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A much-requested feature is finally coming to Snapchat!

by Williumson
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Good news for Snapchat users , who will finally be able to make this much-desired change.

Indeed, the Californian application finally agrees to allow the modification of the user’s name.

Your Snapchat username finally editable

Don’t try to change your username just yet though, as the feature will be rolled into an upcoming update on February 23 on iOS and Android. The latter will therefore allow you to finally modify this username which dates back a few years, something which was impossible until now without creating a brand new account.

Snapchat Username © Image: Snapchat

To change your username, simply go to the settings, choose “username/username” and change it. Changing your username will not affect your contacts, your Snap code, your Snap score or your memories.

Obviously, you will have to think carefully beforehand about the new username you want to borrow, since Snapchat public profile will only allow you to carry out this operation once a year. The platform also specifies that you will not be able to choose an identifier that has been used in the past, including by yourself.

Good news for Snapchat users , who will finally be able to make this much-desired change.

Indeed, the Californian application finally agrees to allow the modification of the user’s name.

Your Snapchat username finally editable

Don’t try to change your username just yet though, as the feature will be rolled into an upcoming update on February 23 on iOS and Android. The latter will therefore allow you to finally modify this username which dates back a few years, something which was impossible until now without creating a brand new account.

Snapchat Username © Image: Snapchat

To change your username, simply go to the settings, choose “username/username” and change it. Changing your username will not affect your contacts, your Snap code, your Snap score or your memories.

Obviously, you will have to think carefully beforehand about the new username you want to borrow, since Snapchat will only allow you to carry out this operation once a year. The platform also specifies that you will not be able to choose an identifier that has been used in the past, including by yourself.

In order to better protect minors using its services, Snapchat is unveiling a new measure related to Quick Ad

Moreover, the firm is increasingly committed against the sale of drugs through its platform. Good news, in short.

Protect minors from unknown adults

If it is still necessary to recall it, Snapchat is, originally, an application absolutely not intended for minors. But, with the growing global popularity of what has become a phenomenon for millions of young users around the world, Snapchat had to adapt its policy. As a result, with the app now available to individuals from the age of 13, the firm is working to further protect its users between the ages of 13 and 17.

But from whom exactly? Especially adults with various intentions. To avoid the most catastrophic of them, Snapchat is reviewing its quick add tool. Indeed, this feature aims to suggest new contacts, that you are sometimes able to know, and, other times, not. As a result, it will no longer be possible for an adult to add a minor via the quick add function without fulfilling certain conditions. In particular, it takes “ a certain number of accounts in common ” to achieve this, specifies Snapchat. To see in the long term if the measure is effective or not.

The fight against drugs also in the line of sight

Another scourge of Snapchat is the sale of drugs through the platform, despite the firm. Fentanyl, a very powerful analgesic, nearly a hundred times stronger than morphine (!), which can cause death with just a few grains, is particularly in the viewfinder of Snapchat. Many cases of overdoses of various drugs obtained via a contact on Snapchat between a dealer and a buyer are reported, and to fight against this practice, Snapchat uses artificial intelligence (AI).

Thus, 88% of drug-related content would be picked up by the firm’s services. She also claims that in the space of a year, her proactivity has increased the detection of drug-related content by 390% (!). When the AI ​​or a third party detects a dealer, Snapchat activates to ban his account, to prevent him from recreating another and, if necessary, to transfer information relating to the competent authorities.

Snapchat also thinks its user-based whistleblower system is working, as drug dealing reports drop from 23% in September 2021 to 16% in January 2022. But either way, a (very) there is still a long way to go to make this platform ever safer, especially for minors, whether on drugs or potentially malicious adults.

A year after the launch of its monetization platform, Snapchat is looking to keep its content creators by all means. One of them: a video editing application.

Snapchat has deployed “Story Studio”, a standalone application that will allow you to create more advanced vertical videos and share them everywhere.

A video editing app by Snap

Snapchat wants to tread on TikTok ‘s toes . For many months, the American social network has been trying to catch up with this new competitor with small strokes of functionality. After adding music to its short-lived videos , the network had once again taken inspiration from the Chinese juggernaut with Spotlight . Since the launch of its platform which monetizes the most entertaining snaps in 2020, the yellow ghost has somewhat rested on its laurels. It was without counting on a new supplement designed to retain content creators.

Six months after its announcement at Partner Summit 2021 last May, Snapchat is officially rolling out “Story Studio,” a standalone video-editing app. Its goal: to simplify the creation of vertical videos and make them even more engaging thanks to a series of more advanced tools. Concretely, creators will be able to use tools for cropping, splitting and synchronization to the image. It will then be possible to add Snapchat-licensed layers, captions, sounds, and popular themes and filters.

Several tutorials will be offered to facilitate the handling of this new application, currently available in “preliminary version” on iOS and only in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. Its deployment on Android and on a large scale is planned later, at an undetermined date.

Read more : Download TikTok videos without watermark

Retain content creators

When the content is ready, it can be downloaded and then shared. Users can send it to their Story, to Spotlight, but not only. Good player, Snapchat will export videos created on Story Studio to other platforms. Unlike TikTok, no watermark will be imposed on the videos created, which allows them to be shared directly with the competition. Convenient for those who are present on different networks.

Snapchat’s strategy is clear: pamper its influencers to retain it. They are indeed the ones who attract new users and who allow the creation of affiliate content, oh so profitable for social networks. Just with the launch of Spotlight, the American company has paid more than 250 million dollars to 12,000 creators, which is still far from Facebook and the billion projected by 2022. It nevertheless intends to offer new opportunities to his foals by next year.

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