Over 400,000 Registered to Vote Through Snapchat

Snapchat revealed to the New York Times that during a two-week period the application encouraged (and succeeded) 418,000 users register to vote. With a new button on each user’s page, the application directed them to site called TurboVote—where a survey gauged their views, determined their location and then directed them to the local outlets where they could register. “There is no more powerful form of self-expression …

Insight on Snapchat’s New Features

As alluring as Snapchat can be, and liberating when it comes to sharing with spontaneity as opposed to belabored editing, it’s been far from intuitive—especially regarding search. Today, the social media service unveiled their universal search feature making it far easier to find groups, publishers and friends. With its “Quick Chat” functionality, users can find exactly what they’re looking for quickly. That said, influencers and …

Instagram Live Video

It’s impressive just how quickly Instagram can roll out new competitive features. For those who’ve already found great value in their photo zooming and the addition of stories (which 100 million people have now used), there’s a new trick up the social media service’s sleeve, out today: live videos. Now, users can stream live experiences directly through the stories section. As with images in the …