Bringing More Transparency to the Camera
on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Through transparent design, Snapchatters are empowered to express themselves in their own unique way. We’re collaborating with Google on a new set of best practices to bring even more transparency around facial retouching on our platform. We believe that language is important. Lens Studio already uses value neutral terms for its facial retouching feature.
Love Jordans? Bring basketball fashion to your Bitmoji
on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 4:00 PM
With Bitmoji’s latest fashion collaboration, it’s easy for you to sport the new Air Jordan XXXV sneaker before it hits shelves. Bitmoji and Jordan Brand have teamed up on a digital fashion collection that lets you dress your Bitmoji in the brand’s most iconic sportswear styles.
Don’t Scroll Past Gen Z -- How to Harness This Generation’s Political Impact
on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 7:00 AM
Historically, the youth voting bloc has trailed all others when it comes to voter participation, which has led to a healthy dose of skepticism among political elites about their potential turnout. This summer, we set out to unpack that, by partnering with Tufts’ University’s Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), Morning Consult, and Crowd DNA on new quantitative and qualitative research among bipartisan Gen Z voters and experts on youth civic engagement. Today we’re publishing our findings.
Renowned Artist Mark Bradford Teams with Snap for Voter Registration
on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Today marks National Voter Registration Day -- a massive nationwide and nonpartisan effort to register voters well in advance of Election Day this November. At Snap, we’ve always believed that one of the most powerful forms of self-expression is exercising the right to vote and participating in our democracy. We’re proud to partner with renowned artist Mark Bradford on a new augmented reality Lens to encourage our community to register to vote.
Bosco Debuts the “4th of July” Music Video, Shot on Spectacles 3
on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Today Snap and musical artist Bosco debuted Bosco’s “4th of July” music video, one of the first music videos shot entirely on Spectacles. For this project, Bosco took on the role of co-creative director, putting Spectacles on real-life artistic couple MELO-X and Corey Wash to shoot and star in the video, capturing the emotions of the song. The video captures the couple’s relationship from their first-person perspectives, unfolding with love, adventure and spontaneity.
Introducing Creator Profiles
on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 7:00 AM
For the first time, Creators will be able to experience more of the same benefits as our verified Snap Stars, with a permanent Profile, access to advanced analytics and more that will make it easier for Snapchatters to discover new Creators, and for Creators to connect with their fans!
Introducing our First CitizenSnap Report
on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 6:30 PM
Today we are releasing our first-ever CitizenSnap report, which explains the way we operate our business and support our team, our community, and our partners – as well as, more broadly, our society and environment.
Pride Marches on in Augmented Reality
on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 7:00 AM
Snap and Pride Media have teamed up to ensure the spirit of Pride, deeply rooted in activism, marches on. The immersive AR experiences launch today alongside The Advocate’s 2020 edition of the annual “Champions of Pride” feature, highlighting the work of activists, artists, elected officials and everyday people representing a full spectrum of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities who are affecting real change.
Snap Partner Summit: Supporting Wellbeing
on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 7:00 AM
We believe Snapchat can play a unique role in empowering friends to help each other through these difficult moments. In March, we rolled out Here For You, a feature that provides Snapchatters with expert resources when they search for topics related to mental health and wellbeing.
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