Snapchat Adds Lenses to Desktops

Snapchat Adds Lenses to Desktops

While the latest news from Snapchat’s earnings report isn’t ideal for the 1.5  billion dollar company, their newest update ensures that their grasp on teen users is still right at their fingertips. Snapchat recently announced the addition of lenses to desktops in hopes to boost awareness of lens tools. With the goal of building awareness about the lens feature, Snapchat also wants to highlight the ever-growing popularity of user-created lenses.

Scroll Free September

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Across the pond in England, the National Health Service is taking a stand on social media’s impact on mental health. The Royal Public Health Society is urging social media users to take the month of September off Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat.

While some avid users are committing to going completely cold turkey, others are are encouraging taking small steps such as avoiding social media after 6 pm or labelling the bedroom as a scroll-free zone.

While the organizers of Scroll Free September aren’t deeming social media as evil altogether, their intention for this initiative came from the desire to encourage balance. Although social media has completely revolutionized the way we communicate with each other, it can have some serious negative effects such as cyberbullying, poor sleep, depression, and anxiety. The event is intended to encourage users to check in with themselves and decide what aspects of social media make them feel good, and what parts have a negative impact on their well being.

Considering that social media is literally our job here at Imagine Media, we’re not sure if we could ever go cold turkey, but we are in full support of finding balance. We all feel digital overwhelm from time to time, and our best way to combat that is to put down our phones and get outside to exercise, meet friends for some good food (that we won’t put on our Instagram Story) or getting nose-deep in a good book in a moody coffee shop. If you choose to partake in Scroll Free September, we hope to see you back in October with a refreshed perspective on why social media is important and how to avoid the negativity. ✌🏼

Story By: Sophie Duncan

Advertising on Snapchat

Advertising on Snapchat

Not only has Snapchat’s stock taken some billion dollar hits recently (lookin’ at you Rihanna and Kylie), the multimedia messaging app has also lost popularity among its’ users due to the most recent software update which altered the layout and user-friendly appeal of the app.

How Safe is Snapchat Map?

How Safe is Snapchat Map?

On June 21st, Snapchat introduced its newest feature: Snapchat Map. The opt-in feature allows you to share your location with your Snapchat friends; once turned on, any mutual friend can zoom-in on your icon and pinpoint your location, down to the exact street you're on

Snap!! We Can't Wait To Get Our Hands On These Spectacles

Snap!! We Can't Wait To Get Our Hands On These Spectacles

Hey Snap - nice to meet you!

If you haven’t already heard, Snapchat reinvented itself last week and dropped the chat, Snap, just Snap. On top of this new nickname they introduced a new wearable camera! Wearable camera? Yeah - you know like the Google Glass but these new “Spectacles” cost $130 and are SOOO much more stylish. Take a look for yourself: