It looks like all social networks are competing for top spot for breaking news. With Twitter launching Moments, Facebook is now allocating resources to build a breaking news app and, naturally, Snapchat is prepping up for a similar update. Or is it?
Also Read: Here Are a Few Snapchat Etiquette Basics
The latest update comes to strengthen Snapchat‘s most prominent collaborative feature – Story. A few days ago, many users spotted a ‘Breaking News’ filter on a Snapchat Story in LA. It looked like a… live TV news coverage sort of thing.
— jeremy lowe (j. lowe) (@jeremyElowe) October 14, 2015
Although Snapchat has stayed quiet about this latest development, it’s true that it’s not the first time it launches special filters in absolute silence. More specifically, the app is known for rolling out localised filters, that are available only to users in specific areas, as well as local stories. So this just might be another case of a geofilter.
If you like our stories, there is an easy way to stay updated:
In any case, given Snapchat’s popularity and its focus on bespoke content and content discovery, we think that, introducing a breaking news functionality, would be a great addition to the app. What do you think?
You might also like
More from Snapchat
Snapchat's global virtual event exploring today's AR "lenscape" is open to the public, and taking place this week. Make sure …
Snapchat has announced a new curated entertainment platform that will surface the most entertaining Snaps all in one place.
Snapchat is introducing new features to let you create an Astrological Profile and see shared Astrological Compatibility with your friends.
Snapchat follower counts are now a reality as the platform turns on the feature for accounts with large followings.
Building on its full-body tracking technology, Snapchat has launched 10 new 3D body scan Lenses, that respond to your movements.