Snapchat’s New Features

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As Facebook’s Instagram drives to oust the popular disappearing messaging app Snapchat, both apps seem to be adding features here, there and everywhere. It’s hard to keep up!

Snapchat have had a busy month or two, with launching features such as the innovative Snap Map feature and more recently, On-Demand Geofilters.

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Instagram May have 1-up Over Snapchat

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Instagram stole Snapchat’s story feature, old news… Well, now they may have 1-up on the original disappearing instant messaging platform.

Instagram is now offering even more photo and video messaging options to 200+ million Story users. It’s called Direct. Direct, launched last November, has been Instagram’s name for its disappearing messages. Now, Instagram is plugging its disappearing photo and video messaging within its Stories feature.

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Bonfire- Facebook’s group chat app?

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There is a new player in town, Houseparty- a group chat app popular with teenagers. Houseparty, built by founder Ben Rubin and his team last year, was designed for teens who want to dip in and out of live online gatherings. It notifies you if your friends are online and hanging out online and invites you so you can go and join them at these digital “parties”. By November 2016, almost 1.2 million users spent round 20 minutes a day using the app. Currently, Houseparty is in the US App Store’s top 200 app, sitting at 152, and 14 in the social network category (App Annie,2017).

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