Sachs Internet & Technology Conference that even people complaining ...

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Snapchat petition attracts one million signatures

One million people have signed a petition calling on Snapchat to roll back its latest redesign. The changes were intended to separate interactions with friends from branded content – including that of celebrities and influencers. Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel wrote in a blog post that he believed blurring the two had contributed to the rise of fake news. However thousands of Snapchat ...

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How to revert to the pre-redesigned Snapchat

All is not well for Snapchat. The app has ticked off its most loyal users with its latest redesignwhich merges your friends’ snap messages with their Stories. It’s the app’s first major #facepalm. But good news! There’s a way to switch back to the old Snapchat, and we’re gonna show you how do it. But it does come with one big catch. ...

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Snapchat redesign is a ‘flop’ with users

Snapchat’s redesign, which was rolled out at the end of last year, has not gone down well with users. The refreshed look pushed out in the UK, Australia and Canada has proved unpopular, with up to 83% of reviews on the App Store being negative. Many have complained that feeds are no longer chronological and are confusing. One user, Leaya ...

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WhatsApp joins other messaging platforms with live location sharing

Sharing your current location with someone is a great way to passive-aggressively explain that you’re on your way when they ask where you are. But it also has other uses, and WhatsApp has now joined rivals Facebook Messenger and iMessage in offering the feature (with its own somewhat unique twist). The new feature will be available on both Android and iPhone ...

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Facebook buys weeks-old app for teens to be nice to each other

An app that encourages teens to be nice to each other has been acquired by Facebook for an undisclosed fee. The app – called tbh, meaning “to be honest” – is just nine weeks old, but had already been downloaded 5 million times. The app’s creators said it will remain a standalone program but will now have more resources thanks ...

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Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Social media platform Snapchat has blocked access to Al Jazeera content in Saudi Arabia. Snapchat said it was asked by the Saudi authorities to remove the Qatari-backed broadcaster’s Discover Publisher Channel because it violated local laws. Qatar is in an ongoing dispute with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE. The four countries cut ties with Qatar earlier this year, ...

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