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Evan Spiegel has made great products at Snapchat. Growing them has been harder.

Snapchat suddenly has a product problem.CEO Evan Spiegel announced last week that Snapchat is getting a redesign because it’s “difficult to understand or hard to use.” His decision to rebuild the app just nine months into Snap’s life as a public company has led some to question whether or not Spiegel is truly the product savant he’s been made out to be. When I profiled Spiegel last spring, those close to him likened him to a Picasso — an extraordinary claim, but also a nod to his ability to...

Snapchat emoji meanings: This is what the sunglasses emoji means when it appears next to one of your Snapchat friends

Users of Snapchat are confused over the meanings behind the emojis [Getty]Snapchat has developed over the years from a simple app you can send short videos and pictures with, to a platform where you can message, track and – of course – distort your face with the filters. Among Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, Snapchat is one of the biggest social media platforms in the world. Which makes it even more shocking that there are still so many things we do not know about it. For...

What does the yellow heart and other emojis mean on Snapchat?

You will be speaking emoji soon (Picture: Shutterstock)Just when you think you have figured out the knack behind the WTF, NSFW and BTW a whole other array of social media codes are thrown at you in the form of Snapchat emojis.Why does my iPhone go slowly? Tricks to make your Apple device run fasterA Snapchat friend could be a love heart, a sunglasses face or even a smirk to you, but what does that all mean?Unless you are a Snapchat veteran, understanding the meaning behind the emojis on...