Snapchat parent opens India office, to build local team

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

US-headquartered Snap Inc, which owns multimedia messaging platform Snapchat, has launched India operations by opening an office ....

13 August, 2019

Snapchat's Evan Spiegel took home $638 mn in third-highest CEO payout ever


Snap Inc chief executive Evan Spiegel received $637.8 million as total compensation last year after the company went public, ....

23 February, 2018

Facebook Messenger introduces group video chat on iOS, Android & web platforms

Priya Singh

Social networking giant Facebook Inc has rolled out group video chat on Messenger for Android, iOS and web platforms the world ....

21 December, 2016

With Snapchat as focus, Facebook Messenger launches camera

Priya Singh

Facebook's standalone messaging app has introduced a front and rear camera that comes packed with many features once pioneered ....

16 December, 2016

Instagram reaches 600 million monthly active users

Priya Singh

Instagram has reached 600 million monthly active users, adding its latest 100 million users faster than ever before, the company ....

16 December, 2016

WhatsApp to withdraw support from millions of devices by year-end

Priya Singh

Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently announced in a blogpost that the messaging platform would no longer be functional on older devices ....

5 December, 2016

Facebook acquires facial recognition startup Faciometrics

Varun Arora

Menlo Park, California-based social media behemoth Facebook Inc. has acquired facial recognition startup Faciometrics for an undisclosed ....

17 November, 2016

Snapchat confidentially files for an IPO: report

Priya Prasad

Photo messaging service Snapchat confidentially filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission ....

16 November, 2016

Facebook launches Flash in third attempt to quash Snapchat

Priya Singh

Social media giant Facebook Inc. has been relentlessly trying to takeover Instagram's market share. It has either been launching ....

11 November, 2016

Instagram emulates Facebook Live, to launch video feature Go Insta

Priya Singh

Facebook-owned photo sharing app Instagram is all set to launch 'Go Insta', a live video service similar to that of Facebook Live. 'Live ....

11 November, 2016

WhatsApp testing Snapchat-like status feature

Priya Singh

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp is now facing stiff competition with the likes of Google Allo, Snapchat and Hike adding new ....

4 November, 2016

Snapchat ​aims to raise $4 bn in IPO

Dearton Thomas Hector

US-based instant messaging app Snapchat is reportedly planning to raise as much as $4 billion in its initial share sale. According ....

27 October, 2016

Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs to be lead bankers for Snapchat's IPO

Priya Prasad

Photo messaging service Snapchat is all set to hit the markets. With its initial public offering slated for March, Snap Inc, Snapchat's ....

13 October, 2016

Instagram launches a replica of Snapchat "Stories"

Disha Sharma

Instagram, the photo sharing app owned by Facebook, has taken a leaf out of rival Snapchat's book and launched a feature which ....

3 August, 2016

Tech startups: Time for a reality check?

Team TC

Has the moment of reckoning arrived for Indian internet companies? As India's e-commerce poster boy Flipkart suffered its fifth ....

28 May, 2016

Instagram blocks sharing for Telegram, Snapchat links

Priya Prasad

Instagram users have been blocked from deep-linking to messaging apps Telegram and Snapchat. On Thursday, messaging service provider ....

4 March, 2016

Snapchat partners Square to launch P2P money transfer service Snapcash

Sainul K

Snapchat, a photo messaging application, has partnered with payments processing firm Square to launch a peer-to-peer (P2P) money ....

18 November, 2014

Former AOL executive launches Snapchat-like app for professionals


Former AOL executive Jon Brod launched on Wednesday an app aimed at professionals who can send private messages that disappear ....

9 January, 2014

Snapchat says millions of user accounts compromised


Snapchat, the red-hot private messaging service, said on Thursday that it knew for months about a security loophole that allowed ....

3 January, 2014

Snapchat rejected $3 billion buyout offer from Facebook: report


Mobile messaging startup Snapchat rejected an acquisition offer from Facebook Inc that would have valued the company at $3 billion ....

14 November, 2013