Snapchat for iOS Gains Link Sharing From Third-Party Apps and New 'Ghost Mode'

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Snapchat for iOS received a somewhat significant update today that's designed to allow users to share links or photos from third-party apps with friends and to set a specific timer for location sharing.

    Starting today, iOS users can use the Share Sheet in an app like Twitter or Safari to share links to content in a direct Snapchat message. The update makes sharing content simpler, as there's no need to copy and paste a link from an app.

    Snapchat has also added a "Ghost Mode" that lets users temporarily disable location sharing for three or 24 hours, a feature that's been introduced as an alternative to permanently disabling location sharing features.

    The app is also being updated with a new feature that lets you tap and hold on a person's name anywhere in Snapchat to access their Stories.
    In other related Snapchat news, a report today from The Information suggests Snapchat parent company Snap overestimated demand for its $130 camera-equipped Spectacles and is now left with hundreds of thousands of Spectacles and Spectacles components that are sitting in warehouses.


    Earlier this month, Snap CEO Evan Speigel said Snap had sold more than 150,000 Spectacles. According to The Information, Snap now has a 150-person hardware team, but what's in development is not clear.

    Article Link: Snapchat for iOS Gains Link Sharing From Third-Party Apps and New 'Ghost Mode'
  2. hybroid macrumors regular


    Aug 12, 2010
    LMFAO! :D
  3. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2016
    the pool
    I got my own Ghost mode a long time ago, it's called disabling Location Services for Snapchat! And it works great :D
  4. KevinPeterson macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    Maybe if we could buy the damn things instead of waiting for a pop up store to appear. The closest location to Denver was one of our ski resorts.
  5. iReality85 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2008
    Maybe at 32, I’m a dinosaur age millennial. But I’ve never understood or gotten into Snapchat.
  6. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    Same here. The extremely closed nature of the platform bothers me. It's like they said "Other platforms like Twitter have decent APIs and are more or less open. Let's do the COMPLETE OPPOSITE!!"

    There are so many better social media platforms; I'm confused as to why Snapchat is popular at all.
  7. scrapesleon macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2017
    lower the price of the spectacles anyway I'm getting one for my iPhone X

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