Snapchat now has over 200 mn monthly active users in India
Snap said it continues to invest in India through a localised platform experience, local content initiatives and partnerships, and a dedicated focus on regional creators via Spotlight and Stories.
Snap stock tumbles 20% over Q1 revenue miss, Snapchat hits 383 mn users
Snap's revenue dropped 7 per cent to $989 million from $1.063 billion during the year-earlier period, while the net loss narrowed from $360 million to $329 million. Free cash flow was $103 million, compared to $106 million in the prior year.Daily active users increased 15 per cent (year-over-year) to 383 million, the company said in a statement.
Snapchat sees rise in negative reviews as users slam 'My AI' feature
Initially available only to subscribers, the AI chatbot is now prominently placed at the top of the app's Chat tab, allowing users to ask it questions and receive immediate responses. However, the feature's performance has failed to impress users worldwide, as evidenced by their critical feedback, reports TechCrunch.
Snapchat introduces some safety enhancements in its AI chatbot
After discovering some of the potential for misuse of the AI chatbot, the company said it learned people were trying to "trick the chatbot into providing responses that do not conform to our guidelines". As a result of learning, the company has shared an update on some of the safety enhancements and said to launch a few tools to keep the AI responses in check.
Snap acquires Th3rd that creates digital 3D counterparts of people, products
A company spokesperson told TechCrunch that four team members from Netherlands-based Th3rd have joined Snap as part of the acquisition. According to Th3rd's website, it creates digital 3D counterparts of people or products. These high-resolution digital 3D models are your building blocks for huge amount of applications.
US school sues YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat for 'monetising misery'
In the lawsuit, the San Mateo County School Superintendent and School Board also claim that the tech companies engaged in activities such as negligence, racketeering, public nuisance, and unfair competition law violations, reports Fox News. "Powerful corporations who wield unmatched, highly concentrated technology in pursuit of profit are knowingly creating this unprecedented mental health crisis," the lawsuit states.
Snapchat crosses over 750 mn monthly active users
Snap CEO and co-founder, Evan Spiegel, made this announcement at the company's "Investor Day"."With 375 million daily active users (DAU) reported on January 31, we have now grown DAU by +15 per cent year-over-year for 13 consecutive quarters," the company said in a statement. In a blogpost, the company said that at the current growth rate.
Snap may come up with AR glasses powered by generative AI
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel agreed that there were numerous opportunities to use generative AI to improve Snap's camera in the near future, however, he stated that, in the future, AI will be critical to the growth of augmented reality, including AR glasses, reports TechCrunch.