How to eliminate the white border on Snapchat Story

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Snapchat is a great platform for sharing photos and short video clips to our friends and family. There’s also a feature called the Story, which is a collection of snaps you can broadcast for 24 hours. Most times, you have to take these snaps within the Snapchat app, otherwise your snaps get a white border, which lets everyone know that the photo is old. Now, if you do not want this white border on your snaps, you can make it happen. The first thing you need is an app that…

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Lifestage, another Snapchat copycat, bites the dust

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Yet another Facebook attempt to be like Snapchat has failed. Recently, the social media giant shut down Lifestage, an app designed to get the attention of Snapchat-obssessed teenagers. If you have not heard of Lifestage prior to this moment, there’s nothing to be ashamed of. There are not a lot of people that knew about the app either. This is mainly due to the fact that only users aged 21 or younger could sign up for it in the first place. Lifestage was intended to help teenagers find and connect…

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Google working on Snapchat Discover competitor, Stamp

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Last year, Google tried to buy Snapchat for $30 billion. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel refused the offer, and the deal broke down. Reportedly there was an earlier attempt by Google in 2013 worth $4 billion, which was turned down. Now, Google seems to have given up on trying to buy Snapchat. Instead, the company is about to launch a similar service to one of Snapchat’s features. Reports have surfaced that Google is about to launch something similar to Snapchat Discover, known as Stamp. Snapchat Discovery is a designated area within…

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WhatsApp Status has 1 billion daily users!

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Facebook recently announced its Q2 2017 earnings. In this announcement, the social media giant stated that the messaging app WhatsApp now boasts 1 billion daily users. WhatsApp Status, the Snapchat Stories clone, also reached 250 million daily users. Furthermore, WhatsApp users are currently sending 55 billion messages and 4.5 billion photos every day. WhatsApp currently supports 60 languages and has rapidly expanded its global user base by being free, easy to use, and having features lacking in traditional SMS. It surpassed the 1-billion-monthly-user mark in February 2016. Now, this is…

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Telegram debuts “disappearing photos and videos” feature

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Telegram is most popular for its encrypted messaging service and pretty emojis. The platform recently added yet another feature to bolster its privacy. Now, the app lets you send disappearing photos and videos to your friends. These photos and videos disappear after a few seconds, or you can set the timer for how long you want the media to stay before it gets deleted. If this sounds familiar, it is because this feature is similar to Snapchat’s self-destructing photos and videos feature. Snapchat has seen a lot of its features…

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How to use Snapchat’s new Tint Brush tool

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Snapchat has added a new feature to their Android app. The feature is known as Tint Brush, and it is basically a Photoshop-like color tool, which allows you to select objects in your photos and change their colors in fun ways. Whether it is a t-shirt, faces, the sky or anything else, this new feature is a great way to add a creative element to your snaps and show them off to your friends. The best part about Tint Brush is that you can even use the tool on photos…

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Limitless Snap lets you watch videos indefinitely on SnapChat

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SnapChat now has a feature that allows you to keep your snaps open until a recipient exits. This is called the Limitless Snap mode. This feature was launched a few days ago, alongside a Magic eraser tool and a Loop tool that allows you to watch a snap as many times as you want. Note that Limitless Snaps will still delete after closing. But for as long as you keep them open, they will remain available on your device. The Magic Eraser tool helps you edit things in the background…

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Smart brands know when to innovate and when to copy

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In business, innovation is often over hyped. Here is a universal fact: Most businesses succeed by copying most of the time. You cannot keep reinventing the wheel. Smart brands know when to innovate and when to copy. An example of a smart brand in the app world is Facebook. Facebook The Innovator There is no question about Facebook’s ability to innovate. It has been proven over the years. But in recent times, we have seen a different side of the brand: an all out copy job on another brand. Facebook…

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Facebook launches Messenger Day, another Snapchat clone

You might have heard about Facebook’s incessant attempts to copy everything about Snapchat. First, the social media giant unveiled Instagram Stories, a platform for sharing short video clips that disappear after 24 hours. Next was Whatsapp Status, which does exactly the same thing. Now, Facebook has launched a new feature on its Messenger app, called Messenger Day. It allows users to share photos and videos that disappear within 24 hours. Facebook is rolling out this new feature to all users through an app update. Facebook Messenger Day is available for Android…

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WhatsApp copies Snapchat with the new status feature

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Over the years, WhatsApp has greatly transformed to become a very popular, and widely used messaging application. On February 24th, 2017, the company will mark their 8 years of existence. As part of celebrations, WhatsApp has announced a new status feature. This will allow users share pictures  or video in the status section. This update will expire after 24 hours, and is also said to be encrypted end-t0-end. Meanwhile, you can sense that new status feature is much similar to the famous “Stories” by  Snapchat. Facebook has also started testings,…

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