For example, if you’re coordinating getting a ride to meet your friends, M will pop into your conversation and suggest Messenger’s built-in feature to hail an Uber or Lyft.
Giphy’s latest addition to my GIF addiction is Giphy Says, an app that converts speech to text… to GIF! Simply speaking our loud will generate a text overlay that follows the rhythm of your speech, only displaying words as they come out of your mouth.
In an interesting development to the, um, social media “story wars” of late, Snapchat has announced a way to search “over one million” stories for content.
By now, you should notice Facebook Stories at the very top of your mobile newsfeed. A familiar format by now, Facebook Stories offers a way to publish content that expires in 24 hours, offering a current look into your day.
This sprightly device was previously only accessible in strategically-placed, actually kind of adorable, temporary “Snapbot” vending machines, Spectacles are currently available in three different colors to customers in the United States for $129.99.
The Spectacles brand was announced in late 2016 as a hardware extension to the (then newly-minted parent company Snap Inc.’s) Snapchat app. Its job is to wirelessly capture 10-second snaps to be sent directly to your phone’s Snapchat Memories feature, which can then be shared to your Story and your friends.
Interestingly, these snaps will have a circular aspect ratio, allowing the footage to be viewed from a phone in both portrait and landscape orientations.
Would you buy an external camera for Snapchat?
PS: Don’t let my hipster post title give off the wrong impression — I totally know what these are, and I totally ordered a pair just prior to writing this article. I’ll be posting some updates on my Snapchat as soon as I get them!