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Snap Partner Summit: Happening Now
When something happens, the first screen Snapchatters turn to is the one in their hand. We’re introducing Happening Now: the fastest way for Snapchatters to find out what’s going on in the world, up to the minute, at any time.
Snap Partner Summit: Action Bar, Places, Topics and Story Replies
Today, we’re introducing a new way to navigate Snapchat, as well as new features for the Snap Map and Stories, giving you more ways to find what you’re looking for and connect with the growing Snapchat community.
Snap Partner Summit: Snap’s augmented reality platform
Today we announced new camera and augmented reality experiences for developers, creators and Snapchatters.
NoFace Chillah
Many of you have noticed that in our latest iOS update, v5.0 Banquo, our mascot no longer has a facial expression. This isn’t because we forgot the face - it’s because you are the face of Snapchat.
We stand together
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sent the following memo to all Snap team members on Sunday, 31 May. In it, he condemns racism whilst advocating for creating more opportunity and for living the American values of freedom, equality and justice for all.
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A new spin on painting with Damien Hirst
Today, we’re launching a new augmented reality experience created in close collaboration with renowned artist, Damien Hirst. Inspired by his Spin paintings, this globally available Snapchat lens allows everyone to make their own spin paintings, right from home. Pour virtual paint as your canvas spins to make millions of possible creations.
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Contributing to COVID-19 Relief
Today, to further support the global COVID-19 relief efforts, we're launching a new augmented reality donation experience, using Snapchat Lenses to bring awareness to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organisation.
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Introducing App Stories
Today, we're launching a new developer product which brings one of Snapchat’s most popular features into other apps: App Stories. App Stories let developers easily add Stories to their app to help build a content ecosystem, drive engagement on their platform, and tap into one of the most-used cameras in the world.
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Safety first
As communities continue preparing for and responding to the public health crisis posed by COVID-19, we wanted to share an update on our efforts to prioritise the health and safety of our Snapchat community, our partners, our team and the world we all share together.
Introducing Here for You
Here For You, which will roll out in the coming months, will show safety resources from local experts when Snapchatters search for certain topics, including those related to anxiety, depression, stress, grief, suicidal thoughts and bullying.