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Instagram Introduces Snapchat Inspired Live Video Face Filters

Instagram has now added live video face filters for streaming via its app. The feature works like the one on Snapchat. In fact, Instagram had earlier introduced face filters in May this year, but that was only available for video and images that were already captured. Instagram will automatically detect your face and allow you to use elements like sunglasses and other items as face filters.With the face filters available for live video, one can simply choose a filter during an ongoing live...

Snap's 'shockingly low' internal data reveals why its Spectacles glasses flopped

Snap's much-hyped Spectacles glasses are a flop.REUTERS/Brendan McDermidDespite the initial hype, Snap's Spectacles are a commercial flop.The company has sold only 150,000 pairs to date, and less than half of Spectacles owners kept using the glasses after the first month.Snap reportedly has "hundreds of thousands" of unsold Spectacles sitting in warehouses. Snap's much-hyped Spectacles glasses are, by commercial standards, a total flop. Besides selling only 150,000...

No surprise here: Snap fails to sell its overhyped ‘Spectacles’ video glasses

In news that surprises few people outside the company, Snap Inc. has been unable to sell its “Spectacles” video glasses, and it’s stuck with hundreds of thousands of unsold units, according to a report published Monday.The Information delivered the news, citing “two people close to the company” as saying that the company, formerly known as Snapchat, had “grossly overestimated demand,” and was sitting on “hundreds of thousands of unsold units sitting in warehouses, either fully...